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.
Select one at least one poem, such as those by Langston Hughes (““The Negro Speaks of Rivers” or “The Weary Blues,” ) or Claude McKay (“If We Must Die,” “America,” “Subway Wind,” “On Broadway,” or “The Tropics in New York”). For context, quote or paraphrase from at least one prose text we read (“When the Negro Was in Vogue,” or “Harlem Literati in the Twenties”), citing it according to MLA style. You are also welcome to select a poem that we did not read or address a theme in more than one poem.
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.
Working in groups of three, create a Snapchat video posting interpreting the role of New York in one of the Claude McKay poems that we read (“If We Must Die,” “America,” “Subway Wind,” “On Broadway,” or “The Tropics in New York.” ). The posting will include text, such as lines from the poem or responses to it.
At least one member of the group should create a separate Snapchat account for this course and share the results with the instructor. We will view your postings at the end of class.
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
Writing New York
Writing New York