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    terraformed worlds. In The Colonial Gaze and the Frame of Science Fiction John Rider introduces the idea that with the “disappearance of the white spaces on the map” Science fiction writes turn to invented places with the opportunity of “radical exoticism of unexplored territory”. Firefly takes this idea a step forward by not just letting the viewer explore new worlds but also showing the next steps of a world explored by an invading force.…

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    colour blocking and only minor embellishment. This is exemplified in her character, Flaemmchen’s entrance scene in which she wears a very contemporary and ostensibly sensible black double breasted tailored dress. While Garbo’s costumes revel in their exoticism and luxury, Crawford’s costuming evokes a much more relatable, day to day American style. An article in a 1929 edition of Photoplay reads ‘ [costume designers ] have banded together to set aside the old school notion of motion picture…

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    Question 1 In this semester we read many interesting articles, but the reading which I find easiest to apply to real life was The Actor as Object of Desire, by Don Shewey. In passage one, the author details meeting their idol and getting the opportunity to become more connected or intimate with them, but turn the opportunity down instead because “intimacy pulls the plug” on the idealization of another human being. This is a very true statement in my mind. Actors, whether on stage or in film,…

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    fact that critics focused on one hand on the contrast between Oscar shyness, interest in academics, and failure with women and Yunior aggressive masculinity. On the other hand, some of the critics argue about its language, with sexuality, Caribbean exoticism and referring to the character as fate. Others even maintain that Wao is not only an epic also work as a historical background of violence, cross-generational exiled family but also its language considered as the canon of the great…

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    Who is Stephen Jones? Well if you asked me, I would say he is the go-to man for hats. He’s worked with tons of people in the fashion industry to name a few; John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Glies, and Marc Jacobs. Mr. Jones has also created hats for Boy George, Dianna, Princess of Wales, Take That, Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue and Dita Von Teese. “Mrs. Jones was born in Cheshire and schooled in Liverpool, he became a part of the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the…

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    Hawaii to Westerners) the people are not represented as beautiful, but rather the women are completely fetishized. Lutz and Collins critique National Geographic on “emphasizing sensuality” of the women by very frequently showing topless women and the exoticism of female dancers (Lutz and Collins 136). This is also the case in much of mass media, but to a further extent in that much of mass media has the leniency to show more graphic depictions of fetishized women. Full Metal Jacket is known to…

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    displays the need for something more than Dublin, and how a world filled with repetition and gloom can create false hope for a breathtaking world. James Joyce illustrates such disillusionment through the eyes of a young Irish boy and his desire for exoticism in “Araby”. The opening paragraphs of the short story portray the demeanor the narrator has toward his life through the setting. The narrator feels as though Dublin is a dark shadow of a city, causing desire for a brighter world.Throughout…

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    The Interior of the Palm House on the Pfaueninsel near Potsdam (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1996.388) is an oil painting on canvas produced in 1834 by the German painter, Carl Blechen. The piece is 52 ½ by 50 inches, depicting a scene of lush greenery and four women who have the appearance of stepping from the pages of a fantasy novel, all united within the pastel confines of ornate greenhouse walls. Despite its mystic and dream-like properties, Blechen 's Interior of the Palm House is…

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    Whereas the poem talks about the need of revisiting the goblins, it is the fruit that Laura searches for specifically. From the moment she spies on them, Rossetti heavily emphasizes how unique the fruits are by claiming its exoticism and stating that they seem from places unknown. Furthermore, these fruits while seemingly "perfect in their beauty and sweetness” still holds “something sinister about them” (Hill 460). Lizzie, nevertheless, notices the dangerous quality to the…

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    Racism In Fashion

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    Millions of images representing ideas about women bombard modern human perception every day. The work that goes into creation of these images, ideas, collections, and advertising campaigns is related to race relations and the intersectionality of race and gender in more ways than would be understood by many of the consumers of these images. In a perfect world, the spread of white women and women of color in the fashion industry would ultimately be representative of the industry’s consumer…

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