I don’t know if there’s a post we’re supposed to be responding to, but I figured I’d start things off with some Radway. This article was probably one of my favorites in this class. I think that because Radway focused so closely on one aspect of literature she was able to come up with some an amazing analysis of the genre of romance literature. I’m not sure if I agree with everything she says, but it all made me think. Some of the stuff on rape completely changed the way I’d view such moments in romance lit. That’s all I’ve really got, but if someone else wants to chime in, feel free.
Just thought I’d start off the conversation about when to comment on the red notebook. How does 7-8 tomorrow sound to people?
It looks like that there was no official post on the reading so I thought, at the early hour, that I would offer up something I found that seems to relate to the essay we read. For my Advanced Editing class, I was supposed to find a scene from a Hollywood film in order to analyze and later re-edit. I chose a scene from the movie No Country For Old Men (which I highly recommend) where a man’s fate unknowingly rests on a coin toss.
As I was re-watching it, I realized that the entire conversation and its climax are intimately tied up in what Brooks talks about in his paper. Death, and the chance of death, gives life and everything in it meaning. If you haven’t seen the film, you should. It’s quite good. If you’re interested in the scene alone, here’s a link to it on youtube (watch the movie too):
I stumbled across an interesting little article today while searching around the web for Barthes and figured, in the spirit of collaboration and a personal love for media articles, to share it with you all. It’s titled “Blogs and the Crisis of Authorship” and examines, surprisingly enough, the concept of the author within the new media genre of blogs.
I realize that this article will most likely have little to no impact the paper of anyone writing about Barthes, but I thought it was interesting to see the literary concepts we have been studying examined within the field of a recently developed form of media.
For whoever is interested, here’s the link: http://incsub.org/blogtalk/?page_id=40