Welcome to my blog on American Literature and Film which I am constructing for the Master’s degree from the National University of Ireland, Cork.
My blog is a digitized form of the research journal to be completed as part of my course.
This assignment requires me to fulfil four tasks:
Task (1): To visit the Cobh Heritage Centre (http://www.cobhheritage.com) and write a report on the exhibition, on immigrants and relate it to the seminar texts on immigration and immigrants. (750 words/20 marks)
Task (2): To prepare a Powerpoint document and presentation on one of the following topics:
- Harlem Renaissance
- America in the 1920s
- Jewish American writers pre-1960
- Nathanael West
(1000 words/50 marks)
Task (3): To write a diary recording your evolving knowledge (including assessment of class discussions) of one of the following topics:
- American Modernism
- American society and immigrant experience
- American society and race
- American society and ethnicity
(1250 words/30 marks)
Task (4): By independently researching on the internet, students should write a report on contemporary attitudes to the America South/plantation myths, etc. (1000 words/20 marks)
As well as fulfilling these tasks, I will use my blog to document my findings, views and opinions from class discussions, reading, and research which I deem relevant to developing my research journal.