I asked this same question a few weeks ago but let it drop silently. I did not then propose an answer. And in having you watch today a short clip from a film version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the third weekly forum question (below) points you in the direction of trying to apply the definition of the word camp to the film. Here is how Merriam Webster explains it:
Definition of camp (noun):
1. a) Something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing
Ex: This camp play is outrageous in concept and wild in its execution with double entendres flying every which way.
b) A style or mode of personal or creative expression that is absurdly exaggerated and often fuses elements of high and popular culture
Ex: A movie that celebrates camp
2. Exaggerated effeminate mannerisms (as of speech or gesture)
WEEKLY FORUM QUESTIONS: (please cite from the text for each answer, and number your answers)
1. Does Eddy’s rejection of a factory job and driver’s license show he feels inferior (or superior?) towards others?
2. How does Eddy’s attitude towards homophobia evolve after he leaves home?
3. Watch this short episode from The Importance of Being Earnest, Video Clip from Wilde’s play, in order to identify two or three short utterances–at least one spoken by Ernest Worthing, and one by Lady Bracknell–which are camp, as defined by Merriam Webster (above). In other words, you are looking for language usages–phrases or sentences–said by each character, so please identify the video timing (minute:second) to cite the utterance, and then explain in a sentence of your own what makes it camp.
Oscar Wilde Video
In this assignment, you are the professor and you will be creating a PPT presentation for students that outlines the differences between the following:
A primary source
A secondary source
Include in the notes section of the PowerPoint at least 200 words covering how you would explain the use and purpose of each item. For example, use who, what, when, where, and how to approach and explain each item as it applies to the peer-reviewed journals, the primary sources, and a secondary source.
Assignment: Part 2
Include a problem statement with a maximum of 250 words, including the points below that are from the dissertation template, for a topic that interests you.
Begin with “The problem to be addressed by this study is…” This statement should logically flow from the introduction and clearly identify the problem to be addressed by the study.
Succinctly discuss the problem and provide evidence of its existence.
Identify who is impacted by the problem (e.g., individuals, organizations, industries, or society),
Explain what is not known that should be known about it
Explain what the potential negative consequences could be if the problem is not addressed in this study
Remember to source the information and source assertions with citations of current, scholarly works from the literature
Length: 10 slides with a minimum of 200 words in the notes of the PPT
5 Scholarly Resources
(Intro, Conclusion, Reference Slide)
You are free to write about anything from chapters 1-7 only. Here are some guidelines that will help you with this assignment.
1) You should select a particular passage that you find compelling or strange for the way it relates to the text as a whole. This passage should be a few sentences at least but should not be more than 10 lines of prose. It should be consecutive.
2) Begin your assignment with the quoted passage at the top of this page. (This obviously does not count toward the word total you are aiming for).
3) When writing begin (or include somewhere) a brief account of what is happening to set up your reading of it — this should be a sentence or two. In providing this account you want to set up why you think it is significant.
4) Provide a reading of the passage that produces its significance at a particular moment in the text. What does that mean? As the course progresses (hopefully) how you understand the process of analyzing a text will progress as well. But, to get us going, here are some suggestions on how you might approach the text:
a. Why does this passage stand out as exemplary or confusing?
b. What does the passage attempt to do? Does it describe a place? Introduce a character? Galvanize the plot?
c. Does something get repeated? Omitted?
d. Does the tone depart from the rest of the novel?
e. Does a particular metaphor or some figurative language emerge as significant?
5) Your assignment should include, in addition to the proper heading:
a. The quoted text in block format at the top of the page (include page)
b. An analysis as outlined above
c. One or two unresolved (unresolvable) questions for further thought. Imagine these questions as prompts for a future essay.
Create individual responses to the below discussion posts. Insert assertive responses and quotes from the book, Willa Cather’s My Antonia., to highlight understanding. Responses should be 50 – 60 words each.
Main Post 1:
Hola- hola Coca-cola!
I welcome everyone to our first and only novel of the semester, I could not wait to get started on this book! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have.
I am going to get started with some fun facts about our author, Willa Cather (1873-1947). Cather was one of the country’s most successful journalists and greatest novelists, and My Ántonia is considered one of her greatest works; it was, in fact, nominated for the first-ever Pulitzer Prize but didn’t win it -_- tho she did earn a Pulitzer Price later with One of Ours, another of her works. Cather lived the last 40 years of her life in New York City, she was an intelligent, opinionated and strong independent woman (during the 1900s!).
The intro of My Ántonia is told by a misterious narrator who connects us with the narrator of Book I (“The Shimerdas”), Jim Burden.
Why do you think at the last minute Jim Burden changed his mind and decided to add the word “My”, how do you interpret it at this early point?
Hello classmates! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the beginning of My Antonia!
Throughout the novel so far, Cather is very descriiptive of the environment in which the characters are in and how it impacts them, specifically, the American Prairie.
Cather writes about Jim’s experience taking in the prairie “As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the color of wine-stains, or of certain seaweeds when they are first washed up. And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.” (Book 1 pg 16)
My question to you is: how has your experience of nature and your environment shaped you? How do you think it impacted the characters in the beginning of Cather’s novel? Feel free to share any other thoughts about nature and the impact of it on us!
Sorry for the late post but I hope everyone is stay safe these days.
Well, I’m surprisingly almost done with the book. I felt like I got engulfed when reading the book that I just couldn’t put it down.
So, I have 1 question for everyone: Who is your favorite character and why?
