Materials for my “Teaching Critical Memes” presentation:
- Curricular Unit
- Limor Shifman, “Memes in a Digital World: Reconciling with a Conceptual Troublemaker“
- See also her MIT Press book, Memes in Digital Culture.
- Wasteland Memes on Twitter
- Read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 (below)
- Go to Meme Generator
- Create a meme that uses language, ideas, images from the sonnet.
- The meme should illustrate, engage, riff, and or critique the poem.
- Place your memes in this shared folder.
- Share your meme on Facebook or Twitter using the #criticalmemes hashtag.
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damasked, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress when she walks treads on the ground. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.
- Hamlet Memes Slideshow