Versions of The Tempest
Peter Greenaway, Prospero’s Books (1991)
Malcolm Gladwell, “Something Borrowed” (2004)
Fastwrite: “Words belong to the person who wrote them. There are few simpler ethical notions than this one.” So writes Malcolm Gladwell at the beginning of section 2 of “Something Borrowed.” But does this notion remain simple throughout his piece? What does Gladwell end up suggesting about who “owns” words and how and when it is possible to “borrow” them?
Jonathan Lethem, “The Ecstasy of Influence” (2007)
Fastwrite: Lethem (or is it Lawrence Lessig?) distinguishes between gift and commodity economies (66). In your own words, define the difference between the two. What are the advantages of a gift economy to writers and artists? What are the possible pitfalls?
X5 and X6 (see separate posts)
Moment of Zen
David Shields on The Colbert Report (2010)
- Mon, 11/14, class: Finish The Tempest
- Tues, 11/15, or Wed, 11/16: Conferences about X5 and R2
- Thurs, 11/17, 8:00 AM: X5 posted to Dropbox folder
- Mon, 11/21, class: X5, decide on texts and groups for X6
- Tues, 11/29, 8:00 AM: R2 posted to Dropbox folder (or website)
- Wed, 11/30: X6 planning