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Unformatted text preview: IAH 221c Discussion Notes: Week 10 Reminders: Quiz next Tuesday over the gender and noir materials and The Big Sleep . Read Androids for next Tuesday. I will return paper revisions at the end of class today. Please pick up your papers and midterms today . Otherwise, they will be in my office for the remainder of the semester. BRING THE TEXTS TO DISCUSSION. Clarifications : No, Marlowe is not gay, but there is a secondary plotline involving homosexuality. If you’re having trouble relating noir to the city, go back and look at the lecture slides. There are very specific thematic elements that enable us to define noir. You should know what these elements are (hint: they’re in the slides from Tuesday’s lecture). Examining something like House and calling it noir must be an intricate and compelling argument. It’s not as simple as finding similarities and/or differences—you need to make logical connections. Grosz: I gave you a diagram today that should help you understand the rest of her article. This is not a substitute for reading the article, but a supplement designed to help you. Read the rest of the article carefully. What is her article about? “I am interested in exploring the ways in which the body is psychically, socially, sexually, and discursively or representationally produced, and the ways, in turn, bodies reinscribe and project themselves onto their sociocultural environment so that this environment both produces and reflects the form and interests of the body” (297). “The city provides the order and organization that automatically links otherwise unrelated bodies” (298). “The human subject is conceived as a sovereign and self-given agent which, individually or collectively, is responsible for all social and historical production. Humans make cities” (299). “Culture is molded according to the dictates of nature, but transforms nature’s limits. In this sense, nature is a passivity on which culture works as male (cultural) productivity supercedes and overtakes female (natural) reproduction” (300) Questions for discussion (these are based on your questions from last week): Section 10: IAH 221c Discussion Notes: Week 10 According to Elizabeth Grosz, "cities have become (or may always have been) alienating environments,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course IAH 221C taught by Professor Odonnell during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '10
- The Big Sleep