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Blog Post #7

On page. 174 of the interview there is a clear relationship to what Ellison is saying and the “Battle Royal” scene from chapter one.  “When I started writing, I knew that in both The Waste Land and Ulysses ancient myth … Continue reading

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Blog Post #6

Holbein’s painting “The Ambassadors” more clearly illustrates a relationship with the book after finishing James’ book.  Its hard to believe that the painting was done some 25 years before the book. Strether’s role as an ambassador is clearly not his … Continue reading

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Blog Post #5

In James “The Ambassadors” we are introduced to a story through the perspective of Strether.  Strether is a man who has not quite lived up to his potential and is seeking Waymarsh in Europe.  I feel that these two men … Continue reading

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Blog #4

“Muybridge was a doorway, a pivot between the old world and ours, and to follow him is to follow the choices that got us here”(Solnit, Rover of Shadows).  Muybridge’s innovative technology, capturing animals in motion, and slowing them down image … Continue reading

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Blog #3

William James and Rita Carter although coming from two different time periods shared some similar views in terms of the consciousness.  Carter seems to argue how our consciousness provides us with a delayed world consisting of mostly illusion.  Our consciousness … Continue reading

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wikipedia ideas

Two topics that have not been looked into by Wikipedia as of yet is “image standard” and author “Jonathan Crary.”  As far as image standard goes i thought my group could give a broad definition of what this is, examples … Continue reading

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Blog #1

Crary believed that a vision or subject was totally dependent on the  observer.  The visual “materialized” in the eyes of the observer.   However the factors that affected the observer had an influence on the  ultimate visual.  That is where the … Continue reading

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Blog #2

Whitman’s account of the civil war takes on a much different direction then Brady and Gardner’s civil war photographs.  Whitman’s sense of direction in his writings is the difference.  We have a more detailed sense of where we are, the … Continue reading

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