Maxim 3 - Who am I writing for Who am I writing this to How well did I do it Did I identify my audience Structure-framework-facts-viewpoint What we

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Maxim’s Lecture by Erin McClellan Maxim#2 *Criticism is written to and for an audience* Speaking to a particular set of people Producing for people How will it affect them Benson-on Primate a Wiseman film Majority (academic sphere) Marginalized (subject matter) audience identified Audience determines if you are speaking the language of criticism Subject matter-explain in detail so people will understand it Who, what, and why Detail in explaining depends on what audience knows/understands Cite text, and use example to explain what it is you want to say Text matters Focus Context Facts Questioning (vivisecation) Interested in studying comparison, how do we make sense of things we don’t know, we compare it to something else Tension between theory and criticism Because we are a critic we need to write for a community
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Unformatted text preview: Who am I writing for Who am I writing this to How well did I do it Did I identify my audience Structure-framework-facts-viewpoint What we notice-is by how we capture it Text-beginning and ending Use example to support what you want to talk about Role of critic-is to make these choices for a particular audience Support context through dialogue How did the facts translate meaning through the way they were put together What does it mean/how is it meaningful to the audience Theory used-Burke’s “symbolic action” Through symbol it is meaningful Gives us a way to understand the world and act/do something about it For an audience/produced for an audience Why we talk about things is related to our audience...
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Maxim 3 - Who am I writing for Who am I writing this to How well did I do it Did I identify my audience Structure-framework-facts-viewpoint What we

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