Intertextuality + Gilmore Girls, Ep 5

Cinnamon’s Wake (original air date: November 2, 2000)  The title of this week’s episode evokes James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, and deaths and funerals frame the episode, from a cousin Lorelai doesn’t know or remember, to Babette’s beloved cat, Cinnamon. Accordingly, the ongoing theme of different kinds of humor, of responses to emotional things and/or tragedy…

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Paris est une Fête.

One of the reasons I’ve been lagging with updates is because I just finished corrections on my PhD thesis, and, as celebration, my husband whisked me off to Paris for a week! So, since I’m currently saturated, why not blog about it? Paris is one of those places that is over-the-top cliché, not only in…