Fall 2018

ENG 4133 Section 13838

TUR 2322

There will be some required screenings for this class on W 9-11 in ROLFS 115. You may skip the screenings as long as you watch the assigned blu-ray edition of the film.

I am not on UF's canvas.

No cell phones, ipads, or laptops in use during class.

Email all written work for the course to me at richardburt33@gmail.com

The Other Woman in Digital FIlm

T 4, R 4-5

Screenimngs W 9-11 in ROLFS 115

My Office TUR 4314

Yale Film Analysis Website

Class Schedule

Course Description

Course Requirements

Due by 5:00 p.m. the Day Before Each Class, unless otherwise specified:

A. Two Discussion Questions

B. Three BIG WORDS

and / or

C. Three shots with three film analysis terms

Co-Leading Class

FIRST PAPER, a Film Clip Analysis Assignment, DUE September 15 by 11:59 p.m.


 

Professor Richard Burt

burtlives@gmail.com

Please email me only to send me class assignments. Otherwise, please talk to me in person after (not before) class or during office hours.

Office: 4314 Turlington Hall

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:35-1:05, Thursdays, 12:35-2:05, and by appointment

When I Knew My Job Was Over (Time Stamp 2:33)

No Feelings Were Hurt in the Making of this Course.

Attendance

Paper Guidelines

Grading

Film Analysis

Slow Motion Reading

MUST READ THIS LINK!

Paper Guidelines

UF Class Period Times

Ludovico Einaudi - "Elegy for the Arctic"

Trickle down feminism

Elite civility

What is neoliberalism? 

When you check out a DVD at the circulation desk in Library West, ask for a key to one of media center rooms.  There are four: F203, F204, F205, and F206.  These rooms are to the immediate left of the circulation desk.  The elevator will be on your left and the rooms will be on your right as you approach your destination.  (Do not go into the stacks.)  The media center rooms are built for two, but three people can fit.  You’ll just need to grab chairs nearby and bring them into the room.  When you have finished viewing the DVD, just return it and the media center key back to the circulation desk.  

Deepfake A.I. puts a young Harrison Ford into ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

By Rick Marshall — Posted on October 17, 2018 

Deepfake Videos Are Getting Real and That’s a Problem

Moving Upstream explores the dark side of sophisticated video fakery

Deepfake

Gadaj?ce g?owy/Talking Heads (1980)

Alain Badiou, The True Life

SENIORS FOR STUDENTS, Richard Burt, President

Nietzsche, Friedrich. 1872 Anti-Education Harper's Magazine

Alexandre Kojeve, "Chapter 2 Summary of the First Six Chapters of the Phenomenology of Spirit" in Introduction to the Reading of Hegel

At Berkeley (dir. Frederick Wiseman, 2013)

Philosopher Ray Monk: why I went vegan

‘If we cut out meat and dairy, we would all live longer, healthier, happier lives’

Left Behind America 9/11/2018

Jeff Bezos’s “Montessori, Inc.” Sets Up the Ed-Tech Takeover of Pre-K

Exercise and Depression

"When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain."

This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America (2018)

Close Listening 

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Classical Music

"Teach us to care and not to care"

Ash-Wednesday
by T S Eliot

Stewart Lee on UKIP

Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm (2017) | HBO

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (2018)

Look for the Helpers. --Fred Rogers

Songs which begin before they begin

The snare drum. The Letter Boxtops

Avalon Roxy Music

Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes

John McGlaughlin in Bitches Brew

The Who - The Kids Are Alright

austerity fails.mp4

from Thomas MannDoktor Faustus, p. 63

Piano Sonata No. 32 (Beethoven)

William Wordsworth, THE PRELUDE 

BOOK TWELFTH

IMAGINATION AND TASTE, HOW IMPAIRED AND RESTORED

  There are in our existence spots of time,
          That with distinct pre-eminence retain
          A renovating virtue, whence--depressed                     210
          By false opinion and contentious thought,
          Or aught of heavier or more deadly weight,
          In trivial occupations, and the round
          Of ordinary intercourse--our minds
          Are nourished and invisibly repaired;
          A virtue, by which pleasure is enhanced,
          That penetrates, enables us to mount,
          When high, more high, and lifts us up when fallen.

I remember well,

          That once, while yet my inexperienced hand

          Could scarcely hold a bridle, with proud hopes

          I mounted, and we journeyed towards the hills:

          An ancient servant of my father's house

          Was with me, my encourager and guide:                      230

          We had not travelled long, ere some mischance

          Disjoined me from my comrade; and, through fear

          Dismounting, down the rough and stony moor

          I led my horse, and, stumbling on, at length

          Came to a bottom, where in former times

          A murderer had been hung in iron chains.

          The gibbet-mast had mouldered down, the bones

          And iron case were gone; but on the turf,

          Hard by, soon after that fell deed was wrought,

          Some unknown hand had carved the murderer's name.          240

          The monumental letters were inscribed

          In times long past; but still, from year to year

          By superstition of the neighbourhood,

          The grass is cleared away, and to this hour

          The characters are fresh and visible:

          A casual glance had shown them, and I fled,

          Faltering and faint, and ignorant of the road:

          Then, reascending the bare common, saw

          A naked pool that lay beneath the hills,

          The beacon on the summit, and, more near,                  250

          A girl, who bore a pitcher on her head,

          And seemed with difficult steps to force her way

          Against the blowing wind.

