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  • 1. Mythology In Art & Literature: HUM2310 Professor Will Adams · Wadams5@valenciacollege.edu Course Blog: hum2310-0900-sm.blogspot.com Office hours by appointment · Osceola Campus – Building 1, Room 132 Class Meeting: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:20 PM Research Project Assignment For your research project this term, you will choose an artwork that is based on alegend or myth from Classical mythology. After receiving your artwork, you will be requiredto create a five page research-based essay in which you discuss the following: 1. First Page a. Introduction of Essay: Discuss the essential nature of art, myth, or story for human beings. What is the most important function that they serve? How have those functions changed over time? How have they stayed the same? b. Introduction of Artwork: Based on the previous paragraph, how does your art work fit into the framework of human history? Who created it? When? Where? From what materials? Discuss historical context, artist biography, and technical innovations in this section. (This section may continue on to your second page as necessary). 2. Second Page – Third Page a. What is the story, myth, or legend being depicted in the artwork? Do not simply limit yourself to the scene being shown in the work – be sure to give background and context concerning both the characters involved in the scene and the setting in which the scene takes place. b. Also discuss the society that created the myth upon which the artwork is based, and how the story, myth, or legend being shown may or may not be representative of that society’s ideals, principles, or beliefs. 3. Third Page – Fourth Page a. Identify and discuss in detail the various symbols that artist includes within the artwork that allow the viewer to obtain a greater understanding of the scene depicted, or its societal importance. b. Symbols may take the form of animals, colors, fruits or vegetables, characters, plants, objects, geographical features, or even people. Be sure to consult texts discussing artistic symbolism when delving into this portion of your discussion. 4. Fifth Page
  • 2. a. Identify and illustrate contemporary examples of the artwork’s theme as evidenced in today’s popular media. b. Explain how the themes and concerns of the Classical world are not terribly different than those of modern society. You may choose to illustrate this point using examples from cinema, music, television, or electronic games. c. Conclusion: Discuss why the information, themes, and symbolism discussed within your paper are important. Do not introduce any new subjects for discussion and do not simply summarize your essay for the reader. Instead, let your reader know what he or she should have learned or understood from having read your work.Technical Specifications: 1. Your essay should be a full five pages. 2. Its text should be double-spaced, and set in size 12 Arial font. 3. The pages should have standard 1 inch margins on all four sides. 4. MLA Citation Style must be used to document your sources: a. Using in-text parenthetical citations b. Including a fully-realized MLA-formatted Works Cited page at the end of your essay, including all works cited in-text 5. You must use a minimum of 5 different sources. 6. The only sources you may use are books or periodicals from the library, or articles from our databases. 7. Your essay must also have a standard, MLA-formatted cover page affixed to the front. 8. The five page minimum does not include either your cover page or Works Cited page. 9. Your finished, typed, stapled essay will be due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, June 6th.
