Last week, we watched Anne Hathaway’s performance of Dorothy Parker’s story, “The Garter.” Working in groups, prepare a dramatic reading of a section of Dawn Powell’s story, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.” Each group member must perform an equal portion of the reading. Practice your performance and then each group will perform its section for the class. Group 1: 83-85 Group2: 86-87 Group 3: 88-89 Group 4: 90-91 Group 5: 92-93 Group 6: 94-96
Working in pairs, develop an argument analyzing the role of humor the September 8, 1928 Issue ofThe New Yorker containing Dorothy Parker's “The Garter." Prepare to pitch to the class a press briefing on the subject, asserting an argument analyzing at least two quotations from Parker and steering our attention to images from the magazine.
As you explore the magazine, consider these questions:
How does Parker's story fit in the magazine as a whole?
How does humor function in Parker's story?
What is the role of the visual material in the issue, from comics to advertisements?
Working in your project groups, create a meme transforming for the twenty-first century Dorothy Parker’s wit in one of the texts we read. You can use any software, image, or platform, including Microsoft Word.
When you have finished, email the meme to the instructor. We will assess the results together.
7th Avenue and 135th St., Where Larsen moved in 1927., Thadious Davis.
How would you map the excerpt from Nella Larsen's Passing(1929)? Working in your project groups, use the instructions for the Map and Rationale assignment on our course website as a guide. Test out Google Tour Guide, Google Custom Maps, or a combination of elements using Prezi. If you include information or images in captions on your map, cite your sources and include links. Share your maps with your instructor.
Divide up your tasks among group members:
At least one group member should come up with a concept for visually displaying some of the excerpt's events. These can include the contents of conversations, and their significance. See examples here.
Another group member should mine the text for quotations and locations.
Using Piktochart or Canva, you will each make an infographic poster analyzing at least one Harlem Renaissance poem and introducing it to the NYIT community. We will print and post these infographics around campus.
You can choose how to design your infographic, giving it a theme and focus. Make sure to analyze the way the poem makes meaning, including its word choice, form, and style. Your poster can include portions of the poem that you discuss.
While you are not required to consult additional sources, you must cite all sources that you consult, including webpages. Use parenthetical citations to acknowledge when you are quoting or citing others’ ideas. It is plagiarism to use others’ words or ideas without citing them.
Before printing, consult a peer for feedback and the instructor for approval.
Each Group will present a thesis about one of the readings, using strategies from They Say/I Say. The group will elaborate on and defend their thesis with analysis of evidence from their text in response to questions from the other groups. Each group member must speak at one point during their presentation. We will vote at the end using Poll Everywhere.
Assignment: Make one argument about characters’ interactions with each other in your section of Edith Wharton's "New Year's Day" from Old New York (1924), analyzing at least one quotation. You will present your findings to the class.
What is the role of the city in these exchanges? At least one member of your group should investigate the locations in your section using Google Maps. Address their significance in your section.
Group 1: First half of Ch. 1 Group 2: Second half of Ch. 1 Group 3: First half of Ch. 2 Group 4: Second half of Ch. 2 Group 5: First half of Ch. 3 Group 6: Second half of Ch. 3