drymid

LTMO 145D

Earl Jackson, Jr.

Fall 1998

tomrip5@aol.com

Dry run midquarter. Due Monday
9.11.98 5pm [electronically] Since this is an extra assignment, I am not
asking the other section instructors to correct them. Please email
them to me
, no matter which section you are actually in.


Please select one of the following
questions. Answer in a 4-5 page paper, MLA
style
. Use of secondary sources is required, and document them fully
and consistently. Excerpts from Emile
Benveniste
, and several important essays on narratology
will be in the next reader and on reserve at the McHenry library. 
I have also provided
bibliographies
on our site and lists of extremely helpful online research
tools and other resources. I list some of them below. Please use them.


 

    
1.   Discuss the relation of language to
subjectivity
in terms of the narrative    peculiarities
of one of the following:

  • The Killer Inside Me
  •  In a Lonely Place.

2. Compare and contrast the significance
of the concepts of „artifice“ vs. „reality,“ or „authenticity“ vs. „inauthenticity“as
they are elaborated in
Ripley Under Ground
and Fools.

3. Summarize a philosophy that you
can discern underlying Rendezvous in Black  and Nightfall,
and contrast them.

  1. 4. Consider the semiotics of the world
    as presented in a detective
    novel
    you have read; consider the semiotics
    of the world as presented in any one of the texts we have read in class,
    and contrast them. If possible, use this comparison to speculate a difference
    in kind that distinguishes not only the two texts, but their respective
    genres.
  2.  5. Compare and contrast the
    consequences of seeing in Woolrich’s           
    „Rear     Window“ and any one of the Argento
    films
    we have or will have     screened.

To aid you
in your work, the following resources on our site include:

First
Problems
– this is the set pages in which I outline the conceptual
framework for the course, and give examples of the methodologies we will
use. These pages are hyperlinked to other pages that will provide further
background, or more in-depth treatments.

Research
Aids
– extremely valuable, annotated collection of glossaries, introductions
to theories, etc. This is a required site for the course.

Resources
on Semiotics

Critical
Theory Aids

FirstAid

Guide
to Pat
Cadigan’s
work

An example of a very good
midquarter
and Earl’s persistent
feedback
.

Help From Outside our Web Site:

Strunk’s
Elements of Style


http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/strunk/

A
Web of Dictionaries


An amazing compendium of any imaginable dictionary available on line.
The site also comes with a multidictionary search engine.

The Voice of the
Shuttle


http://humanitas.ucsb.edu

Glasstown

http://www.glasstown.com

Another
Scene

 

To
Syllabus

Fantasy
Campus

To The
Elenchus Intervention Part One

To The
Elenchus Intervention Part Two

To Cyberpedagogy

To

Dry-run Midquarter

To

A
good midquarter
and Earl’s feedback

Jobs Well Done

To
To
To
To
  To Help
here
Guide
to Pat Cadigan’s  Fools

Vanessa Guilfoy

on Respect

Nichole Kydreos on

The Killler Inside Me

Earl’s 
Feedback

Luke
Jackson on Fools

To
What
„What do you mean?“ means
To
First
Problems