Contextual essay: influences in the writers life that influence their writing style
I WILL POST THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW, ALONG WITH SUGGESTED TOPICS FROM TEACHER, AND LASTLY, THE WRITINGS TO CHOOSE FROM TO WRITE ABOUT:::
Contextual Essay of at least 4 full pages (not counting Works Cited) in which you examine forces from
outside a text that influence its creation, consumption, and/or meaning, such as the authori??s life, the
historical or sociopolitical landscape at the time of texti??s creation, the literary tradition the text participates
in or breaks, or the influence of a social movement, or some facet of the authori??s identity (to name but a few
possibilities). You will be required to research and cite at least 2 scholarly sources (accessed through a
college library not web sources) that discuss the text you are analyzing and/or the surrounding historical
or social context.
Some possible contextual essay topics (you DO NOT have to choose one of these; these are just to
give you an idea of the kinds of topics this sort of paper focuses on):
? Race and ambiguity in Morrisoni??s i??Recitatifi??
? Feminism and race in the essay or poems we read by Audre Lorde
? Anayai??s criticism of Catholicism
? Erdrichi??s cultural history and how it factors into i??The Red Convertiblei??
? Poetry as political: Blaeser or Forche
? Changing ways of thinking about Multiculturalism in one or more of the texts we read
? The effect of 9/11 on American literature or how a particular author/authors writes about or after
the events of 9/11
? Baudrillardi??s criticism of globalization and argument about 9/11
? The purpose of multiple viewpoints in Updikei??s i??Varieties of Religious Experiencei??
? Spiegelmani??s representation of 9/11 through graphic narrative
? Personal history work and public history in Spiegelman
? Poetry after 9/11
? Methods Bechdel uses to interrogate the past
? The Road as a post-9/11 novel
? The Road as a postmodern novel
? The Road as an environmental novel
? The Road as an apocalyptic novel
AND LASTLY, THE WRITINGS TO CHOOSE FROM
1)Power, by Audrey Lorde
2)the masters tools will never dismantle the masters house, by Audrey Lorde
3)Recitatif by Toni Morisson
4)apprenticed to justice by kimberly Blaeser
5) The red convertible by louise Edrich
6) the colonel by carolyn forche
7) the spirit of terroism and requiem for the twin towers by jean baudrillard
8)in the ruins of the future by don delillo
9)in the shadow of no towers by art spiegelman
there are one or two more, but I dont have the titles for now, email me at ANY time, im pretty quick to respond during normal hours!
MOST IMPORTANTLY, this needs to be written from scratch, this teacher is very particular, I will google a few parts just to verify nothing pops up !