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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater project and need an explanation and answ

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater project and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For the Final Project, you must produce a creative project involving performance — meaning, I would like you to perform something and capture your performance in either an audio recording or a video recording. And your performance must pertain to the themes of this course and reference AT LEAST TWO READINGS FROM TWO DIFFERENT MODULES. Your audio or video recording must be NO LONGER than five minutes long. Then, you will ALSO write a 2-page, double-spaced paper in which you EXPLAIN how your project relates to some of the themes of the course, and what two readings you used.
Why does your Final Project have to be a performance? Since this is a performance studies class, and if I taught it in a physical classroom, I would make you perform at least once in front of your peers, I think it would be great to still ask you to perform even though we’re doing this course online. So, for your Final Project, you could choose to write out an essay about your thoughts on a television show or social media account, relating it to some of the themes you’ve learned in this course, and you could record yourself reading your essay. Whatever genre and style of performance you choose, I advise that you choose something from television or something from social media, like a TV series, or an episode or character from that series, or a social media event, or account, or hashtag campaign, as your main object. Then you should do an explanation or commentary or reaction or parody or re-enactment or artistic re-interpretation of that TV or social media object that references themes from this course. Whatever type of recording you do, you just have to make sure it’s maximum 5 minutes long. It can be a lot shorter than 5 minutes, it just can’t be longer than 5 minutes.
Now, and this is really important: you also have to make sure that somewhere in your project, you mention two readings from two DIFFERENT modules of the course. So, for example, you could cite one reading from Module 7, which focuses on Asian Americans, and one reading from Module 2, which focuses on Performance and Social Media. Or, you could cite one reading from Module 5, on Native Americans, and one reading from Module 3, on Gender and Sexuality. When I say that you have to mention two readings, that means that you have to quote from the readings and make use of their concepts, but you don’t have to necessarily mention the authors or the titles of the readings in your project. You could cite the readings explicitly, but you could also just incorporate themes, concepts, frameworks, terms, keywords, main ideas from the readings, into your project. The reason that you have the option to not cite the two readings explicitly is that, remember, you will also be writing a 2-page paper explaining your project in addition to doing the project itself, and in that paper, you will state very clearly which readings you used for your project — you should write the titles of the two essays you used, their authors, and if you think it’s necessary or helpful, you should write which arguments, or lines, from the essays informed your project the most.
Your Final Project will be worth up to 16 points. 4 points will be based on how well your project engages with the themes of the course. 4 points will be based on how well you use the two readings from two different modules. 4 points will be based on the technical and aesthetic aspects of your project — though you don’t have to employ really sophisticated technical skills to do this project, but we want to evaluate how well you executed your concept for the project. And 4 points will be based on your 2-page explanatory paper, and how well you communicate in that paper what your project was about, and how it was inspired by what was discussed in the lectures and readings that make up this course
You must upload your completed explanatory paper as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. ONLY these formats will be accepted. You will not receive a grade if you upload your completed assignment in any other format.

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need support to hel

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need support to help me learn.
watch the film lagaan and write the paper

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Write 2-page (double-spaced) papers about any one of the following critically-acclaimed television series featuring Black women leads:
Lovecraft Country
Small Axe
Underground Railroad
Pose
Watchmen
In Treatment
Insecure
I May Destroy You
In your paper, you must write about how the series connects with any of the concepts covered in Module 4, such as intersectionality, postfeminism, and hashtag activism by Black social media users.

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
you can read about The Kent Test, created by Clarkisha Kent, building and expanding on the Bechdel Test.
Here is Kent’s post on Twitter about her test:
https://twitter.com/IWriteAllDay_/status/1236649354661892098 (Links to an external site.)
Here is the PDF of The Kent Test (also linked to in the Twitter post):
https://equalityforher.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HR_The-Kent-Test.pdf (Links to an external site.)
The Kent Test is designed to help viewers evaluate whether a media text offers a high-quality or low-quality depiction of a woman of color/femme of color character. It works on a point system. So, watch any TV show (I recommend watching one whole episode of any series, though you can watch more than one episode for this, or apply the test to the entire series), and run the Kent Test on it, and write up the results and any observations/insights the test led you to have in a paper that is minimum 2 pages (double-spaced).

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For Assignment 3, you had to write about what Ron Becker calls “the SLUMPY class.” Becker argues that SLUMPY class media content in the 1990s was edgy-but-not-too-edgy, inclusive but only inclusive of minorities that most white, middle- and upper-class liberals could readily accept (e.g., white affluent gay men in what we would today call homonormative relationships).
One of the GSIs (Lashon) recently asked me if I thought that the idea of the SLUMPY class is still operative today. I said I do think there is still a SLUMPY class, and there is still media being made for them — and with social media, SLUMPYs are making media for each other, too. So my question for you is: What is SLUMPY media today? What kinds of TV series and social media content do you see that you think is made by and/or for the SLUMPYs? What traits do you think define the SLUMPY class today (feel free to make up a new acronym, if you want to!), and what media do you see that you feel is targeted towards making that group happy/entertained/willing to buy things/feel “woke”/feel edgy/feel current, while not challenging them too much?
Write about it in a (minimum 2-page, double-spaced) essay and get up to 4 points!!!

