THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEGENGL-3920(3)-001 Representations of Disability in Literary and Cultural TextsInstructor – Dr. N. LeGierAssignment:Research PaperRequirements:minimum of 1500–2000 A minimum of three scholarly sourcesStudents will be evaluated on their understanding and use of key concepts in the study of Representations of Disability in Literary and Cultural Texts that have been discussed in class.Double-space your work.Use a readable font in the 12-14-point range.Number pages.Word format only.Label “ENGL Research Paper Spring 202I YOURLASTNAME.”Provide references for all materials cited in your answers on a Works Cited pageYou will also be evaluated on sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, verb.
Answer this question: Although not new to literature for adults, illustrations play an important part in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and add to our understanding of Christopher’s character and his disability and the illustrations in the graphic novel, Wrinkles provides readers with a depiction of life with Alzheimer’s that exceeds depersonalized medical writing. Additionally, scholar Shannon Walters in “Graphic disruptions” argues that “The study of comics is an important part of the project of critiquing normative assumptions underlying multimodality and composition […] disability can productively disrupt normative expectations about the typical composition process” (174). In an essay of a minimum of 1500-2000 words consider the illustration in both the ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘Wrinkles’ and how they provide the reader with personal and poignant accounts of life with a body that exceeds the “norm” and challenges stereotypical representations.
The two short stories I chose for this essay are Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote by Borges and Flying Home by Ralph Ellison. I will attach an additional page with more requirements. Sources arent required for this paper but quoting the book is necessary. The full topic is listed below: There are two main narrative points of view possible in fiction, the first-person subjective/internal, and the third-person objective/external (and the latter has a spectrum from omniscient to partial/preferential). Taking any two stories from the short fiction we have read so far, discuss how you think the narrative POV works to shape the impact of the piece and the relationship the reader has to the characters and their actions and interactions. Note: you can use POV as an abbreviation if you want.
My professor reviewed the essay and said he was looking for more clarity. Also, if some of the concepts could be simplified and explained more.
Length: 8 pages including Works Cited
Format: Word file, 12-point font
Sources and referencing style: Follow the MLA style:
https://style.mla.org/. An excellent overview of MLA can be found at
Purdue University’s OWL website:
Analyse, in detail, one of the following groups of images, their function, uses, and thematic
significance in Richard III: animal imagery; images of devils and hell; seasonal imagery.
Once you’ve chosen your topic, have given it some thought, and have a provisional thesis statement, contact me for comment. This is to ensure that you have a specific, workable argument.
Writing Prompt: Explain how Gulliver indicates he is a practical man. Use examples of how he restrains himself and accepts his condition. Using APA format, provide supporting evidence using details and referencing specific line numbers from the reading selection. Required Components: Times New Roman, Size 12 Font, Double spaced. Essay Structure: 4-5 paragraph essay structure (an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion).
This assignment has 3 part:
Part 1: Choose 1 of 2 following provided texts and read it
David Wong Louie, “Eat, Memory”
Diana Abu-Jaber, “A House and a Yard”
You will work with the text you chose for the rest of the following parts.
Part 2: (you can search it on google)
Make a photo album that connect to FOOD. (at least 2 photos). Give credit if you take it somewhere.
Hint: You find these photos album having a connection with the text and the detail of the photos are about food.
Part 3: Write the response (3 pages) of what you did, why, and how the photo album above helped or changed your interpretation of the text. You will identify the dimensions of your photo album ( analyze detail of the photos and how it connects with the text). Analyzing the literary meaning of the text, its messages and how it connect with your album.
-Your response must have a title. No paragraph restrictions for this response. It is free style, not an essay format. Works Cited
Please turn in the photo album and your response as the final submission
I uploaded the instructions for the paper. It says in the instructions to “explore and discuss any of the texts we have examined in class so far as an example of the postcolonial genre.” The link i posted here is to a poem I have chosen for the paper.
This paper is in the form of an argument essay where you make a claim about either one of the poems we have read or Chandler’s The Big Sleep. The paper should be a minimum of 2,000 words. Please review the previous assignments, particularly “Formal Essay First Assignment” and “Paper Draft,” for instructions about the form of the essay, Here are several main points to keep in mind.
Counter-Thesis / Thesis. In a single paragraph, state first a plausible (but in your view wrongheaded) interpretation of the work in question. Continue to explain this possible (but wrong) interpretation for two to three sentences. Play it cool. Do not give away the fact that this is a poor interpretation. Make it sound as if it is correct. Then and only then change direction and state your interpretation in two to three sentences. There should be only one “shift” in the opening paragraph, that between the counter-claim and your own. Use a term such as “but” or “however” to mark this change.
The best way to think about this part of the essay is that you want to bring your reader through the evidence in a logical way. For a paper on literature, there are many types of evidence to use. In addition to plot, gather evidence for your claim from more subtle aspects of the text such as character, setting, language, imagery, symbolism. In fact, the more you avoid discussion the plot the better since this dispenses with what may be obvious and gets to the kind of close reading analysis we have been practicing with the reading and discussion assignments. The body of the essay may be organized by dividing the body paragraphs into sections, for example, three sections where each one explains a part of the evidence and then the paragraphs within each section explain that section’s component parts. There are no set number of sections or paragraphs. Make sure to give each paragraph a topic sentence; in other words, the first sentence of each body paragraph should announce the point that paragraph is making. It is generally best to have 1-3 short quotations per paragraph.
