1.Read the following five selected stories from Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories: “Bloodchild”, “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”, “Speech Sounds”, “Amnesty”, and “The Book of Martha”.
2. Read Sojourner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” (upload file)
3. Read Kimberley Crenshaw’s social analysis, “Mapping the Margins.” (upload file)
Paper should be 4 pages each + a list of cited works. You not only to make sure that you are not just doing a summary but also you have to come up with a topic and a research question that you are exploring throughout your paper and analyze with your original thoughts. You can think of this 4-page paper as a very short practice for thinking deeply rather than broadly. Just dig in your question directly without too much rhetorical narrative. Be specific and logical. For the citation page, you just have to write down the movie or text you’re dealing with. It’s not required to find external resources, but feel free to do so if you like. You can bring in the books, articles, short videos, movies, tv series that you watched or read before into conversation, but make sure that the materials from our course are the core of your analysis. Anything you bring in should make sense in relating to or supporting your analysis of the class materials.
Response papers are the short written responses on the literary and cinematic materials. Students may choose one or several from the indicated materials and engage with it/them deeply. They can also engage with the films and literature from the former weeks. The response should include a paper title, a clear research question, logical and well-structured analyses, examples from the indicated materials or daily life, and a list of cited works
The response should include a paper title, a clear research question, logical and well-structured analyses, examples from the indicated materials or daily life, and a citation page. The format should be in MLA format, double-spaced; the font should be Times New Roman, 12 points.