Tuesday, January 24, 2012

American Panopticons: Spring 2012 Literature/MALAS Seminar at SDSU

Just a quick link to my new graduate seminar called American Panopticons or Hollywood: American Panopticons at SDSU this Spring 2012.  There may be links on this site of interest to graduate students in the class.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Of Semiotic Irony and Graphic "Cheez": Latina/o Pulp Fiction

NSFW | Click to enlarge
The irony of the not-safe-for-work cover is not lost: the videographer, ostensibly there documenting the violent scene {for Fox News?}, is actually there for us to see and watch.

Well, not even that, she is there so that we will pick up the comic book and pay for it at the counter and take it with us.

And the "we" in the statement previous is further qualified by other ironies--these dependent on who is doing the watching and who is getting the pleasure.

Semiotic conundrums like these make for an Eyegiene festival in the early 21st century.

image source: http://blondezombies.blogspot.com/2011/03/fox.htmlhttp://blondezombies.blogspot.com/2011/03/fox.html