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Here is an article by my professor in Media 210 (Media Theory). Suffice it to say that he is awesome. Every class is stimulating and challenging. Reading this, its like finding a kindred spirit on thinking about criticism. Read it, enjoy and be challenged!

Young Critics Circle Film Desk

Eulalio R. Guieb III

Criticism interrogates.  It interrogates our individual and collective experiences with meanings.  There are meanings that detain us in the prisons of our oppressors, and there are meanings that tell us which truths are more preferred under the contingencies of our present struggles.  The challenge of criticism is to know the co-variances, similarities and differences between and among meanings, to know how to untangle the hidden power of meanings, to know how power is ensconced in those meanings, to know how that power can be unleashed to bring our social lives closer to the world we are redreaming, and to use that power to birth the possibilities of a just future into the present.

Criticism allows us to create new metaphors that speak of the turmoils of the present.  It is always provocative, for to be complacent about the colonization of our empirical and imagined realities by…

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