You will make a formal 10-minute presentation during the final exam period: for the 3:20 class, this is on Monday, December 12 from 12-3pm; for the 2:00 class, this is on Wednesday, December 14 from 12-3pm.
This presentation will introduce your project to your audience, explain your aims in the project, describe the path of and various reasons for its particular development, and explain how your project contributes to the critical conversation about your chosen text.
Based on your topics and approaches to them as described in your proposals, I will divide you into groups of 3 to present your materials as if you were a panel at a professional conference. These panels will present their material over the three hours we are allotted for the final exam. Two panels (6 presenters) will fill each hour. Because an important part of such a presentation is Q&A (the question-and-answer period), you will be limited to 7 minutes (maximum) for your individual presentation. I would really encourage you to aim for 5 minutes, since almost everyone winds up taking longer than anticipated. Then we will have ample time for discussion after each panel.
Your grade for the presentation (5% of your overall grade for the course) will include your participation as an “audience member” during the Q&A period. You must ask at least one thoughtful question of another presenter in order to receive full credit for this assignment.
I will announce via email on Friday, December 9, when I have posted the presentation schedule on the blog, including the presentation panel topics and the members of each.