English 363: Experimental Hispanic Literatures

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Class Notes, 7 Dec. 2011

December 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

For your final “portfolio”

 

–Write a short “cover letter” posted as a page on your blog, with your response to the course. Suggestions, ideas, things you liked or disliked . . . a paragraph.

 

 

–Your final “article” posted as a page

(these are “minimum” requirements)

 

Use the scholarly title

You need to include two of the aesthetic texts (two authors)

You need to include two critical sources (one is Jahn)

You need to include three media sources (from youtube, google, or your own original) (include a small caption, about 3-4 sentences, make the font just a little smaller, for example use a 10-point font if you are using 12 for your article)

Use subtitles

 

You need to use MLA

 

Check your “to be” verbs

 

 

“She Lived in A Story

 

Don Quixote

 

Garcia Marquez

 

The People of Paper

 

Cobra

 

Atomik Aztex

 

Omaha

 

 

 

Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction: usually 3-4 paragraphs:

 

1st paragraph: general history of overview (quick) of some element ofLatin America or Latinoness (think from your article about history/culture)

–at the end, mention the “Jahn terms” indirectly, so for example, if you are going to write about Focalization, mention something about Point of View, or if you are going to talk about time, then mention something about events and sequence

 

2nd paragraph: Mention the books, go into detail how that last term connects them and how they fit into Latin America/Latinoness

 

3rd paragraph: go into briefly the Jahn, and Narratology . . . and use the terms that you will develop in the theory section: “Narratological applications to literature analyze the elements that compose story sequences . . . or compose story perspectives . . . . and make sure you give the name of Jahn and his text.

 

4th paragraph has your thesis: which can ask a question, or pose an analysis or argument. “In this article, I argue that . . . ”. Probably your thesis will be 3-4 sentences

In this article I argue . . .

 

Theory section: don’t forget subtitles

“Focalization and Narrative Point of View”

Here’s where you give the Jahn PIE paragraphs

Where you define the critical terms you will be applying to the novels

(Option: if you want to bring in another cultural/critical theory, you also have to define those terms: “Orientalism” “chronotope” “hegemony”

MEDIA PIECE NUMBER 1

 

Theory Application to Text 1

Here’s where you apply Jahn to Book 1: PIE

Probably 3-4 PIE paragraphs FROM THE NOVEL, QUOTE FROM THE NOVEL QUOTE FROM THE NOVEL QUOTE . . .

Media here

 

Theory Application to Text 2

Here’s where you apply Jahn to Book 2: PIE

Discussion section

Where you do some compare/contrast action

Now you can compare how the theoretical play out in each novel

If you used different theory terms applied to the novels, why, and what did you learn

You can bring in some other theories that might make a distinction between books, or even other Jahn terms . . . but don’t make them the focus.

Media here

WHAT CAN ONE LEARN FROM READING THESE NOVELS THIS WAY?

 

Conclusion: shoot for 3 paragraphs

Re-state your thesis, “In this article, I analyzed that . . .

State how future research could use your research, and what one who would continue after you should study . . .

You could connect to different theories of Lit or critical terms

Bring it back to history/context/LatinAmerica, or U.S. relations

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  • rkhan113

    I have a question regarding the 2nd paragraph. It says, “go into detail on how the last terms connect”… if I am using 2 or 3 of Jahn’s terms, I only mention the 3rd one in this paragraph? Or do I give my definition of all 3 terms in this paragraph?
    Also, if I am starting my paper out with a quote (from response 5) do I provide the very first paragraph with a subtitle as well?
    Thank you in advance,
    Rehana

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