Media, Gender and Identity: Study Questions
David Gauntlett’s Media, Gender and Identity (Routledge, 2008, 2nd edition) is an introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities today. On this page of the blog, I will be posting some questions about each chapter in the book. These questions are mainly comprehension questions, which I believe, will help my students interact with the text more easily. I will be updating this page regularly until December 2015. (Beyonce Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Continue reading “Media, Gender and Identity”
Advances in technology create new forms of communication tools for us (Kist, 2000). We increasingly interact with DVDs, blogs, digital books, databases and many other forms of communication and expression. Continue reading “Feature Film As Text In The Classroom”
Joan Miró in the Rijksmuseum Gardens, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Photos taken: August 2015 Continue reading “Joan Miró in the Rijksmuseum Gardens”
What do you think Nina Romina and Lou Bloom might represent in the film? How do they help us understand the themes of the film?
In what ways do you think Lou’s physical appearance might be significant in our understanding of what he stands for in the film? Continue reading “Study Questions: Nightcrawler”
Whenever I see a carousel, I can’t help remembering Hitchcock’s “Strangers On A Train” (1951).
Photo location: Brighton, England
“A simple change of scenery can bring about powerful shifts in the flow of time and emotions.” Haruki Murakami, “South of the Border, West of the Sun”
Location: Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, England
“I feel uncomfortable writing in the third person: it’s like looking down on your characters. I wrote my first novel in 1979. Since then, I’ve written every novel in the first person. I tried a couple of times to do the third person (it took me 20 years: the first was Kafka on the Shore) – and every time, I feel uncomfortable, like I’m looking down from above. I wanted to stand at the same level as my characters. It’s democratic!” The Guardian, August 24, 2014
“I have collected so many memories, in my chest, the chest of my mind… I think everybody has a lot of memories of his or her own, but it’s a special gift to find the right drawer. I can do that. If I need something, I can point to the right drawer.” The Guardian, September 13, 2014
“If the very important secret is not solved, then readers will be frustrated. That is not what I want. But if a certain kind of secret stays secret, it’s a very sound curiosity. I think readers need it.” The Guardian, September 13, 2014 Continue reading “Understanding Haruki Murakami Through Quotes”
This Day In History: June 6, 1949
George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” is published.
Useful links on this blog: Study Guide for “1984” (film version) / Study Guide for “V for Vendetta” / Study Guide for “The Lives of Others” .
Photograph: Çukurcuma, Istanbul, Turkey