Project literary theory

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Interpret the literary work you selected for your final project through the second theoretical lens you chose in Module Two. In your paper, be sure to:

  • Use appropriate terminology to explain which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting a text.
  • Apply the basic tenets and assumptionsof the theory to your text and support your response with scholarly research.
  • Posit an argument for how this theory can be used for interpreting this particular work.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1978/06/26/girl

Structuralism is the therory to be used

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LIT 300 Final Project II Milestones One and Two Guidelines and Rubric In both Milestone One and Milestone Two of Final Project II, you will submit a paper that examines your selected literary work through one of the theoretical lenses you chose in Module Two. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:     Using appropriate terminology, explain which tenets (principles) of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting a text. Apply the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to your text and support your response with scholarly research. Posit an argument for how this theory can be used for interpreting this particular text. Interpret the text through the theoretical lens you have chosen. Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Each paper must be submitted as a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in MLA format. Critical Elements Relevant Tenets Proficient (100%) Explains which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text using appropriate terminology Tenets and Assumptions Applies the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text and supports response with scholarly research Posits an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text Argument Theoretical Lens Interprets the text through the selected theoretical lens Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization Needs Improvement (75%) Explains which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text, but explanation is cursory, contains inaccuracies, or does not use appropriate terminology Applies the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text, but application is cursory, illogical, or not supported with scholarly research Posits an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text, but argument is cursory, unclear or illogical Interprets the text through the selected theoretical lens, but interpretation is cursory or misguided Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Not Evident (0%) Does not explain which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text Value 22 Does not apply the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text 22 Does not posit an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text Does not interpret the text through the selected theoretical lens 22 Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas Total 12 22 100% LIT 300 Final Project II Guidelines and Rubric Overview The final project for this course will be broken up into two parts: the creation of a multimedia presentation and a paper that examines a short literary work (a novella or a short story) through the two theoretical lenses of your choice. Literary theory affords critics the opportunity to focus on certain aspects of literary works by providing lenses through which to view the works. Different theories have different tenets and assumptions that produce vastly different interpretations. This project will allow you to demonstrate your ability to understand and apply literary theory and enhance your critical thinking and interpretive skills. Understanding and applying theoretical models constitutes higher-order thinking and has relevance in many professional and academic contexts. One element of your project will be to develop a multimedia presentation that will demonstrate your ability to understand what literary theory is and how it is incorporated as part of literary studies. This presentation will be submitted before the final paper, and you will receive feedback on the presentation from your peers. Additionally, this will afford you the opportunity to present the two theories you will use in your paper (the second part of the project) and rationalize your choice. Another element of the project will be to write a final paper that will look at a short literary work (a short story or novella) through the two theoretical lenses you have chosen. As with actual lenses, these two perspectives will add depth to the object in view, in this case the literary work. For example, one could use structuralism and feminist theory to “see” Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” in a new, theoretical light. Alternately, you might want to see Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis through the lenses of New Criticism and poststructuralism. Ideally, the theory and the text should inform each other, generating a dialogue between the two. The first part of the final project is the creation of a multimedia presentation. The project is divided into two milestones to scaffold learning and ensure a quality final submission. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two and Three. The final presentation will be submitted in Module Four. The second part of the final project is the creation of a paper. The project is divided into two milestones to scaffold learning and ensure a quality final submission. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Five and Six. The final paper will be submitted in Module Seven. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes: • • • • Articulate the role of literary theory in literary studies using appropriate terminology Apply historical context to the differentiation of literary theories Apply literary theories to literary texts for developing original interpretations Articulate the significance of applying literary theory in communicating a robust interpretation of a text Final Project II Prompt In this second part of the project, you will write a final paper that examines a short literary work (a novella or a short story) through the two theoretical lenses you have chosen. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. The Introduction: Discuss the role of theory in interpretation. a) Using appropriate terminology, describe what can be accomplished through the application of literary theory. b) Briefly describe the impact of literary theory on literary interpretation. Utilize scholarly research to support your description. For example, you might want to consider how theory is different from the interpretative processes that came before it. c) Explain your rationale for your chosen text. For example, maybe you have some personal connection with the text, or you admire that particular genre or author. d) Compose an introduction that creates interest and expectation regarding your use of literary theories. II. Theory One Application a) Using appropriate terminology, explain which tenets (principles) of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting a text. b) Apply the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to your text and support your response with scholarly research. c) Posit an argument for how this theory can be used for interpreting this particular text. d) Interpret the text through the theoretical lens you have chosen. III. Theory Two Application a) Explain which tenets of this theory, using appropriate terminology, can be acted upon in interpreting a text. b) Apply the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to your text and support your response with scholarly research. c) Posit an argument for how this theory can be used for interpreting this particular text. d) Interpret the text through the theoretical lens you have chosen. IV. Conclusion: Summarize and reflect upon your interpretations. a) Discuss what changed in the text and why, after applying the two theories you have chosen. b) Defend your arguments based on your interpretations of the text. c) Evaluate the role of literary theory in literary studies. Utilize examples from your interpretation to support your position. For example, you might consider whether or not literary theory has a role to play in understanding literature. Final Project II Milestones Milestone One: Literary Theory One In Module Five, you will submit a paper that examines your selected literary work through one of the theoretical lenses you chose in Module Two. Please be sure to cover all parts of critical element II. You should also incorporate your work from the Final Project I and its associated milestones. This milestone is graded with the Final Project II Milestones One and Two Rubric. Milestone Two: Literary Theory Two In Module Six, you will submit a paper that examines your selected literary work through the second theoretical lens you chose in Module Two. Please be sure to cover all parts of critical element III. You should also incorporate your work from the Final Project I and its associated milestones. This milestone is graded with the Final Project II Milestones One and Two Rubric. Final Project II Submission: Final Paper In Module Seven, you will submit the final paper. