Postcolonial Criticism: Brave New World

Good day, Scholars,

Respond to the following questions for Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World through a post-colonial literary lens. When you post your responses, please title them “Postcolonial BNW.”

Do you think Huxley’s truly a colonist or postcolonist at heart? Cite evidence from his portrayal, diction, and tone. How do you think someone with Native American heritage would feel reading this portion of the text? Is it a big deal? Why or why not? Explain.

Due Date for 4th Period: 12/04/13

Due Date for 5th Period: 12/05/13

 

Literary Theory/Schools of Criticism

Good day, Scholars,

Use the link below to navigate to the Purdue OWL website on Literary Theory. I want to see how you view May-Lee Chai’s tale, “Saving Sourdi” through one of these lenses:

  • Feminist
  • Marxist
  • Post-Modern
  • Post-Colonial
  • Gender

Use the chart paper around the room to create a presentation discussing your theory, then how you have applied that theory to “Saving Sourdi.” Work in your MWDS groups.

Purdue OWL Site: Literary Theory

 

MWDS Files

Greetings, Scholars

Here are the MWDS documents you will need for the course. I’ve also attached the rubric that I will use to assess you. Make sure to add MLA citations to page 1.

All work is due on 9/27. No exceptions. 

Happy working!

MWDS Page 1

MWDS Page 2

MWDS Pages 3 & 4

A Rubric for Grading

Here are your MWDS groups for 1st Semester

MWDS Groups 4th Period

MWDS Groups- 5th Period

Example MWDS for Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness page 1

Heart of Darkness page 2

Heart of Darkness page 3

Heart of Darkness page 4

Confidential Group Project Evaluation Form- Due on 9/17 as well. 

Confidential Evaluation Sheet

 

Email Etiquette

Greetings Scholars,

When emailing me, or any other teacher, please follow these guidelines:

  • Start with a greeting (Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening) and the person’s name. Example: Good afternoon, Mr. Antonetti
  • Skip down one space, indent, and then type your message, using appropriate diction and grammar.
  • When done, skip down one space and then type: Thank You, skip down one space, then your name

An example:

Good afternoon, Mr. Antonetti

I was absent on Tuesday and I needed some clarification on the assignment that was given in class today. Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah.

Thank you,

Jamal Brown

If you do not email me with the correct format you will not receive a response. 

 

Creating your Blog

Greetings Scholars,

Today you will create your edublog account and start your first blog post. Instructions on how to set up your account can be located here.

  1. You must create a username and a password (Please write these down somewhere safe as I do not have the ability to access your accounts.)
  2. Your Blog Domain must follow these guidelines:  Your first name, and rhsaplit14. For example: seanrhsaplit14would be my Blog Domain name.
  3. Your Blog Title must express who you are as a individual.
  4. When all of this is done, please write down your Blog Domain, and your name and give this to me, so I can enter it on the class portfolio site.
  5. Then you must personalize your blog to reflect you. NO FACE PICTURES.

When you have completed these steps you will then complete your first  post. Follow the instructions on how to create a post.

Critical Essay on Morrison’s Sula

Good day, Scholars

In order for us to be academic readers, we must read academically. I have attached an article on Sula that I would like you to read. After you are done, please write a 2 paragraph response to the article. In a response I would like you to do the following:

Summarizing
The first step to writing is to read actively and thoughtfully, seeking answers to the
following questions as you go:

  •  What are the main points, ideas, or arguments of the work (book, article, play 
  • essay, etc.)? 
  • How is the work organized? 
  • What evidence/support does the author give? 
  • What is the primary purpose of the work? 

Analyzing (interpretation and evaluation)
To help you generate content for your analysis, consider the following questions:

  • Does the work achieve its purpose? Fully or only partially?  
  • • Are there sections you don’t understand? Why? 
  • • Was there any area where the author offered too much or too little information? 
  • Is the organization of the work an important factor? Deos its organization help me understand it, hinder my understanding, or neither? 
  • • Is anything about the language or style noteworthy?

Please write one paragraph for summary and one for analysis.

Article: MorrisonSula

Have your summary and analysis done by 11:59, Thursday(8/15) night. Your responses to your classmates posts must be completed by Sunday (8/18) night.