Writer’s choice

**Whatever option you decide to go with, I can provide the book pages (images) and the documents of the theories
You can choose to write this assignment on either Hanna’s article (Reader Response) or Howard’s article (Structuralism). Just pick ONE.
Option A: Hanna (Reader Response applied to Sir Gawain)
This journal entry is based on Ralph Hanna’s article on the interpretations of the girdle in SGGK that we read as our example of Reader Response theory in action (it’s pp. 116-31 in the Norton and we discussed this on Sep 2).
In this journal entry, you need to do three things:
1. Identify and explain ONE theoretical concept from Reader Response theory. You can use Iser (eg “expectations,” “gaps,” “alien associations,” “memory”) or Fish (“interpretive communities”, or “experience as meaning”). You should quote from the theorist and briefly explain and unpack the concept you’ve chosen.
2. Then, explain how a specific portion of Hanna’s analysis is informed by this concept. For instance, if I write about Version 4 of the girdle (the girdle proclaimed by Arthur and Camelot as a mark of honor and fellowship), I could use Fish’s idea of interpretive communities (and how the interpretive assumptions of the community produces ‘the meaning’ of the girdle). Another example, when discussing Version 1 of the girdle (It’s Magic!) Hanna argues that the way we’ve experienced the text (our expectations about what’s important) jostle against this interpretation. Of course, you need to elaborate to explain how Hanna’s argument is grounded in the particular concept you’ve chosen.
In this section, I suggest that you pick one version of the girdle that Hanna discusses and see if you can find the connections between a theoretical concept in Reader Response and how Hanna makes his point.
3. Finally, take that very concept that you’ve been working with and apply it to another section/ detail/ episode/ character / symbol in the text. Here, you would see if you can work your own analysis of another textual element through the same conceptual lens that you’ve already identified in Hanna’s reading of the girdle.
More Notes on Hanna’s Article
If you paid attention in class, I suspect that this assignment should be rather easy at the level of generating content. However, it might still be challenging to write about a critic’s arguments and theoretical assumptions in a cogent way. So, stick to this three-part structure that I’ve given you.
Ideally, you should read over at least one or two of Hanna’s “Versions of the girdle” sections before deciding which is a. the best version to discuss and b. the theoretical concept from Iser or Fish to use.
Always keep in view the fact that Hanna’s “big argument” isn’t about ratifying one particular version of the girdle. Instead, it’s about re-framing the various “meanings” imputed to the girdle such that the difficult issue of interpretation itself is the subject at hand.
Option B: Howard (Structuralism applied to Sir Gawain)
This journal entry is based on Donald Howard’s article on the binary between the shield and the girdle in SGGK that we read as our example of structuralism in action (it’s pp. 106-116 in the Norton and we discussed this on Sep 2).
In this journal entry, you need to do three things:
1. Identify and explain ONE theoretical concept from structuralism. You can use Saussure (eg what are the two components that make up the sign? “The sign is arbitrary”; “The linear dimension of the sign” ) or Jakobson (“the substitutive” and the “combinative”; the binary categories that structure analysis). You should quote from the theorist and briefly explain and unpack the concept / feature of structuralism you’ve chosen. You could use Parker here to supplement some of the theory, especially if you’re focusing on the procedure of coding, finding categories, and the binary logic that governs structuralist frameworks.
2. Then, explain how a specific portion of Howard’s analysis is informed by this concept. For instance, if you’re interested in the “arbitrary” nature of of the sign, you might focus on how Howard (near his opening) argues for the relational significance between the girdle and shield. Or, if you’re interested in the way structuralism splits the sign into the “signifier” and “signified,” you can identify how Howard uses this logic in attributing “signifieds” to the girdle and shield that he then uses to analyze the narrative structure of the corresponding episodes.
3. Finally, try to apply the analytical approach that you’ve been commenting on to another episode or character that Howard hasn’t really touched on. For instance, do the binaries also apply to some of the characters like Queen Guinevere, Lady B., and Morgan le Fay? Are there other episodes that Howard hasn’t analyzed too deeply (eg correspondences between the seduction and the hunts) that could benefit from the binary structure between honor and dishonor that Howard sets-up?
Length Requirement
The entry needs to be at least 600-words long. (It’s an electronic submission so words can be counted easily. Plus, I have the superpower of knowing when a scriipt is short …). There’s no upper limit, so write on, if you wish: everything you write will be considered.
Short responses will be penalized by taking a percentage of the projected grade. EG, a 500 word entry that might have earned a 90 would earn (500/600 x 90) = 75. This is meant to be a deterrent, so meet the minimum!

close reading Chapter 1 from The Handmaid’s Tale

Some hints on things to look for:
Setting (both place and time)
Order of ideas…begins in vivid detail; ends in darkness.
Desire, sex, youth and freedom (excitement and possibility).
Irony (yearning; out of reach)
Remember to consider language, narrative (who’s telling the story and how it is being told), syntax (order of words), and literary devices and features.

