Project Expectations of American Modernism Project
Using the Literature Book and additional credible, authoritative sources (no dictionary, encyclopedia, wikipedia-type sites, or spark-note/e-note-type sites), define all Aspects of American Modernism. Everyone is required to post the Aspects of American Modernism page. Each student will sign up to analyze one short story and one poem and will choose one additional work to analyze. Students will post their essay assignments and video assignments to the wiki page corresponding to the work of literature they are analyzing.

All work on the wiki is due no later than 3:04 p.m. on May 3, 2010.

Failure to use citations, using citations incorrectly, or claiming another’s work as one’s own is plagiarism and will result in a zero grade.

Reports that are missing components or not formatted properly will not be scored. Be sure to complete all components of the assignment. Late or incomplete reports will not be accepted.
Scoring
The project is worth 200 points in the Report category with the following breakdown:

Using Classroom time - up to 25 points (points will be logged each class period)
Posting to the Aspects of American Modernism page - up to 25 points
Essays:
Each essay (3 essays) - up to 20 points (Rubric) = 60 possible
Each video presentation (3 videos) - up to 20 points = 60 possible
Post honest, helpful, and respectful criticisms on the Discussions Tab of each Modernism Works page - up to 30 points

The Following assignment will be on each page created for the work of literature:

Create a video presentation summarizing your report on each author and embed it into the page

Delete this text and replace it with your embed code for your video - be sure to use MLA parenthetical citations and place your Works Cited list at the bottom of the page




Write an essay discussing the following points:
  1. Thoroughly show how the work of literature fits the definition of Modernism.
  2. Show how the writer’s life affected his/her work.
  3. Show how the work compares in style, character, theme, etc. to other works by the author and to your other assigned work.

Delete this text and replace it with your answer - be sure to use MLA parenthetical citations and place your Works Cited list at the bottom of the page




Modernism Project





Modernism Works

Amy Lowell



Angelina Weld Grimke



Arna Bontemps



Carl Sandburg



Claude McKay



Countee Cullen



Dorothy Parker



e e cummings



Edna St. Vincent Millay



Ezra Pound



H.D.



Hart Crane



Ishmael Reed



James Weldon Johnson



John Crowe Ransom



Langston Hughes



Louise Bogan



Marianne Moore



Mark Strand



Randall Jarrell



Robinson Jeffers



T.S. Eliot



Wallace Stevens



William Carlos Williams



Anzia Yezierska



Bernard Malamud



E.B. White



Elie Wiesel



Ernest Hemingway



Eudora Welty



F. Scott Fitzgerald



Flannery O’Connor



James Baldwin



James Thurber



John Hersey



John Steinbeck



Katherine Anne Porter



Richard Wright



Sherwood Anderson



Thomas Wolfe



William Faulkner



Zora Neale Hurston