22 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2018
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        This chapter establishes familiar character dynamics that might elucidate the trajectory of the personas Austen presents in this unfinished text. The chapter begins with the introduction of Miss Esther Denham and Sir Edward Denham, a scheming sibling pair reminiscent of Mansfield Park’s The Crawfords and Northanger Abbey’s The Thorpes. Austen explicitly establishes the bald aim of the two to obtain wealth and status from advantageous matrimony, a characteristic that similarly mirrors the Crawfords and Thorpes. Sir Edward, in particular, resembles Austen’s past villainous men; throughout the Austen canon, coxcomb-esque behaviors are the cardinal sins of bachelors. Indeed, Willoughby, Wickham, Henry Crawford, Mr. Elton, Thorpe, and Mr. Elliot all receive biting characterizations by Austen, and thus, given the fates of these men in their respective novels, we can predict that Sir Edward is not the male love interest of this story. 
       Sir Edward’s dynamic with, and apparent longing for the affection of, Clara Brereton, additionally reverberate into the Austen canon in a meaningful way. Other Austen works present relationships between gentried men and pseudo-adopted young women; notably, Emma features Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement and Mansfield Park depict Henry Crawford’s arguably predatory pursuit of Fanny Price. These relationship both demonstrate wealth and class incongruities as interpersonal complications. Further, these dynamics are also characterized by the ignorance of other characters to the details of the relationship. Therefore, we cannot know from this unfinished account of Charlotte’s observations if Clara Brereton is a Fanny Price or a Jane Fairfax; we cannot fully know if the behaviors and dispassion Charlotte Heywood witnesses are evidence of a painful resistance to unwanted advances or red herrings to disguise an intimacy. Since speculation is the nature of this activity, however, it is notable that in both Mansfield Park and Emma, outside perceptions of the aforementioned relationships were incorrect. Therefore, paradoxically, Charlotte’s perception of Clara’s distaste for Sir Edward might in fact evince a returned affection and eventual marriage between the two. 
  2. Jul 2017
  3. Apr 2016
    1. Sanders Is Right About Busting Up the Big Banks By:  Robert Reich

      "Oh, and yes, the episode also showed that making the breakup of big banks the be-all and end-all of reform misses the point."

  4. Jan 2016
    1. eyebrows


      Songs written with one idea in mind have been known to mutate into something completely different if I hear an 'optional vocal inflection' during rehearsal. I'll hear a 'hint' of something (often a mistake) and pursue it to its most absurd extreme.

      The 'technical expression' we use in the band to describe this process is: "PUTTING THE EYEBROWS ON IT." This usually refers to vocal parts, although you can put the eyebrows on just about anything.

  5. Oct 2015
  6. Sep 2015
  7. Apr 2015
    1. s u b s t a n c e   o f   a r g u m e n t s   i s   a l s o   a n   i m p o r t a n t   c o n s i d e r a t i o n   f o r   j u d g i n g   t h e   q u a l i t y   o f   i n d i v i d u a l   s t u d i e s .

      I would argue Way more important. The text structure provides important cues to signify meaning to the audience but I would rather read a poorly argued substansive study than an empty but well structured study.

    2. f r a m e w o r k   f o r   e v a l u a t i n g   t h e   s t r e n g t h   o f   t h e   a r g u m e n t   a d v a n c e d   i n   a   p a r t i c u l a r   s t u d

      Never thought about argumentative grammars as a method to evaluate research.

    3. a r g u m e n t a t i v e   g r a m m a r . ​   H e   d e f i n e s   a n   a r g u m e n t a t i v e   g r a m m a r   i s   “ t h e   l o g i c   t h a t   g u i d e s   t h e   u s e   o f   a   m e t h o d   a n d   t h a t   s u p p o r t s   r e a s o n i n g   a b o u t   i t s   d a t a ”

      Key definition of argumentative grammar.

    4. A r g u m e n t s   a r e   m a d e   t o   p e r s u a d e   p a r t i c u l a r   a u d i e n c e s .

      Claiming all research is an argument, basing lens on Toulmin, I wonder if this act reinforces the dominant narrative in educational research. What if research was meant to not persuade but inform or enlighten?

    5. D i f f e r e n t   m o d e s   o f   i n q u i r y   a r e   w e l l   s u i t e d   f o r   s o m e   k i n d s   o f   c l a i m s

      In other words, let your RQ's drive your methods.

    6. n f o r m e d   b y   p r e s u m e d   s h a r e d   v a l u e s   o f   t h e   a u d i e n c e ,

      Do claims also silence or implicitly ignore other narratives and storied truths?

    7. H o u s e ’ s   ( 1 9 7 7 ,   1 9 7 9 )   n o t i o n   o f   e v a l u a t i v e   a r g u m e n t s   i n   e d u c a t i o n a l   r e s e a r c h

      I need to read this.

    8. T o u l m i n ’ s   ( 1 9 5 8 )   m o d e l   o f   p r a c t i c a l   a r g u m e n t s ,

      Getting to the point where you can't turn without bumping into Toulmin.

    9. e d u c a t i o n a l   p s y c h o l o g y   o r   l e a r n i n g   s c i e n c e s

      Even the need to put edpscyh and learning sciences in the same sentences separated by "or" shows the power of grammar. Why was the legacy field of psych put forth? Are these two equal field?

    10. m u l t i p l e   ​ m o d e s   o f   i n q u i r y   t o   a n s w e r   d i f f e r e n t   k i n d s   o f   r e s e a r c h   q u e s t i o n s .

      And VERY specific modes if there are funding desires behind the research