Claudio Arrau Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 

Mitsuko Uchida Masterclass  Comparing Beethoven N.4 in G Major and Mozart’s K. 503

Satie Vexations Complete non-stop performance ( 9.41 hours ) by Nicolas Horvath

Erik Satie - Tapisserie en fer forgé

Michael J. Glennon "National Security and Double Government" Harvard National Security Journal 1 (2014)

AMANDA TAUB and MAX FISHER, "As Leaks Multiply, Fears of a ‘Deep State’ in America" NY Times FEB. 16, 2017

 

https://monoskop.org/images/1/10/Ronell_Avital_The_Telephone_Book_Technology_Schizophrenia_Electric_Speech.pdf


The dolly zoom Vertigo Effect - 7 Examples

Wake up! Foucault's warning on fake news

If you came this way, 
Taking the route you would be likely to take 
From the place you would be likely to come from, 
If you came this way in may time, you would find the hedges 
White again, in May, with voluptuary sweetness. 
It would be the same at the end of the journey, 
If you came at night like a broken king, 

Little Gidding, T.S. Eliot

and I am re-begot / Of absence, darkness, death: things which are not.

 A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

John Donne

A new film tracks outsourced workers in grim little cubicles watching the depravity that exists online" Opinion FT Magazine

"Neoliberal Arts" Harper's Magazine 2015

Dickens, Charles. 1852. "A Ragged School," Harper's Magazine

"Historical, in fact philological, considerations have slowly but surely taken the place of profound explorations of eternal problems. The question becomes: What did this or that philosopher think or not think? And is this or that text rightly ascribed to him or not? And even: Is this variant of a classical text preferable to that other? Students in university seminars today are encouraged to occupy themselves with such emasculated inquiries. As a result, of course, philosophy itself is banished from the university altogether." 

Changing the Paradigm 2015 Developmental Trauma Panel | Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Behind the Globe Article

Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument 

I could while away the hours, conferring with the flowers, ----ing with the rain.

Interrogating Texts Six Reading Habits to Develop

Reading Strategies

Bill Readings, The University in Ruins

I am sorry for the boy or girl, or man or woman, who has never been touched by the spell of this mysterious sensorial life, with its irrationality, if so you like to call it, but its vigilance and its supreme felicity. The holidays of life are its most vitally significant portions, because they are, or at least should be, covered with just this kind of magically irresponsible spell.

And now what is the result of all these considerations and quotations? It is negative in one sense, but positive in another. It absolutely forbids us to be forward in pronouncing on the meaninglessness of forms of existence other than our own; and it commands us to tolerate, respect, and indulge those whom we see harmlessly interested and happy in their own ways, however unintelligible these may be to us. Hands off: neither the whole of truth nor the whole of good is revealed to any single observer, although each observer gains a partial superiority of insight from the peculiar position in which he stands. Even prisons and sick-rooms have their special revelations. It is enough to ask of each of us that he should be faithful to his own opportunities and make the most of his own blessings, without presuming to regulate the rest of the vast field.

On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings

--William James

Tony Benn - 10 min History Lesson for Neoliberals

Alain Badiou, The True Life

 

HyperNormalisation

The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule - Paul Jay

Dive into the heart of the Roland-Garros atmosphere! Chapter 3: motivation.

Welcome to Pinboard!

The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule - Paul Jay

The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)

Oblique Perspective in Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors; Jacques Derrida on oblique reading in Passion: An Oblique Offering; Interviewing trauma victims Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Dive into the heart of the Roland-Garros atmosphere! Chapter 4: joy.

Widescreen vs. Pan & Scan

The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business - RAI with Rana Foroohar

A Brief History of Capitalism. Yanis Varoufakis Interview

I'm Afraid Of Americans David Bowie

Toni Visconti on producing David Bowie's "Heroes"

Creativity and Reassemblage

(Patti) LaBelle - Lady Marmalade (1975)

Moulin Rouge trailer Baz Luhrmann 2001

Music video by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink performing Lady Marmalade. (C) 2002

Buggles - Video killed the radio star 1979

Music video by The Killers performing Mr. Brightside. (C) 2004

LCD Soundsystem - american dream

Classroom as Studio / Studium

Reading by Chance: Sortes_Vergilianae (Ludwig Wittgenstein and Saint Augustine)

Jacques Derrida, "(Mes)Chances"

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) with Gerard Depardieu "Tirade du nez"

WATCHING FILMS TO THE END

Fear and Loathing in Trump's America

Matt Taibbi - I Can't Breathe

When film franchise titles go in the right and the wrong directions.

Blockers (2018) and the Sophisticated Vulgarity of Emojis. (See my Spring 2019 course on film trailers.)

Blockers, first ever partial film title with a (deniable) visual pun and sound effect, spelling out the true title, namely, Cock Blockers? (Cock-a-doodle-do? No, it's just a rooster, not a cock crowing.) Alternate title? Block Cock. Actually, the film seems to be about parental vagina blockers. Like parents designed elaborate chastity belts for their daughters to wear to the prom. The inversion of gender roles plays out when partying jocks make the two fathers chug beer up their asses in exchange for help blocking their daughters. The cut down title a metaphor for their symbolic castration? Moms cock block too, btw. The parents might want to watch Carrie to understand loss of virginity involves bloodloss; it's not bloodless. Another alternate title? Block the Cock. (It's just about the rooster. He is too loud.) Note the recurrent line "I'm in," as if taken from a heist or spy film (involving hacking--cracking the code-- as well as cracking the safe combination).

