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Quiz 8 - Why is this assumption logical though problematic...

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COMM 250, sec. 1 Penn State Greater Allegheny Dr. Clifford Manlove, Course Instructor Quiz 8 ; Spring, 2008 Directions: You have 30 minutes to handwrite answers to each of the questions below. It will be necessary to use the back of this page, or your own notebook paper, to write complete answers. Each question is worth 10 points, for a total of 50 points (see syllabus for full policies). Answer each question as concisely and thoroughly as possible in no more than 4-6 complete sentences . Use at least 1-2 specific examples from the text in question in each answer. NOTE: You would be well advised to not use the same material for more than one answer. 1. Why, according to Stam, is the equation of the “reflexive” with the “progressive” problematic?
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Unformatted text preview: Why is this assumption logical, though problematic? Use ’76 or ’05 versions of King Kong as an example. 2. Distinguish between “French Freud” (Lacan) and “American ego psychology” (traditional Freud--id, ego, super ego, etc). 3. Compare/contrast a traditional Freudian reading of either King Kong ’76 or ’05 with a possible Lacanian reading. 4. What does it mean to say that “the unconscious is structured like a language”? How is this relevant to film study? 5. What does it mean to say that, from a Lacanian perspective, the idea of “film-as-a-window-on-the-world is barred” to a viewer? (Hint: has to do with the relationship of the conscious to the unconscious.)...
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