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Jose Montero ENG 2850 GLBT Studies Allison Fernley April 30, 2013

Beyond the greatness of the course itself and the curriculum acquired, Id say the process involved up until the delivery of my final project and final paper has been a great one. Ive learned in detail what queer theory is, and at the start of the semester very rigorously the history and start of a great topic relating to modern issues. Learning the many discourses, and its effect on GLBTQ. Has been very interesting. Overall, I never really thought of queer being used as something other than derogatory until now. Matter of fact, I may have adopted the identity or title, the notion of it myself. Having known of the required research project at the start of class has been very intriguing. From time to time I would conduct and set aside time for a topic that interested me most; both learning new things in a rather formal and queer perspective. Id have to say the information received has been at best welcomed by me. I studied from as many as 11+ sources, and held myself to conduct interviews on a personal projective with individuals whom I felt would have contributed to my research. That experience alone was very lifting and to say the least the most fun. Now as far as representing what I touched on and learned in my experience of research, I didnt elaborate much. My sudden nervousness to present left me omitting points I intended to mention. I chose to go with a speech approach, rather than a let me read you my notes of study, which Ive typed on these slides for you to read. That may or may not have been a good idea. I

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could have had some visual assistance or notes on hand. I do feel I didnt somewhat okay though. Mostly, I am grateful and glad I found information for me to speak on. As for my paper: I really enjoyed doing. The way in which I found a text to critically pull apart as queer theory was very spontaneous for me. I chose to do it on a film that Ive only seen about an infinite number of times: The Hot Chick. Between staying up late at night, thinking critically and creatively as to how it is and what it is Id like to mention as queer homosocial thinking was great. I had fun pulling this film apart, which before I wouldnt have realized its inclusion of queer topics. Overall, the objectives of this class have been met. Allison is a wonderful professor, and her uses of the resources are great! Finding Out is a lovely textbook to apply to the class, and I enjoyed reading it. Also, the fictitious Stone Butch Blues was very melancholic but lifelearning. You couldnt ask for a more vivid, different perspective with a different life struggle, work of literature. I easily sought optimism where one would see tragedy in novel. Lastly, Id say the debates in todays world work reluctantly with the curriculum of this class. I definitely see myself having a broader knowledge on queer theory and the GLBTQ community itself. The many great resources of lecture, study, literature, media, and discussion cause for a healthy class environment where I enjoyed the company of my peers. They are all intellect beautiful human beings, those classmates of mine. It has been fun. I sure see myself carrying what Ive learned in life as an advocate of GLBTQ rights and furthering the issuance and remembrance of the cause or Movement. I seek to enlighten.

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5. The Hot Chick. Dir. Tom Brady. By Tom Brady. Perf. Rachel McAdams and Rob Schneider. Touchstone Pictures, 2002. DVD.

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9. J. Michael Bailey, et al. "The Male Bisexuality Debate Revisited: Some Bisexual Men Have Bisexual Arousal Patterns." Archives Of Sexual Behavior 41.1 (2012): 135-147. PsycINFO. Web. 22 March 2013. 10. McLean, Kirsten. "Bisexuality And Nonmonogamy: A Reflection." Journal Of Bisexuality 11.4 (2011): 513-517. PsycINFO. Web. 25 March 2013. 11. Gurevich, Maria, Helen Bailey, and Jo Bower. "Querying Theory And Politics: The Epistemic (Dis)Location Of Bisexuality Within Queer Theory." Journal Of Bisexuality 9.3-4 (2009): 235-257. PsycINFO. Web. 12 February 2013.

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15. Tuller, David. "No Surprise for Bisexual Men: Report Indicates They Exist." The New York Times. The New York Times, 23 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Apr. 2013. 16. Hart, Benjamin. "Bisexual Men Do Exist, Report Says." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 22 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Apr. 2013.