Research: It’s Not as Bad as I Thought

As I think back to the beginning of the semester, one of the most valuable and powerful tools that has resonated with me is the importance of the process of doing research. I have learned about the intense experience it can sometimes be, and how to be patient and...

Dorf/Moore Arguments

I thought that both the arguments made by Dorf and Moore were relatively convincing. I have never read any queer theory before, so I was overall pretty overwhelmed with the terminology. I had a much easier time understanding what Dorf was saying, Moore’s writing style...

Concerts Lamoureux

Currently, the aspect I find most surprising about the Concerts Lamoureux is that until the war ended, they played a lot of Wagner. In Paris, the Musical Kaleidoscope by Eleanor Brody, I found out that on March 23rd, 1894, nine Wagner excerpts appeared on a Lamoureaux...

Negrophilia: Not Love, an Obsession

1920s Parisians did not have a sincere love for African American artists, but rather were crazed by their primitivism. The Parisians did not love them; they were obsessed with them. The word love usually implies a certain level of respect. Parisians in the 1920s were...

Creating Worlds

I believe Gumbrecht is trying to develop a new way of writing about history. He attempts to change the way history has been thought about traditionally, as a “homogenous picture,” (Gumbrecht xii) and perhaps one-dimensional. Instead, Gumbrecht wants the reader to feel...