Friday, October 4, 2013

Imagine Disaster!

This weekend, after you celebrate completing your rough drafts, read Susan Sontag's "The Imagination of Disaster" in Reading Pop Culture, about classic science fiction/horror films. This is easily the longest article we've read so far, so give yourself the weekend to digest it! After, post to the blog summarizing and answering the first two "For Discussion and Writing" questions at the end of the article Sunday by midnight! And don't forget to comment before class! Feel free to also offer your own examples of the types of films Sontag describes! Like "Hidden Intellectualism," this piece and blog post will prepare us for Essay #2, which we're going to dive straight into in two weeks, so don't blow it off!

Three-panel book review :-)

Also, the syllabus says to finish Dracula over the weekend. However, since we likely won't have time to discuss both it and Sontag's piece on Monday, don't stress it. Regardless, you do need to finish it before you turn in your revised Synthesis Essay!

Questions? Quibbles? Controversies?

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