  • 3.     Research papers always contain information compiled from other sources. When you write a research paper, you must cite the sources of your Short Quotations (Up to Four Lines)  information. In other words, you must give proper credit to the original Picassos attraction to art came at an early age; in fact, he “was able to authors of the information and let your readers know how to find the draw before he could speak, and he could speak long before he was  information for themselves. There are many different ways to cite the sources able to walk” (Bernadac and Bouchet 19). of our information, but this guide is designed to help you learn “MLA style,” Long Quotations (More than Four Lines)  outlined in the Modern Language Association’s MLA Handbook for Writers of One critic adeptly summarized the mainstreaming of the punk genre: Research Papers (http://mlahandbook.org). For punk rock, the 1990s were a watershed and a nightmare.  Before you start your research, you may want to print copies of the Citation The mainstream commercial success in that decade of bands Data Form from http://andyspinks.com/mla/ and use them to collect the like Green Day, Rancid, and Blink 182 was unprecedented bibliographic information for each of your sources. for a genre that survived the Reagan-Bush era on $3 concerts,  indie labels, and the relatively limited broadcast range of There are three main parts to MLA citation: college radio. (Matula 19) 1. The Information Itself (quoting and paraphrasing properly)    This commercialization was simultaneously the rise and fall of punk. 2. The In-Text Citation (giving the source of each bit of information) 3. The “Works Cited” Page (creating a list of the sources you used) Make sure to read the information at the beginning of all three sections before Part 2: The In-Text Citation you begin. When you include information from other sources in your paper, you must include a citation that tells where the information came from (regardless of Part 1: The Information Itself whether you quoted it or paraphrased it). At one time, MLA Style required that these citations be listed as footnotes at the bottom of the page. Now you All research papers contain information from other sources. When you use can just insert a shortened citation immediately after the information you information that has been previously published by someone else, it is have quoted or paraphrased. (Since the citations appear in the text of your important that you avoid plagiarism – presenting someone elses ideas as your paper, they are called “in-text” citations. Since they are enclosed in own. (Plagiarism is not just cheating; it is also stealing.) There are two ways parentheses, they are sometimes called "parenthetical" citations.) that you can include other peoples ideas and words in your paper without plagiarizing: paraphrasing and quotation. The citation should direct the reader to that sources entry on the Works Cited page of your report. For print sources, you normally only need to Paraphrasing include the Author and Page Number in your citation. For multi-volume works like encyclopedias, include the Author, Volume Number, and Page Number You can include someone elses ideas in your paper by putting those ideas into (with a colon separating the volume and page). For internet sites and other your own words. This is called paraphrasing. Here are a few things to sources without specific page numbers, just include the Author . If the author remember when paraphrasing: is not given, use the first few words of the title (in quotation marks).  Always cite the source of the paraphrased information with in-text citation (see Part 2) and list the source on your Works Cited page (see Part 3). Book or Signed Article  Restate the information using your own words and your own sentences. Encouraged by the government, tourism is one of the largest Never use the same sentence structure as the original author. industries in Greece (Arnold 45-46).  Combine information from different sources. Try not to paraphrase more Book or Signed Article (Author Mentioned in Text) than one or two sentences in a row from the same source. Arnold states that tourism, encouraged by the government, is one of Greeces largest industries (45-46). Original Encyclopedia Text: Book or Signed Article (Two Authors) “The industrial revolution began in Picassos attraction to art came at an early age; in fact, he “was able Great Britain for several reasons. Paraphrase: to draw before he could speak, and he could speak long before he The country had large deposits of The abundance of natural was able to walk” (Bernadac and Bouchet 19). coal and iron, the two natural re- resources in Great Britain sources on which early industrializa- Article in a Multi-Volume Reference Book tion largely depended. Other indus- and its colonies was one The abundance of natural resource in Great Britain and its colonies trial raw materials came from Great factor that allowed the was one factor that allowed the industrial revolution to begin there Britains