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seeing the invisible

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

To begin, I must say that I have enjoyed reading The Invisible Man. Throughout the course of this semester, I found myself struggling to grasp the concepts of vision. It has never occurred to me that there were techniques that observers used in response to vision. To me it’s simply automatic, but I never took […]

Monday, April 11th, 2011

While reading through The Ambassadors I can’t help but to notice a recurring theme from both “The Pupil” and “The Real Thing”. Henry James’ protagonist seems to be a lost individual from what I can gather based on his movements (mentally, physically, and emotionally) in Paris. Strether’s instability causes him to be guilty of what […]

Summing the Parts to Understand the Whole

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Henry James has surprisingly composed two works of fiction that is both comprehensible and enjoyable. The first is “The Pupil” where the main character Pemberton tutor a sickly child by the name of Morgan. Just like Rayshma stated in her blog, I am uncertain as well as to how this relates to the class’ theme, […]

Art Becoming the Imitator of Life

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

In the class discussion conducted on Tuesday, March 15th, a very well formed quote was drawn to our attention. Holmes states that “Form is henceforth divorced from matter. In fact, matter as a visible object is of no great use any longer, except as the mould on which form is shaped…We have got the fruit […]

The Construction of Reality

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Being a religious person, I remember being taught from infancy that what a person believe can have serious inpacts on the way that they live their life, the things that they view as reality, and it ultimately dictates their view on the world as a whole. In “The Perception of Reality” William James speaks on how in […]

possible wiki topics

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

For the up coming Wikipedia topics, I looked over a few of the themes that was discussed in class and for the following four I was unable to locate a wikipedia page for them. 1. Model of Vision (Goethe) 2. Image Standard 3. Subjective/Objective Vision

The Real War Will Never get into the Pictures

Monday, February 21st, 2011

In specimen Days,  Walt Whitman speaks on the events of the “actual” war as he saw them. The horrific scenes in which he has incorporated into the various selections are not stories that he is inventing from the corners of his mind, but rather his accounts of what is taking place at the time. As […]

Observation observed

Monday, February 7th, 2011

In the piece title “Experience”, Emerson states that “Our life is not so much threatened as our perception.” (p471) Life in this statement, as I have observed seems to be in the back ground and if this were to be portrayed by Turner, perception would take on the form of nature in a subliminal manner, […]


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