Academic Writing

Posted by kmreed | 22 January 2015
Memory & Truth: Duras’ photographs in “The Lover” and Barthes’ search for truth in “Camera Lucida”

In Margarete Duras' "L'Amont," or "The Lover," she details a story of a love affair between a young girl and her older lover. Set in the Saigon of her childhood, she provides accounts through factual memories, though aged through time, and the eye of her mind, in a format that is written in fragments of...

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Posted by kmreed | 20 January 2015
Response to “Encounter on the Seine: Black Meets Brown” by James Baldwin

James Baldwin, living as a Black American in Paris, compares his experience as a black American (referred to in the title as "brown") to the experience of the French Africans living in Paris. Black Americans living in Paris live among the masses, going to school, performing in clubs, but like white Americans begin to discriminate....

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Posted by kmreed | 22 June 2014
The Decline of the Fashion Center of the World

With the invention of the sewing machine, and therefore the garment factory, a need was created for a district dedicated to the fashion industry in New York City. As the industry convened around Fifth Avenue, it was told by high society that it wasn't wanted. The Fifth Avenue Association, among others, worked to "prevent invasion...

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