Colonies.” industrial revolution to begin (Lampard 10:248). there (Lampard 10:248). Article in a Multi-Volume Reference Book (No Author) Quotation Globally, no other infectious disease kills more people than tuberculosis (“Tuberculosis” 3:875). You can also use someone elses exact words in your paper; you just have to clearly indicate that the words are a quotation and give proper credit to the Online Source (No Page Numbers) original author. This is very useful when the original author has phrased the Hinduism and its mythology are a mixture, resulting from centuries idea in a powerful, clever, or unique way. If the quoted text is four lines or of cross-cultural integration (Naylor). less, you should put it in quotation marks and include it in line with the rest of Online Source (No Author or Page Numbers) your paper. If the quoted text is more than four lines, you should put it in a Available as a free download, OpenOffice is a popular open source separate paragraph (without quotation marks) and indent it by one inch. alternative to Microsoft Office (“OpenOffice 3.0”). Either way, you should introduce the quotation and make sure to explain how the information relates to your paper. Go to http://www.andyspinks.com/mla/ for more information. © 2000-2009, Andrew Spinks. Duplicate freely for nonprofit educational use.   __________  
  • 4.   Part 3: The “Works Cited” Page Reference or Encyclopedia Article (from a database) Author. “Title of Article.” Title of Book. Editor. Volume. City of  The final part of MLA citation is a list of the works cited.The list should include Publication: Publisher, Year. Database Title. Format. Date of all of the sources cited in the text of the paper and only those cited in the paper. Access.  (See Part 2: The In-Text Citation) Rickards, Joseph. “Photorealism.” Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Creating and Formatting a Works Cited Page Grolier Online. Web. 21 Oct. 2009.  Creating a Works Cited page is easy: Begin by creating a new document or Henningfeld, Diane. “Overview of The Bluest Eye.” EXPLORING inserting a “page break” at the end of your paper. At the top of the new page, Novels. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resource Center – Gold.  type the words “Works Cited” and center them. Below this title, type a list of the Web. 21 Oct. 2009. sources you referred to in your report, in alphabetical order. Enter each source in Magazine or Newspaper Article (Print)  its own separate paragraph, each one formatted with a ½ inch hanging indent. Author. “Title of Article.” Magazine or Newspaper Date: Pages. (A “hanging indent” means that the first line of the paragraph starts at the left Format. margin, but all other lines are indented.) Also, your list should be double-spaced,  but with no extra spaces in between. (Check the help file of your word processor Johnston, Richard. “Martin History Revisited.” Acoustic Guitar July for more information on page breaks, hanging indents, and double-spacing.) 2009: 60-69. Print. Creating and Formatting Works Cited Entries Magazine or Newspaper Article (from a database) Author. “Title of Article.” Magazine or Newspaper Date: Pages. The Works Cited entry for each source should include enough information to Database Title. Format. Date of Access. allow readers to look up the original source and to distinguish it from other sources with the same author and/or title. Faure, Gaelle. “Managing Your Online Afterlife.” Time 14 Sep. 2009: 51-52. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 21 Oct. 2009. Authors/Contributors: Begin each entry with the author or primary contributor, if known. When citing one person’s specific contribution to the Academic Journal Article (from a database) work (the illustrator’s work in a graphic novel, for example), list that person Author. “Title of Article.” Journal Title Volume.Issue (Year): Pages. first, before the title. If a source has several major contributors (names listed Database Title. Format. Date of Access. on the title page or front cover) include them after the title. Matula, Theodore. “Pow! to the People: The Make-Ups Titles/Publication Information: Each entry should also include the title(s) Reorganization of Punk Rhetoric.” Popular Music & Society 30.1 of the source and the relevant information about its publication. Include the (2007): 19-38. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Oct. 2009. year of publication for all sources (for magazines and newspapers, also give Web Page the month and if known, the day.) For web pages, include the date of the most recent update. If necessary, you can use the abbreviation “n.d.” for “no Author. “Title of Page.” Title of Web Site. Publisher or Sponsor, Date date given” and/or “n.p.” for “no publisher given.” of Publication. Format. Date of Access. Access Information: MLA style no longer requires a URL for online sources, “Adderall.” PDRhealth. PDR Network, 2009. Web. 21 Oct. 2009. but it does now require that you include the format (i.e., Print, DVD, MP3) for Naylor, Stephen. “Hindu Mythology.” Encyclopedia Mythica. every source. For all online sources, MLA style also requires that you list the N.p., 8 Apr. 2006. Web. 21 Oct. 2009. title of the database or website and the date you accessed the information. “OpenOffice 3.0.” Osalt.