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Diane Cormany

  • Commented on "Slumpy Class" blog post
    I meant The Simpsons....
  • Commented on "Slumpy Class" blog post
    It all comes back to Seinfeld, doesn't it? :)...
  • Commented on Epistemology of the Console blog
    Yes: His observations during the season finale definitely show him as that wise, knowing figure. Interesting that Eli's character has been able to recover from the incident with Marnie but that she hasn't--in her relationship with friends, at least. What...
  • Commented on Slumpy Blog
    Does the media hold the solution to the dilemma you pose at the end of your post?...
  • Commented on Lynne Joyrich
    Do you have thoughts on an answer? It would be great to discuss solutions here or during class. Are there any spaces anywhere that are free of consumerism and commodification? (Also, I don't know Test Patterns, so tell us more.)...
  • Commented on Blog post: Joyrich
    Fascinating that Rodenberry and Shatner have both acknowledge the possible reading of Spock/Kirk. I wonder if these (esp. Shatner) have come in response to fan response over the years. What do you think about George Takei's queer visibility?...
  • Commented on Blog post: Joyrich
    Could it be that Ellen is being a celeb like many others, and doesn't have an additional political responsibility?...
  • Commented on Blog post: Joyrich
    Do you believe that stereotyping is shown on MF, or not? Can you give other examples that support broad support in media? (Recent broadcast shows that focused more exclusively on gay characters have been cancelled, for example.)...
  • Commented on Blog Post-Gay Themed Television and the Slumpy Class
    I'd love to hear others chime in on your final question, which is a perceptive read on today's media landscape (or an aspect) How does irony factor in here, relating back to the Beattie reading?...
  • Commented on Buffy blog
    The question is why would people such as you and your peers have such a negative association with feminism? Who benefits from that?...
  • Commented on Buffy Blog
    The idea of collective empowerment is critical to Levine's article. One can be feminine while still committed to feminism, as with the Buffy finale (in which she fights wearing high heeled boots :)...
  • Commented on Blog Post - Advertising and the construction of Violent white Masculinity
    Media operate within given ideological conditions--it's a feedback loop in which they reflect social constructions and also contribute to them. So, I'm not sure we can say "there is no one to blame but the media."...
  • Commented on DQ- Violent White Masculinity
    Wow. A big question. I do think that taking power and control over one's life in ways that are available may explain some violence. At the same time, there is criminalization and limited life opportunity that comes from hegemonic constructions...
  • Commented on Blog Post-Violent White Masculinity
    Perhaps thinking about intersectionality can help get at the difference between white male of Af-Am male, etc., depictions of masculinity and violence. Hopefully our class discussion helped elucidate this. Part of his argument is the reaction of white males, in...
  • Commented on "Violent White Masculinity" - DQ
    Is daring somehow coded as masculine, and if so, why?...
  • Commented on Blog Post: Brasfield
    That makes me think that I should have shown the WAC Pack episode of ONB (where they vote according to categories). Not sure I can fit it in at this point, though :/...
  • Commented on Sex and the City: Blog Post
    By definition hegemony supports existing power structures. Therefore, a hegemonic view would support a particular race, class, and sexual power structure (white, wealthy, and heterosexual). I'm not clear about your critique, though....
  • Commented on The Male Working Class Buffoon- Blog Post
    Are you critiquing the analysis (argument) or the industry constructs?...
  • Commented on Butsch-Blog Post
    How is the working class being represented in television now? Why are the characters on Modern Family all upper middle class? Why do we not see more blue collar workers?...
  • Commented on Unintentionally Eating the Other- Blog Post
    The author uses "yellowfacing" to draw a parallel to the historical practice of "blackface," as in minstrel shows. She is not using "yellow" and an acceptable descriptor....
  • Commented on Discussion Question-Bell Hooks
    Is hooks promoting a society without differences, or without pointing out differences?...
  • Commented on Blog Post-Lena Dunham
    Would this be solved if there were other stories being told on TV? What about her claim (in the show's pilot) of being the voice of a generation? Is it a segregated generation?...
  • Commented on Blog Post: Bell Hooks
    Actually trying to do something about racism, vs. looking at consumption as the equalizer, is a great start, right?...
  • Commented on Lena Dunham Blog and DQ
    Good job wrestling with possible solutions. Now Girls has an African American co-worker for Hannah that at least is getting some screen time. She's not a main character, though....
  • Commented on What's Your Flava - Blog Post
    You may want to pose your final question in a couple of weeks when we talk about sexuality and representation in media....
  • Commented on Discussion Question- bell hooks
    What specific examples do you have in mind? I know of rap's origination in the Bronx (Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, etc.), and then its proliferation....
  • Posted More from Thurs. discussion: Dunn case to Media Literacy Spring 2014
    Here's a relatively balanced article; the result is a bit more nuanced because of the hung jury. A larger question for ongoing discussion, though, is the pattern of young black men being killed in the name of self-defense. Why are...
  • Commented on Producing Identities Blog Post
    How does MTV appeal to a particular lifestyle, though--beyond just the uniform "teenager"?...
  • Commented on The Whites of Their Eyes/White Privilege: Blog Post
    Great discussion yesterday. I hope we got to your main points before we ran out of time. If not, keep it rolling here on the blog....
  • Commented on Blog and DQ - White privilege
    She does address that some of these are negatives that involve justice and that we should solve for all (i.e., being followed in a store). But it's more complicated than that. Why is there an overall feeling that people of...
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