 

The Panotti, from Vlyssis Aldrovandi’s book, Monstrorum Historia, 1642.

Political correctness: a force for good? A Munk Debate May 20, 2018

White Like Me SNL 12/15/84

Racial Bias In St.Louis Revealed Via Hidden Camera - Diane Sawyer PrimeTime 1991


 Joseph P. Williams, "Segregation's Legacy Fifty years after the Fair Housing Act was signed, America is nearly as segregated as when President Lyndon Johnson signed the law" April 20, 2018 

Matt Taibbi - I Can't Breathe

Sorry to Bother You 2018

The Forum: Right to Say: Freedom, Respect, and Campus Speech

Nomi Prins: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

Billion Dollar Loser Hillary Clinton's speech to business conference

National Nurses United: Trump Terrifying, But Movement Must Be Built that Speaks to Issues

W.K. Wimsatt, "Elegant Variations," in The Verbal Icon.

Goldberg Variations Complete (J.S. Bach BWV 988), with score, Kimiko Ishizaka piano

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Rebuke Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

‘We Think the Price Is Worth It’

Gloria Steinem Discussing Her Time in the CIA

https://twitter.com/pausetheprocess/status/890571658691358721

The Graphic Art Of Film Title Design 

http://www.artofthetitle.com

Extra credits: The history and collection of Pacific Title and Art Studio

Saul Bass title sequence - Grand Prix (1966)

The Man Who Laughs Full Movie (1928)

MAN WHO LAUGHS 1928 FULL Feature Film with Electronic Mash up Re Scored Mix by Bart Capuano

Way Down East 1920

Trickle-Down Feminism

Doris Duke - "I Don't Care Anymore"

What to Make of the Age of Trump by Thomas Frank

SOUNDLESS SPEECH | WORDLESS WRITING: LANGUAGE AND GERMAN SILENT CINEMA

Crackling Campfire on the Windy Tundra of Norway (HD)

Tony Benn - 10 min History Lesson for Neoliberals

Alain Badiou, The True Life

Slavoj Zizek: "We live in an Ideological era where new form of domination is presented as freedom"

Slavoj Žižek: Political Correctness is a More Dangerous Form of Totalitarianism

Neil Tyson tired of God

From public good to personal pursuit: Historical roots of the student debt crisis

The Jimmy Dore Show

Bill making it a federal crime to support BDS 

Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words

When Women Won’t Accept Theatrical Manspreading LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES JULY 17, 2017

Mormon professor fired for pro-LGBT post 21 Jul, 2017 15:25

Can You Hear Me Now? How to Protect Yourself From Voice Hackers Security has to start with sound itself

Amazon's Take Over Of Whole Foods Worse Than You Thought

The Betrayal by the Black Elite

https://thebaffler.com/ancestors/reflections-violence-united-states

Slavoj Zizek on Importance of Theory and Parallax View

How bosses are (literally) like dictators "Americans think they live in a democracy. But their workplaces are small tyrannies."

Elizabeth Anderson  Jul 17, 2017, 8:20am EDT

Will - Season 1: Episode 2 - Cowards Die Many Times

La Bible de Gutenberg est dans Gallica : acte 1 Publié par Nathalie Coilly le 18 janvier 2017 dans Collections

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

Thomas Browne, Hydriotaphia Urn Burial; or, a discourse of the Sepulchral Urns Lately Found in Norfolk

 TBTV

Washington Post's Disgusting Guest List At Hamptons Party

Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon PETER BAKER JULY 22, 2017 Continue reading the main story

A science of the signifier (even if still in process of develop- ment), that is, has taken its place in the work of the period and its purpose is less the analysis of the sign than its disloca- tion. With regard to myth, and though this is a work that is yet to be carried through, the new semiology - or the new mythology - can no longer, will no longer be able to, separate so easily the signifier from the signified, the ideo- logical from the phraseological. It is not that the distinction is false or without its use but rather that it too has become in some sort mythical: any student can and does denounce the bourgeois or petit-bourgeois character of such and such a form (of life, of thought, of consumption). In other words, a mythological doxa has been created: denunciation, demystification (or demythification), has itself become discourse, stock of phrases, catechistic declaration; in the face of which, the science of the signifier can only shift its place and stop (provisionally) further on - no longer at the (analytic) dissociation of the sign but at its very hesitation: it is no longer the myths which need to be unmasked (the doxa now takes care of that), it is the sign itself which must be shaken; the problem is not to reveal the (latent) meaning of an utterance, of a trait, of a narrative, but to fissure the very representation of meaning, is not to change or purify the symbols but to challenge the symbolic itself.

ROLAND BARTHES, "Change the Object Itself Mythology today," Image Music Text

Essays selected and translated by Stephen Heath, pp. 165 -70.

