What is rest?

In response to one of the prompts below, write an organized, well-developed essay with a thesis, an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion that supports its claim with specific material cited from the text. All internal citations, plus a works cited page, should be made according to MLA standards (shown below). Example: When Beowulf questions… Continue reading What is rest?

Provide a clearly-labelled working thesis statement.

List the author name(s) and literary work(s) you plan to write about. Provide a research question. This is the question you most want to answer as you proceed in your research project. (Example Research Questions: What is Homer saying in The Iliad and The Odyssey about suffering and loss during war, and even after? What… Continue reading Provide a clearly-labelled working thesis statement.

Write an analytical essay that considers in detail one of these accusations against roth and his book.

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral has been criticized from at least three points of view: (1) It has been called sexist in its portrayal of women characters. (2) It has been called racist in its depiction of the 1967 Newark riots and aftermath. (3) It has been called a trivialization of the 1960s protest movement against… Continue reading Write an analytical essay that considers in detail one of these accusations against roth and his book.

What might the author want to reader to understand/think about/do? c.

This assignment asks you to decide on 2 texts (which can be an article, pop culture artifact, OR a video clip of 5 -10 minutes each) that will be the focus of your entire essay. They must be texts that make compelling and powerful arguments about the topic/issue you have chosen AND they must be… Continue reading What might the author want to reader to understand/think about/do?
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Consider characters, settings, plots, events, levels of violence, symbolism, etc. as you compare and contrast the story versions.

I will link the reading below and the movie can be watched on myflixer.to This just needs to be about 2 paragraphs 12 sentences each. “Read the 1812 version of “Rapunzel” written by the Grimm Brothers and found in the 2011 book titled Folk & Fairy Tales edited by Martin Hallett and Barbara Karasek and… Continue reading Consider characters, settings, plots, events, levels of violence, symbolism, etc. as you compare and contrast the story versions.

Have these representations simply doubled down on ableist norms and assumptions?

This week, we turn our attention to Fantasy and Disability (Disability Studies is one of my areas of specialization!). My original plan for this week was to assign just the first episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. But then I learned AHS has left Netflix for Hulu, and I didn’t feel I could require… Continue reading Have these representations simply doubled down on ableist norms and assumptions?

Sacred truth: consider the early greek concept of fate (p. 60), the play

Sacred Truth: consider the early Greek concept of fate (p. 60), the play “Oedipus the King” (p. 108), and the Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism (p. 133). What can these artistic and philosophical expressions tell us about the Greco-Roman view of life and our control over it? You will be graded on how well you use… Continue reading Sacred truth: consider the early greek concept of fate (p. 60), the play

In this paragraph, you will select a key section of the text that you wrote a meaningful characterization annotation for; you must pick a section that we did not annotate together in class.

To demonstrate your skills with characterization and making logical inferences, you will be writing a Power Paragraph based on Act 1 of The Crucible. Remember that a Power Paragraph is like a body paragraph of an essay. In this paragraph, you will select a key section of the text that you wrote a meaningful characterization… Continue reading In this paragraph, you will select a key section of the text that you wrote a meaningful characterization annotation for; you must pick a section that we did not annotate together in class.

Poet and critic naomi long madgett has argued that images of light and dark and the ambiguity of the last two lines suggest that this poem is not as accepting of western culture as it may seem on a first reading.

For your initial post, respond to TWO of the three prompts below. Initial posts are due by Thursday at 11:59pm. This first post should be at least 350 words. Then, respond to at least TWO of your group members by Saturday at 11:59pm and then a final follow-up post by Sunday at 11:59pm. Your replies… Continue reading Poet and critic naomi long madgett has argued that images of light and dark and the ambiguity of the last two lines suggest that this poem is not as accepting of western culture as it may seem on a first reading.