Jan. 25th, 2009

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my first appointment didn't come so i wrote an entry.
maybe i should say what these are? i have been watching
dark shadows (on episode #114) and i write
while watching, taking notes on what the characters
are doing, what they say, what they wear, the mistakes that
happen, etc. and then i make texts out of these notes;
they're called 'episodes' but they don't correspond to
the actual episodes; in one of my episodes there might
be 7 episodes of the tv show, and 'darling'
'duchess' and 'kitten' don't correspond
to any particular character on the show, they're sort
of amalgamations of various things different characters say
and do on the show. i add things to
the notes, from my own life, notes i take from class &
reading, and i have some books i have been reading to help
me think about the medium. here's what i've been reading:

  • Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. Trans., Marie Jolas. New York: Orion Press, 1964.
  • Benjamin, Walter. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. <http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm>.
  • Benstein, Susan. Housing Problems: Writing and Architecture in Goethe, Walpole, Freud, and Heidegger. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.
  • Bignell, Jonathon and Stephen Lacey, eds. Popular Television drama: critical perspectives. New York: Manchester University Press, 2005.
  • Blumenthal, Danielle. Women and Soap Opera: a Cultural Feminist Perspective. Westport: Praeger, 1997.
  • Brecht, Bertolt. Brecht on theatre : the development of an aesthetic. New York : Hill and Wang, 1964.
  • Brundonsdon, Charlotte. The Feminist, the Housewife and the Soap Opera. Oxford: Claredon Press, 2000.
  • Buonanno, Milly. The Age of Television: Experiences and Theories. Trans, Jennifer Radice. Chicago: Intellect Books, 2007.
  • Burke, Edmund. On the Sublime and Beautiful. Vol. XXIV, Part 2. The Harvard Classics. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1909–14; Bartleby.com, 2001. www.bartleby.com/24/2/.
  • Dacre, Charlotte. Zofloya, or, The Moor: a romance of the fifteenth century. Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press, 1997.
  • De Lauretis, Teresa. Technologies of gender: essays on theory, film, and fiction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.
  • Doanne, Mary Ann. The Desire to Desire: the Woman's Film of the 1940s. Bloomington: Indianna University Press, 1987.
  • Ellis, Kate Ferguson. The contested castle : Gothic novels and the subversion of domestic ideology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
  • Hobson, Dorothy. Soap Opera. Malden: Polity Press, 2003.
  • Kubey, Robert William. Television and the quality of life : how viewing shapes everyday experience. Hillsdale, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1990.
  • Maturin, Charles Robert. Melmoth the wanderer; a tale. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1961.
  • Milbank, Alison. Daughters of the house: modes of the gothic in Victorian fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.
  • Mishra, Vijay. The Gothic Sublime. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • Mulvey-Roberts, Marie. The Handbook to Gothic Literature. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
  • Post, Emily. The Personality of a House. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1930.
  • Sleath, Eleanor. The Orphan of the Rhine. London: The Folio Press, 1968.
  • Smith, Charlotte Turner. The old manor house. London: Oxford U.P., 1969.
  • Smith, Dorothy E. The everyday world as problematic: a feminist sociology. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1987.
  • Sontag, Susan. "Notes on 'Camp.'" Against Interpretation. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. 275-292.

& a guide to what there is so far:

1. http://persephassa.com/?p=678
2. http://persephassa.com/?p=595
3. http://persephassa.com/?p=626
4. http://persephassa.com/?p=666
5. http://persephassa.com/?p=672
6. http://persephassa.com/?p=686
7. http://persephassa.com/?p=744
8. http://persephassa.com/?p=765
9. http://persephassa.com/?p=779
10. http://persephassa.com/?p=785
11. http://persephassa.com/?p=793
12. http://persephassa.com/?p=803
13. http://persephassa.com/?p=806
14. http://persephassa.com/?p=812
15. http://persephassa.com/?p=827
16. http://persephassa.com/?p=836
17. http://persephassa.com/?p=905
18. http://persephassa.com/?p=919
19. http://persephassa.com/?p=944
20. http://persephassa.com/?p=961
21. http://persephassa.com/?p=968
22. http://persephassa.com/?p=982
23. http://persephassa.com/?p=993
intermission http://persephassa.com/?p=706
intermission http://persephassa.com/?p=928
intermission http://persephassa.com/?p=978


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