Monthly Archives: October 2011

This is the one to respond to. . .

Ok, since we’re already in the home stretch a bit, I do want to push you to write a bit about the writing you do here itself. I’ve tried to talk out loud for you about the theory behind what … Continue reading

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Great reflection on judgment and excellence in the arts. . .

Some of you struggle, I suspect, with the writing in this class because you are quick to assert that all interpretation in the arts is subjective. And so oppressively subjective that when you sit down to write it must feel … Continue reading

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Is this going to work?

Or is it too reductive? Disrespectful of you as a potential audience member? Music for the Zombie Apocalypse

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The Army and the Arts

Our inclination is probably to think of the military experience and the arts as distant and incompatible cousins. But lots of ways to connect productively, and ways that enhance our experience and understanding of each. Too pieces for you here: … Continue reading

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Joy, the Arts, Musicals and Teen Dance Films

Joy is the emotion I think is most associated with the arts; Mike Martone tried to make that case to you. . . By participating in the arts as creator or audience member, you open yourself up to joy. Of … Continue reading

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Right back at it. . .

Hope everyone had a good break and you are feeling refreshed. I’ll send a separate note about upcoming events that I know about. . . News: 1) I’ll be submitting paper grades all week with a target to have them … Continue reading

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General Updates

Hope everyone is going to get a good break! Reminder to be dragging David Gilmour’s book THE FILM CLUB with you wherever you go. We’ll be talking about Gilmour on November 10th. Reminder that Thursday, November 3rd, we’ve arranged ART … Continue reading

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