Well, today’s been a really, really long day, but I got here in one piece, and of course I already miss Tink and Zeugma. Thanks to some excellent feedback from my co-presenter, I’ve managed to trim substantial fat from my presentation for Panel B.5, “Self Representation and Agency in a Web of Commercialization,” although I’m hoping our audience might not notice the spots where I’ve, er, pretended to insert a transition. Or inserted a pretend transition. Or something like that.
What I really need to work on is coming up with a title that isn’t awful. “Paris and Me” is kind of a textual nod to Harriet Malinowitz’s super-smart JAC piece “David and Me,” with said textual nod’s glaring problem being that my piece isn’t about me at all. (Although there are some interesting things about the commodification of identity in Malinowitz’s piece.) So then I thought maybe something like “Branding Payton Manning,” but realized the lame attempt at rhyme was, more than anything else, kinda dorky, and besides, a title like that conjures up rather unsavory mental images.
I’d be grateful for title help from anybody who’s read the two parts of my original draft. This is the first presentation I’ve ever written that has a shoe fetish, so I’m thinking as far as themes for the title go, well, it’s gotta be the shoes. Ideas?