You must select ONE of the following two ESSAY TOPICS:
1. What is body horror? Compare and contrast how the popular Canadian films The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986) and Ginger Snaps (2000, John Fawcett) use body horror. If you choose this topic, your essay MUST utilize Ronald Allan Lopez Cruz’s article “Mutations and Metamorphoses: Body Horror is Biological Horror.”
2. According to Noel Starblanket, what was the purpose of the Indian Film Crew? How do the NFB documentaries The Ballad of Crowfoot (Willie Dunn, 1968) and You Are on Indian Land (Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell, 1969) achieve this purpose? If you choose this topic, your essay MUST utilize Noel Starblanket’s article “A Voice for Canadian Indians: An Indian Film Crew.”
1. Begin by performing the readings/viewings required by your chosen topic. Watch, listen, and read carefully! Cite as you write! 2. Write a thesis statement (remember the funnel?). Your thesis should be a single sentence that addresses your chosen topic explicitly. This statement is the starting point for your essay; it may develop and grow beyond what you present in this proposal once you receive feedback from your instructor. 3. Come up with an appropriate and creative Title for your proposed essay (be unique!). 4. Create a Works Cited page that lists ALL of your sources for your proposed essay, including the films, alphabetically! 5. Type up your assignment for online submission only. 6. Visit the WLC! Although not required, all students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to consult with a WLC Writing & Humanities Specialist prior to submission. As you are submitting this assignment on Canvas only, please email your WLC report(s) directly to your instructor. SOURCES: In addition to the sources identified by your chosen topic, you may also consult your textbook Film in Canada and other course readings posted to Canvas, as well as the Canadian Encyclopedia website. Consultation of outside sources will result in an Academic Alert and you receiving 0. LATE POLICY: Students who are late in submitting will receive a 10% deduction in their grade as a penalty. After 12 PM the following day, the online Canvas submissions will be closed and no further assignments will be accepted (no late submissions!). Exceptions to this policy will only be made in the event of a documented medical illness or injury, in which case the student MUST contact the instructor prior to the deadline.
FILM 102A – WINTER 2020 of 2 1 ASSIGNMENT #3: FINAL ESSAY (25%)
WHAT: A full essay of 1500-2000 words in response to one of the two topics provided on the Assignment #2 instructions.
PREREQUISITE: You MUST submit Assignment #2, your essay proposal, in order to proceed with this assignment. Students who do not fulfill this prerequisite will receive 0 on this assignment.
1. Carefully read your instructor’s feedback on Assignment #2, your essay proposal, available on Canvas. You may want to revise your thesis statement and Works Cited page, depending on the feedback received.
2. Return to your sources to collect further evidence you can integrate into your essay as support for your thesis (cite as you write!).
3. Watch the films again (and again and again!) to collect further evidence and examples to support your thesis (cite as you write!).
4. Type up a copy for submission (two ways). Remember, “quotations marks” MUST be put around the exact words of others. You also MUST provide in-text citations for any words/ideas taken from sources. Time ranges for specific scenes/shots from the films MUST also be included.
5. Don’t forget to include your (revised) Works Cited page.
6. Visit the WLC! Although not required, all students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to consult with a WLC Writing & Humanities Specialist several times prior to submission. If you visit the WLC, please staple your consultation re- port(s) to the hard-copy submission of your assignment.
WHEN: Thursday, March 26th @ 12:00 PM (hard-copy) & Thursday, March 26th @ 11:59 PM (e-copy)
FILM 102A – WINTER 2020 of 2 2 ASSIGNMENT #3: FINAL ESSAY (25%)
WHERE: This assignment must be submitted TWO WAYS in order to be evaluated:
1. hard copy (printed off a computer) submitted in person at the beginning of class
2. identical electronic copy (.doc or .docx file) uploaded onto Canvas by midnight
Students who fail to submit both of these two ways will receive an automatic 0 for not following the submission policy.
LATE POLICY: Students who are late in submitting will receive a 10% deduction in their grade as a penalty. After 12 PM the fol- lowing day, the online Canvas submissions will be closed and no further assignments will be accepted (no late submissions!).
Exceptions to this policy will only be made in the event of a documented medical illness or injury, in which case the student MUST contact the instructor prior to the above deadlines.
FORMAT: Your assignment MUST follow MLA 8 formatting rules.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: At Alexander College, we expect that students hold themselves to the standard of Academic Integrity and refuse to knowingly participate in any incident of plagia- rism or cheating (academic misconduct). Please be aware that your assignment will be run through a sophisticated plagiarism checker; if you plagiarize, you will be caught—so don’t do it! Any suspected academic misconduct will result in the filing of an Academic Alert and you receiving 0 on the assignment.