Idols and a Revision (HUM415)

Note I’ve tweaked the readings slightly for Week 4. I want to make sure that by the end of class on Thursday we’ve achieved a substantive understanding of Chs. 1-5 of Hawkes’s Ideology. That means we won’t get to Ch. 6, Postmodernism, until 9/23.

These clips will help.

1. An adaptation of the Allegory of the Cave from Plato’s Republic:

2. Slavoj Zizek’s analysis of John Carpenter’s They Live from a recent documentary by Sophie Fiennes, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology: