Media, Gender and Identity

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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”

Understanding Haruki Murakami Through Quotes

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“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”