The purpose of this assignment is to apply a critical theory to a text. Choose one of the following approach and text pairs:â€¨â€¨
Feminist criticism: Susan Glaspell: "Trifles"â€¨
Marxist criticism: Toni Cade Bambara: "The Lesson"
Historical Criticism: Lorraine Hansberry: "A Raisin in the Sun"
New Historicism: Coleridge: "Kubla Khan"â€¨
Deconstruction: Any text from Weeks 1 or 2
Post-Colonial: Derek Walcott: "A Far Cry From Africa"
For this essay you must incorporate research into your essay, citing at least two different sources, properly formatted in accordance with MLA guidelines. Do not use Wikipedia, SparkNotes, or its ilk. Your sources must be from professional literary journals or historical documents. Please use 12-point font with one-inch margins, put your full name in the left-hand corner, and label your file with your last name only: example "Semansky.doc." As you think about what critical theory you want to work with for each essay, decide which one would enable you to dig most deeply into the reading and so make it more meaningful for you and for those reading your essay. Your thesis should focus on the appropriateness of applying that approach. Make sure that you are not simply recapping sources that you read. Incorporate the research smoothly into your own ideas about the literary work.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/30/2014 11:00 am