Discussion Question #1 – Kristin Hatch’s “Mae West: The Constant Sinner”Preview the document and the assigned Mae West film (She Done Him Wrong). Kristin Hatch states that Mae West was not only a substitute for “racial and sexual outsiders” that had been made to disappear from public view in the 1930s, but also as “a voice for those whom reformers hoped to eliminate altogether during the progressive era.” What does Hatch mean by this statement and are there any contemporary performers, stars or celebrities that are akin to West in this way? In 100-200 words, answer the following:
What types of people were being silenced or eliminated from public discourse, and how did West speak for or represent them?
Can you think of any performers or celebrities today who, like West, give voice to or represent those marginalized in the culture.
Discussion Question #2 – Kathleen Rowe’s “Roseanne: Unruly Woman as Domestic Goddess”Preview the document and the assigned episode of the original Roseanne(“The Test”) Links to an external site.In 100-200 words, answer the following:
What is an “unruly woman” according to Kathleen Rowe and how does Roseanne embody “unruliness” in her show? In your discussion be sure to:
cite some of the characteristics or traits outlined in the reading, which can include behavior, appearance, etc.
provide at least 1 example from the assigned episode of Roseanne when Roseanne is doing something “unruly” or otherwise exemplifying characteristics of unruliness as outlined in the article.