A Series of Posts Investigating the Effects of Life VS Text

Browsing Archive: June, 2011

The Dinner Party

Posted by Camille Dalais on Friday, June 3, 2011,

A lecture I gave at Plymouth College of Art, exploring feminism. An interesting few theorists are approached here, I thought it might be worth sharing...

In 1971 the art historian Linda Nochlin published a groundbreaking essay 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?'. In it she investigated the social and economic factors that had prevented talented women from achieving the same status as their male counterparts.

They questioned why men and women are represented so differently. In his 1...


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The Bible Variations

Posted by Camille Dalais on Friday, June 3, 2011,

book worth discussing I think is The Bible. This part of is a lecture tha I recently gave to students at the art college where I work. It stirred up quite a fuss and therefore I thought it interesting to insert on my blog.

The Bible, in its various editions, is the best-selling book in history

I recently came across a new style of bibles. In a bid to spread awareness and popularise the Bible, a new glossy coffee table set have been made. According to various sources, many of them have bee...


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Writers on Writing, Elmore Leonard

Posted by Camille Dalais on Friday, June 3, 2011,

Remaining invisible when writing a book, goes against a previous thought of not being self indulgent and vain (See older post 'George Orwell Collected Essays'). Factual news writing I find makes the writer invisible. In my experience when working with my local Hospital Radio writing news scripts and in other placements, just getting fact and figures out was the important task. Keeping word limits and language tight and not too descriptive was another essential. Completely taking a flamboyan...


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The Shining Continued...

Posted by Camille Dalais on Friday, June 3, 2011,


This is a continuation of a previous post about the film The Shining. I wanted to break up the post a little so to keep you the reader interested. It aims to be a theme revisited instead of one overdone. Enjoy...

The Story and Ideology: The Shining presents a man, wife and a young child. They have a tumultuous relationship where the husband is consumed by his writing career (how appropriate!) and is a recovering alcoholic. The man eventually loses control and tries to kill his family. The ...


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