There are two options for the conclusion. The first is to summarize the paper and re-explain the main point in light of the evidence presented. The second option is to open the paper up to a wider discussion about the topic . If the essay is pretty straightforward in terms of the logical progression of the paragraphs, it is a good idea to loosen up the conclusion by using the second option. If the essay takes a series of logical steps that could use clarification, then the tighter, more summary version of the conclusion would be best. The conclusion should be one paragraph.
Since the paper is submitted in the text box, it is best to write it with a word processor and then paste the text into the window. Then give the essay clean formatting with a standard font. Provide a creative title for your essay. Since the essay is being submitted in this manner as text, there are some differences in formatting than with a standard essay. While a standard essay is double-spaced, this is single-spaced. A standard essay would indent each body paragraph, but here do not indent–just keep everything left-justified. Also, do not put extra space between paragraphs. Finally, remember to proofread your essay before submitting it. One good way to do this is to print out a copy, edit it with a pen or pencil, and then make corrections to the Word document or whichever application you use for writing. Another way to do a good proofread is to temporarily make the font size a lot bigger. Also, creating a PDF to proofread can be a good strategy. All of these techniques will help you to notice things you did not see before.
Discussion Prompt on scenes 5-11
Select ONE of the following prompts to respond to:
Option #1) Discuss the importance of the past in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. You might consider the past by analyzing how a particular character relates to their own past, such as how and why they represent or misrepresent their past, and how memories or fantasies of the past affects their interactions and relationships with other characters. Or, alternatively, you could reflect on how the play represents the tension between old and new values in American culture. How does the play represent and/or critique America’s vision of its own past. Use textual evidence (at least one relevant quotation) to support your claims.
Option #2) Do you agree that the relationship of Blanche and Stanley, as it develops throughout the play, is simply one of victim and villain? If not, why not? What kinds of complexities is Tennessee Williams trying to explore through the Blanche-Stanley relationship? Use textual evidence (at least one relevant quotation) to support your claims.
Option #3) Does Stella ultimately choose Stanley over her sister? If so, why does she make this choice? Use textual evidence (at least one relevant quotation) to support your claims.
Option #4) Compare the different masculinities of Stanley, Mitch, and Allan. Alternatively, you might reflect on how Blanche and Stella represent different styles (or stereotypes) of femininity. What does the play have to say about gender issues in American society? How does the play intertwine themes of gender expression/identity with scenes of violence? Use textual evidence (at least one relevant quotation) to support your claims.
Option #5) What concerns about American society does Tennessee Williams articulate in A Streetcar Named Desire? Be specific in identifying the play’s concerns and use textual evidence (at least one relevant quotation) to support your claims.
Select ONE of the following questions to respond to:
Option #1) Select any two characters (either Stanley & Stella; Stella & Balance; or, Stanley & Blanche) and describe the tensions that exist between the pair. Provide 2 pieces of textual evidence (quotations) to support your analysis.
Option #2) Which character do you think the audience is meant to sympathize most with? Provide textual evidence (quotations from the play) to support your claim. (If you think none of the characters are intended to be entirely sympathetic, that’s fine too. Just provide textual evidence to support this idea).
Option #3) Consider the violence that erupts in Scene 3. What sets it off? But also, what are the deep-rooted causes of this violence? Is the scene written in a way to shed light on how violence becomes normalized in relationships and in society? (By “normalized,” I mean that it becomes almost socially accepted and/or treated as “no big deal.”)
Read Chapters 11 – 24 of Frankenstein and create an argument on any aspect of the novel other than what was discussed in the previous assignment (by you or other students). Your post has to be structured according to the model introduced in the ARGUMENT and ESSAY handouts, and written in three paragraphs: introduction, followed by two paragraphs (one for each side of the argument). The submission should be at least 350 words and include suitable evidence.
start with a guiding question;
the introduction must state your argument;
include quotations from the assigned text;
have a three-paragraph structure.
Below is a sample based on another text:
Every essay has to start with an introduction that a) begins with a guiding question, b) clearly establishes the work(s) you will discuss and c) states your argument. You should not attempt to prove your argument in the introduction — just introduce it. I highlighted the argument in the following example:
Ovid’s version of the myth of Narcissus raises the question whether Narcissus actually loved himself. A superficial reading of Ovid ’ s story about Narcissus suggests that the young man was an exceptionally self-absorbed character. What we are inclined to notice by the end of the story is that Narcissus was so in love with himself that he drowned while trying to embrace his reflection in the water. Interestingly enough, however, Ovid ’ s version of the myth actually implies that Narcissus never loved himself. In fact Ovid suggests that Narcissus often exhibited signs of hatred toward himself .
In this part of the essay, you have to explain why someone can disagree with your argument. Since you mentioned in the introduction that some readers might think that Narcissus was “an exceptionally self-absorbed character,” you have to explain why you think some readers are likely to make that assumption.
On the surface, Narcissus indeed seems to be a self-loving character. Thus. . . .[examples and evidence follow. . .]
In this part, you have to prove your side of the argument. Since your introduction states that “Ovid ’ s version of the myth . . . implies that Narcissus never loved himself,” this part allows you to demonstrate that. This part is usually the longest. Example:
A closer look, however, reveals that Narcissus never expressed love for himself. . .[examples and evidence follow. . .]