I ntro to Fiction 1.05.09 1. Films a. On blackboard, not directors cut b. Blade Runner i. Frankenstein plot transposed to science fiction setting. 2. Study Questions for discussions will be posted on blackboard Wednesday evenings.
3. Underlined keywords r
IntrotoFiction02.02.09 1. WhydoesDraculacometoEngland? a. P.51:longstobeinmidstofwhirlofhumanity. b. Couldbesomethingpolitical:himwantingtogotocenterofempiricalEngland. c. Levelofstory:hewantstogowheretherearemostpeople. d. InNosfaratu i. Draculawantstogo
IntrotoFiction2.11.09 1. OnBoard: a. Mediatedesire b. Thespectrumofmalehomosocialdesire(youmayrefertothisashomosocialdesireORthemale homosocialspectrum). c. WaltWhitman d. OscarWilde 2. Exam a. Nointerpretiveskillnecessary 3. Reproachbutthenretreating. a.
I ntro to Fiction 02.23.09 1. Similarity to Frankenstein a. Tale within a tale. b. Frame narrative. c. Even stories within the main frame narrative. d. Main message/moral/structure: stamped on the story at every level. They all repeat each other. e. Repet
English 213 02/27/09 1. P. 62-64 Story of Flitcraft a. Metaphoric modesomething seemingly unconnected from his life reveals to Flitcraft something in h is life. b. He chooses sudden action over routine. Sam Spade is supposed to find him and return him to
IntrotoFiction03/04/09 1. Differentmeasuresofchange a. Howmuchhavethingsreallychangesince1970? b. Justlessthan10yearsago,NURobertRusswasshotandkilledbyChicagoPolicefordrivingwhile black. 2. PaulineBreedlovewatchingmovies a. Sitspassivelywhilescenesareproj
M ary Shelley, Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein Creature Robert Walton Elizabeth Lavenza Henry CLerval Justine Moritz Caroline Beaufort Delacey Felix Agatha Safie M. Waldman M. Krempe Mr. Kirwinaccuses Victor of Henrys death.
A rthur Conan Doyle, The Musg
F INAL EXAM TERMS (new) Ariadne's thread A clue always or often replicates a puzzle because structure of clue is same as structure of puzzle. Interpretation always necessarily retraces the structure of the object it is trying to interpret. It implies that
I ntro to Fiction 01.18.09 1. Recall different type of Detective conventions a. Following chain of details versus making an intuitive leap. b. Intuitive leap: sudden revelation that isnt about connecting a set of related details. Its usually a single reve
I ntro to Fiction 01.14.08 1. Does Frankenstein want to kill his mom? a. This is not a psychologically realistic novel (but there are such things). i. P. 92 Story of Justine: story that will perhaps amuse you. 2. Go beyond questions of individual characte
I ntro to Fiction 1.12.2009
1. Diachronic vs. synchronic
a. Adjectives pertaining to relations. A thing is not diachronic (i.e. Britney Spears, Peru). Relations amongst or between things are diachronic or synchronic. 2. Paternal Interdiction a. Definition
I ntro to Fiction 01.21.09 1. Frankenstein a. Binary (opposite) pair: delay/spontaneity, blindness/insight i. Narrative as diachronic
1. It isnt just a single dominant metaphor. It unravels the relationship between a pair
or set of things. 2. Function of
IntrotoFiction1.30.09 1. Conclusionfromlastweek:storyrepresentsthemetonymicalwayofthinking(SP). a. Identifyingthechainisnotenough.Wehavetorecognizethatthechainneedstobereversed. b. Holmesappliedthefigureofreversal i. Similartothereversalofwhenhemakesthewo
I ntro to Fiction 02.09.09 1. Basic Structure of Frankenstein a. Two impulses or movements i. Deferring or delaying (dilation/expansion) ii. Leap to sudden insights or conclusions (sudden illumination) b. Interlocking system. c. Shelley thinks interlockin
I ntro to Fiction 02.18.09HEART OF DARKNESS 1. Essentialism (on board) a. First map (pp. 78) b. Moral, psychological explanations c. truth, mystery 2. Cultural Relativism a. Second map b. Historical, political explanations c. Codes, conventions. 3. What t
I ntro to Fiction 02.25.09 1. Two ways of detection fiction a. Light bulb goes offillumination i. Sudden brilliant deduction b. Look at an object, look at the one next to it, etc. i. Following a chain. ii. Heart of Darkness 1. Metaphors 2. Seems as though
a. Provokessorrow,anger,rage. b. Morethanjusttryingtoconveyemotions. c. P116notjustabouthowsomethingwentwrong,buthowitcouldhavegonewrong.Abouteffectsof racism.Tryingtoexplainconditions. d. Representatio
I ntro to Fiction 01.07.09 1. Recall: a. Themes: i. Searching for one thing and finding another. b. Form vs. content i. Content: includes characters, events, the moral or message. Everything we think of as being i mplicitly in the material of the story, r
- Urge to defile conventions
- (of a person or their actions) showing a deliberate and obstinate
desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often
in spite of the consequences.
P&P: (359): "You may as well call in impertine