The funerary representation of Prince Philippe, who died at 16. Sculpted ca. 1264:
Daily Archives: January 31, 2011
The Missing Pages of “Emblems of Youth” (HUM303)
You know one day I’m going to be a master of basic technology. In the mean time here are the missing pages from the “Emblems of Youth” pdf:
Deconstructing the Text (HUM470)
Some rather vague remarks on the latter half of Catherine Belsey’s “Constructing the Subject, Deconstructing the Text”. Here are some of my notes on that essay.
Excellent work today. Nothing’s more gratifying than when people step up and engage with the substance of the course. Some really savvy readings of the clips we screened as well. We could even attempt to plug them into the concepts in Jameson’s essay. For example, the Call of Duty advert operates within the mode of pastiche: it references cultural texts such as The Rolling Stones (part of the “soundtrack” to what Jameson identifies as “the first postmodern war”); The Matrix (the highly-stylized movements of some of the on-screen figures such as the guy in the paper hat); Black Hawk Down; and a number of familiar celebrities. In addition, the advert of necessity (I think) but perhaps unwittingly evokes the so-called War on Terror.