The TRANSFORMATION of the PRIMITIVE OTHER Notes

Story of two men stephen dedalus and leopold blum and

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Story of two men (Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Blum) and their chance encounter Dedalus Insecure young writer Undergoing a religious crisis—could not pray for his mother on her death bed Lonely, isolated young man Blum Jewish, social misfit Problems of his own Good guy Solid middle class values All takes place in 24 hours June 16, 1904 = Blooms day Banned in NY Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) and the Bloomsbury Circle o Really explores this technique in A Room of One’s Own o Why is she doing this? What themes and larger points bubble up from that stream? – carefully crafted and become major themes in the rest of the essay o A Room of One’s Own Addresses feminism o Famous father but at home he was an emotional infant who wanted to control everything and get the women of the household to serve him o Mother died when she was really young o Father dies and Virginia, her sister and two brothers move to the Bloomsbury section in London o Was not able to go to college—resentful o She has to come to terms with her own inner-self (kind of bipolar personality) o Would have breakdowns when she was finishing a novel Architecture: Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus Application of geometrical forms to buildings Cubism turned into something concrete Water Gropius (1883-1969) o Buildings should reflect the industrial age o 1920s o Industrialization and mass production were not a bad thing o Cheaper, prefabrication o If you used the right materials you could incorporate new aesthetics o Steel, glass as opposed to brick and stone
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o Glass increases and stone diminishes o Today, known as the international style o Inexpensive to produce o Bauhaus School School of architecture House of building (in German) Has a curriculum that is designed to integrate construction with design Learn basic materials Influential in designing products Vision attracted a lot of artists and architects to the Bauhaus (most familiar name would be Kandinsky) o Interested in practically but also in aesthetics—bring the two together o The war brought this to the surface o Realization that you need to translate your aesthetic visions into reality and not leave them to be private things o Wants to integrate art into society o Propose same issue as Dadaists o Kandinsky influenced Composition VII, 1923 Modernist tone to it Invoke the hostility of the Nazis A Room of One’s Own (10/27) Privacy What is her method? Uses a fictional alter-ego Foil characters Fable of sorts Interesting things to say about fiction Contemplation of the history of women, overview Use of the stream of consciousness o Find the truths that she sought out to begin with o I.e. doodling Doesn’t want to argue anything just wants to show you a process Show her reasoning Constantly stresses that she does not want it to be a battle Hopes for a cooperation Dual androgynous ideas Why are women poor?
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Manages to start with something small and really makes something of it Focuses on the cat with no tail during lunch Cat is out of place She is out of place Love poetry There’s something that should be there but is not right there History Written by men Excludes women (esp. middleclass woman)
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  • Fall '10
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  • Twelve-tone technique, South Seas, •More young people, various women writers, oThe Golden Bough

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