1) Finish writing and post your responses to Zizek’s article on the blog by Thursday. (I’ve copied the questions below.) In your response, introduce and discuss at least one quotation from the article (we’ve been practicing this recently—see Course Notes
2) Finish reading Michelle Nijhuis’ guide to bullshit prevention and come to class prepared to talk about what she’s saying and how it might be important for thinking about research strategies.
Zizek Response Qs:
—1) What is the argument Zizek is responding to? Where does it become clear that he agrees/disagrees with this argument?
—2) Which points in this argument does Zizek respond to with criticism?
—3) What are some of the strategies Zizek uses to critique the argument he disagrees with? (e.g. analogy/comparison, logical reasoning, rhetorical questions, etc.)
—4) What is YOUR response to all of this? Do you agree with Zizek? Why/why not? Do you have any life experience with any of the topics mentioned in the article (eg, video games)? How does this experience influence your response to this topic?