2600 Day 15

New Criticism--more practice

Look at narrative

Narratology? Gerard Genet



Lee's Lecture Notes:
Reader Response theories

Look at Pynchon with Affective Stylistics


Look at Chopin's "The Storm" with my various Social RR interpretive communities (feminist; postmodern; psychoanalytic; the same for Gilman's story (what is my main interpretive community were Marxist?)

My Modernist/Postmodernist Interpretive Community also has me more interested in texts that violate the codes of realism by having a greater sense of poetry and voice like the free associational narrators in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.

Watch Gatsby part 2 on ereserve (Nick at the birdfeeder, the party and the male gaze, the odd and awkward conversation with Gatsby, the rainstorm, the odd drive with Gatsby) and do a Subjective RR response statement, then bring that back next time so we can negotiate meaning and analyze our reading and negotiating process...

Indeterminacies and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (asides, interruptions, POV shifts, the 3rd limited POV uncertainties; Hassan on Modernism vs. Postmodernism--the Pomo has many purposeful indeterminacies)

Apocalypse Now, Political Correctness (New Critical essay on Ereserve by Curtler) and Heart of Darkness (and it's artistic descriptions, and it's possible racism, and what the critic might be trying to avoid a la Freud/Holland by denouncing race-related critiques--Achebe's--as an innability to read a novel)...

Subjective Reader Response (Bleich) as a pedagogical technique--writing response statements about literature (reality oriented; experience oriented,), and group negotiated meaning with Hughes' "Thank You Ma'am"

Reader Response and the various emotional reactions I see when I have students read "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift (they focus on certain things only, and misread because of that...different readings when given different contexts...)


--Structuralism overviews-- Pop culture samples and analyses--semiotics and Barthes--Analyzing films (semiotics).