Next week is midterms. Of course, we’re not actually having a “midterm exam”: most of the concepts I’m teaching you require time and solitude for their thoughtful application. Therefore, I’m having you write me a reading instead.
Consider my discussion of ê´´ë¬¼ earlier in semester, as well as the different techniques we’ve used to read films so far, such as these:
I want you to submit to me a 1000-word (about 4 pages long) reading of a film — of your choice, from the list below — by noon on 27 October. You can put it in my mailbox (in IH341).
For your midterm reading, choose one of the following films:
This list is quite diverse, so I expect you can find something here to appeal to you. If you want to write about another film, which we haven’t discussed in class, feel free to ask me, but do it soon!
Remember, plagiarizing results in an F for the course — not for the reading only. Avoid plagiarism. I strongly encourage you to review the two following pages of advice and information:
As usual, all written work must be typed, and I will not accept it by email. Submit the paper in my mailbox in IH341. If you can, have the secretary stamp the date and time onto the paper, to prove you handed it in before the deadline.
By the way, the film we will watch on 25 October is The Invention of Lying. I expect that you will have watched it and be ready for a possible quiz, as well as for discussion, on that day! You can find the film here.