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2009. (The media format for all online sources and databases is “Web” – even if the source is a PDF or JPEG file.) Online Photograph, Illustration, or Image Use the following examples to help format entries for specific sources. If you Artist. Image Title. Date of Publication. Collection or Institution. have questions, consult the MLA Handbook or ask your teacher or library media Website or database. Format. Date of Access. specialist for help. Adams, Ansel. Guayle Field, Manzanar Relocation Center. 1943. Library of Congress. American Memory. Web. 27 Oct. 2009. Book (Print) Song or Sound Recording (from a CD or MP3) Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Format. Specific Contributor. “Song Title.” Other Major Contributors. Album Arnold, Francis. Greece. Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1992. Print. Title. Publisher, Year. Format. Bernadac, Marie-Laure, and Paule Bouchet. Picasso: Master of the New Copeland, Aaron. “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Perf. New York Idea. New York: Abrams, 1993. Print. Philharmonic. Cond. Leonard Bernstein. Sing America. Warner Bros., 1999. CD. eBook (from a database) Jimi Hendrix Experience. “All Along the Watchtower.” By Bob Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Database Title. Dylan. Electric Ladyland. MCA, 1968. MP3. Format. Date of Access. Video or Movie (on DVD or VHS) Katz, Mark. Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. Berkley: U of California P, 2004. netLibrary. Web. 15 Feb. 2006. Specific Contributor. Title. Other Major Contributors. Distributor, Year. Format. Article in a Reference Book or Edited Collection (Print) Brando, Marlon, perf. A Streetcar Named Desire. By Tennessee Author. “Title of Article.” Title of Book. Editor. Volume. City of Williams. Dir. Elia Kazan. Warner Bros., 2006. DVD. Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages. Format. Video or Movie (Online) Bewley, Marius. “The True Heir of the American Dream.” Readings on The Great Gatsby. Ed. Katie de Koster. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1998. Specific Contributor. Title. Other Major Contributors. Publisher or 96-103. Print. Distributor, Year. Website or database. Format. Date of Access. Lampard, Eric Edwin. “Industrial Revolution.” World Book Encyclopedia. Ivers, Louise, narr. Haiti: Malnutrition. Harvard University, 2009. Vol. 10. Chicago: World Book, 2000. 246-255. Print. YouTube. Web. 27 Oct. 2009. “Tuberculosis.” Human Diseases and Conditions. Ed. Neil Izenberg. Vol. 3. New York: Scribners, 2000. 875-880. Print. Go to http://www.andyspinks.com/mla/ for more information. © 2000-2009, Andrew Spinks. Duplicate freely for nonprofit educational use.   __________  
  • 5. Citation Data FormAs you do your research, use this form to collect bibliographic information about your sources. (Print a copy of this form for eachsource.) Begin by determining what kind of source the information came from and what method you used to access it. Next, fill in allof the blanks that apply to that type of source and access method. Staple the completed form to any notes, printouts, photocopies, orfor the source. Use the information from the form to create your Works Cited or References page.Type of Source (book, magazine, reference article, etc.): _________________________________Format:  Print  Online Database  Web Page  Other: ____________________________ Basic Source InformationAuthor/Primary Contributor: _________________________________________________________Editor/Other Contributors: __________________________________________________________Title of Article, Image, Song, etc. (if any): _____________________________________________Title of Book, Magazine, Album, etc: __________________________________________________Date of Publication: __________________________ Pages (if listed): _____________________ Books, Reports, eBooks, or Reference Articles Academic JournalsVolume (if any): ____________________________________ Volume (if any): ________________Editor: ____________________________________________ Issue (if any): _________________Place of Publication: _________________________________Publisher: _________________________________________ Additional Information for Online SourcesTitle of Database or Website: ________________________________________________________Publisher or Sponsoring Organization (if listed): _________________________________________Date You Accessed the Material: _____________________________________________________Web Address: ____________________________________________________________________ Notes________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Go to http://www.andyspinks.com/ for more information. © 2000-2009, Andrew Spinks. Duplicate freely for nonprofit educational use.
