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Final Assignments and Grade Sign Up

Your final paper is due by Friday, December 17th at the VERY latest.

Final grade meeting slots are available between 12/8-12/20 at varying times. Before your final grade meeting, you must have submitted your final paper, all blog posts, performance review, and self-reflection a minimum of 48 hours before your appointment so that I have time to review your work.

You can sign up for a final grade meeting here:

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Blog Post #1 – Group post (if your group did not post, you can post an individual)

Blog Post #2 – Post-Colonial Playwright

Blog Post #3 – Designer or Director

Blog Post #4 – Your choice, possibly related to your paper

Performance Review – Extended critical review (1000 words) that reviews the production and situates it within a historical context. This can be a filmed production, including those we watched for class, or a live production.

Final Paper – 1800-2200 word paper (plus bibliography) that offers a new perspective or idea.

Final Self Reflection – 500 words or so – Questions you may consider include: What have you learned? As a critical thinker and interpreter of sources? What worked for you or didn’t work for you in terms of this course overall? Were there readings or discussions that were particularly helpful? Particularly awful? Things you wish we had covered, or covered more in-depth? What might you take away from this course for the future? What do you feel you still could improve on or work towards? Were there things you took away that could apply to other areas of school or life? Look back at the initial course learning outcomes – do you feel you’ve made progress toward these? Finally, what grade would you give yourself? What is your justification for this?

This self-reflection process is meant to solidify for you what you have learned this semester in terms of both concrete and abstract ideas. Please think critically and be honest. Please be honest with yourself and with me as it is the best way for both of us to improve as learners. Remember, this and our individual grade meeting are considered your final exam, and failure to submit it will affect your grade outcome.

Extra – If you wish to do an additional blog post to make up for missed classes, please email me to discuss.

10/4 Class Wrap-up

Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for a good conversation today in class!

These were the questions that we considered in class:

  • What are the challenges of decolonization?
  • What are the challenges in the theatre?
  • How would you define ethnicity? 
  • How does religion play into ethnicity?
  • What role does language play in community building?
  • What is the effect of losing a language or tradition?

We didn’t really discuss the ethnicity questions, but keep them in mind for the next few weeks.

As a reminder: Please let me know which Postcolonial playwright you want to do your next Gathering Knowledge post about. (Check last week’s wrap up for the options)

Remember to email me some paper topics that you are thinking about so that I can help guide you in your project. You may want to think about using your topic as the base for one of your other individual gathering knowledge posts. Remember that you have 5 total – 1/2 group posts are done and this is the first individual for most of you.

For this next week’s readings, all fo the materials are on one page with one response. Have a good long weekend.