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Justin Garcia (your name)
HUM 210, Prof. C. Agatucci (identify course & instructor)
Final - Final Draft (identify assignment)
7 December 2006 (identify date assignment is due)
HUM 210 Final & Seminar #8 Directions
SEMINAR #8 Prep: Written (preferably word-processed) Preparation of two (2) readable copies of your Preliminary Draft of Final Parts I & II, and In-Class Participation in Seminar #8 Writer's Workshop at our scheduled Final on MONDAY, 4 Dec. 2006, 10:15 a.m., Deschutes 1.
|20 % of course Grade: Final Paper = Part I: Annotated Bibliography; Part II: Short Essay. The Final must be word processed and submitted in both paper (hard) copy and electronic form, on which Turnitin Originality Reports will be run to test for plagiarism. Please see HUM 210 Course Plan. Since Finals are due at the end of term, no revision opportunity will be offered and no late Finals will normally be accepted without compelling reasons.|
DUE: Thursday, 7 Dec. 2006, on or
before 12 noon:
FINAL PART I:
Please see handout directions previously distributed during Week #8,
and reproduced below.
FINAL PART II:
Comparative Analysis of two selected HUM 210 texts
to explain what you have gained from HUM 210 study this term.
Suggested Length: 500-750 words
(or about 2-3 wordprocessed double-spaced pages)
|At the beginning of this term, Cora posed this
leading question: Why study Asian cultures, literature,
and film? Now that we have reached the end of this term,
answer this question by writing a short essay in which you . . .
|CLARITY, COHERENCE, & CORRECTNESS of your Written Presentation in the Final Draft will be considered in grading decisions, so be sure to PROOFREAD & EDIT carefully!|
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A World of Ideas.
Public Affairs Television, WNET/New York and WWTTW/Chicago, 1989. Films for the
From The Moyers Collection comes this insightful videotaped interview with Chinua Achebe, originally filmed for Bill Moyers' PBS television series A World of Ideas (1989). Achebe discusses the role of the African storyteller, one who hears the music of history and weaves the fabric of memory, one obliged to be the people's collective conscience--sometimes to offend "the Emperor" in so doing. "It is the storyteller... who makes us who we are, that creates history." Achebe thus addresses one of my key research questions, What are the roles of the African storyteller? A man caught between two worlds, Achebe discusses his observations and criticisms of both African and Western politics and culture, the stages in his awakening to inaccurate and demeaning depictions of black Africans in works such as Conrad's Heart of Darkness, to his closing advice that the West: "listen to the weak." Bill Moyers is, in my opinion, a brilliant interviewer, who does his homework, poses insightful and probing leading and follow-up questions, and then gives Achebe the floor. Thus, this short interview (28 min.) offers surprising depth and breadth, as well as opportunity to learn first-hand from one of the greatest African storyteller and novelist.
Hannah Valentine and Lethe
Jackson: Slave Letters, 1837-1838: An On-line Archival Collection from the
Campbell Family Papers.
The Digital Scriptorium, Special Collections Library, Duke University,
1996. 11 March 2002 <http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/campbell/>.
This website offers a collection of letters written by two U.S. house slaves, Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson. Their owner, David Campbell, was the governor of Virginia from 1837-1840. The letters cover topics including everyday life, issues surrounding the War of 1812, and other topics that give the reader an insight into the slaves' views. You can view photographs of the actual letters, or you can view a text-style presentation of them. This is a good source for those who are interested in African-American slave life and want to review original letters that have not been edited or filtered.
Schmidt, J. Howard, and John S.
Hashimoto. “Polls and Public Opinion.” New York Times 22 Mar. 1994,
late ed.: B2.
Schmidt and Hashimoto tested the hypothesis that poll results on socio-political issues shape public opinion on those issues. This study is particularly relevant to one of my leading research questions: just how much power does the U.S. media have to influence public opinion on political issues? Schmidt and Hashimoto conducted surveys and interviews of one hundred college students, half male, half female, and the study revealed that subjects were most likely to be influenced by opinion polls if they did not know much about the issues and/or they had no strong pre-existing personal views on the issues. Given the small sampling limited to college students, this study is hardly conclusive, nor representative of the American public at large. Yet Schmidt and Hashimoto’s study suggests that some segments of the population may be immune to media influence, particularly if they have taken the time to study the issues and form their own conclusions.
Thompson, Stith. The Folktale.
New York: Dryden, 1986.
Thompson, folklorist and linguist, offers a useful survey of forty-six popular folktales used in Euro-American literary works. He traces the histories of predominantly European folktales from their oral cultural roots to their literary transformations, and examines their literary functions with some illuminating results. I found some interesting cross-cultural correlations to the ways African oral folktales are used in modern African literature and fiction: for example, multiple and changing versions of an oral tale give Western fiction writers freedom to select and adapt a folktale to make it serve new literary uses and messages. Still, it is clear that oral arts traditions do not carry the same social and spiritual weight in European works as they do in African arts and literatures. Thompson’s sometimes dense and jargon-ridden prose style may frustrate non-specialist audiences, but the persistent reader interested in the oral roots of world literatures will find many rewards in this knowledgeable, well-researched, and thoroughly indexed reference book.
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