Lecture6

Lecture6 - Christie Hua 4/15/10 LECTURE 6 ANGEL ISLAND...

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Christie Hua 4/15/10 LECTURE 6 – ANGEL ISLAND POETRY I. Grafitti a. Chinese grafitti = not the same as american grafitti i. Grafitto = singular term for grafitti ii. Historical grafitti 1. chinese motel owners in china put up grafitti board 2. hermaneutics exercise = understanding the meaning of the text 3. we need to have certain limits to approach this poem in a hermaneutical way 4. at their origin, they are actually not controllable 5. you have containment a. hermaneutics stems from our desire to contain something b. commercializing process c. objects for consumption d. cases of vandalism were meant to be erased e. nowadays, famous grafitti artists are paid to do murals f. in that case, grafitti has actually become commodable g. they’re resisting our desire to contain them? i. The reason why the authors were there in the first place was because the authors wanted to contain them II. “In January I started to leave for Mexico…” a. poems actually relegated to appendix b. aesthetically not supposed to stand out
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