Independent research task

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Independent research task

  1. 1. It's PoMo! (pause) ...Post modern. (pause) ...Weird for the sake of weird. — Moe Szyslak, The Simpsons Independent Research Task Now that you have a good understanding of what is a post modern text and have been shown a number of examples it is your turn to choose a text. Your homework task for the next week is to pick and research a post modern text produced the past five years. At this level you are expected to be doing about 5 hours per week (outside of class) for each subject and this is what I expect you to do for this project. You have this lesson and your unsupervised lesson next week to help. By the end of that lesson you will need to have completed the research, created a PowerPoint presentation and handed it in via Student Drop after the holidays…... You will need to:  Watch your chosen text  Find out about the ‘how and why’ of your text (Production details)  Explore the critical reception of the text.  You will also need to apply all the theories and ideas we have looked at so far to the text. You can highlight how it fits with these ideas and how it does not.  You will need to include some detailed textual analysis of your text – specific scenes need to be analysed, possibly with YouTube clip or screen grabs.  Finally make a judgement about how post modern the text is and explain why Possible Texts Bruno Death Proof Stranger than Fiction Synecdoche: New York Tropic Thunder Kick Ass Lost 24 (Shannon) Heroes’ Dexter (Danny) Calfornication The Trip Inglorious Bastards Avatar Exit through the Gift Shop Source Code The Adjustment Bureau Life on Mars Extras (US version) Dead Set Misfits esp Series Two Episode 4 Glee Paranormal Activity Scream 4 Recent episodes of The Simpson (Aidan), Family Guy (Mark), South Park 500 Days of Summer Cloverfield District 9 My Mad Fat Diary I’m still here Shutter Island (Jake) Zombieland The Walking Dead Cristina Utopia Others? – see me if you have an idea

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