analepsis

“So as to give them courage we must teach people to be shocked by themselves.”

First Essay (HUM303/HUM415/HUM425)

I’ve revised the due dates for the first essay assignment. Consult the relevant course syllabus for further information. Please note that this first essay is due only in electronic form to Ilearn. You are not required to submit a hard copy.

Image Archives (HUM425)

TrainWreck

From http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28976849 :

“An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.

“Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.”

You can rip these images though (for Mac users at least) you’ve got to click on the image and then click again with the Control key.

“Most of the images that are in the books are not in any of the art galleries of the world – the original copies have long ago been lost.”

If anybody knows of other open source Image Archives let me know and I’ll upload links to this blog.

 

Watch Good Films (HUM303)

Remember to bring the essays by Eagleton, Todorov and Worthington to class on Tuesday. We’ll discuss all of these and screen a clip. In the meantime I strongly recommend that you take the time to watch some crime films. Any of the titles listed on Filmography: Cultural Periods and Styles (see top of this page) can be used in the final paper. Finally, I’ve graded passports and in-class writing (ICW). If you didn’t receive a score for your passport it’s because you didn’t include an image, as was required. Bring a complete passport on Tuesday to receive credit. If you didn’t receive a score for your ICW it’s because you didn’t put your name on it.

First Post (HUM303/ HUM415/ HUM425)

Don’t forget the first assignment due Thursday Aug. 28:

For HUM303:

Due:

  1. Toohey, “The Cultural Logic of Periodization” (pp. 109-118) from The Handbook of Historical Sociology
  2. Eagleton, “What is a Novel?” (pp. 1-21) from The English Novel
  3. Construct a ONE PAGE “passport” by replying to the questionnaire and providing a recognizable image of yourself. This is your first graded assignment.

 

For HUM415:

Due:

  1. “Culture” (pp. 63-69) from New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society: BennettCulture
  2. Marx and Engels, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” (section 1): ManifestoSec1
  3. Brecht, “A Worker Who Reads History”: AWorkerReads
  4. Construct a ONE PAGE “passport” by replying to the questionnaire and providing a recognizable image of yourself. This is your first graded assignment.

 

HUM425:

Due:

  1. PRINT OUT and read Mitchell, “Image” from Critical Terms for Media Studies (see http://analepsis.org/hum425fa14rdr/. Note that this is a large pdf and you want to print out ONLY pages 35-48) and Nealon and Giroux, “Subjectivity” from The Theory Toolbox (pages 2-10 of this pdf: NealonTools)
  2. Construct a ONE PAGE “passport” by replying to the questionnaire and providing a recognizable image of yourself. This is your first graded assignment.

Militarization

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Formal Analysis

Detail of Hiroshima Panorama

Harbert-F.-Austin

Distinct

Between 1975 and 2008, the total number of administrators at California State University rose 221 percent (from 3,800 to 12,183), compared to an increase in full-time faculty of less than four percent (from 11,614 to 12,019). CSU thereby achieved the distinction (since then, rapidly fading) of having more administrators than full-time faculty members.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/22/why-are-campus-administrators-making-so-much-money/

In all, from 1987 until 2011-12—the most recent academic year for which comparable figures are available—universities and colleges collectively added 517,636 administrators and professional employees, or an average of 87 every working day, according to the analysis of federal figures, by the New England Center of Investigative Reporting in collaboration with the nonprofit, nonpartisan social-science research group the American Institutes for Research.

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Part-time faculty and teaching assistants now account for half of instructional staffs at colleges and universities, up from one-third in 1987, the figures show.

During the same period, the number of administrators and professional staff has more than doubled. That’s a rate of increase more than twice as fast as the growth in the number of students.

http://necir.org/2014/02/06/new-analysis-shows-problematic-boom-in-higher-ed-administrators/

Dead Boys

 

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Birmingham

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