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English 332 Post Modernism Portion of the Final Exam

English 332 Post Modernism Portion of Final Exam:

The objective of this project is to answer the following questions:

·         How does religion fit into postmodernism?

·         How is figurative language and form used in postmodernism?

·         How does postmodernism address Nature?

·         How does Human Nature (psychology) fit into postmodernism?

·         How does postmodernism address the Government & Society?

·         What is the American Dream of postmodernism?

·         What are the characteristics of the postmodernist Hero?

·         Why did Literature change throughout time?

Failure to use citations, using citations incorrectly, or claiming another’s work as one’s own is plagiarism and will result in a zero grade for that assignment without chance of redoing the project

Students will choose Post Modernism works and must get those works approved by Mr. Langley.  Students will choose which assignments or combination of assignments to complete to achieve a total possible 100 points.  Students may complete as many of the assignments as they wish, but the total number of points possible is 100.

Each student will complete two or more of the following assignments to earn up to 100 points (A postmodernist work may only be used once throughout the assignments - no duplications between students):

1.      Write a formal research essay comparing/contrasting and analyzing two postmodernist works – 1) Thoroughly show how each work of literature fits the definition of Postmodernism.  Answer the objective questions as applicable to each literary work.   2) Show how each writer’s life affected his/her work.  3) Show how the work compares in style, character, theme, etc. to the other work.  – Worth up to 50 points.

End Product of essay

Student will turn in one digital file containing a 4 page expository research report consisting of the following components in the following order:

·         Title page – Title of report, student’s name, English 332, class, due date of report

·         Outline – correct outline format with thesis statement in the introduction

·         Report (at least 4 pages) – double spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman, standard Microsoft Word margins (1.25” right and left margins – 1” top and bottom margins)

·         Bibliography page – correct bibliography entries in alphabetical order by the first letter of the first word of each entry (no bullets or numbering)

2.      Create a slideshow video presentation using voiceovers comparing/contrasting and analyzing two postmodernist works – 1) Thoroughly show how each work of literature fits the definition of Postmodernism.  Answer the objective questions as applicable to each literary work.   2) Show how each writer’s life affected his/her work.  3) Show how the work compares in style, character, theme, etc. to the other work.  The podcast is to be submitted in wmv (Windows Media Player format).  Attributions to sources must be given as the material is mentioned and both parenthetical citations and bibliography citations must be included on each slide a source is used in the podcast.  A printed out copy of the Works Cited is to be turned in with the file. – Worth up to 50 points

3.      Create a video presentation podcast comparing/contrasting and analyzing two postmodernism works (video recorded speech with slides as visual aids as necessary) – 1) Thoroughly show how each work of literature fits the definition of Postmodernism.  Answer the objective questions as applicable to each literary work.   2) Show how each writer’s life affected his/her work.  3) Show how the work compares in style, character, theme, etc. to the other work.  The podcast is to be submitted in wmv (Windows Media Player format).  Attributions to sources must be given as the material is mentioned and a Works Cited list must be included as a credit slide in the podcast.  A printed out copy of the Works Cited is to be turned in with the file. – Worth up to 50 points

4.      Write an original comic book story that is in the postmodernist style.  Answer the objective questions and submit in typed form with the comic book story (use the reflection rubric).  The storyline must be approved by Mr. Langley. – Worth up to 25 points.

5.      Create an original quality work of art depicting one scene each of a postmodernist work.  Answer the objective questions as applicable to each literary work and submit in typed form (use the reflection rubric) with the works of art. – Worth up to 25 points

6.      Write and record an original quality song (words and music) depicting a postmodernist work.   Submit the songs on cd or mp3 format.  Answer the objective questions as applicable to each literary work and submit in typed form (use the reflection rubric) with the songs. – Worth up to 25 points

Assignments that are missing components or not formatted properly will not be scored.  Be sure to complete all components of the assignment(s).  Late or incomplete assignments will not be accepted.  The final grade will be tabulated on each student’s cumulative score out of 100 possible points.  All assignments for the semester exam must be turned in by 3:15 p.m. on May 25, 2010.