Description 2: The Primacy of the Text

42 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2013

Date Written: October 23, 2013


These notes consist of five posts discussing the description of literary texts and films and five appendices containing tables used in describing to manga texts (Lost World, Metropolis) and two films (Sita Sings the Blues, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence). The posts make the point that the point of description is to let the texts speak for themselves. Further, it is through descriptions that the texts enter intellectual discourse.

Keywords: description, literary criticism, film criticism, humanities, method

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