English 169 - English 169 Lecture 1 00:42 Vocab genteel...

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Unformatted text preview: English 169: Lecture 1 00:42 Vocab:- genteel: having qualities regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding. polite, well- bred; suited to a lady and a gentleman Hemingway: context- civil war, industrialism and unfettered capitalism are all going on during Hemmingway’s time- these situations are grounds for a new kind of literature: Realism, Muckraking and Naturalism ( the environment is more powerful than our desires)- during this era ideas such as idealism, abstractions are rejected On the Qnai at Smyrna- city of smyrna is destroyed- tone of speaker is detached and sarcastic- theme of knowledge vs not knowing English 169: lecture 3 00:42 ( no notes for lecture 2) Realism vs. Idealism- actual experience vs. sentimental understanding-modernism:artistic response to modernity-capitialism and politics-technology, violence world ware one intensifies the need for a new art- rejections of idealism and abstraction literary response: relation between war experience and style- animosity towards idealism, abstractions ( honor, glory etc.) desire to make language fresh, concrete, “ true” emphasis upon things, actualities diminishment or absence of all knowing narrator stories begin in the middle of things lack of explanations, statements of cause theme of not knowing emphasiss on the fundamental undelying institutional life versus veneer of civilization English 169: lecture 3 00:42 tone of traumatized indifference, speaker has been inured to horror sense of compromise, sense of complicity use of irony A Partial List of Idealisms- purity- sacred- freedom- “ in vain” Typical Hemingway sentances, stratigies-irony examples: - “ great friends we were”- “you remember the harbor. there were plenty of nice things floating around in it.”- The Greeks were nice chaps too. All those males with their forelegs broken pushed over into the shallow water. it was all a pleasant business.”- parataxis: sequence of propositions one after the other without other expressionsof their syntactic relation. Examples:- “he cried; she cried” “ The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife”- story uses very few adjectives. - uses a lot of verbs English 169: lecture 4 00:42 English 169: lecture 4 00:42 The doctor and the doctor’s wife- a “ slice of life” story: a story with no plot or main point continuity between the 3 stories with nick’s family- “ logging” : timber and its importance to life and the economy- examples in context: 1) indian camp: “ It was much lighter on the logging road as the timber had been cut away on both sides 2) The doctor and the doctors wife: “ the logs had been lost from the big log booms that...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course ENG 169 taught by Professor Yu during the Fall '11 term at University of Wisconsin.

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English 169 - English 169 Lecture 1 00:42 Vocab genteel...

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