Ryan Sheely and Matthew Wrather overthink the season finale of Gossip Girl and the Joss Whedon/Neil Patrick Harris episode of Glee, focusing on self-overhearing, homosociality, intersubjectivitiy, projective identification, the Cremaster cycle, an Empire State Building of Mind, cell phones, virtual social gestures, the Wire Season 5, Dr. Dunbar and his number, and what you’re going to do on your summer vacation.
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Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Reinvention of the Human
Melanie Klein, Envy and Gratitude
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire
Matthew Barney, The Cremaster Cycle
David Simon, et al., The Wire, Season 5
R. I. M. Dunbar, Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language
“New David Simon Project To Investigate Happy, Upper-Middle-Class Streets Of Wilmette, IL”, The Onion, 46.19 (May 15, 2010)