English 363: Experimental Hispanic Literatures

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Class Notes, 31 Oct. 2011

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Ye Old Medievel Help Deske _________________________________________ Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper How many stars, and why? Rita: 3.5: liked the layout, but not entertaining: it didn’t seem real; wasn’t realistic; Magical Realism Andrea: 4: can be confusing, so many aspects where readers get blown away: too much to take in; fun to read; Plascencia […]

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Class Notes, 26 Oct. 2011

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Sabrina’s Response 3: Deviating from the Clock: Analepsis as Flashback in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Nabo: The Black Man Who Made The Angels Wait” according to Sabrina: SOMETIMES EASY TO WRITE TITLE, AND SOMETIMES NOT: FIRST SHE WROTE SHE THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT SHE WANTED TO WRITE, THEN SHE WROTE THE TITLE, THEN SHE WROTE THE RESPONSE […]

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Megamind Trailer

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Class Notes, 24 Oct. 2011

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Free-write: five questions about The People of Paper   Who Who is Saturn? Who are the glue sniffers? Who are the people who burn themselves? Who are those saints? Who are the weird groups of people? (lots of them) Who’s Julieta?   What What’s with Saturn? What about those quatrains from the mechanic?   What […]

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Class Notes, 19 Oct. 2011

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Reading classmates’ prose   Subject Object Verbs: actions words: describe things doing, done, will do, or did Adverbs: end with –ly; modify the verb Nouns: person, place, thing, idea Adjectives: describe nouns, modify nouns   VERBS Spanish: Ser: “to be” Soy                  somos Eres Es                    son   English: to be (uninflected)   Present-tense inflections of “to […]

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Class Notes, 17 Oct. 2011

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“Nabo: The Black Man Who Made the Angels Wait” (cont’d) ———————————- Related to Magical Realism (and The Family Guy): this article: “Family Guy as Magical Realism?” a critical read of the popular television show–nothing’s safe from a critical perspective, alas. _______________________________________________ Quick read of “time” in “Nabo” Initial observations before close reading: –Nabo’s asleep for two […]

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Class Notes, 12 Oct. 2011

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Question from Rehana: –why was this written? Purposes of literature (possibly) — to pass on information –to entertain What is Literature/literature? –all texts are Literature or literary Literature: Literature with cap L and then there’s literature   Literature: the canon, the “classics”: debated by scholars, has a literary meaning: worldwide themes   […]

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Class Notes, 5 Oct. 2011

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 “Dialogue with the Mirror” (pg. 42) Incipit: first paragraph –setting: room –character is male, he woke up, heterodiegetic narration –time in action: past tense –internal/external focalizer . . . –transition between what narrator assumes and what the narrator takes for fact –“oblivious to the worries and unrest of the recent early morning”: emerging out of […]

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Class Notes, 3 Oct. 2011

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Class response to Casey’s second response: http://english363kc.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/response-2/ The quote from Jahn she decided to work with: Even though we cannot actually see or hear the narrator, the text contains a number of elements that project the narrator’s voice. Clearly, it is not very hard to read out the passage and give it an appropriate intonation. […]

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Class Notes, 26 Sep. 2011

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Thoughts on Austin Powers (and genre): –Iconography of the music: parody of spy movies or 60s or 70s music; parody: making a joke of the genre:   genre: category, type of something; distinguishing forms: a set of conventions which change through the course of history; the codes governing conduct; “codes” as “rules”   music: pop, […]

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