The Final Project for this course counts for 30% of your grade for the course.
The Final Project consists of two parts: an extended researched analysis (65% ofproject grade) and a creative response (35% of project grade).
The Creative Response (to be presented Nov 28 and 30 in class; you will sign up for slots soon) is intended to encourage you to consider, beyond the confines of the traditional literary analysis or research paper, how you might express to a similarly informed audience your engagement with the texts and related concepts and ideas we are studying this semester. See here for the extended assignment description of the Creative Response.
The Extended Researched Analysis (due Dec 6 in OAKS at 11pm) will be on a topic you develop to suit your interests, based on the ongoing focus of the course materials and discussion. You may find that a course blog post and the comments it generates leads you toward a question you’d like to pursue in further depth; or it might be a response to a blog such as In the Middle or Larval Subjects, or to a review of Vibrant Matter or Reassembling the Social, taking an idea there and applying it to what we’ve done this semester; you might select a different medieval text that we’ve not read and see how it responds to an object-oriented analysis; you might present two readings of one medieval literary text, one object-oriented and one something else, and see what differences you note; and so on. There are many possibilities. See here for the extended assignment description of the Extended Researched Analysis.