For the second 250 words, you will reflect on the connection between your secondary text and Chris Krauss’ I Love Dick.
You might reflect on how Dick takes up or engages in the theoretical issues raised by your critic or reflect on how your theoretical text might open up new and interesting ways of thinking about Dick.
Submission of all essays is required to achieve a pass. Please note that the department will apply substantial penalties for missed deadlines and for failure to submit essays.
Further information about the penalties for late submission of formative essays is provided below.
Honours students do the same formative and assessed work as first-year students, except the for Second Year Students, both essays are 3000 words in length and for Third Year Students, both essays are 3500 words in length If you are here for the full year, you should follow the usual assessment pattern for first-year students, as above.
If you are here for 1 or 2 terms only, you will write 2,000-word essays for each term, based either on existing essay assignments or, if you wish, on a topic of your own choosing (confirm with your tutor beforehand); these essays are due Tuesday, week 2, term 2 by 12 noon and Tuesday, week 2, term 3 by 12 noon respectively.1000 words/ Due Term 1, Week 8 in class Much of this module explores contemporary cultural works, or works in translation, which have very little or even no academic criticism written about them, or written about them in English.This assessment, which requires you to complete the moodle course on how to do research on contemporary culture, is meant to help you think about how you do academic research when you’re one of the first scholars to study a text.For this assessment, you will choose either one contemporary text from Term 1 of the module (e.g.written after 1990) or one translated text and conduct research into the text as if you were preparing to write an essay for it. The first part is an annotated bibliography consisting of between 5 and 7 sources (key: at least four sources need to be peer-reviewed; only source can be directly about your text).They covered the precious mahogany coffin with a brown amalgam of rocks, decomposed organisms, and weeds.It was my turn to take the shovel, but I felt too ashamed to dutifully send her off when I had not properly said goodbye. I refused to let go of my grandmother, to accept a death I had not seen coming, to believe that an illness could not only interrupt, but steal a beloved life.This module is assessed with formative and summative essays and assignments.You will also be required to complete an online research skills task.2500 words / weighted as 50% of your module Due: Week 2 of Term 2 For the first essay you will write an essay that brings together the four distinct skills we've been developing thus far: learning how to read, summarise, and engage with theoretical texts; learning how to close read and analyse novels and poetry (broadly conceived to include music and other poetic texts) ; learning how to “apply” theory to texts; and learning how to use literary texts to open up, interrogate, and challenge theoretical texts and concepts.You can either answer one of the questions provided, or develop your own question in consultation with your tutor.