Forum Prompt #3, Assignment #5

Assignment #5
Third Forum Prompt (Assignment #5), due by midnight on Friday, September 25. Post to the forum (use the link to the left).  You have four options here.  Pick only one of them, please.

Option 1 (Critical/Analytic): Pick one of these

a. Pick one passage from Ayn Rand’s Anthem and demonstrate how it conforms to her political-philosophical theory of Objectivism

b. Pick one passage from Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We and demonstrate how it conforms to his aesthetic-artistic philosophy of synthetism.

Option 2 (Creative): Pick one of these

a. Write a journal entry from the perspective of “The Golden One” in Anthem that conforms to Ayn Rand’s theory of Objectivism.

b. Write a journal entry from the perspective of D-503 in We that conforms to Zamayatin’s aesthetic-artistic philosophy of synthetism.

Once you have proofed and polished your response, submit it via the “Leave a Reply” box below.

Note that there is sometimes a slight delay between your posting and its publication.  Always keep a back up of your work.  And, if for any reason you are not comfortable sharing your work on the forum, email it to me at professorswanstrom@gmail.com.

Forum Prompt #2 (Assignment #4)

Grading: FC, PC, NC (Full credit, partial credit, no credit)

Forum Prompt #2 / Assignment 4: The dystopian texts we have read so far describe hyper-regimented spaces, top-down surveillance, and the loss of privacy. Find a comparable example of such a thing in contemporary culture and write one paragraph (approximately 200 words) about its significance. Include a link to your topic.

Once you have proofed and polished your paragraph, submit it (and your link) in the “Leave a Reply” box below.

Note that there is sometimes a slight delay between your posting and its publication.  Always keep a back up of your work.  And, if for any reason you are not comfortable sharing your work on the forum, email it to me at professorswanstrom@gmail.com.

Forum Prompt #1 Contemporary Dystopia?

Grading: FC, PC, NC (Full credit, partial credit, no credit)

Assignment: find one example of a contemporary, dystopian text, work of art, film, or real-world space and write one paragraph about why it is dystopian.  Include a link to your topic.  Once you have proofed and polished your paragraph, submit it (and your link) in the “Leave a Reply” box below.

Note that there is sometimes a slight delay between your posting and its publication.  Always keep a back up of your work.  And, if for any reason you are not comfortable sharing your work on the forum, email it to me at professorswanstrom@gmail.com.