Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2 Semesters Deep

I have read the listed significant works from the following authors/philosophers/theorists:
Plato Republic, Aristotle The Poetics, St. Augustine On Christian Teaching , Aquinas Summa Theologica, Dante Il Convivio, Boccacio Genealogy of the Gentile Gods, Sydney The Defense of Poesy, Dryden An Essay of Dramatic Poesy, Hume Of the Standard of Taste, Kant Critique of the Power of Judgement, Poe The Philosophy of Composition, Shelley A Defense of Poetry, Marx The German Ideology, Simmel The Metropolis and Mental Life, Leavis Mass Civilization and Minority Culture, Nietzsche The Birth of Tragedy, Sartre Why Write?, Freud The Uncanny, Baudry The Apparatus:Metapsychological Approaches to the Impression of Reality in Cinema, MetzFilm Language, Kuhn A History of Narrative Codes, Wollen Semiology of Cinema and The Auteur Theory, BrechtPopularity and Realism, Bazin Ontology of the Photographic Image and The Myth of Total Cinema, McGonical A Real Little Game: the Performance of Belief in Pervasive Play, Dewey The Public and Its Problems andDemocracy in Education, Cooley The Process of Social Change, Lippmann Public Opinion, Adorno and Horkheimer The Enlightenment of Public Opinion, Benjamin The Work of art in the Age of Technological Reproducibility, Althusser Ideology and Ideological Apparatuses, Bogost Alien Phenomenology, Garnham Political Economy and Cultural Studies and The Media as Cultural Industries, Smythe On Audience Commodity, SarrisNotes on the Auteur Theory 1962, Barthes Death of the Author and Myth Today, Foucault What is an Author?, McCloud Setting the Record Straight, Wood Ideology and Genre, Altman Semantic Approach to Film Genre, Buscombe Idea of Genre, Schrader Notes on Film Noir, Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Katz and LazwellPersonal Influence, Gerbner Cultivation Analysis, Laswell The Structure and Function of Communication, CharterMotion Pictures and Youth, Clarke, Hall and Jefferson Subcultures and Class, Williams Analysis of Culture, HallEncoding and Decoding, Grossberg Cultural Studies vs. Political Economy: Is Anyone Else Bored with this Debate?, Lyotard Defining Post-modernism, Baudrillard Simulacra and Simulation, Derrida Play, Mulvey Visual Pleasure in Narrative Cinema, McRobbie Post-feminism and Pop-culture, Halberstom The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Said Culture and Imperialism, Diawara Black Spectatorship, Stam and Spence Colonialism, Racism, and Representation, Fanon On National Culture, McLuhan Medium is the Message, Manovich New Media from Borges to HTML, Radaway Reading the Romance, Murray Immersion from Hamlet on the Holodeck, JenkinsWorship at the Altar of Convergance, Haraway Manifesto for Cyborgs, Sobcheck Vision in Flesh, Crick The Game Body, Hardt and Negri Empire, Chung Media Heterotopia and Transnational Filmmaking, Lindgren Towards a Heteropology, Thompson Implications of the Cel Animation Technique, Lindvall/Melton Towards a Post-Modern Animated Discourse: Bakhtin, Intertextuality and the Carton Carnival, Langer Regionalism in Disney Animation: Pink Elephants and Dumbo, Putterman A Short Critical History of Warner Bros. Cartoons, White From Disney to WB: The Critical Shift, Thompson Pronoun Trouble, Wells The Disney Effect, Moritz Norman McLaren and Jules Engel: Post Modernists.

I have also watched the following films:

