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ENGLISH 215 ANNIE PROULX

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Transcript of ENGLISH 215 ANNIE PROULX

ANNIE PROULX
Brokeback Mountain E. Annie Proulx

Born: August 22, 1935
Norwich, Connecticut
- safety in closet
- coming out = death
- masculinity and violence as
culture Brokeback Mountain's Symbolism by John Howard Of Closets and Other Rural Voids tire iron
urination/marking
pre-emptive strike
“Like two skins, one inside the other”: Dual Unity in Brokeback Mountain, by David Willbern
Jack
Homosexual
Initiates Sex
"Me Either"
"Some sweet life
Branded/Circumcised


vs Ennis
Heterosexual
Takes Control
"I'm not not queer"
Earl and Rich
More "other" is this a JOKE??!!! Western genre’s focus on masculinity personified by cowboy
-"gay cowboy" is absurd
- use of sexist and foul language
- Ennis represents ultimate “other” to everyone and himself
Brokeback: The Parody,
Corey K. Creekmur - jokes used to demean tragedy
- "funny fags" instead of "tragic homosexuals"
Levels of Other - Poverty
- Both men came from very poor backgrounds
- They are in professions that do not provide a stable home
- Education
- Social class and setting - They are working class men
- In rural farming/ranching areas
- Homosexuality
- Severe discrimination
- Violence "Disciplining Desire" Ennis - 'transgressive'
Sexuality and actions Self Concern
Despite actions, their only concerns were themselves "Fluid Textuality"
Many using fluids as motifs Works Cited Block, Richard. “’I’m nothin. I’m nowhere’: Echoes of Queer Messianism in Brokeback Mountain.” CR: the New Centennial Review. 9.1 (2009) pgs. 253-278. 27 July 2010 <http://muse.jhu.edu.proxy.library.vcu.edu/journals/new_centennial_review/ v009/9.1.block.html>

Creekmur, Corey K. “Brokeback: The Parody.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 13.1 (2006) pgs. 105-107. 29 July 2010 <http://muse.jhu.edu.proxy.library.vcu.edu/journals/journal_of_lesbian_ and_gay_studies/v013/13.1howard.html>

Howard, John. “Of Closets and Other Rural Voids.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 13.1 (2006) pgs. 100-102. 29 July 2010 <http://muse.jhu.edu.proxy.library.vcu.edu/journals/journal_of_lesbian_and_gay_studies/v013/13.1howard.html>

Willbern, David. “’Like two skins, one inside the other’: Dual Unity in Brokeback Mountain.” PsyArt. Article 081026. 31 July 2010 <http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ ipsa/journal/2008_willbern01.shtml#willbern01>
Disciplining Desire: The Fluid Textuality of Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain'. Mark John Isola.
NJES: Nordic Journal of English Studies 7.1 (2008): p33-47. From Free-lance to Journal Novelist transformed novelist after 19 years of work as a free-lance journalist. She wrote articles for magazines Published In 1983 Proulx's career as a fiction writer was boosted by a notice in Best American Short Stories, an honor that was repeated in 1987. Proulx published her first book, Heart Songs and Other Stories, in 1988. Won Several Awards for Fiction The most tangible evidence of her achievement was receiving the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction and its $15, 000 bonus. "Biography of E. Annie Proulx"http://www.yourdictionary.com/biography/e-annie-proulx GROUP MEMBERS chris freeman
crystal puryear
laura moycomeus
zafar shaikh
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