Because of the poem’s indirectness and generalized ambiguity, the interpretation of the “we” that wears the “mask” and why they do so is left unanimously undisclosed.
Talbot said he expects to have the video he shot of Stimpson posted on the city’s web site by Wednesday.
To see a gallery of photos by Mobile Mask of Stimpson and Talbot making the video, go to the Mask's Facebook page by clicking .
In other words, in opposition to man, who simply tries to live up to his image, i.e., to give the impression that he really is what he pretends to be, woman deceives by means of deception itself; she offers the mask as mask, as false pretence, in order to give rise to the search for the secret behind the mask.
Phallus can perform its function only as veiled-the moment it is unveiled, it is no longer phallus; what the mask of femininity conceals is therefore not directly the phallus but rather the fact that there is nothing behind the mask.
Behind the macho-image of a man there is no secret, just a weak ordinary person that can never live up to his ideal; whereas the trick of the feminine masquerade is to present itself as a mask that conceals the feminine secret.
The town and our businesses and the people need to be able to count on it.” In the coming days and weeks, the town will announce a process to sign up “your float, horse, boat, classic car, foot marching group, flaming baton twirling group, or band for the parade,” Fox said, and Mobile Mask will post those announcements on its Facebook page.
Wayne Dean, a recognized Mardi Gras author and historian who has portrayed Chief Slac in the Joe Cain Procession for more than 30 years, has agreed to be something of a parade consultant for the town.
In this musical, and often in real life, wearing a mask filters out the evil in the world, and allows the world to be viewed as a more beautiful place....
It is true that more recent critics, including her most recent biographer, have gradually begun to approach the poet in terms of her greatness rather than her littleness, the decisiveness of her choices instead of the surface oddities of her life or the romantic critics of her legend. But unfortunately anthologists continue to plagiarize other anthologies, to reprint her in edited, even bowdlerized versions; the popular image of her and her work lags behind the changing consciousness of scholars and specialists. There still does not exist a selection from her poems which depicts her in her fullest range. Dickinson’s greatness cannot be measured in terms of twenty-five or fifty or even 500 “perfect” lyrics, it has to be seen as the accumulation it is. Poets, even, are not always acquainted with the full dimension of her work, or the sense one gets, reading in the one-volume complete edition (let alone the three-volume variorum edition) of a mind engaged in a lifetime’s musing on essential problems of language, identity, separation, relationship, the integrity of the self; a mind capable of describing psychological states more accurately than any poet except Shakespeare. I have been surprised at how narrowly her work, still, is known by women who are writing poetry, how much her legend has gotten in the way of her being re-possessed, as a source and a foremother.
Both organizations are asking for foot paraders in their portions of the Procession, and Mobile Mask will soon post information on how to be a walker in the Procession, either at the front or the back.
The Mobile Carnival Museum will host the kickoff event for a new book titled "Mardi Gras in Mobile" on Saturday, January 17.
Other signing events include:
, 4-6 p.m., fundraiser and book signing, Mobile Ballet, 4351 Downtowner Loop North, Mobile
, 6:30 p.m., lecture and book signing, Ben May Main Library, 700 Government Street, Mobile
, 3 p.m., lecture and book signing, Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile
, 10:30 a.m., Winter Wednesday Program, Bellingrath Gardens & Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore
, 9-10:30 a.m., book signing, Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea, 4072 Old Shell Road, Mobile
, 2-4 p.m., talk and book signing, Page & Palette, 32 South Section Street, Fairhope
For the third year in a row, Mobile Mask is advertising on 92 ZEW radio, Mobile's only independently own station.