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[Xmca-l] Re: Identity through "experiential texts"



I'd recommend Anzaldua's Borderlands/La Frontera.

On Jul 28, 2016 2:22 PM, "David H Kirshner" <dkirsh@lsu.edu> wrote:

> Thanks, Kevin.
> I'll make a point of searching these out.
> Calls to mind, also, Inception.
> This is a very odd movie in that it is utterly terrifying psychologically,
> except that the genre of action/adventure doesn't let you process it at the
> psychological level.
> David
>
>
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>
> Hi David-
> This sounds really interesting - it would be great to see what you come up
> with.
>
> There were a number of films that came out in the early 2000’s that
> explored themes of memory, memory loss, memory erasure - Eternal Sunshine
> of the Spotless Mind, 50 First Dates, and others.  I think films like this
> problematize the essential self, at least implicitly, though what each film
> does with it can vary.
>
> The best of these films, in my view, was Memento; it has the added bonus
> of placing mediational means at the center of the main character’s
> narrative reconstruction of identity. I’ve never assigned it as a primary
> text for a course, though I have recommended it and had useful discussions
> about it with students.
>
> Good luck with your course!
>
> Kevin
>
>
> > On Jul 28, 2016, at 11:04 AM, David H Kirshner <dkirsh@lsu.edu> wrote:
> >
> > I'm preparing to teach a capstone graduate course for teachers-to-be
> that includes a focus on identity.
> > The major assignment is a Personal Literacy Portfolio in which students
> compile, organize, and discuss artifacts of their past in exploration of
> their identity. The rationale is that this self-awareness of positioning
> facilitates engagement with students of diverse cultural locations.
> >
> > I'm asking for suggestions of course resources.
> > Rather than a single course reader, I'm looking for "experiential
> texts"-that is creative products in any medium that can help perturb
> essentialist ideas of core identity in favor of a more complex,
> poststructural view of identity as multiple and fragmented. Media can
> include academic writing in psychology, sociology, philosophy; short
> stories; poetry; film; works of art, etc.
> >
> > If you'd like to email me off-line (dkirsh@lsu.edu<mailto:dkirsh@lsu.edu>),
> I'll send a compilation of all suggestions to XMCA.
> >
> > Below is a list of some experiential texts I'm already considering.
> >
> > David
> >
> > Walkerdine, V. (1990). Chapter 1: Sex, power and pedagogy. In V.
> Walkerdine (Ed.), Schoolgirl fictions(pp. 3-15). London: Verso. Reprinted
> from Screen Education, 38, 14-24, 1981.
> >
> > PBS Video: http://www.pbs.org/program/nine-months-that-made-you/
> > 9 Months That Made You   -  How a person's individuality is developed,
> including their sexuality
> >
> > Documentary on the life of a child kept without language for 13 years.
> > https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/14/genie-feral-child-los-
> > angeles-researchers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZolHCrC8E
> >
> > Movie: Enemy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_(2013_film)
> > The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as two men who are physically identical,
> but different in terms of personality.
> >
> > Gee, J. P. (2001). Identity as an analytic lens for research in
> > education. In W. G. Secada (Ed.), Review of Research in Education, 25
> > (pp. 3-56). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
> > [identity = kind of person one is recognized as being]
> >
> > Stremmel, A., Burns, J., Nganga, C., & Bertolini, K. (2015).
> > Countering the essentialized discourse of teacher education. Journal
> > of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 36(2), 156-174. [discussed in
> > http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=20275]
> >
> >
> >
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