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), The Searchers (1956), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Siegfreid (1924), The Fountain (2006), Big Fish (2003), The Crowd (1928), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992), Spellbound (1945), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Still Walking (2008), Ace in the Hole (1951), How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Son of Rambow (2007), Be Kind, Rewind (2008), Vertigo (1958), Bamboozled (2000), Star Wars (UnCut) (2012), The World (2004), Ratskin (1929), Port Whines (1929), Street of Crocodiles (1986), Water Water EveryHare (1950), Creature Comforts (1990), Farm Relief (1929), Slow Beau (1929), Keeping up with the Joneses (1915), Dreamy Dud (1915), Bobby Bumps (1916), Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916), Basket Romance (1918?), Mary and Gretel (1916), The Dinosaur and the Missing Link (1915), AWOL: All Wrong Old LadyBuck (1919?), Bosko the Talk ink Kid (1919), Felix Saves the Day (1923), Felix the Stone Age, Felix in Hollywood, Out of the Inkwell (1921), Dizzy Dishes (1930), Minnie the Moocher (1932), Snow White (Betty Boop) (1933), 1933 Popeye “Little Sweet Pea” , The Song of the Birds(1935), Little Dutch Mill (1934), Japoteurs (1942), The Office Boy (1933), The Milk Man (1932), The Three Little Pigs (1933), Steamboat Willie (1928), Dinnertime (1928), The Tortoise and the Hare (1934), Elmer Elephant (1936), Laugh-O-Gram (1921), Little Red Riding Hood (1922), Alice’ Wonderland (1923), Trolley Troubles (1926), Flowers and Trees (1932), The Band Concert (1935), The Old Mill (1937), Snow White (1937), A Corny Concerto (1943), I Love to Singa (1936), The Thrifty Pig (1941), Seven Wise Dwarfs (1941), Crac! (1981), Sufferin’ Cats (1943), Begone Dull Care (1949), 5 for 4 (1941), Dollar Dance (1943), V for Victory (1941), Keep Your Mouth Shut (1944), Empty Rooms Mean Idle Machines (1943), He Plants for Victory (1943), George and Rosemary (1982), The Big Snit (1985), The Cat Came Back (1988), The Street (1976), Every Child (1979), Why Me? (1978), Bead Game (1977), Special Delivery (1978), Mr Wonderbird (1952), Animal Farm (1954), Yellow Submarine (1968), Smile Darn Ya Smile (1931), Gerald McBoing Boing (1952), Tortoise Beats Hare (1940), Hep Cat (1942), Wild Hare (1940), I Haven’t Got a Hat (1935), Pigs in a Polka (1943), Falling Hare (1943), Porky In WackyLand (1938), Private Snafu (1942), Corny-Gie Hall (1943), What’s Opera Doc? (1957), Scrap Happy Daffy (1943), Baseball Bugs (1945), Rabbit Seasoning (1951), Rabbit of Seville (1949), Blitz Wolf (1942), Dumb Hounded (1943), Red Hot Riding Hood (1943), Screwball Squirrel (1944), Bad Luck Blackie (1949), Symphonie Diagonale (1924), Rhythmus 21 (1921), Das Wunder (1922), Das Blaue Wunder (1935), An Optical Poem (1938), The Peanut Vendor (1933), Sniffy Escapes Poisoning (1965), Duck and Cover (1952), A Color Box (1935), Komposition in the Blaue (1935), Stille Nacht 2 (1992), Make Mine Freedom (1948), Altair (1995), Buckethead Music Video (featuring art of Hieronymous Bosch (2001), Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1991), Science Friction (1959), Fantasia (1941), Through My Thick Glasses (2003), The Owl Who Married A Goose (1976), Homeless Hare (1950), Hillbilly Hare (1950), Hell Bent for Election (1944), The Dover Boys of Pimiento U (1942), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Adventures in Music (Toot Bang…) (1952), Pigs is Pigs (1952), Ragtime Bear (1949), Rooty Toot Toot (1951), The Tell-Tale Heart (1953), Munro (1961), Moonbird (1959), The Hole (1962), Sisyphus (1974), Soviet Toys (1923), China on Fire (1925), The Hand (1965), The Labyrinth (1961), “A” (1966), Droga/The Road (1971), The Intelligent Village (1972), The Tower of Babel (1988), Okay! (1973), Prayer (1972), The Fly (1967), Ersatz (1962), Mask of the Red Death (1970), The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990), Little Black Riding Hood (1983), Little Gray Neck (1948), Tale of Tales (1982), Black and White (1933), Fascist Jack Boots (1941), The Vultures (1942), Interplanetary Revolution (1924), We’ll Keep Our Eyes Peeled (1927), Man in the Frame (1966), Mountain of Dinosaurs (1967), Battle at Kerzhenets (1971), The Island (1973), Hedgehog in the Fog (1976), Seasons (1969), The Magic Canvas (1948), The Butterfly Ball (1973), Night on Bald Mountain (1933), The Nose (1963), The Thieving Magpie (1958), Grasshoppers (1990), Rabbit Stew (1952), Bimbo’s Auto (1952), The Mail Goes Through (1947), Raggedy Ann and Andy, a Musical Adventure (1977), Not Without My Handbag (1992), Peter and the Wolf (2006), Balance (1985), Les Escargots (1965), Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra (1959), The Idea (1932), Jumping (1984), Japanese (1978), The Village Festival (1930), Song of Spring (1931), Chameko’s Day (1931), Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958), Barefoot Gen (1983), Flushed Away (2006), The Little Island (1958), A Lecture on Man (1962), Love Me Love Me Love Me (1962), Circus Drawings (1964), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), A Christmas Carol (1971), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Thief and the Cobbler (1995)

1918 War Bond Ad by Bray/Hurd/Fleischer, 1921 Muratti Cigarettes, Coco the Trapper, Maypo, Wildroot Cream Oil, Kelvinator, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Phillip Morris, Twinkles Cereal, Reynold’s Wrap, Dupont #7 Auto Polish, Lucky Strike Cigarettes, Old Gold Cigarettes, Muriel Fine Cigars, Kool Penguin Cigarettes,

Episodes from television programs:
Community (2), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Pilot), Davey and Goliath (1960), Space Ghost (1972), The Simpsons House of Horror V (late 80s), Adventure Time, Cowboy Bebop, Crocodile Gena, Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Speed Racer, Pom Poko, Crusader Rabbit, Ruff and Reddy, Flintstones, Hoppity Hooper, Clutch Cargo, The Mighty Thor, Spider Man, Underdog, Gumby, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Jonny Quest, The Huckleberry Hound Show, School House Rock, Venture Brothers,

Navigated the following online documentary:

Read 2 Graduate Theses

Read the following instructional texts:
Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences by Berg, B.L. (448 pages)
Beginner’s Guide to Community Based Arts by Knight, K. and Swartzman, M. (200 pages)
Cartoons by Giannalberto Bendazzi (540 pages)

I have written 3 research papers of 15-25 page length.

I have written approximately 40 papers of between 1000 to 1500 words each.

I have written 1 research review.

I have written 3 Thesis Proposals.

I have given 7 presentations.

Conducted 1 interview.

Taken 3 mid-term exams and 1 final exam.

Made Dinner for my class more than 25 times.

And Mom stuff:
Taken my middle 2 children to speech therapy every week.
Attended music class with my oldest once a month.
Made my oldest practice said music 5x each week (torture!)
Pulled of Christmas and Birthdays and Tooth-fairying and whatnot.
Cleaned my kids bathroom at least 2,000 times. (pretty nearly 10x/daily)
Meal-planned, grocery shopped, and prepared meals over and over again.
Done at least 200 loads of laundry.
And been on about 6 dates.

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