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Lecture 24

ENGC23 Lecture 24: 12.2 The End of the RoadPremium

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Department
English
Course Code
ENGC23H3
Professor
Sonja Nikkila
Lecture
24

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12.2 The End of the Road
Desire and Subversion in The Wiz
(cont.)
● KansasisinOmahashowsthecenterofAmericaisalsofullAfricanAmericans,notjustCaucasians
● Thecrows:shoutoutsandcritiqueofthecrowsinDisney’sDumbo
○ TheactorswhovoicedthecrowswasAfricanAmericanwhilethe‘boss’wasCaucasianposing
asaBlackorracializedcharacter
○ Characterisreferredto“JimCrow”aBlackcharacterfromtheslaveryera
● BeforeEvilenedies,themenaredressedinmonstrousformationaldress;afterherdeatheveryonerips
theclothingdowntoloincloths
○ Reversalofwhatwasexpectedunderneaththegrotesquepresentationissomethingbeautiful,
naturalandrejoicing
○ “Freedom”fromtheWickedWitch;Baum’soriginalnovelwasabouttheendingofslavery
● Kindofasadcommentarythattherejoicingofbeautyinaracializedbodystillsurprisesusandhasto
beintherealmoffantasywhobelongstofantasyandwhodrivesfantasy?
○ Iwouldn’thavebelieveditifIhadn’tseenitvs.Iwouldn’thaveseenitifIhadn’tbelievedit
Exam Format
● 14thApril;710pminMW170
● Don’tbringbooksorlaptoporcellphonesclosedbookexam
● Rules:
○ Workinanyorderyoupreferaslongasyoulabelwhichsectionyou’redoingclearly
○ Avoidrepeatingideasorargumentsfromyourtermessaywhenindoubt,useadifferentbook
○ Examismeanttodemonstrateyourfamiliaritywithcourseconceptsaswellastextsyouwant
toshowthatyou’vebeeninclassforthepast12weeks
○ Expectsomeextracredit
● Part1:Passages(15%)
○ IDtest,author,anddate(datesareshownonthestudysheet)
○ Closereadtoshowsignificance;passagesarepickedforareason,andtheyusuallyhave
severaldifferentapproaches;whywasthepassagepicked?;ifyou’redesperate,atleasttryto
guesswhythepassageisimportant
■ Somepassagesmightbefilmstillsorfilmlines
○ Choose~10outof15
○ Expectations:
■ CorrectpreciseIDforauthorandtitle(especiallythelastname)
■ Aheftyparagraphmorethan34sentences
■ Shouldbeorganizedaroundaunifiedthemeorclaim(don’tjustlistallthefantastic
thingsyouseeinthepassage)
■ Offerreadingofthesignificanceassumetheprofknowsthebookprettywellanddon’t
justexplainwhat’sgoingoninthepassage
○ Example:
■ Gunslinger
byStephenKing
Importantnote:forGunslinger,
itisa1980stextrevisedin2003
■ Worldbuildingandintrusionfantasy/reversaloftheportalquest
■ JakehasintrudedintoRoland’sworld,butJakeisfromourworldsotechnicallyhe’sina
portalfantasy
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