Due by Tuesday, 21 November (end of day), as an entry in the "Comments" section below this post or just above and to the right. (maximum 250 words)
At its most basic narrative level Jordan Peele’s 2017 film Get Out revolves around the insertion of white consciousness into black bodies. Discuss Get Out in the terms of embodiment set out in the readings by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Vinson Cunningham (on Frank B. Wilderson III’s work). Think about examples of concepts such as double consciousness, interest, convergence, or the American dream, and how this ties in with the idea of attempting to inhabit multiple embodiments or perspectives—in this context, for example, Black and white realities. Provide specific examples from the film (and/or texts) in your discussion.
Keep your focus on a single, important aspect of the film to avoid generalizing, canvassing or "helicoptering" over the film. Say something revealing and specific about the film.
If you reference another student's post, be sure that you are adding something new to the conversation and not just reiterating what another student has already said. Keep in mind what we have said in our comments on the past two posts. We will be looking to see you attempting to improve upon prior weaknesses and to develop prior strengths.
his overconfidence on having so perfectly handled the murder may be a mask for unconscious
insecurity (Poe 320).
Image Credit: Still from Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
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