To wrap up our thinking about Postmodernism, today we presented tableaus in which we chose 3 passages from the 5 Postmodern texts we examined that we felt were/ are the most representative of this movement. I loved your costumes, props, enthusiasm, and, especially, your poses. Here are the other things I noticed:
--Patterns in chosen texts
--Patterns in quote choices within those texts
--Patterns in the thematic ideas and maybe even the themes those passages divulged.
What did you notice? What did you find interesting? Why did you choose the texts, quotes, and poses you did? How did this experience add to/ solidify your thinking about Postmodernism?
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If you choose not to verbally participate in the discussion today, please share your thinking with your classmates in a written discussion on the class blog. Please contribute at least a few thoughtful comments or questions throughout the course of today's discussion.
Posted by lgaffney at 7:00 AM
Friday, January 29, 2010
Sorry I cut us short today. Here are the questions I was hoping we would get to to bring our thinking together. Feel free to also share your thinking about ideas, characters, and settings in the text (Roxy, Chambers, Sons of Liberty, the Driscoll family name, etc.) that we didn't quite get to today.
What effect does this illusion versus reality motif have on the reader?
To what extent would Twain agree with Dickinson’s assessment of reality?
To what extent do you support Twain, Hitchcock and/ or Dickinson’s thinking?
Happy pondering and posting.
Posted by lgaffney at 1:23 PM