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This submission will be graded using the Final Project II Rubric. Final Project II Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be 6–8 pages, double-spaced, one-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font and in MLA format. Critical Elements The Introduction: Appropriate Terminology Exemplary (100%) Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses appropriate terminology to detail the versatility of literary theory Proficient (85%) Describes what can be accomplished through the application of literary theory using appropriate terminology The Introduction: Literary Interpretation Meets “Proficient” criteria and makes exceptional use of scholarly research to support description The Introduction: Rationale Meets “Proficient” criteria and rationale shows keen insight into the selection of the text Describes the impact of literary theory on literary interpretations supporting description with scholarly research Selects the text to be analyzed and explains the rationale for choosing the text Needs Improvement (55%) Describes what can be accomplished through the application of literary theory, but description is cursory, contains inaccuracies, or does not use appropriate terminology Describes the impact of literary theory on literary interpretations, but description is cursory or not supported with scholarly research Selects the text to be analyzed and explains the rationale for choosing the text, but explanation of rationale is cursory or unclear Not Evident (0%) Does not describe what can be accomplished through the application of literary theory Value 8 Does not describe the impact of literary theory on literary interpretations 12 Does not explain the rationale for choosing the text to be analyzed 4 The Introduction: Introduction Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides theory details that show a nuanced approach to generating interest and expectation Meets “Proficient” criteria and terminology used shows keen insight into the application of tenets in interpretation Composes an introduction that creates interest and expectation regarding the use of literary theories Theory One Application: Tenets and Assumptions Meets “Proficient” criteria and makes cogent connections between scholarly research, text, and tenets and assumptions of the theory Applies the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text and supports response with scholarly research Theory One Application: Argument Meets “Proficient” criteria and argument makes cogent connections between the theory and the text Posits an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text Theory One Application: Theoretical Lens Meets “Proficient” criteria and interpretation shows keen insight into the text Interprets the text through the selected theoretical lens Theory Two Application: Tenets Meets “Proficient” criteria and terminology used shows keen insight into the application of tenets in interpretation Explains which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text using appropriate terminology Theory Two Application: Tenets and Assumptions Meets “Proficient” criteria and makes cogent connections between scholarly research, text, and tenets and assumptions of the theory Applies the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text and supports response with scholarly research Theory One Application: Tenets Explains which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text using appropriate terminology Composes an introduction regarding the use of literary theories, but introduction is cursory, or does not create interest or expectation Explains which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text, but explanation is cursory, contains inaccuracies, or does not use appropriate terminology Applies the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text, but application is cursory, illogical, or not supported with scholarly research Posits an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text, but argument is cursory, unclear, or illogical Interprets the text through the selected theoretical lens, but interpretation is cursory or misguided Explains which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text, but explanation is cursory, contains inaccuracies, or does not use appropriate terminology Applies the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text, but application is cursory, illogical, or not supported with scholarly research Does not compose an introduction regarding the use of literary theories 6 Does not explain which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text 8 Does not apply the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text 4 Does not posit an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text 6 Does not interpret the text through the selected theoretical lens 4 Does not explain which tenets of this theory can be acted upon in interpreting text 8 Does not apply the basic tenets and assumptions of the theory to the text 4 Theory Two Application: Argument Meets “Proficient” criteria and argument makes cogent connections between the theory and the text Posits an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text Theory Two Application: Theoretical Lens Meets “Proficient” criteria and interpretation shows keen insight into the text Interprets the text through the selected theoretical lens Conclusion: Changed Meets “Proficient” criteria and shows keen insight into how the application of theoretical lenses can alter text Meets “Proficient” criteria and makes cogent connections between the arguments and interpretations Meets “Proficient” criteria and use of examples shows keen insight into the role of literary theory in literary studies Discusses what changed in the text and why, after applying the chosen theories Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization Conclusion: Arguments Conclusion: Literary Studies Articulation of Response Defends the arguments based on the interpretations of the text Evaluates the role of literary theory in literary studies, supporting position with examples from interpretation Posits an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text, but argument is cursory, unclear, or illogical Interprets the text through the selected theoretical lens, but interpretation is cursory or misguided Discusses what changed in the text and why, after applying the chosen theories, but discussion is cursory or unclear Defends arguments based on the interpretation of the text, but defense is cursory or lacks clarity Evaluates the role of literary theory in literary studies, but evaluation is cursory or not adequately supported with examples from interpretation Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas Does not posit an argument for how the theory can be used for interpreting the text 6 Does not interpret the text through the selected theoretical lens 4 Does not discuss what changed in the text and why 4 Does not defend arguments based on the interpretation of the text 6 Does not evaluate the role of literary theory in literary studies 12 Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas 4 Total 100% ...
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Examination of “Girl” Through Structuralism Lenses
The selected literary work for this assignment is “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid. This is a
long single sentence of various statements of advice from a mother to her daughter. The
mother is trying to advise the girl about what she should do, what she should not do, and how
she should do things in order to fit in as a perfect woman within the society. She tries to instill
beliefs about their culture to the daughter. The selected theory for analyzing this literacy work
is structuralism. Structuralism is a theory that is founded on the concept that something only
exists as a system of interrelated concepts and that things become intelligible and clear only
when viewed from the perspective of their relationship to a broader structure or system
(Culler 14). For instance, in Kincaid’s work, one can only understand the meaning and
purpose of the literary work by exploring reading all through. This paper explores the
principles of structuralism and uses these theoretical principles to analyze Kincaid...

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