  • 6. Citation Data FormAs you do your research, use this form to collect bibliographic information about your sources. (Print a copy of this form for eachsource.) Begin by determining what kind of source the information came from and what method you used to access it. Next, fill in allof the blanks that apply to that type of source and access method. Staple the completed form to any notes, printouts, photocopies, orfor the source. Use the information from the form to create your Works Cited or References page.Type of Source (book, magazine, reference article, etc.): _________________________________Format:  Print  Online Database  Web Page  Other: ____________________________ Basic Source InformationAuthor/Primary Contributor: _________________________________________________________Editor/Other Contributors: __________________________________________________________Title of Article, Image, Song, etc. (if any): _____________________________________________Title of Book, Magazine, Album, etc: __________________________________________________Date of Publication: __________________________ Pages (if listed): _____________________ Books, Reports, eBooks, or Reference Articles Academic JournalsVolume (if any): ____________________________________ Volume (if any): ________________Editor: ____________________________________________ Issue (if any): _________________Place of Publication: _________________________________Publisher: _________________________________________ Additional Information for Online SourcesTitle of Database or Website: ________________________________________________________Publisher or Sponsoring Organization (if listed): _________________________________________Date You Accessed the Material: _____________________________________________________Web Address: ____________________________________________________________________ Notes________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Go to http://www.andyspinks.com/ for more information. © 2000-2009, Andrew Spinks. Duplicate freely for nonprofit educational use.
  • 7. Citation Data FormAs you do your research, use this form to collect bibliographic information about your sources. (Print a copy of this form for eachsource.) Begin by determining what kind of source the information came from and what method you used to access it. Next, fill in allof the blanks that apply to that type of source and access method. Staple the completed form to any notes, printouts, photocopies, orfor the source. Use the information from the form to create your Works Cited or References page.Type of Source (book, magazine, reference article, etc.): _________________________________Format:  Print  Online Database  Web Page  Other: ____________________________ Basic Source InformationAuthor/Primary Contributor: _________________________________________________________Editor/Other Contributors: __________________________________________________________Title of Article, Image, Song, etc. (if any): _____________________________________________Title of Book, Magazine, Album, etc: __________________________________________________Date of Publication: __________________________ Pages (if listed): _____________________ Books, Reports, eBooks, or Reference Articles Academic JournalsVolume (if any): ____________________________________ Volume (if any): ________________Editor: ____________________________________________ Issue (if any): _________________Place of Publication: _________________________________Publisher: _________________________________________ Additional Information for Online SourcesTitle of Database or Website: ________________________________________________________Publisher or Sponsoring Organization (if listed): _________________________________________Date You Accessed the Material: _____________________________________________________Web Address: ____________________________________________________________________ Notes________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Go to http://www.andyspinks.com/ for more information. © 2000-2009, Andrew Spinks. Duplicate freely for nonprofit educational use.
  • 8. Citation Data FormAs you do your research, use this form to collect bibliographic information about your sources. (Print a copy of this form for eachsource.) Begin by determining what kind of source the information came from and what method you used to access it. Next, fill in allof the blanks that apply to that type of source and access method. Staple the completed form to any notes, printouts, photocopies, orfor the source. Use the information from the form to create your Works Cited or References page.Type of Source (book, magazine, reference article, etc.): _________________________________Format:  Print  Online Database  Web Page  Other: ____________________________ Basic Source InformationAuthor/Primary Contributor: _________________________________________________________Editor/Other Contributors: __________________________________________________________Title of Article, Image, Song, etc. (if any): _____________________________________________Title of Book, Magazine, Album, etc: __________________________________________________Date of Publication: __________________________ Pages (if listed): _____________________ Books, Reports, eBooks, or Reference Articles Academic JournalsVolume (if any): ____________________________________ Volume (if any): ________________Editor: ____________________________________________ Issue (if any): _________________Place of Publication: _________________________________Publisher: _________________________________________ Additional Information for Online SourcesTitle of Database or Website: ________________________________________________________Publisher or Sponsoring Organization (if listed): _________________________________________Date You Accessed the Material: _____________________________________________________Web Address: ____________________________________________________________________ Notes________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Go to http://www.andyspinks.com/ for more information. © 2000-2009, Andrew Spinks. Duplicate freely for nonprofit educational use.