(I will post more questions later on in the day. I just wanted to start off my first post)
My favorite character is Lena lingard who is an Norwegian immigrant’s daughter and a friend of Ántonia. Even though men are attracted to her beauty, she refused their marriage proposals because she doesn’t want to give up her freedom. She craves her independence. This is my favorite kind of character in books. I felt a women empowerment aura coming from her
In My Ántonia, the first narrator is an unnamed speaker who has grown up with Jim and meets him years later on a train. In response, jim tells his story to this mysterious figure, who then disappears from the book as soon as the introduction is done.
How does this first narrator’s (unnamed speaker’s) disappearance signal other withdrawals within this book, which at times bears a resemblance to a series of departures? Why might Cather have chosen to support her narrative in this fashion?
(Postcolonial theory application)
In The novel that I will put I want these points:
Characteristics of post-colonialism:- 1-Decolonization Struggles.(from the work )
2- Metanarrative .(from the work )
* i want a speakr note .
* Add some pictures related to the topic.
* simple language.
Your task in this assignment is to choose a genre of writing that interests you, find examples of writing in that genre, and explain its conventions. What do people who write in this genre system do or need? What do they value? What are their expectations?
Examples, as we have discussed in class, include hospital systems, scientific research, sports management, universities and schools, government and politics, news and journalism, blogs, marketing, accounting, medical practice, media production, theater, and any other “ecosystem” of communication or discourse community you may discover.
For more suggestions about how to build this paper, take a look at pages 52 and 53 of your text.
Three-four pages, double-spaced, New Times Roman 12.5 font.
For this assignment–our first Research Assignment this semester–you will need your notes from last week’s Colorado General Assembly activity in the Week Five module under Content.
Then, choose and research a legislative bill from the following list by accessing the Colorado General Assembly website and typing your chosen bill into the search bar on the website. Choose one from among the following bills on the website:
SB20B-002 Housing And Direct COVID Emergency Assistance
SB20B-003 Money For Energy Utility Bill Payment Assistance
HB20B-1002 Emergency Relief Programs For Child Care Sector
HB20B-1003 Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program
Once you have chosen a bill that interests you, write down the bill number, the title of the bill, and its authors (listed on the Colorado General Assembly website). Briefly summarize the bill in your notes.
Then, research the larger Rhetorical Situation surrounding your bill by accessing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy webinar series: Legislative Preview 2021. In this series of video webinars, legislative advocates can be seen discussing the bills from our list by examining the larger Rhetorical Situation surrounding these bills. You don’t need to watch all the videos in the series, but you can explore them for information that helps you better understand the Rhetorical Situation surrounding the bill you have chosen to focus on.
Complete the Question & Annotation: Research Assignment #1 worksheet (both sides – front and back). When completing the worksheet, note that your “question at issue” should speak to the larger Rhetorical Situation you will be exploring. Your legislative bill is therefore merely one Rhetorical Artifact among many that you will collect over the course of the semester.
Let’s walk through this assignment using an example. Let’s say we are looking at HB21-1011 “Multilingual Ballot Access For Voters.” We read the bill, summarize it in our own words, and note the bill’s sponsors. The larger Rhetorical Situation is the broader focus area surrounding the bill–voting and voting disenfranchisement. NOTE: This example does not fall in one of the four areas above, and it is just an example here. Be sure and choose a bill from the list provided at the beginning of this activity.
For help writing a citation for your bill (when completing the worksheet), see the resource on how to cite a legislative bill according to MLA guidelines. Do your best when attempting to write a citation for the bill chose.
All questions on the worksheet must be answered (please read instructions carefully!) to receive full points for this assignment. Students will earn 10 points for fully completing Research Assignment #1. This assignment is due in a Word document under “Assignments”
Choose a specific literary work (or works) from the course reading list and write a 1,500-2,000 word final essay focusing on one of the themes listed below and supporting that theme by including at least five direct quotes from the primary sources (the literary selection(s) you are writing about) and five secondary sources (critical sources about the literature).
THE THEME PICKED IS:
WOMEN AND SEXUALITY
THE FORMAT IS (MLA)
The research project is designed to help you further your knowledge in World Literature after 1660. Research any reading that will be read and discussed in this course and focus on applying a school of literary criticism to pinpoint a specific lens of interpretation of one or more literary works in a genre. You will need a total of 8 sources combined from each major section to support your original claims as you interpret the literary work in the research paper from this worksheet. Complete letters A-E by citing sources you may use in the paper in MLA format. Cite each source in MLA 8th or 9th edition format. Write annotations in MLA format that are at least 6 sentences in at least one section of your choice that evaluates the usefulness of the source in connection to your research endeavors.
myTROY – University Libraries (Links to an external site.) is where you can find books and periodicals and any other resources
myTROY – University Libraries (Links to an external site.) contains the databases
For the research paper, focus on a debatable interpretation of one work or compare and contrast two in a genre. Issues regarding characterization, historical debates, political issues, cultural issues, religious issues, and philosophies are some examples to research. Literary criticism is a guide for your focus here.
List at least three to five works from the Troy catalogue that you might use as a secondary source:
List at least three to five journal articles from the Gale Academic OneFile database from Troy University Library:
List at least three to five possible sources from another database:
If you used a library other than Troy’s please identify which one:
Choose one prompt to address in a journal entry on either author that is at least one paragraph in length. The paragraph should be five to six sentences, with a parenthetical citation in MLA format.
For MLA format. Cite as follows: for Flaubert, cite as follows: (Flaubert pg). For Tolstoy, cite as follows: (Tolstoy pg).
Define the purpose of happiness in the novella, “A Simple Heart” from an Aristotelian perspective.