For Autumn 2013 students there will be three INDIVIDUAL assessments points, all based on the following two-part brief:
(1) Develop an original critical analysis of a contemporary media text – it can be a film, a television programme, a newspaper or magazine article, a website, a computer game – based on one of the critical theoretical methods interrogated in this unit.
Your critical analysis should explore and then critique in depth one of the critical/theoretical approaches examined in this unit (i.e. semiotics, ideological analysis, psychoanalytic media analysis, formalist analysis, feminist analysis, post-colonial analysis, postmodernist or post-structuralist analysis).
(2) You should then develop this critique as an analytical framework, which will be used to underpin your original, detailed analysis of your chosen text.
You are expected to demonstrate close engagement with and original analysis of your primary text. You are also expected to demonstrate extensive background reading of the relevant media theory texts. The Internet is not an appropriate research source for this assignment. Please do not cite websites in your references!
Assessment Two (30%)
1. Submit a 1000 word draft essay based on assignment 1 (seminar paper) which will then be worked up to a final 2,500 word essay for the third assessment. (we are doing this )
2. Work up Assessment Two as a 2500 word essay. It will be important that you develop your original essay by making your work more theoretically informed and you will be expected to take careful note of any feedback you receive.
Please note writers, Wikipedia says formalist analysis is composed of auteurism and ideology. But do not let the teacher wrote these two, he said only the analysis of the film narrative structure is formalist analysis. So when these two papers, please write handwriting, write “Benjamin Button,” the narrative structure.