There is too much here to try to unravel. But here are some of the threads: The words “inadvertently” and “automatically,” however recon- dite, are ordinary; there are ordinary contexts (nontechnical, nonpolitical, nonphilosophical contexts) which are normative for their use. It may be that half the speakers of English do not know (or cannot say, which is not the same) what these contexts are. Some native speakers may even use them interchangeably. Suppose the baker is able to convince us that he does. Should we then say: “So the professor has no right to say how ‘we use’ ‘inadvertently,’ or to say that when we use the one word we say something different from what we say when we use the other”? Before accepting that conclusion, I should hope that the following consideration would be taken seriously: When “inadvertently” and “automatically” seem to be used indifferently in recounting what someone did, this may not at all show that they are being used synonymously, but only that what each of them says is separately true of the person’s action. The decanter is broken and you did it. You may say (and it may be important to consider that you are already embarrassed and flustered) either: “I did it inadvert- ently’’ or “I did it automatically.” Are you saying the same thing? Well, you automatically grabbed the cigarette which had fallen on the table, and inadvertently knocked over the decanter. Naming actions is a sensitive occupation. It is easy to overlook the distinction because the two adverbs often go together in describing actions in which a sudden movement results in some mishap. Suppose the baker does not accept this explanation, but replies: “I use ‘automatically’ and ‘inadvertently’ in exactly the same way. I could just as well have said: ‘I grabbed the cigarette inadvertently and knocked over the decanter automatically.’” Don’t we feel the temptation to reply: “You may say this, but you can’t say it and describe the same situation; you can’t mean what you would mean if you said the other”? But suppose the baker insists he can? Will we then be prepared to say: “Well you can’t say the one and mean what I mean by the other”? Great care would be needed in claiming this, for it may look like I am saying, “I know what I mean and I say they are different.” But why is the baker not entitled to this argument? What I must not say is: “I know what words mean in my language.” Here the argument would have pushed me to madness. It may turn out (depending upon just what the dialogue has been and where it was stopped) that we should say to the baker: “If you cooked the way you talk, you would forgo special implements for different jobs, and peel, core, scrape, slice, carve, chop, and saw, all with one knife. The distinction is there, in the language (as implements are there to be had), and you just impoverish what you say by neglecting it. And there is something you aren’t noticing about the world.”

--Stanley Cavell, "Must-we-mean-what-we-say?"

Austin, John - Philosophical Papers 2nd ed

Cleanth Brooks, "History without Footnotes- An Account of Keats' Urn"

Kenneth Burke, "Symbolic Action in a Poem by Keats"

William Empson, "Thy Darling in an Urn"

Cleanth Brooks, "Postscript"

"History, Poetry, and the Footnote Cleanth Brooks and Kenneth Burke"

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Dan Baum, Harper's, April 2016 issue "Legalize It All"

Heimlich Manuevers: Sigur Rós - Ég anda

Cyrano de Bergerac / J-P Rappeneau (Gerard Depardieu)

ANTICIPATORY LEARNING

If you need to relax . . . . (go directly to time stamp 1:54)

Equal Rights Amendment

Goldberg Variations Complete (J.S. Bach BWV 988), with score, Kimiko Ishizaka piano

Beethoven, Große Fuge (complete, Great Fugue), op. 133, string quartet (animated score)

Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ

A classic you have to repeat to understand
around 23:00 time stamp

Crackling Fireplace with Thunder, Rain and Howling Wind Sounds

Tony Benn - 10 min History Lesson for Neoliberals

Alain Badiou, The True Life

The (Ig)Noble Lie

"Poem" - She Drew The Gun

“Doors: On the Materiality of the Symbolic,” trans. John Durham Peters,
Grey Room .

Deep Denken

Sigmund Freud, "The Taboo on Virginity," Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Volume XI (1910), 191-208.

Jacques Derrida, History of the Lie: Prolegomena," Pages 28-70

Plato Complete works
Laws Book IX Edited, with introduction and notes, by John M. Cooper; associate editor, D. S. Hutchinson. Author: Plato

Alien 3 - Funeral Speech (Burial in Space)

Chapter LXXIX. How Man-of-War's-Men Die at Sea. Herman Melville, White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War (1850)

Avital Ronell, "The Uninterrogated Question of Stupidity." differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.
8.2 (Summer 1996)

Friedrich Schlegel, "On Incomprehensibility"

Examined Life: Avital Ronell

Xenophon on Socrates

Michel de Montaigne, "Of Coaches" Essays, Book Three, Chapter Six.

Jacques Derrida, Death Penalty Seminar, Vol. 1, Session Eleven, pp. 270-83.

Leo Bersani, "Sociality and Sexuality"

Michel de Montaigne, "To His Father: On the Death of La Boétie," in Complete Works of Montaigne, Trans. Donald Frame, 1276-88.

Seneca, "On the Shortness of Life"

Maurice Blanchot, "The Last Word" in Friendship (1971; trans 1997)

Maurice Blanchot, "The Very Last Word" in Friendship (1971; trans 1997)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, "Second Promenade"

Maurice Blanchot, "Idle Speech," from Friendship.

