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Reason & Romanticism

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Voyeurism and TMI

In an effort to populate Novel Ideas with new material after a fallow period, I’ve adapted the following remarks from a doctoral seminar that I took during the 2011 Fall quarter. Previous “Reason & Romanticism” entries use current films as a way of accessing historically distant literature and ideas, but I don’t want that to … Continue reading

Small Man Trapped in a Box

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are familiar with both the literary and the “meta” in cinema. Their 2006 Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story followed the actors playing proxies of themselves playing roles in a film adaptation of Lawrence Sterne’s eighteenth-century novel about a man trying to represent himself in autobiography. Take a few … Continue reading

Marie Antoinette Wore Converse

For the first time in my adult life, I receive more than fifteen channels. The basic package seems like the cheapest option (and it is, technically), but it’s probably one of the worst values in terms of what you get for your money, unless you really like televised church sermons, daytime talk shows, reality TV, … Continue reading

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