Extra Credit Opportunity — Little Grassy Literary Festival

Here is the flyer for the Little Grassy Literary Festival. For extra credit, attend one of the events (the book signing doesn’t count) and write an informal one-page report on the content of the reading or panel and on your reactions to it. You must demonstrate to me that you actually attended an event and that you have given it some thought in order to receive the credit. Contact me with any questions!

Little Grassy Poster 2014

For better quality, click on the image to expand, or download the poster here: Little Grassy Poster 2014


Extra Credit Opportunity

SIU Progressive Masculinities Mentors and The Women’s Center are hosting a special discussion about Justin Timberlake and sexual consent. Attend and turn in a 1 page informal response to earn extra credit points for English 102.

Thursday, April 10
7 PM
Lawson Hall 231

The 20/20 Experience is the third studio album by recording artist Justin Timberlake. At the time of its release in March 2013, The 20/20 Experience was the fastest selling album in iTunes history and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 968,000 copies in its first week. The 20/20 Experience went on to become the best selling album of 2013 in the U.S.

The album explores themes of romance and sex, but is there more beneath the surface? This session invites participants to examine The 20/20 Experience through a different set of lenses. In this discussion, we will watch several of Timberlake’s music videos to generate questions about what is being communicated to consumers of popular culture when it comes to sex and gender roles. Bring your opinions, your thoughts, your rants, and your love for popular culture!

Facilitated by Adam McCallister and Erin Barclay. For more information about the event, contact Dr. Jenn Freitag at or 618.549.4807 x251.