Mrs Doubtfire recut as a horror movie

David Hume, My Own Life

 

When I Knew My Job Was Over: Beau Geste

When I Knew My Job Was Over: Cliffhangers escape from closing walls Star Wars and

Flash Gordon Also, The Artist (2011) escape from the torture room in film in the film

When I Knew My Job Was Over: Das Boot. Submarine trapped on ocean floor

When I Knew My Job Was Over (Time Stamp 2:33)

"Socrates. I mean to say that as I was about to cross the stream the usual sign was given to me,-that sign which always forbids, but never bids, me to do anything which I am going to do; and I thought that I heard a voice saying in my ear that I had been guilty of impiety, and that I must not go away until I had made an atonement. Now I am a diviner, though not a very good one, but I have enough religion for my own use, as you might say of a bad writer-his writing is good enough for him; and I am beginning to see that I was in error. O my friend, how prophetic is the human soul! At the time I had a sort of misgiving, and, like Ibycus, "I was troubled; I feared that I might be buying honour from men at the price of sinning against the gods." Now I recognize my error."

--Plato, GORGIAS

Jacques Derrida, The Beast and the Sovereign Vol. 1 (pages 32-38; 76-87; 206-17; 339-45.)

Jacques Derrida, History of the Lie: Prolegomena," pages, 28-70.

Plato Complete works Laws Book IX Edited, with introduction and notes, by John M. Cooper; associate editor, D. S. Hutchinson.

Alien 3 - Funeral Speech (Burial in Space)

Herman Melville, Chapter LXXIX. How Man-of-War's-Men Die at Sea. White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War (1850)

Avital Ronell, "The Uninterrogated Question of Stupidity." differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.
8.2 (Summer 1996)

Friedrich Schlegel, "On Incomprehensibility"

Examined Life: Avital Ronell

Xenophon on Socrates

Michel de Montaigne, "Of Coaches" Essays, Book Three, Chapter Six.

Jacques Derrida, Death Penalty Seminar, Vol. 1, Session Eleven, pp. 270-83.

Leo Bersani, "Sociality and Sexuality"

Michel de Montaigne, "To His Father: On the Death of La Boétie," in Complete Works of Montaigne, Trans. Donald Frame, 1276-88.

Seneca, "On the Shortness of Life"

Maurice Blanchot, "The Last Word" in Friendship (1971; trans 1997)

Maurice Blanchot, "The Very Last Word" in Friendship (1971; trans 1997)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, "Second Promenade"

Maurice Blanchot, "Idle Speech," from Friendship.

Mrs Doubtfire recut as a horror movie

David Hume, My Own Life

 

Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities

SEVEN DEVELOPMENTS SINCE 1980

David Runciman: From Tocqueville to Trump, looking back at 2016

RetroVision Theater Presents A Matter of Life and Death
https://archive.org/details/Lbines-RetroVisionTheaterPresentsAMatterOfLifeAndDeath502?

https://monoskop.org/Monoskop

(Watch films on disc or streaming: UF KANOPY is free)

VICE CENSORS

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Podcasts

The CIA’s Kafkaesque Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

The CIA's Timeless Tips for "Simple Sabotage"

How Guantánamo Diary Escaped the Black Hole

Stanley Cavell, "Must-we-mean-what-we-say?"

Organization Guru Marie Kondo’s Tips for Dealing with Your Massive Piles of Unread Books (or What They Call in Japan “Tsundoku”)

The Birth Control Handbook: The Underground Student Publication That Let Women Take Control of Their Bodies (1968)

Universal Conscription in the U.S.

Nouvelle vidéo démonstration de sécurité Air France / New Air France safety demonstration video

Air France Commercial (2015)

Air France - Making of film France is in the air

v

 

Trigger Happy Warning

The Male Gaze Gets an Education

Avital Ronell, "The uninterrogated question of stupidity."
differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.
8.2 (Summer 1996)

when-music-is-violence?

Agnotology: Culturally Constructed Ignorance Wins the Day
By Barry Ritholtz
http://bv.ms/28YUuaw

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/06/the-unendurable-horrors-of-leadership-camp

"The company eagerly cultivates an academic aura, and the facility is
referred to as its “campus.” The campus bookstore sells dozens of
business books, of the kind ubiquitous in airport newsstands. Typical
selections included The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle:
How to Become a Servant Leader
(featuring a jacket blurb from the
Senior Vice President of Operations for Chik-fil-a) and Leading with
Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit
. Alas, they did not have my
favorite managerial tome of all time, If Harry Potter Ran General
Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World Of Wizards
, which is a
genuine, honest-to-God book that you can look up and purchase."

https://theintercept.com/2016/06/25/brexit-is-only-the-latest-proof-of-the-insularity-and-failure-of-western-establishment-institutions/

We must instead put ourselves to the test: whether now and in the future we will read the texts and words of the genuine philosophers in a different way than we have previously; placing higher demands on ourselves, with an enduring will to question, and with a presentiment that there is something knowable before and beyond all science; we have to put to the test whether we have learnt to read. If we can affirm that we want to read in a different way and more meditatively, then we have done enough for the moment.
Heidegger, Martin
Interpretation of Nietzsche's Second Untimely Meditation
Haase, Ullrich
Sinclair, Mark

