Monthly Archives: February 2011

Feminism in Cinderella

            Cinderella is usually thought of in a Disney movie context with the beautiful daughter, the death of her dad, and her terrifying step-mother and step-sisters. There are, of course, other versions of the story less viewed. Two such examples … Continue reading

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Gay and Lesbian Theory notes

Why we should learn about Gay and Lesbian Theory? Our sexuality is related to most or all of the other characteristics by which we define ourselves. America—a man who has sex with another man is still defined as a heterosexual … Continue reading

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Feminism Chapter Notes

Why Should We Learn About the Feminist Theory? Patriarchy—refers to  any society in which men hold all or most  of the power Understand the ways women are oppressed—socially, economically, politically, psychologically Goal—reduce women oppression Feminism is a form of humanism … Continue reading

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Dr. Gian Pagnucci’s Writing Track Presentation notes

Writing is not only a way of expressing one’s self, but can be used to create stories never created before, analyzing information for corporations and businesses and the like, on top of many other things. Writing is used by every … Continue reading

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“Everyday Use” African-American, Marxist, and Psychoanalytical Theories

“Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker, can be interpreted in many ways using many theories. Theories commonly viewed to analyze Dee, a primary character in “Everyday Use” include the African-American theory, the Marxist theory, and the psychoanalytical theory.   Three parts … Continue reading

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English Undergrad Conference: Samuel Colerdige and the Gothic

I attended Samuel Coleridge and the Gothic during the English Undergraduate Conference. I found it interesting because the presenters presented both poems “Cristabel” and “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Coleridge, in such a way that the audience could … Continue reading

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Psychoanalytical Theory: Notes

Why Should We Learn about Psychoanalytic Theory? Psychological problems Identify  and understand “dysfunctional behavior” How we begin to heal problems Lack of awareness Makes us vulnerable to psychological problems Allows us to “play them out” Ex: Roommate turns into a … Continue reading

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