Sunday, September 28, 2008

chiefly procrastinatory

Via Ceirseach: The Amazing and Incredible, Only Slightly Laughable, Politically Unassailable, Po-Mo English Title Generator.

Here are some titles it suggested when I introduced it to Heywood:

Politicizing the Orgasmic Alterity in Thomas Heywood: Edward IV and Power

Attraction and Theory in Edward IV: Thomas Heywood Fragmenting Erotic Opposition

Historicizing, Masculizing, Interpreting: Withdrawal in Thomas Heywood and the Oral Dis-ease of Textuality in Edward IV

The Ethnocentrism of Capitalism and the Problematic in Thomas Heywood's Edward IV

Producing Influence: Female Object in Thomas Heywood's Edward IV


(Amazingly, four out of five of these sort of make sense, and the first one is actually quite apposite.)

Politics as Intercourse: Norming Homosexual Politics in Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West

The Advocacy of Pathos and the Orgasmic in Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West

Fraying Diaspora: Fictive Peoples in Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West

Producing, Deflowering, Developing: Means of Production in Thomas Heywood and the Racist Fragments of Margins in The Fair Maid of the West

Depression as Intolerance: Re-marking Neocolonialist Transgression in Thomas Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West


(These are even more appropriate, but one of the beauties of The Fair Maid of the West is that it has absolutely everything.)

Re-producing the Erotic Intercourse in Thomas Heywood: If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody and Madwomen

Thomas Heywood, If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody, and The Primitive: Infantilizing Oriental Rage

The Patriarchal Smuggling The Proletariat: Thomas Heywood, If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody and Ideology

The Responsive Mediating The Penetrated: Thomas Heywood, If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody and Womanhood

The Ephemeral Queering The Oppressed: Thomas Heywood, If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody and Identity


(And these, alas, make no sense whatsoever. Two out of three's not bad.)

2 comments:

neophyte said...

"Feminism as Monotheism: Supplementing Female Demo(li)tion in Robert Southwell's Mary Magdalen's Funeral Tears"

Dude! That was totally my master's thesis! (Aside from the monotheism part which is, curiously, either painfully obvious or crucially wrong.)

Fretful Porpentine said...

Neophyte! Good to see you're still around!

I had to refresh it at least six times before it came up with something remotely approaching my own master's thesis, viz. "Objectification as Opposition: Seducing Problematic Object in Shakespeare's First Tetralogy."