Outline - Christopher Webb I Introduction A Theme what is your overarching theme or issue Find the common element across all the texts(visual and

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Christopher Webb I. Introduction A. Theme: what is your overarching theme or issue? Find the common element across all the texts (visual and written) that you'll be discussing? My theme and issue is that, both Nelson and Wiley, didn’t understand the meaning of their films “Schmeergunst”. I believe either they were somewhat being defiant or they just couldn’t understand their own subjectivity of their own arching argument. Nelson Wiley, were angrily mocking the “American” depiction of women in their societies, in which both mimicked throughout the film. They were making both a social class and feministic statement in response to the appropriation of these images that adapted women into the realm of commercialism. Women were treated as products and both Wiley and Nelson, believed that feminism was the overarching theme but social class struggle and commercial was the reason. B. Thesis: what key observation/argument are you making? This will drive the rest of your essay! Each exmaple you bring in shoudl be aimed to demonstrate a further aspect of your argument.: The argument that I am making is that Wiley and Nelson were not only making a statement in regards to a women’s worth in society regarding feministic film, but also making somewhat of a social statement as well as class struggles within that realm. With Nelson and Wiley’s interview with Richardson and Lesage’s readings pertaining to feminism filmmakers, I will go in to detail about their films aesthetics, political structure and analysis. I will also go back to Ruby’s concepts of “speaking for, about, with, and alongside” to make an argument of “voice” in this matter. I believe that they believe that class struggle somewhat was a part of this America movement of appropriating women’s images into commercialism. Women wanted to be courted by the wealthy, the rich and sophisticated and America was telling them if they wanted to, you have to look like this, act like this and be like this to live this lifestyle. My question is What was Nelson and Wiley’s attention in making the film, if they were not looking to make a feministic statement nor any other statement for that matter? Regarding the Lesage readings, were they actually trying to be different than the repetitive feministic film model that started during the War? Or Were they experimenting with more than just feminism? C. Preview: which authors & key concepts will you be using? How is your essay organized? I will apply Lesage’s key concepts of Biography and Autobiography pertaining to Wiley being
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course CMCL-C 392 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '10 term at Indiana.

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