POST-SCREENING RESPONSES Every week, during the final 10 minutes of class, students will respond to a brief set of questions based on the in-class screenings.
SESSION STARTERS These eight assignments—asking students to think and write critically about readings and in-class screenings—are posted Tuesday on the course site and are due in PDF form, in your Google Drive folder, at the beginning of our next class. These exercises serve at least two purposes: to ensure students are understanding and keeping up with the material, and to guide our subsequent class discussion. Graduate students will respond to additional Session Starter questions.
VISUAL ESSAY / VIDEO ESSAY Using methods and theories discussed in class, students will examine one Lee or Tarantino film NOT covered on our syllabus and shape their argument into an visual essay. Graduate students will construct a formal video essay suitable for submission to a site like [in]Transitionor Press Play. Due online by 11 PM Sunday, Mar 13.
NOW PLAYING(grad students only) This term, we are fortunate Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino have films currently in theaters, The Hateful Eight and Chi-raq (Chi-raq is also now available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Xbox, Playstation, and Google Play). Graduate students should watch one of these films and situate it amongst our class material and discussions. Due anytime before Mar 7.