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To what extent is any portrait also a self-portrait?
And how can the complexities of a personality be captured in several thousand—or even several hundred—words?
In the course of being shifted out of the enduring discourse about human affairs and into the 24-hour competition to shout news faster and louder than your competition, these thoughts have acquired the blunt force of a rallying cry at the expense of something much more valuable: the awareness of the infinite complexity of things, of the impossibility of any thought ever being produces stuff that sounds good, it is because the male glance has created the criteria for what sounds good in the first place. But it seems that Le Blanc has set herself this task anyway, and, if it takes her more than twenty-four hours to publish a piece, it is likely because it takes her much longer than that to believe she has seen her subjects through her own two eyes."The Buzz" is the Mc Coy Family Center for Ethics in Society's media portal for ethics-related news on campus and beyond.
Le Blanc is interested in producing work that succeeds based on criteria she has established for herself, instead of the criteria she has received from various old, outmoded, and male-dominated institutions, from journalism to academia. We review events and speakers, and we feature initiatives that are of broad interest.It is, rather, a way of making sense of things, a vast perspective, acquired naturally through the process of socialization, that you can tap into whenever you do not want to do the work of thinking as yourself. ; it’s one thing to want a few bolt-action rifles for hunting deer, but who needs a military-grade assault rifle designed for hunting humans?Those who practice the male glance need not adopt any particular stance when it comes to an issue like gun ownership, for example; but they will inevitably adopt a stance that is at once final and false, like kids who strike the same dramatic poses as their favorite movie characters: To pass stricter gun laws would be to trample all over our second amendment rights; people kill people, not guns; the problem isn’t guns, it’s . ; if assault rifles are legal now, how long until any average Joe can buy a nuke?This nonfiction craft class will explore the role that opinion plays in the arts and will allow you to try your hand at several forms of writing—the critical essay, the short reported piece, the online review—that may be new to you.We will also be looking at how technology is changing the shape of opinion, criticism, and recommendation—and asking the following sorts of questions: How important is expertise when one is passing judgment on something? How does the medium (magazine, television, blog) affect the message? No familiarity with any of the above is necessary for this class!In this course, we will tackle the various challenges of profile writing, such as choosing a good subject, interviewing, plotting, obtaining and telescoping biographical information, and defining the role of place in the portrait.Students will be expected to share their own work, identify what they admire or despise in other writers’ characterizations, and learn to read closely many masters of the genre: Daphne Merkin, Malcolm Gladwell, Gay Talese, and Janet Malcolm. What am I gonna do if some dude turns me upside down, starts shaking the gold coins outta my pockets?In her essay, Loofbourow defines “the male glance” like this: it is “above all else, quick . in serious discussions, and certainly not in journalism.; we have seen enough tragedy, it’s time for a change!; etc, etc, etc (those interested in reading more can sign into Facebook).