Hope you’ve had a good weekend and enjoyed some of this first real fall weather. Wednesday’s class is our last day with Kunzru’s and our last day in the first section of the course overall — this final section of the novel, along with the roundtable in Artforum, gives us a final chance to think about what appropriation, copying, and theft mean in artistic, ethical, and cultural terms.
So let’s use this blog post to do some conclusive thinking and writing about these issues overall: what claims do the novel and the roundtable seem to make about, against, or on behalf of appropriation of various sorts? How do you respond to these? There’s lots to think about in this final chunk of material, so you’re free to pursue whatever strikes you as most intriguing, as long as you directly quote and engage with material from both this final section of the novel and the Artforum roundtable.
Reminder: Your writing should go in the comments section for this post — click on the link near the top of this post where it says “Leave a Comment.” It should be at least 300 words, and is due by midnight Tuesday, October 3. If you have any questions, let me know via email.