January 2011 Archives

Pop Culture Blog #1 Prompt

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In reflecting on the readings, what are some important critical tools and considerations we need to take into account when becoming a cultural critic? Please cite specific concepts and examples from the assigned readings to situate your claims. You may also connect concepts/critical tools explored in the readings to examples of your own interactions with pop culture.


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Film Suggestions for more on the Rhetoric of Advertising

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Hello All,

Deborah recommended these episodes of Frontline for those of you who are hungry for a more behind-the-scenes look at the advertising industry:

"The Persuaders":

"The Merchants of Cool":

I already checked them out--they're quite telling...

Trial Entry

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My name is Irene Simon. This is my first semester at the U. I transferred from the University of Minnesota Rochester. I am majoring in public relations.

Trial Entry

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Salut, je m'appelle Patience et Je suis Camerounais. Hello, my name is Patience and I am Cameroonian

Trial Entry

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Yes I am just checking to see if it works!
So, see you guys tomorrow:)

Introduction-Trail Post

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My name is Jaime Antonio-Bravo. Im a Junior Psychology Student. This is my second semester at U of Minnesota.I transferred from a community college in Central New Jersey. This class sounds interesting. Hope to get to know you guys more. Have a good day

Introduction/ Trial Post

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I've decided to copy GSchuney and write a short introduction about myself.

I'm a senior, double majoring in Psychology and Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature. I also have two minors: Sociology (LCD), and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture. I love YouTube videos (I mentioned in class that I particularly love auto-tuned stuff), and I'm also completely obsessed with Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory.

Trial Entry -- Introduction

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Alright, just to make sure this works I'm going to make my trial entry a short introduction of myself. After all, what's the number 1 thing people like to talk about the most? THEMSELVES!!!

I'm a sophomore Microbiology major with a plan to minor in GWSS. I've always been interested in the discourse of sex/uality and gender, so that's why I'm taking this class. Plus, like I said in class last week, I love Beyoncé. I'm kinda an eclectic individual, having interests all across the board (minus country...sorry!). So yeah, this should probably work out as a trial post.

Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center Hours

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Below are the Spring 2011 hours for the GWSS media center. As students enrolled in a GWSS course, you are welcome to use the center for your writing and multimedia needs.

Spring 2011 RRFMC Open Hours

M: 9am-1:15pm & 2:30-3:45pm
T: 9am-12:30pm & 2:15-3:30pm
W: 9am-12:15pm & 1:15-3:45pm
Th: 9am-12:30pm & 2:15-4:30pm
F: 12:15-1:15pm & 2:30-4:30pm

Location: 468 Ford Hall

Pop Culture Prompt: Blog #1


In reflecting on the readings, what are some important critical tools and considerations we need to take into account when becoming a cultural critic?

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