ENG 102

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Sonnet Project

Professor Leah Richards asked her students to create a blog dedicated to close readings of sonnets, and to create videos to accompany their work.

Click here to read the prompt, & check out the project site to see the fruit of their labors

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Soundtrack for a Small Planet

Students in Professor Bethany Holmstrom’s class made an audio recording of a scene from a play, including a “soundtrack” (i.e., intro and outro music). In an accompanying paper, students conducted a close scene analysis and justified their music choices using evidence from the play-text.

Click to see the prompt.

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Poetry & Song

Professor Jayashree Kamble’s students – drawing on their class theme of highbrow and lowbrow cultural works – were asked to make a case to a school board for teaching a poem alongside a popular song. Students recorded the poem as well (as an audio or video file – their choice).

Read the prompt in full.

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THE STRANGER site

After reading The Stranger, students in Professor Leah Richards’ class on Alienation & Inquiry created a resource for reading and understanding Camus’ novel. 

You can read the project overview here, and the research site is available via this link.

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From Novel to TV

Continuing their exploration of lowbrow and highbrow culture, students in Professor Kamble’s class made a case for adapting a novel into a TV show, recording a short video of their pitch to network executives. They wrote an essay to accompany this project.

You can read the full prompt via this link.