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.
January 2011 Archives
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 Merchants of Cool":
I already checked them out--they're quite telling...
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.
Salut, je m'appelle Patience et Je suis Camerounais. Hello, my name is Patience and I am Cameroonian
Yes I am just checking to see if it works!
So, see you guys tomorrow:)
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
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.
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.
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
In reflecting on the readings, what are some important critical tools and considerations we need to take into account when becoming a cultural critic?