Peter Stilman– the REAL ventriloquist in City of Glass
Read my blogpost about Peter Stilman’s theories, it may help with your understanding of this post 🙂 Anyone else noticed the similarities between Peter Stilma Jr. and Quinn? The ending was slightly ridiculous to me and I asked myself at the end of the book- what exactly did it take for an intelligent writer like […]
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Wanted: An Explanation of the Nunnerator
In our first seminar, it’s been established that basically no one actually knows who our narrator, or should I say Nunnerator, really is. It describes itself to us, calling its species the “Little Little People” on page 3 and the “real Nunnehi” on page 5. They seem to have their own culture as well, what…
Trail of Tears Presentation Questions!
Presentation questions!! I have a few questions, but I’m really not sure how much discussion they’ll generate- you guys can pick and choose what you want to talk about. I’ll fill in this blog post after seminar on Friday, with sort of a summary of what you said, and also my own thoughts. Did […]
The Hybrid Life (aka the perpetual existential crisis)
I’m not sure if this counts as a blog post, because it’s not really relevant to the book (but I have to do another one for my presentation anyways so I figured may as well). I was looking at essay topic number four “In what ways does the novel address hybridity? For example, you could […]
While reading Jazz the second time, while writing my essay, I began blowing my own mind by thinking of symbolic reasons behind the character of Alice Manfred. Not only is this woman the guardian of Joe’s young (dead) mistress, she’s also a seamstress. And almost every time Violet goes to her house, she fixes […]
Some of the many ways that Riding the Trail of Tears confuses me
I think it is safe to say that Blake Hausman’s Riding the Trail of Tears is not just any ordinary novel you might pick up of the shelves. There are many aspects of this book that confound me, likely intentionally so, that I can barely describe the plot before trying to make sense of its … Continue reading Some of the many ways that Riding the Trail of Tears confuses me
The Narrator is Confusing!
Hello folks, It appears I have ruined my own blog post by actually speaking up in class for once- I was going to write about the audiobook, and it was going to be interesting (but was it though?). Anyways, I suppose I can still talk about it, though it may be marginally less exciting. As […]
Some Thoughts on Panopticism
Foreword: This is a rather extensive digression on two topics and a series of thought experiments that particularly interest me. Why we are not living in a panopticon at this moment: One of the most common pitfalls, in my opinion, when comparing the panopticon of a prison with modern day real life surveillance is … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Panopticism
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Colour in Vertigo
Filmmakers can use colour to trigger a subconscious emotional reaction from the audience based on the connotations that we attached to certain colours. If done right, this can have a huge symbolic impact in the film. Tough luck for anyone who’s colour blind, right? We’ve already talked in seminar about the colours tied to the … Continue reading Colour in Vertigo →
The formal preoccupation of film as a reflection of society – yet another thought experiment!
Here are the questions that I proposed for my presentation on Muvley/Hitchcock: Muvley talks about how formal preoccupations reflect the physical obsessions of the society which produced it. Thus, everything from the mise en scene to the camera movement mirrors the dominant attitude of the current society – which is the basis of the ‘male […]