We talked about how Shrew is a play deeply interested in the relative status of evidence. In other words, what sorts of evidence are most persuasive, or, even more specifically, is visual, verbal, or aural rhetoric more likely to persuade a person of the truth? Why the emphasis on visual evidence/rhetoric in this play? How does the “Induction” fit with the rest of the play? We talked about Textual Criticism, and ways in editorial practices have different relationship between claims and evidence than Literary Criticism (i.e. close reading & argument driven analysis). We talked about evidence and types of appeals or modes of writing in terms of the assignment Visual Rendering Assignment which is due Sept 29.
Blog Post 2, now due Tuesday, Oct 6.
Part I. “Companion Species: Entangling Dogs, Baboons, Philosophers, and Biologists”
Please get into the groups that follow, introduce yourselves to your peers, and then respond to the prompts below. Write down as much as you will need to participate in discussion and be prepared to cite specific instances from the text.
- Ainee, Hannah M., Nicholas, & Robert
- Alexandra, Jeffery, Danny, & Angeline
- Kelsey, Beau, Caroline, Chan, & Thomas
- June, Sun, Isabelle, Patrick, Shamala, & Bailey
- Kira, Sarah, Madison, Tony, & Hannah P.
- What does Haraway mean by “companion species”? What steps does she take to define her terms? (i.e. what strategies doe she use to define the terms?)
- What does the term “Companion Species” give her that other terms, such as Posthumanism, cannot (102)? Why?
- According to Haraway, What “obligation” did Derrida fail to meet with his cat? What kept him from answering the cat’s invitation (103)? What does she suggest What should he (or really ‘we’) have done differently?
Part II. Key Word Search
Please complete the following tasks. Be prepared to cite evidence from the text to support your findings during discussion:
- Choose a key term from Taming of the Shrew & briefly describe or make note of the passage in which you found it
- Look up your word in the OED
- Look up your word in Open Source Shakespeare
- Draw some conclusions about your findings