Monthly Archives: September 2011

Reading for Tuesday 9/27 and Thursday 9/29

For Tuesday, please also read this article on depression-era impersonations.We will finish watching My Man Godfrey and discuss it in the context of the article: Laura Browder, “Passing as Poor: Class Imposture in Depression America” For Thursday, we will move … Continue reading

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First Response Paper Assignment

The first response paper is now due Tuesday, Sept 27. In it, you will do a close reading of one passage from The Maltese Falcon. In two pages, analyze your block quote and connect it to a larger historical, theoretical, … Continue reading

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Readings for Tuesday 9/20 and Thursday 9/22

Nice job today–this book is not easy to deal with; there’s a lot going on and a lot of ambiguity. But I think we are on our way to some interesting readings. Over the weekend, construct a thesis statement about … Continue reading

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Assignment for Thursday 9/15

Great job in class today, again. For Thursday, finish The Maltese Falcon and bring in a passage (photocopied or typed and printed out) that features some kind of racial, ethnic, gender, and/or sexual stereotyping. We will mark them up together … Continue reading

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Assignment for Tuesday Sept 13

  Great job in class today. For Tuesday, bring backĀ  the handout with the Raskob and the Marx, and we’ll talk a little more about alienation, desire, and advertising in the 1920s United States. Also, read Chapters 1-15 in The … Continue reading

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