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need an explanation

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Research the wave of violent hate crimes committed against Asian American Pacific Islanders over the past years, and the hashtag campaign #StopAAPIHate. What are experts saying are the causes of these hate crimes? What do the hate crimes consist of and who are they targeting and where? What are people doing to try to stop them? What do you think needs to be done? Write 2 (double-spaced) pages for up to 4 points of E.C.

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need an explanation

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
What is SLUMPY media today? What kinds of TV series and social media content do you see that you think is made by and/or for the SLUMPYs? What traits do you think define the SLUMPY class today (feel free to make up a new acronym, if you want to!), and what media do you see that you feel is targeted towards making that group happy/entertained/willing to buy things/feel “woke”/feel edgy/feel current, while not challenging them too much?

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need support to hel

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need support to help me learn.
watch the film like water for chocolate and write the paper
The paper must list the movie title and the basic premise of the movie (3 sentences minimum). 2. The paper must describe the historical or cultural context surrounding the film (4 sentences minimum). 3. The paper must provide a personal perspective on the film (4 sentences minimum). You can also make additional comments as appropriate. It is important that your paper is submitted on-time as the Assignment submission link will close after the due date!

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For each prompt (a prompt can be a term, phrase, or concept) given below, please write:
a) The author who wrote about the term/phrase/concept. (You only have to cite ONE author for each concept, but you can definitely cite multiple authors. Citing multiple authors may help you to give a fuller definition of the prompt than only citing one. But you do not have to cite all of the authors who wrote about a particular term.) (0.5 point)
b) The meaning of the term/phrase/concept, as it pertains to the topics covered in this course. (You should plan on writing at least a few sentences to give an adequate definition.) (1 point)
c) A television OR social media example that illustrates the term/phrase/concept. (You only need to write about one example: television show OR episode, OR character, OR plotline from a TV show, OR a block of shows, OR an entire network; a social media platform OR influencer OR a hashtag OR an event or campaign on a platform.). You may give more than one example if you wish but only one is required. Anything that is a serial program (that is, consisting of multiple episodes) on broadcast TV, cable TV, or streaming platforms that you view in your domestic space, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Go, CBS All Access, etc., counts as “television.” Feature-length (90-120-minute) programs made exclusively for a streaming platform (e.g., Netflix Originals like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” or “Always Be My Maybe”) also count as “television” as they were made specifically for domestic viewing. Content (including music videos) made for YouTube or another social media site counts as social media, which you can also use for your examples. (0.5 point)
d) How the television or social media example relates to, and illustrates, the term/phrase/concept. Make sure to refer to at least one idea or argument made by the author (whom you named in part a). (You should plan on writing 1 to 2 paragraphs—6 to 12 sentences at least—to explain how your example relates to the term/phrase/concept.) (2 points)
You must format your answer according to parts a, b, c, and d, like this:
1. (term/phrase/concept)
a. (author’s name)
b. (definition of term/phrase/concept)
c. (name of an example)
d. (how the example relates to the term/phrase/concept)
Points will be deducted for poor spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation (up to 1 point). Points will also be deducted for improper formatting – proper formatting = listing out the different parts of each answer as a., b., c., d. (up to 1 point).
Each four-part response to a prompt is worth up to 4 points total.
Assignment 3 Prompts:
model minority(attached)
Asian American YouTube performance(attached)
transnational media fandom(https://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/…)

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For each prompt (a prompt can be a term, phrase, or concept) given below, please write:
a) The author who wrote about the term/phrase/concept. (You only have to cite ONE author for each concept, but you can definitely cite multiple authors. Citing multiple authors may help you to give a fuller definition of the prompt than only citing one. But you do not have to cite all of the authors who wrote about a particular term.) (0.5 point)
b) The meaning of the term/phrase/concept, as it pertains to the topics covered in this course. (You should plan on writing at least a few sentences to give an adequate definition.) (1 point)
c) A television OR social media example that illustrates the term/phrase/concept. (You only need to write about one example: television show OR episode, OR character, OR plotline from a TV show, OR a block of shows, OR an entire network; a social media platform OR influencer OR a hashtag OR an event or campaign on a platform.). You may give more than one example if you wish but only one is required. Anything that is a serial program (that is, consisting of multiple episodes) on broadcast TV, cable TV, or streaming platforms that you view in your domestic space, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Go, CBS All Access, etc., counts as “television.” Feature-length (90-120-minute) programs made exclusively for a streaming platform (e.g., Netflix Originals like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” or “Always Be My Maybe”) also count as “television” as they were made specifically for domestic viewing. Content (including music videos) made for YouTube or another social media site counts as social media, which you can also use for your examples. (0.5 point)
d) How the television or social media example relates to, and illustrates, the term/phrase/concept. Make sure to refer to at least one idea or argument made by the author (whom you named in part a). (You should plan on writing 1 to 2 paragraphs—6 to 12 sentences at least—to explain how your example relates to the term/phrase/concept.) (2 points)
You must format your answer according to parts a, b, c, and d, like this:
1. (term/phrase/concept)
a. (author’s name)
b. (definition of term/phrase/concept)
c. (name of an example)
d. (how the example relates to the term/phrase/concept)
Points will be deducted for poor spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation (up to 1 point). Points will also be deducted for improper formatting – proper formatting = listing out the different parts of each answer as a., b., c., d. (up to 1 point).
Each four-part response to a prompt is worth up to 4 points total.
Assignment 3 Prompts:
model minority(attached)
Asian American YouTube performance(attached)
transnational media fandom(https://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/…)