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Practising Ideas Week 10 Lecture

Title: Skills Session 2: Analysis and Annotated Bibliography
Unit: PAE001-1 Practising Ideas: Approaches to Theory
Course: All Performing Arts and English
Institution: University of Bedfordshire
Tutor: Dr Louise Douse

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Practising Ideas Week 10 Lecture

  1. 1. Skills Session 2: Analysis and Annotated PBracitibsinlgi Iodegas:r Aappprohachyes to Theory Dr Louise Douse
  2. 2. Assessment 1 - Portfolio • When • Friday 9th January 2015, electronic version through turnitin must be submitted. • What • This assessment requires you to compile a portfolio of all set writing tasks. This will include a commentary on a quotation, a summary of an article, a close analysis, and an annotated bibliography. • Weighting of the assessment • This assessment forms 30% of the unit. University of Bedfordshire 2
  3. 3. Assessment 1 - Portfolio a) Commentary on a quotation • Write a 250 word commentary on the following quotation: • What is your aim in philosophy? – To shew the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. Wittgenstein, L. (1956) Philosophical investigations. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. Oxford: Blackwell, p.103 b) Summary of an article • Write a 250 word summary of the following article, available on BREO: • Carey, J. (2005) ‘What is a work of art?’ in What good are the arts? London: Faber and Faber, pp. 1-31. University of Bedfordshire 3
  4. 4. Assessment 1 - Portfolio c) Close analysis • Write a 500 word close analysis on one of the following texts: • Night Journey by Martha Graham (Dance) • Oedipus Rex / King Oedipus by Sophocles (Theatre) • Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lehrmann (Performing Arts) • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (English) d) Annotated bibliography • Produce an annotated bibliography with a minimum of five entries based on reading you have undertaken for this unit. University of Bedfordshire 4
  5. 5. Assessment 1 - Portfolio c) Close analysis • Write a 500 word close analysis on one of the following texts: • Night Journey by Martha Graham (Dance) • Oedipus Rex / King Oedipus by Sophocles (Theatre) • Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lehrmann (Performing Arts) • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (English) University of Bedfordshire 5
  6. 6. Close Analysis • What is a close analysis? • Close - done in a careful and thorough way • Analysis - Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something • Interpretation - An explanation or way of explaining • Explanation - Making an idea clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts University of Bedfordshire 6
  7. 7. Close Analysis • How do I go about it? • Night Journey by Martha Graham (Dance) • Oedipus Rex / King Oedipus by Sophocles (Theatre) • Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lehrmann (Performing Arts) • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (English) University of Bedfordshire 7
  8. 8. Close Analysis • Read or watch the entire text (or extract) as directed by your tutors • Chose a section that ‘speaks’ to you • This does not have to be your favourite section • Make notes • Comments, questions, an outline 1.Read/Watch University of Bedfordshire 8
  9. 9. Close Analysis • Consider some of the ideas we have studied over the last few weeks on this unit • Cultural influence of the Bible • Ideas of Antiquity • The Renaissance • The Enlightenment • Romanticism • Depending on the text you are looking at some of the ideas may or may not be relevant. 2.Consider an idea University of Bedfordshire 9
  10. 10. Close Analysis • You will need to think about both the form and the content of the text and in particular how the form contributes to the meaning of the content • Form – the way in which the text is presented - how • Music/sound, lighting, style of performance, language used, set, staging • Language, style, rhythm, genre • Content – the meaning of the text – what 3.Finding the evidence University of Bedfordshire 10
  11. 11. Close Analysis 3. Finding the evidence University of Bedfordshire 11
  12. 12. Close Analysis • You will need to show an understanding of how the ideas explored in your text informs how you approach your analysis 4.Explain your approach University of Bedfordshire 12
  13. 13. Close Analysis • Point – What is the aim of the close analysis? What are you going to do? Which work are you going to be looking at? • "This close analysis examines . . .," "The aim of this close analysis is to . . .," and "The purpose of this close analysis is to . . ." • Evidence – What research will you be using to help you do this? • Tell us about the key theories/theorists you will be drawing on? • Explanation – Explain how you are doing this within the structure of the close analysis. • Provide a road map of your close analysis Example Outline – Para 1 – Introduction University of Bedfordshire 13
