North bennington -- mary louise pratt, 80, a resident of bank street in north bennington, died sept 30, 2006, at southwestern vermont medical center in bennington she was born in utica, ny, on. Imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation by mary louise pratt (1992-01-30. The idea of the contact zone is intended in part to contrast with ideas of community that underlie much of the thinking about language, communication, and culture that gets done in academy (507) - mary louise pratt arts of the contact zone in her lecture turned essay, arts of the contact zone, mary. Mary louise pratt is a scholar and writer who teaches in the department of iberian and latin american studies and the department of social and cultural analysis, at new york university she is known for her pioneering research on the history of latin american feminism, and on the use of linguistics to analyze literary texts.
View mary louise pratt research papers on academiaedu for free. Mary louise pratt is a silver professor and professor of spanish and portuguese languages and literatures at new york university she received her ba in modern languages and literatures from the university of toronto in 1970, her ma in linguistics from the university of illinois at urbana in 1971, and her phd in comparative literature from stanford university in 1975. Why mary louise pratt's arts of the contact zone is an important lesson in accepting the beliefs of others- even if they differ from our own this is a good guide to the analysis of her ideas.
Mary louise pratt, who is a linguist, accuses literary critics of incorrectly distinguishing literature from other sorts of verbal communication she believes that it is both possible and necessary to develop a unified theory of discourse which allows us to talk about literature in the same terms we use to talk about all the other things. Mary louise pratt is silver professor of spanish and portuguese languages and literatures at new york university, and formerly olive h palmer professor of humanities at stanford university she has published widely in the areas of latin american literature and society, comparative literature, gender studies, and the cultural study of. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Mary louise pratt has received numerous honors and awards including the guggenheim fellowship, pew fellowship, and neh grants in 2003, she served as president of the modern language association mary louise pratt's expertise extends through latin american literatures and latin american studies into comparative literature, linguistics.
Reading/thinking questions for pratt, arts of the contact zone the following questions are meant to be used as a guide to reading arts of the contact zone your observations on the essay and responses to these questions will guide our discussion. Arts of the contact zone by pratt essay in arts of the contact zone, mary louise pratt introduces a term very unfamiliar to many people this term, autoethnography, means the way in which subordinate peoples present themselves in ways that their dominants have represented them. Q2r mary louise pratt essay erika english 110 1-21-2014 arts of the contact zone questions for a second reading: 1 in my opinion, the introductory story pratt is telling about her sons and their baseball cards not only gets the reader interested in what is to come, but also gets them thinking a little about how worthy their education system.
Errol morris, we've forgotten that photographs are connected to the physical world [video interview] [e-pages]walker percy, the loss of the creaturemary louise pratt, arts of the contact zonerichard rodriguez, the achievement of desirerichard rodriguez, books and learning [video of speech] [e-pages. Mary louise pratt's term in imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation (1992) for social places (understood geographically) and spaces (understood ethnographically) where disparate cultures meet and try to come to terms with each other it is used quite widely in literary studies and. Mary louise pratt: contact zone introduction author what is contact zone social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today.
In their studies of the way people generally tell stories, linguists william labov and mary louise pratt have identified six elements that are common to most natural narratives—narratives not manipulated in a premeditated way. Mary louise pratt's work defines contact perspective in an appealing way she depicts the term in her text imperial eyes, asserting that 'contact zone' is a.
By mary louise pratt it was toward the end of the year 13-rabbit in tenochtitlan when moctezuma, ruler of the aztec empire, first received news of the strange-looking foreigners arriving on the coast of his domain. The next author whose work i want to focus on, mary louise pratt, asks us to rethink our assumptions about the communities we inhabit, both inside the academy and out. Imperial eyes: travel writing and transculturation mary louise pratt london and new york: routledge 1992 257 pages in the introduction to her thorough investigation of the ways in which travel writing helped to produce subject positions for diverse individuals within imperialism, mary louise pratt relates two stories: the first, the story of her strange rural. Mary louise pratt wrote the essay arts of the contact zone with the purpose of explaining that society would benefit if people were exposed to and understood the concept of contact zones she refers to contact zones as social spaces where cultures meet and clash with each other, usually.