*For Wednesday: make sure you can access “The Nature of Horror” , “Identifying Problems”, and “8 Strategies for Critically Engaging Secondary Sources” in class.
The goal of this exercise is to identify two possible exhibits for your scholarly research essay.
Estimated time: 30 mins
Due by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 14th
Review the assignment guidelines for Essay 3. Your exhibit can be:
- a feature-length movie (like Last Lovers Left Alive or It)
- a music video (like Kanyé West’s “Monster” music video or Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?” music video)
- a documentary (like Grizzly Man or Super Size Me)
- a short film between 10 and 30 minutes
As in Essay 2, you do not have to choose an exhibit that has an explicit monster; you may choose an exhibit that has an aspect that is conceptually monstrous. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that you are genuinely interested in examining and writing about. Remember that, like Latoya Peterson, you will ultimately focus on and analyze specific aspects of your exhibit – not the “entire” exhibit!
List two exhibits that you could possibly analyze for your scholarly research essay. Cite them using MLA style (you can consult the course textbook for guidelines).