Zoraida’s Flight: A Bid for Freedom or Betrayal? Discussion Topic

The author of The Law and Cervantes likens Zoraida to Marcela: “Like Marcela, Zoraida is a very independent and strong-willed young woman–she too wants her freedom. Her conversion to Christianity and flight with the captive has led her to betray her own father, Agi Morato.” Do you agree with Zoraida’s decisions with regard to her father? Use specific evidence from the novel, and include an analysis of specific words and or lines. Also be sure to include a rebuttal of the opposing view.

Chapter 8

Please write your reflections for Chapter 8, and what you have learned from the reading. The book where chapter come from is How to write a Master’s Thesis by Yvonne N. Bul

Writer’s Choice

After reviewing the lesson on Folktales, write a paragraph about a particular folktale you remember from your childhood. What was the premise of the folktale? DO you believe that there is any truth to folktales? Why or why not? Why do you believe that folktale continue to be passed down from one generation to the next?

Focusing on Troy Maxson, analyze the techniques of characterization employed by

Focusing on Troy Maxson, analyze the techniques of characterization employed by August Wilson in “Fences”. Apply relevant terms(figural/authorial, explicit/implicit characterization, self-commentary/commentary by others, non-verbal/verbal, soliloquy/dialogue). Use at least 3 secondary sources. For articles use JSTOR or Project Muse. Do not use other internet websites.

Referring to the three of the articles ATTACHED and discuss the role of art as i

Referring to the three of the articles ATTACHED and discuss the role of art as it relates
to social change in America. This is a broad question and students have the freedom to
take it where they want. However, references to literary works and social change must be specific and supported. Minimum of 2 double-spaced pages. Submit the journal on
an MS Word file attachment. The journal is graded on accuracy, presentation, analysis ,
and detail. The journal should reflect your knowledge of the writers and their themes
along with a detailed analysis. Do not summarize the content of what you read. Instead, analyze and discuss. BE SURE TO USE ALL 3 ARTICLES IN YOUR JOURNAL ENTRY.

Hello, I am in need of a Literary Research paper. For me to be successful in thi

Hello,
I am in need of a Literary Research paper. For me to be successful in this paper I will need those instructions to be followed.
For this assignment I already have a well written essay that I earned a high B on so my teacher states that I can reuse it but expand on it for this research paper.
It’s a research paper that will need 7-9 Full pages (this does not include the works cited page). The formatting should be in MLA.
1. Clearly identify, via introduction and thesis statement, the focus on my argument paper that’s already done.
2. Reveal to your reader, via topic sentences, where your observations occur in your chosen work
3. Provide direct quotes in each body paragraph from the story, poem or play that illustrate to your reader supporting evidence for my argument paper that’s already done.
4. Provide a secondary quote in each body paragraph, from a source found through your research, that further illustrates to your reader supporting evidence from my argument paper that’s already done
5. Correctly cite your sources in your paper through the use of parenthetical citations following MLA formatting.
6.Correctly cite your source on your works cites page following MLA Formatting.
7. Meet the minimum page and source requirement for the assignment.
SOURCES: in addition to your primary sources (the story, the poem, or the play you’re writing about) you must have a minimum of five secondary sources from the source types listed below
• 1-2 books other than your textbook in which the story, poem or play appears *a must
• 2-3 scholarly journals from the library databases (Seminole state college) * a must
• Artemis Literary sources
• Literary Reference center
• Blooms Literature
• JSTOR
• Academic search Complete
• social science journals
• psycArticles
• History Reference center
• 1-2 google scholar resources * a must
What not to put in the sources
• Wikipedia
• blogs
• personal interviews
• student papers
• book reviews
• encyclopedia
• dictionaries or websites such as spark notes, and enotes, cliffsnote, schmoop, gradesaver, bookrags, wikisummaries, jiffynotes, lit charts or similar sources/websites are not allowed in this assignment.
Please make sure to follow all these instructions so I can ace this paper. This is a big part of my final so passing this is a must for me!