12.25.2006

Gender in Antagonism Narratives

For my spring seminar on discourse analysis, we'll be focusing on language and gender as a way of moving through various methodologies. On the first day, as a sort of intro-exercise, we'll watch a few antagonism narratives involving male/female couples. (BTW: I wouldn't say that antagonism and argument narratives are necessarily the same thing.)

As you'll see (below), the examples I've found are all highly produced, derive humor out of the antagonistic pairings (think "The Honeymooners"), and feature fairly codified roles and moves—all gendered.

After developing a structure for how these work, we'll watch one (which I won't post; gotta make it a surprise) featuring a "real" fight videotaped and posted to YouTube for analysts like us.





1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:25 AM

    What a delightful Christmas message! :-)

    Good luck over break,

    --tt

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