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Lecture 10

ENG-W 131 Lecture 10: Thompson Looking away, Staring back notesPremium

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ENG-W 131
Jillian Gilmer

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Public staring is a pleasure to most Americans (79)
After stating we often uncomfortably look away (79)
Uses strog oa like propriet ad prohiitio
“oeties ou look at a perso so etraordiar that forces you to look away (79)
Evidence: Doug Auld reated paitigs of seerel disaled people fro urs to epress ho
the reall are at their ore
The paitigs fore the oserer to see the paitigs as eautiful ee though the sujet is’t
iitig us to stare at the paitig he i real life e ould’t
Intends to let these paintings able to be stared at without having to look away
He first started doing this because he met a girl significantly burned
Whe the girl did hat eeroe else did ad looked ak at hi he looked aa 1
I’d rather people starig at a paitig tha e a sujet said 1
Evidence: Another artist Chris Rush does something similar by painting disabled faces in a regal
He takes people with down syndrome and paints them on a profile pose where you cannot see
the disabled features in that light
lookig aa fro people ho ake us uofortale differs fro gratig the isual
aoit ad looig aa is disrespetful
People with physical disabilities have a hard time when people stare at them
Evidence: Murphy was in and out of a wheelchair in his life and the stares he got when was in
oe ere tese, akard, ad proleati
The paintings invite us to stare to make us familiar to when we see them in real life making it
less awkward (84)
People who are stared at can break the awkwardness
Evidence: Lucy Grealy spent a life time getting stared at and she has gotten used to it and made
it less embarrassing (84)
The African woman Shayla looks back at the vieer i the paitig fearlessl
One man who has been stared at his entire life is rude to the people who stare at him
Starees have to become stronger at their interpersonal skills to make people feel more comfy
They all have different ways of dealing with it (87)
Eidee: Pshologist Le “aish uses steer starig
Starees use different strategies for children and adults
Evidence: Kevin Connolly takes pictures of people staring
This is a very strong tactic to use and it shows what we look like when we stare
pit is a eotioal ul-de-sa 3
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