  14. 14. Close Analysis • Point – What is your interpretation of the section (in relation to the theoretical framework)? • “The text could be interpreted as…”, “In section… of… an interpretation could be made of…” • Evidence – What is the preferred reading? How do other critics interpret the text? • Use quotes! “… argues that …”, “It has been interpreted by… as…” • Explanation – Explain how the quotations support your interpretation. Example Outline – Para 2 – University of Bedfordshire Content Idea14
  15. 15. Close Analysis • Point – How does the form (language, style, genre, set, music, etc.) contribute to the meaning of the content? • “The style of the work aids the interpretation by…”, “The use of music/language informs the content…” • Evidence – Describe the work • Identify key parts of the work which do the above! • Explanation – Explain how the particular sections you have described are evidence of your point. Example Outline – Para 3 – University of Bedfordshire Formal Properties15
  16. 16. Close Analysis • Point – How do the ideas you have studied inform the form and content you have identified? • Evidence – Describe the key elements of the ideas in relation to the section you have chosen • Explanation – Explain how the ideas support the interpretations you have made Example Outline – Para 4 – University of Bedfordshire Approach16
  17. 17. Close Analysis • Point - Have you achieved your aim? • What are key interpretations and ideas identified in the work? • Evidence – Can you draw out any key points from your essay to support this? • Do not include any new material • Explanation – Sum up and refer back to the intro aims. • Have you answered the brief? Example Outline – Para 5 – Conclusion University of Bedfordshire 17
  18. 18. Assessment 1 - Portfolio d) Annotated bibliography • Produce an annotated bibliography with a minimum of five entries based on reading you have undertaken for this unit. University of Bedfordshire 18
  19. 19. Annotated Bibliography • What is an annotated bibliography? • Annotate - Add notes to (a text or diagram) giving explanation or comment • Explanation - Making an idea clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts • Bibliography - A list of the books referred to in a scholarly work. University of Bedfordshire 19
  20. 20. Annotated Bibliography • How do I go about it? • List of 5 or more sources • Books • Articles • Audio/visual sources • Websites • Referencing Guide University of Bedfordshire 20
  21. 21. Annotated Bibliography • Select the most useful sources for your close analysis • These can be from the set reading • Other sources beyond the set reading 1.Select sources University of Bedfordshire 21
  22. 22. Annotated Bibliography • Read the sources • You may need to selective – skim read • Identify key ideas within source • Identify relevance of source 2.Read/watch them! University of Bedfordshire 22
  23. 23. Annotated Bibliography • Use the Reference Guide on BREO to write your reference • Remember punctuation is important • Find information from the Library Catalogue 3.Write reference University of Bedfordshire 23
  24. 24. Annotated Bibliography • Write a couple of sentences per reference • Identify the main point from the source • Explain why it is relevant to your close analysis 4.Annotate University of Bedfordshire 24
  25. 25. Formatting, Presentation and Layout • Word processed • Double-spaced • Title page – you do not need to repeat any information from this in your essay except the title at the beginning. • Large quotes indented and single spaces, small quotes in quotation marks and in the main body of the text • Don’t use colloquialisms and slang • Don’t use lists and headings • Don’t use abbreviations • Don’t use personal pronouns • Don’t use ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘yet’ at beginning of sentences University of Bedfordshire 25
  26. 26. Formatting, Presentation and Layout • Write numbers in full e.g. one hundred (except dates) • Always use someone’s surname • The first time you mention someone write their full name and dob/d • Quote and reference. • When writing about a performance piece/text always write the title in italics. • Give the date a performance/text was recorded/published the first time you mention it. • Formatting Guide available on BREO University of Bedfordshire 26
  27. 27. Referencing and Plagiarism • Academic Integrity Resource on BREO • Details what plagiarism is • Quiz at the end • Department Referencing Guide • Available on BREO University of Bedfordshire 27

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