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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summertime

“Your daddy’s rich, and your mama’s good looking.”

 

Your EUrovision 2012

Russia’s entry, Buranovskiye Babushki:

Italy’s Nina Zilli clearly has a Motown fixation:

Austria’s Trackshittaz with the unfortunately titled “Woki Mit Deim Popo” (German: Shake Your Booty):

The winner, Sweden’s Loreen:

film & books

Here is a list of books I read this semester when I probably should have been doing other things.

The Widow by Georges Simenon

One of Simenon’s “romans durs” (lit. “hard novels”). Bleak and succinct. A recently paroled drifter shacks up with a middle-aged widow in provincial France much to the dismay of her suspicious in-laws. A beautiful young mother, greedy relatives, and a terrible secret.

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Final Exam Images (HUM225)

2.

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012)

A NYT article.

Final Papers (HUM225/HUM455/HUM470)

The guidelines for the final papers are the same as those for the first assignment. The password and id # for turnitin.com are also the same. The deadline for submitting an e-copy to turnitin is 5 pm, Thursday May 17. Remember: submitting an e-copy is part of the assignment.

Fair warning: papers that do not meet the format will not be accepted. Consult the relevant course information page to see the format requirements.

A good paper will demonstrate an intelligent and informed engagement with the prompt. It will have few if any errors of grammar and diction. Recall that your final paper constitutes 20% or one-fifth of your final grade.

At present I’m back-logged with requests to read paper drafts. I will make a conscientious effort to answer as many emails as possible. Odds are, however, that I won’t be able to offer an exhaustive list of comments. I strongly advise that you draft your paper at least twice. The best bet, of course, would be to consult a writing tutor, but at this late date it seems unlikely that the LAC will have openings. (Still, it never hurts to try).

FinalReview (HUM470)

Texts:

LML

[“beautiful ideal”: freedom of expression; no state; beauty; sexuality (contraception);

national identity]

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FinalReview (HUM455)

Texts:

AA

DAC

Vidas Secas (Barren Lives)

La Revolucion Congelada (The Frozen Revolution)

Aztecs: Exposition of Culture

Shock Doctrine excerpts

Monroe Doctrine

“Democracy as the Ideology of Empire”

Roosevelt Corollary

“Postmodernism and Consumer Society”

“Aesthetic of Hunger” (by Glauber Rocha)

Art and Revolution

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Final Exam (HUM225)

Below are the terms we discussed on Thursday during the final review.

Texts:

BOF

ML/DOL

AA

Jameson

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Duck Dunn (1941-2012)

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