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Unformatted text preview: allows Tomasula to talk about social prejudices based on appearance and about the concept of “passing.” e. Square’s encounter with the Australopithecus woman makes the point that there is no origin point at which we can find some purely “natural” human body that is unaffected by culture. Even when Square dissects this woman and probes her womb, which he has described as “the Origin” (169), he brings back a modern anatomy book with him, and is annoyed when this individual doesn’t fit the book’s model. 5. Will the next generation of Flatlanders—like Oval—be more careful, critical readers? 6. VAS ’s own strategies to slow down our reading 7. One of the hardest segments to read: the 25-page sequence of the bases in a gene. 8. The legacy of modernist collage a. Ezra Pound and his Cantos : a “poem including history” b. William Carlos Williams’s Paterson 9. How VAS ’s collage helps to redefine science fiction...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 285 taught by Professor Vanderborg during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.
- Spring '11