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Writing & Library Research Methods Assignment #2: Critical Survey

Your task is to position several scholars in relation to each other regarding a particular question about either a illustration of A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Neil Gaiman’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Use authors who have cited each other. (4-5 …

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Crime and Culture Assignment #2: An Argument about Crime Narrative in Historical Context

Assignment:  Make an argument about how Haysett’s role as a media officer for the Los Angeles court shapes her account of the Simpson trial. Common Readings: Linda Williams, Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom …

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Writing in Philosophy Assignment #3: Taking a stand in a debate

III. Critical Assessment of an Argument III: Taking a stand in a debate (5 pages) Critically assess an author’s position on a topic and assess whether or not it is convincing given the other positions in the debate. Note: A …

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Writing in Philosophy Assignment #2: Situating argument within a debate

II. Critical Assessment of an Argument II: Situating argument within a debate (3-4 pages) Pick one of the readings from Assignment 1. (It doesn’t have to be the same one as for the first assignment. Any reading that qualifies for …

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Writing Performance Assignment #3: Comparative Review Essay

Essay #3 – 5-8 page comparative review essay of a professional performance seen live, read against a relevant other performance (by the same artist, or on a similar subject) as researched and viewed on video at the New York Public …

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French Orientalism Assignment #3: Critique and refine Orientalism using primary sources

Paper #3:  Critique and refine Orientalism using primary sources (5pp.) Your assignment is to use your readings of selected orientalist paintings, by Ingres, Delacroix, and G. Boulanger, in order to enter into a conversation with Saïd’s Orientalism. Your reading of …

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