Unzeitgemäss ist auch diese Betrachtung, weil ich etwas, worauf die Zeit mit Recht stolz ist, ihre historische Bildung, hier einmal als Schaden, Gebreste und Mangel der Zeit zu verstehen versuche, weil ich sogar glaube, dass wir Alle an einem verzehrenden historischen Fieber leiden und mindestens erkennen sollten, dass wir daran leiden. Wenn aber Goethe mit gutem Rechte gesagt hat, dass wir mit unseren Tugenden zugleich auch unsere Fehler anbauen, und wenn, wie Jedermann weiss, eine hypertrophische Tugend - wie sie mir der historische Sinn unserer Zeit zu sein scheint - so gut zum Verderben eines Volkes werden kann wie ein hypertrophisches Laster: so mag man mich nur einmal gewähren lassen. Auch soll zu meiner Entlastung nicht verschwiegen werden, dass ich die Erfahrungen, die mir jene quälenden Empfindungen erregten, meistens aus mir selbst und nur zur Vergleichung aus Anderen entnommen habe, und dass ich nur sofern ich Zögling älterer Zeiten, zumal der griechischen bin, über mich als ein Kind dieser jetzigen Zeit zu so unzeitgemässen Erfahrungen komme. So viel muss ich mir aber selbst von Berufs wegen als classischer Philologe zugestehen dürfen: denn ich wüsste nicht, was die classische Philologie in unserer Zeit für einen Sinn hätte, wenn nicht den, in ihr unzeitgemäss - das heisst gegen die Zeit und dadurch auf die Zeit und hoffentlich zu Gunsten einer kommenden Zeit - zu wirken.

http://www.magister.msk.ru/library/babilon/deutsche/nie

Mary Russo, The Female Grotesque: Risk, Excess and Modernity (1994)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vUWVwKRYs

Sigmund Freud,"The Taboo on Virginity"

Laura Kipnis, "Stupid Sex/Higher Education"

Tomorrow's Professor https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1502

Lip synching and music videos

Lorde https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtc

Bryan Ferry

"Slave to Love"

George Michaels

"Freedom"

Tei Shi - "Bassically" (Official Music Video)

Structure, Scaffolding, and the Leap of Faith Indiana Jones

Charles Glass, "Nagmachons,"
Times Literary Supplement | 5th April 2016

Michel Foucault's reply to George Steiner's review of Foucualt's The Order of Things (George Steiner, “The Mandarin of the Hour—Michel Foucault,” New York Times Book Review February 21, 1971), “Monstrosities in Criticism” Diacritics 1, no.1 (1971) 57-60

George Steiner, “Steiner Responds to Foucault,” Diacritics 1, no. 2 (Winter, 1971), p. 59.

Foucault responds to Steiner.

The Male Gaze Gets an Education

Avital Ronell, "The uninterrogated question of stupidity."
differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.
8.2 (Summer 1996)

when-music-is-violence?

Agnotology: Culturally Constructed Ignorance Wins the Day
By Barry Ritholtz
http://bv.ms/28YUuaw

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/06/the-unendurable-horrors-of-leadership-camp

"The company eagerly cultivates an academic aura, and the facility is
referred to as its “campus.” The campus bookstore sells dozens of
business books, of the kind ubiquitous in airport newsstands. Typical
selections included The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle:
How to Become a Servant Leader (featuring a jacket blurb from the
Senior Vice President of Operations for Chik-fil-a) and Leading with
Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit. Alas, they did not have my
favorite managerial tome of all time, If Harry Potter Ran General
Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World Of Wizards, which is a
genuine, honest-to-God book that you can look up and purchase."

https://theintercept.com/2016/06/25/brexit-is-only-the-latest-proof-of-the-insularity-and-failure-of-western-establishment-institutions/

We must instead put ourselves to the test: whether now and in the future we will read the texts and words of the genuine philosophers in a different way than we have previously; placing higher demands on ourselves, with an enduring will to question, and with a presentiment that there is something knowable before and beyond all science; we have to put to the test whether we have learnt to read. If we can affirm that we want to read in a different way and more meditatively, then we have done enough for the moment.
Heidegger, Martin
Interpretation of Nietzsche's Second Untimely Meditation
Haase, Ullrich
Sinclair, Mark

Unzeitgemäss ist auch diese Betrachtung, weil ich etwas, worauf die Zeit mit Recht stolz ist, ihre historische Bildung, hier einmal als Schaden, Gebreste und Mangel der Zeit zu verstehen versuche, weil ich sogar glaube, dass wir Alle an einem verzehrenden historischen Fieber leiden und mindestens erkennen sollten, dass wir daran leiden. Wenn aber Goethe mit gutem Rechte gesagt hat, dass wir mit unseren Tugenden zugleich auch unsere Fehler anbauen, und wenn, wie Jedermann weiss, eine hypertrophische Tugend - wie sie mir der historische Sinn unserer Zeit zu sein scheint - so gut zum Verderben eines Volkes werden kann wie ein hypertrophisches Laster: so mag man mich nur einmal gewähren lassen. Auch soll zu meiner Entlastung nicht verschwiegen werden, dass ich die Erfahrungen, die mir jene quälenden Empfindungen erregten, meistens aus mir selbst und nur zur Vergleichung aus Anderen entnommen habe, und dass ich nur sofern ich Zögling älterer Zeiten, zumal der griechischen bin, über mich als ein Kind dieser jetzigen Zeit zu so unzeitgemässen Erfahrungen komme. So viel muss ich mir aber selbst von Berufs wegen als classischer Philologe zugestehen dürfen: denn ich wüsste nicht, was die classische Philologie in unserer Zeit für einen Sinn hätte, wenn nicht den, in ihr unzeitgemäss - das heisst gegen die Zeit und dadurch auf die Zeit und hoffentlich zu Gunsten einer kommenden Zeit - zu wirken.

http://www.magister.msk.ru/library/babilon/deutsche/nie

Mary Russo, The Female Grotesque: Risk, Excess and Modernity (1994)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vUWVwKRYs

Sigmund Freud,"The Taboo on Virginity"

Laura Kipnis, "Stupid Sex/Higher Education"

Tomorrow's Professor https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1502

Lip synching and music videos

Lorde https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtc

Bryan Ferry

"Slave to Love"

George Michaels

"Freedom"

Tei Shi - "Bassically" (Official Music Video)

Structure, Scaffolding, and the Leap of Faith Indiana Jones

Charles Glass, "Nagmachons,"
Times Literary Supplement | 5th April 2016

ANTICIPATORY LEARNING

from Thomas Mann, Doktor Faustus, p. 63

Annotated Critical Editions

Why an annotated annotated edition versus a critical edition?

Why not just read a "raw" version of a text, like on Gutenberg? Or on a kindle? Why is is a critical ppparatus, and what is it for? Why do DVDs have extras on them? What is a Criterion edition of a film?

Why not just wacth a film? What does it mean to watch or read critically?

1. Detective as critic (Ginzburg on Clues)

Annotated Poe

2. Reader as walker or forager or flaneur

Annotated Emerson

3. Text as Monster Annotated Frankenstein

Philology

Text as lacking; in need of repair; as wounded, in need of surgery.

A restored edition (like Clarissa third edition title page).

Film restoration

museum audioguides for paintings

Last Words

Last Wills and Testaments

Paratexts

Graphic Design

Page layout

http://www.livescience.com/19445-restored-shakespeare-signature.html

Pausing to leave a text in order to find out more about what is being discussed and described; going a source like wikipedia to find out a little bit about or going to youtube to listen to a piece of music; returning to the text where you left. The text returns to you; you may reread it; you may finally read it after all; you may learn even more. Thedor Adorno; Adorno and Mann correspondence; Mann, Genesis of Doktor Faustus: The Novel of a Novel; Schoenberg; you read books and articles; you listen to more performances of Beethoven, more recordings; your learn about pianists who perform the piece--Maurizio Pollini); you learn about the piano sonata; about the sonata and classical music; classical versus romantic music; late Beethoven--quarterts; deafness, and so on.)

You Already Know how to Read Film (Genre--you know what to expect) Example: Hostel (2005)

Performing Race:

Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture 

Jacques Derrida, "Plato's Pharmacy"

Writers Reading Writers

"Neoliberal Arts" Harper's Magazine 2015

Dickens, Charles. 1852. "A Ragged School," Harper's Magazine

"Historical, in fact philological, consider- ations have slowly but surely taken the place of profound explorations of eternal problems. The question becomes: What did this or that phi- losopher think or not think? And is this or that text rightly ascribed to him or not? And even: Is this variant of a classical text preferable to that other? Students in university seminars today are encouraged to occupy themselves with such emasculated inquiries. As a result, of course, philosophy itself is banished from the university altogether."

Nietzsche, Fredrich. 1872 anti-education Harper's Magazine

Friedrich Nietzsche,1872. ANTI-EDUCATION introduction and annotation by Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon, translated from the German by Damion Searls

Heidegger, Martin, 1933. "The Self-Assertion of the German University and The Rectorate 1933/34: Facts and Thoughts," Review of Metaphysics 38 (March 1985): 467-502.

Auerbach, Eric. 1943. Epilogue to Mimesis: The Represenation of Reality in Western Literature

Curtius, E. R. 1947. Die auslandiche wissenschaftliche Literatur der Kriegs- und Nachkriegsjahre ist mir bis auf verschwindende Ausnahmen nicht zuganglich gewesen. Auch die Bonner Universitatebibliothek ist seit 1944 in folge eines Bombenangriffs teils unbenuntzbar, teils verbrannt. Ich habe daher manches Zitat nicht meher vergleichen, manche Quelle nicht mehr einsehen konnen. Aber wenn die literature 'das fragment der Fragmente" ist (Goethe), muss ein Versuch wie der vorleigende erst recht den Charackter des Fragmentarishcen tragen.

During the war and postwar years, I lost sight of foreign literary criticism after it vanished and was thus inaccessible to me. Also, as a consequence of an air raid in 1944, parts of the Bonn University Library were unusable or burnt. I could no longer check various citations or consult many sources. But if literature is "the fragment of fragments" (Goethe), an attempt like this one in particular must exhibit a fragmentary character.] — "Vorwort," in Europaisches Literatur und Lateinische Mittelater, (my translation; not translated in the English edition of 195

Curtius, E. R. 1953. I have tried to show that humanistic tradition is from time to time attacked by philosophy. It may suffer a serious setback from these aggressions. Many signs seem to point to the fact that we are faced once more with an incursion of philosophers, existentialists... "Appendix: The Medieval Bases of Western Thought," European Literature in the Latin Middle Ages, 592

De Man, Paul. 1983. As a control discipline . . . philology represents a store of established knowledge; to seek to supersede it . . . is without merit. "Heidegger's Exegeses of Hölderlin," Blindness and Insight, 263-4.

