Prose and Mixed Media: This option is to compare a literary piece from an author we've read in this class with its cinematic counterpart. You should

These are the options of what can be done for the paper.

 

1.   Prose and Mixed Media: This option is to compare a literary piece from an author we’ve read in this class with its cinematic counterpart. You should focus on the literary aspects of the prose, but you would include vocabulary specific to the movie genre. You should be clear in your direction prior to viewing. You should watch the film and read the text more than once. You may decide to focus on what was left out of the film version. Perhaps you feel the omission was critical to the success of the film. Some prose writings do not transfer well to the silver screen, while some are better for it. You will write this in the third person, of course, even though this option is asking for your opinion. For example, we will use “Masque of the Red Death” again. There is an obscure 1991 version starring Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, and Herbert Lom. There is also a 1964 version starring Vincent Price available through Netflix. If you are very ambitious, there is a heavy metal band Crimson Glory who wrote and released a song of the same title on their 1988 album. You can also compare John Smith’s writings to Disney’s Pocahontas.

2. Find another reading by one of the authors that we studied that we did not cover in this class. Compare and contrast the reading from this class to the outside reading. Have a debatable, persuasive claim and focus on specific points of comparison.

3.   Course Reflection. Should you select this option for your Course Project, go back through the syllabus and through this semester’s forum topics, readings, and essay topics.  Discuss your three favorite readings in detail (a paragraph each).  Explain why they were your favorite. Use at least one short quote or cited paraphrase from each reading that you discuss. Next, discuss your three least favorite readings (a paragraph each). Explain why they were your least favorite. Use at least one short quote or cited paraphrase from each reading that you discuss. In a concluding paragraph, give your overall impression of the course. Support your argument in regards to each piece of literature with a quote or cited paraphrase. Your paper should conform to MLA formatting.