Posted in April 2012

Originally posted on Bully Bloggers:
By Jack Halberstam We all know that Hollywood movies emerge out of a, shall we say, limited gene pool of ideas; and when that pool runs dry, the stumped screenplay writers just shuffle the jigsaw puzzle pieces of accepted story lines around until they come up with apparently new narratives.…

Supergroup 4 & 5: The History of Pompey the Little

by Christina Damon, David Deneroff, Sammy Draper, Sierra Mitchell, Chris Rocco, and Daniel Seo Francis Coventry’s The History of Pompey the Little pgs. 105-159 Pompey is a witness to society, and he lacks emotional ties to his owners and the people he encounters. In Coventry’s text. there is a distinct lack of sympathy, contrary to … Continue reading

Pomp: Book II Chapter I

A Dissertation upon Nothing. That great Master of human Nature, the ingenious Author of Tom Jones, who justly styles himself King of Biographers, published an Edict in his last Work, declaring, that no Person hereafter should presume to write a Novel, without prefixing a prefatory Chapter to every Book, under the Penalty of being deemed … Continue reading

Supergroup 3: The History of Pompey the Little

by Hannah Fillmore-Patrick, Mike Langley, and Allie Rigby Wednesday, 25 April Pompey. Dedication (32) –  End of Volume 1 (104) SATIRE “POMPEY, the Son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A. D. 1735 at Bologna in Italy, a Place famous for Lap-Dogs and Sausages. Both his Parents were of the most illustrious Families, descended from … Continue reading

Schedule Tweak, Presentations, Final Papers, etc

I truly enjoyed our discussion today. Some updates: New Reading and Presentation Schedule (Secondary sources have been dropped; I’ll highlight some of the material in class) Monday, 23 April Discuss Woman and Victim. Discuss possible formations of Final Projects and Exams. If you like, you can make suggestions in the comments here or email me prior … Continue reading

Victim of Predjudice

Dear All, Here’s a quick change to the syllabus. Thank you for the reminder that page numbers and the Simpson article were not up yet. As a result, I’m changing this week’s schedule a bit.   Week 10: Cultures of Silence Monday:4/16 May Hays’ Victim of Prejudice  Try to get at least to Ch. 7 of … Continue reading

Another Dido

Another Dido

Slavery and Justice Exhibition at Kenwood House | English Heritage. From the website: Dido Elizabeth Belle and The First Earl of Mansfield Dido Elizabeth Belle grew up at Kenwood House, Hampstead, London NW3, (now an English Heritage property, 020 8348 1286). She was the great-niece of William Murray, The First Earl of Mansfield, who as … Continue reading