For this assignment, you will write a two to three page paper on film (or TV series), using it as a jumping off point to explore one of the theories or topics we have been studying. You will find the goals of the assignment and the directions below. Good luck!
The goals of this assignment are to:
What kind of film writing are you working on? There are many ways to do scholarly writing about film. Some include:
Try some of the resources below to learn more about the kind of writing you're doing.
Don't fall into the trap of looking for the "perfect article" that answers your research question or explicitly states the same thesis you are working on. Instead, you are looking for articles that represent a wider academic discussion in which your paper will become an additional voice. You can find articles that provide context, that you will argue against, that offer evidence to support pieces of your argument, that provide examples, that reinforce common ideas or introduce new ideas. When searching, this means being willing to explore topics that are much broader than your paper topic, or only connected to it in one or two ways. This also means being willing to explore related topics that aren't exactly the same as what you are working on. For example, a useful article might be about a different film than the one you are writing about, but deal with some related perspectives or concepts.