Readings, BiIl. 1997. The University in Ruins. Harvard University Press.

Derrida, Jacques. 2001. "The University Without Condition," originally delivered as a Presidential Lecture at Stanford University in 1998. Its title was "The Future of the Profession or the University Without Condition (Thanks to the 'Humanities,' What Could Take Place Tomorrow)." This version can be found in Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader, ed. Tom Cohen (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001), 24-57. A slightly altered version, recast as an essay, appeared as "The University Without Condition" in Jacques Derrida, Without Alibi, trans. Peggy Kamuf (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 2002), 202-37. The French original is L'université sans condition (Paris: Galilée, 2001).

Derrida, Jacques. 2002. Who's Afraid of Philosophy: Right to Philosophy 1 trans. Jan Plug. Stanford Univ. Press,

Derrida,Jacques. 2004. Eyes of the University: Right to Philosophy 2 trans. Jan Plug. Stanford Univ. Press,

When do you have to go outside the text in order to understand it? Philology (history through etymology)

Philology as entry into history and culture: Life / Sex Life / End of Life = life, sex, and death=civilization

When do you have to go outside the text in order to understand it? Philology (history through etymology)

Genetic Fallacy?

When and under what conditions does knowing something about a writer's biography or the time he or she was writing make a difference to your reading of what he or she wrote?

Jacques Derrida, "Signature Event Context"

One fact that has to be assimilated by both Labour and the Democrats is this: when Bill and Hillary arrived in Washington in 1992 they had little money. Now, despite remaining notionally in public service throughout, they are worth many millions of dollars. Tony and Cherie Blair were not obscenely wealthy when they arrived in power in 1997. Today they are worth more than $75 million. Consider the working-class voters whom the Clintons or the Blairs exhorted to vote for them in the 1990s: they are probably worse off now than they were then. In effect the Clintons and Blairs surfed on their grievances and inequities, making themselves rich and leaving their voters in the dust. This hasn’t gone unnoticed, which is one reason the old politics is no longer working.
http://www.lrb.co.uk/2016/11/14/rw-johnson/trump-some-numbers

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n23/david-runciman/is-this-how-democracy-ends

Reading is a vice which can replace all other vices or temporarily take their place in more intensely helping people live, it is an aberration a consuming passion. No, I don’t take any drugs, I take books, of course I have certain preferences, many books don’t suit me at all, some I take only in the morning, others at night, there are books I don’t ever let go, I drag them around with me in the apartment, carrying them from the living room into the kitchen, I read them in the hall standing up, I don’t use a bookmark, I don’t move my lips while reading, early on I learned to read very well, I don’t remember the method, but you ought to look into it. They must have used an excellent method in our provincial elementary schools, at least back when I learned to read.
--Ingeborg Bachmann, Malina: A Novel, trans. Philip Boehm (Teaneck, NJ: Holmes & Meier, 1990), 57-58.

Geoff Dyer, "Reader's Block"

Jacques Derrida, "Eating Well"

Jacques Derrida Interview on writing as food or drugs

STEAM (not STEM) "A" stands for "Arts," as in Liberal Arts

Autocorrect

Farhenheit 451 paratext

Juan Luis Borges, "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote"

Carlo Ginzburg, Clues

Writing as a Drug

Samsung Instinct film trailer

Martin Scorcese on pan and scan versus letterboxing

Warner Brothers high def website; Toshiba's "dead" website The Look and Sound of Perfect HD-DVD website (YouTube trailer)

Mirrors trailer

Freudian Slips in German

Carlo Ginzburg, Clues

Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of its Reproducibility"

Avital Ronell on the examined life

 

Sigmund Freud, "Dreams and Telepathy"

Sigmund Freud, "Psycho-analysis and Telepathy"

Sigmund Freud, "Mourning and Melancholia"

Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle standard edition

Jacques Derrida on invention and illegality

Jacques Derrida in Ghost Dance

Avital Ronell on the examined life

Sigmund Freud, "The Uncanny"

Friedrich Schlegel, "On Incomprehensibility"

Kafka

Interpretation as Circle

Quotations I Like

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The Idiocy of Identity Politics

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Sheldon Pollock, "Future Philology? The Fate of a Soft Science in a Hard World"

"How DNA Changed the World of Forensics" NY Times, May 18, 2014

Carlo Ginzburg, “Clues: Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes,” in History Workshop, No. 9 (Spring, 1980), pp. 5-36.

Paolo Cherchi Usai, David Alexander Horwath, Michael Loebenstein, ed. Film Curatorship: Museums, Curatorship and the Moving Image (chapter three, pp.107-29)

"How DNA Changed the World of Forensics" NY Times, May 18, 2014

Optional Reading: D.A. Greetham, "Textual Forensics"; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Case of Identity" (1899) and "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" (1893); Sigmund Freud, "The Moses of Michelangelo" (1914) Standard Edition, 13: 209-238. Digital "Exploded Manuscript" of Freud's essay.

 

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My Augusitinian / Rousseauian Autobiograhical / Confessional Moment: How I Found Myself Destined to Become an English Professor When I Was Ten Years Old: My copy, acquired June 20, 1964 at my paternal grandparents' home, of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Snow Image and Other Tales, ed. Richard Burton, Professor of English in the University of Minnesota, New York: T. Y. Cowell & Company, 1899.

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