HUI 338.09 Valentino

HUI 338.09 Valentino - • 1916 worked as a dancing partner...

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9/25/09 Rudolph Valentino, The Latin Lover, and Transnational HUI 338, Spring 2009 Prof. Reich
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9/25/09 The Latin Lover Symbol of national and cultural difference The imagined embodiment of the primitive Consumer commodity The idea of performance The importance of fashion/the look Valentino as first Latin Lover on
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9/25/09 Studlar, “Discourses of Ethnicity and Gender” paradox of Latin lover in xenophobic culture popular discourses (romance novels) link exotic to erotic -- the novel, like The Sheik first, exploitation of difference, then reconciliation of otherness transethnicity/crossethnicity - the idea
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9/25/09 Rudolph Valentino (1895- 1926) Born in Castellenata, Italy (1895) Came to US on Dec. 24, 1913, not knowing anyone, no money, no English First jobs: gardener, saloon janitor
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Unformatted text preview: • 1916: worked as a dancing partner for unescorted women (the Latin Lover image - tied to the tango) 9/25/09 Important figures in Valentino’s Career: June Mathis, Screenwriter 9/25/09 Important figures in Valentino’s career: Natasha 9/25/09 Valentino: Important Filmography • The Son of the Sheik (1926) • Cobra (1925) • The Eagle (1925) • A Sainted Devil (1924) • Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) • The Hooded Falcon (1924) 9/25/09 The Sheik (1921) 9/25/09 The Sheik as Latin Lover • The art of seduction – The importance of dance, the body, drawing on Valentino’s tango past • The taming of the liberated woman • For the white woman, the sheik as exotic other – Binary oppositions: the civilized vs. the uncivilized, colonialism vs. Savagery...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2009 for the course HUI 338 taught by Professor Reich during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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HUI 338.09 Valentino - • 1916 worked as a dancing partner...

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