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Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Memory/ Citizen Kane (HUM470)

We’ve been talking about memory for a few classes now, specifically in relation to Herbst’s The Starched Blue Skies of Spain. If you’d like to review my initial comments you can find a version of them here:

http://analepsis.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/critical-categories-for-life-narrative-pt-1-hum470/

Go ahead and read the whole post, which also includes remarks on experience, identity and subjectivity (as has already been mentioned, key terms for the study of autobiography).

Recall that today in class we agreed to have screened Citizen Kane by the end of Spring Break. I think by reviewing some clips from that film and discussing them we might come to a deeper understanding of the auto/biographical enterprise and the influence of “platform” on content. That latter issue is one that will reappear in the final weeks of the semester when we discuss Neufeld’s graphic novel AD.

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