Please post a question as a comment and bring the question to class. Since I wrote the main reading for today, I’m always interested to get feedback as to what struck you as you went through it.
Please post a 5 paragraph critical essay to your own blog by Tuesday 9/29/15. The essay should focus on a film, television, video, or internet media object that you find interesting or troubling. Discuss this media object using one of the critical or theoretical approaches from the course readings or class discussions. One of you asked about how the critical essays are graded. If you write a 5 paragraph essay focusing on a media object using a critical approach to make an argument, then you’ve done the assignment and will get a passing grade for this. If you don’t, you haven’t. I’m more interested in getting you to write and post at this point. Remember, you’ll use one of these essays as the first draft for your midterm essay so the more effort you put in now, the farther along with that assignment you’ll be in a few weeks.
Be sure to post an image that relates to your essay as I’m doing right here:
Please post a 5 paragraph critical essay to your own blog by Tuesday 9/22/15. The essay should focus on one or two of the media clips screened in class using a theoretical frame drawn from the course readings. Take an idea or concept from any of the readings (James, Kafka, Gladstone, Mulvey, McLuhan, Adorno et al, or Kuhn) and discuss the clip in relation to that idea. Be sure to send me a link to your blog and post an image as I’m doing right here: