Thursday, April 28, 2005

TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement

I went to a few poster sessions and talks at our
Celebration of Student Achievement yesterday. One student linked Shakespeare's Pericles with the Coen bros' Big Lebowski by claiming both Pericles and the Dude were passive heroes--characters who are most efficacious when they are least active. I thought it was interesting how he claimed that the Dude avoided what is sometimes called traditional or hegemonic masculinity while still "keeping his johnson" and maintaining a different sense of manhood. The Dude abides.


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