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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Warm Bodies – Novel Vs. Film, on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 8 months ago

    Warm Bodies the movie does not follow the exact path as within the novel. This is something we see regularly with novels being made into movies. The most important piece of reasoning is time restraint. With […]

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Mental Illness Unit ( Marbles & American Splendor), on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 8 months ago

    Metal Illness was the topic of the unit for this section of the semester. This topic played a huge influence within the characters lives in the pieces we read and or watched. Ellen Forney, narrator of Marbles, […]

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Research Proposal , on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 8 months ago

    For my research proposal I would like to combine the performances of W;t, Angels in America, and The Cancer Journals. Through these three pieces I would like to connect on their similarities of Loneliness, […]

    • Hi, Delaney. You could also look at the positive side of stigmitization: potential for identification with a supportive subgroup within the isolated community. You see moments of connection as well as isolation in each of the texts you name as well!

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Warm Bodies, on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 8 months ago

    Zombie– a human body in decay, a body that thirst for its own kinds blood. In retrospect can we honestly label them human? They hunt our kind and take our lives to fulfill their needs of brains and pulsing blood. […]

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, American Splendor , on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 8 months ago

    The film, American Splendor, took on a twist with introverting graphic images within the narrative. The film dealt with more than just the involvement of characters playing roles that were made from a comic book, […]

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Apocalyptic vs. Millennial, on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 9 months ago

    In an apocalyptical viewing society the positive figures are looked at to be wishing for the millennium. A millennium is a span of thousands of years, can be related to a new start, whereas an apocalyptical time […]

    • Hi Delaney,
      You brought up a lot of interesting ideas in your paper. I liked how you analyzed Roy’s struggle with his acceptance of his sexual orientation and his illness. You further develop this thought about how Roy tries to face the millenium by talking about how his past still haunts him.

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Death Before Dying, on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 9 months ago

    “Denial, Silence, Fear, and Fatalism have stemmed from the construction of persons living with Aids as being “Dead Before Dying””(Niehaus, 845). This incurable disease attacks the immune system, and continues to […]

    • Delaney,
      You do a good job of exploring how “social death” compares to physical death, and choosing specific passages from the readings to support your ideas. Keep working to analyze these passages even more deeply, teasing out the differences as well as the similarities between the culture presented in Angels and that represented in the article on South Africa. One good way to explore might be to consider if these works seem to represent a past culture rather than a present culture. Is AIDS still seen as a death sentence? How might the stigma of this disease change over time or across cultures? Stylistically, watch possessive forms (‘s) and read your sentences aloud slowly in the final draft to catch errors and rough sections. Consider topic sentences for each paragraph that link forward and back to show how your ideas flow together. Several good interpretations of textual moments here.

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Cancer Unit Reflection , on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 10 months ago

    Two of the performance pieces discussed in depth throughout this unit were the play W;t by Margaret Edson and the movie The Fault In Our Stars. These two pieces shared a strong disconnect, one being associated […]

    • This is a good unit reflection in terms of bringing readings into dialogue with the plays/films from the unit. One note: don’t forget to do an MLA Works Cited (alphabetize by author/title, use italics only for journal/book titles, etc.) Nice choice of structure to contrast Hazel and Vivian and good use of critical sources to help make your argument.

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Ebola & Aids Share The Same Shame, on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 10 months ago

    Ebola, extremely similar to Aids, opened up the first scene in the film, And The Band Played On. Ebola is a disease that many people in my generation can understand first hand considering the outbreak the past […]

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, The Positivity Behind Stage IV Breast Cancer , on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 10 months ago

    Lisa Bonchek Adams, a mother first and a cancer patient second. Stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4…is where the line is drawn. Stage 4 breast cancer is where Lisa is now in her life, another chapter added on. […]

    • Delaney,
      It’s interesting that staying “positive” and what it means to various authors is the focus of both of your first reading response entries. You have an easy-flowing prose style that makes your observations very readable. At times, you might want to dig a bit more deeply into the texts themselves to analyze these various moments of positive imagery (you do this more with W;t than other readings). For example, you seem to suggest that Lorde’s anger can be positive at times. Can you give us some examples of this? I’ll look forward to hearing if you would like to apply this idea to “Fault in Our Stars” as well, since I think your thesis on changing definition of the positive could easily apply there as well. Keep up the good work–italicize titles on Works Cited in hard copy papers that you submit. I know HTML code doesn’t always make that easy.

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    Delaney Manning wrote a new post, Response to Margaret Edson (W;t) & Audre Lorde (The Cancer Journals), on the site Studies In Performance 5 years, 10 months ago

    Cancer. Researched and studied but to fully understand it, you must first live it. Throughout the play W;t and “The Cancer Journals” we are given a realistic view point from two distinct cancer patients. Each […]