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April 17, 2007

Le Blog Informal: My Presentation Idea

Term Project -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

If you are true SNL fans, you've probably heard of Chris Parnell and/orAndy Samberg. They recently did a funny skit called "Lazy Sunday" in which they rap about going to the movies to see The Chronicles of Narnia. It's a short and sweet video that you can watch on Youtube if you haven't already seen it, but I was hoping you'd wait for me to show it to you in class, which will be part of the fun. The lyrics are funny and include many references to history, movies, other rap songs, etc. I thought it would make a perfect example of intertextuality. I was thinking of discussion questions, perhaps listing the examples of intertextuality, and seeing how my definition relates to Keesey's. Because there are cupcakes mentioned in the song, there's some food involved for you too. Are there any suggestions as to how I can cover my topic? I'd love to hear them and I'll have the lyrics available for easy reading.
* If you've seen "Lazy Sunday," already, check out Andy and Justin Timberlake in a romantic song about a special gift for a special lady and have fun kids! I'm curious about what you'll think of that one ;)

Posted by ErinWaite at April 17, 2007 12:03 PM


How to cover your topic? Well, how about with that white Betty Crocker icing? ;)

Anyway... :-P I'd take a piece we're read (or a generally well-known piece) that contains intertextuality like the skit you'll be showing and compare it--show how the skit does a different (better/worse?) job than literature with intertextuality. Is it intertextual because of the allusions to things that the reader may or may not get (like Eliot's Wasteland) or because of specific references we can all get without trying?

Just a thought. Sounds like fun, though, Erin! :) I'm looking forward to Thursday quite a bit! I'll remember to save room for your cupcake when I eat dinner that night...

Posted by: Karissa at April 17, 2007 8:48 PM

Thanks, Karissa! I think that's a great idea. I'll see you Thursaday :)

Posted by: Erin at April 18, 2007 1:43 PM

I just want to say good job. Really, I think the video was a perfect example of intertextuality, and brought it in to focus as something that is around us constantly. Thank you.

Posted by: Mitchell Steele at April 20, 2007 10:37 AM

I'm so glad you liked it. I really wanted to have fun with it and still learn something, so that means alot :)

Posted by: Erin at April 23, 2007 8:56 PM

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