Group Story Presentation
After discussing with your group the story you chose, your group will first email a paragraph of your opinion (not summary!) and one main theme you see present in the story. Second, you will email me at least three open-ended questions (can not be answered with a single phrase or yes/no answers) about the story for the rest of the class. Third, you will email at least one supplementary material you think will help the class understand the story (websites, youtube videos etc..). Questions are due the week before you present, so I can post online.
Lastly, your group will then lead a 15-minute in-class discussion. Think of this as a book club. Or some other informal event, where friends gather at a bookstore or coffee shop to talk about a movie or book they just finished. Your group should catch up and review, very briefly, the main characters, or main themes in the reading. Most importantly, you will be graded on how well you lead a class-room discussion on what your group found most compelling, or what you fond most confusing and leading an open, in-class investigation to answer what your group was confused about. Summary/Insight: 3 minutes max. A very brief summary of the main characters and the general arch of the story (beginning, middle and end) and have something to say about the author and history of the story and how it relates to the stories (by either reading his or her bio or doing your own research). Afterwards, give the class your insight, and then get their opinion. Things to consider for discussion: how do the characters change from beginning to end; how does the setting affect the story; what is the significance of the title; and how does the author use imagery, motif, and themes to convey a certain message through symbolism. You may focus on one aspect are all of them. Have Fun!
11/1: Annotated Bibliography due for “Otherness” re-write
11/3: Outline Due
-Group:___________Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra
11/8: Assign Research Paper
Otherness Rewrite due
11/10: Group:___________Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling
11/15:Research Presentation Due
-Group:___________Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling
11/22: Annotated Bibliography Due
-Group:___________Kafka’s “Before the Law”
11/24: Thanksgiving. No Class.
12/1: Outline Due
12/6: First Draft Due – Peer Review #1
12/8: Prep for the Final
12/13: FINALS & Final Paper Due