Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Abject vs The Sublime – more thoughts and tutorial notes

In the tutorial this week, which was about the abject based on previous research, we discussed the issue of the relationship of the sublime to the abject. The sublime experience is a positive one and the abject is a negative … Continue reading

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The Abject – it’s not just about poo, blood, and body bits

What does abject mean? According to the oracle of words and their meanings (the dictionary) it means: extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading or experienced to the maximum degree. This makes me think of Embarrassing Bodies. Why do I (and others … Continue reading

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The Sublime – what is it and where can you find it?

The sublime is used today as a superlative expression. What does it really mean? When I think of ‘the sublime’ I think of that feeling I get when stood in front of a wide sea (Borth) or on top of … Continue reading

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1990s – tutorial notes

The 1990s means… Supermodels. What was it about these ladies that exploded them on to the celebrity scene in the 1990s? Was it their amazingly long legs? Was it the fact they refused to get out of bed for less … Continue reading

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1980s – tutorial notes

The 1980s means… This person, miner strikes, AIDs, Yuppies, aerobics, Band Aid, economic boom and economic bust. We were wearing leg warmers, button-fly Levis, t-shirts with sleeves rolled up, fingerless gloves, bangles, shoulder pads and big earrings. New things in … Continue reading

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1970s – research a decade – the decade that taste forgot?

For our homework this week we were asked to research a decade and I chose the  decade of my birth: the 1970s. The 1970s is often remembered with a bit of embarrassment. Why is this so? It seems that we … Continue reading

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