Final Project

Final Project (35%)

This is your culminating project and should draw together the various themes we cover. The topic is open, but it must relate to queer/feminist film studies, and include a close reading of at least one film.

You’ll post these to the course blog:

Components:

  1. Proposal (5%): In 750 words (min.), describe your proposed topic. Include: film(s) you’ll be analyzing, 3-4 research questions, 3-4 texts/fields you’ll be drawing on, and a concrete plan for the project’s completion.
  2. Digital Video (10%): You’ll create a 5-minute digital video embodying your project’s argument. It should include a combination of original footage, historical or contemporary footage, voiceovers, music, or slides.
  3. Google Map (5%): You’ll create a Google Map tracing 5 places (min.)  central to your topic and film(s) analyzed in your paper. Places may be sites from your chosen film(s)’s narrative, sites the film(s) was shot or distributed, or sites where audiences saw and reacted to it.
  4. Analysis Paper (15%): In this paper (1500 words min.), you will introduce your topic, explain the argument from your video, historicize/theorize your topic, and use scholarship to support your argument. You must cite and critically engage with at least 2 of the course readings and at least 3 peer-reviewed scholarly sources that you find through library research.

Peer Review in 5 Minutes:

Check out this video explaining what constitutes a peer-reviewed scholar source, what the peer review process it, and why it matters.

Some examples of digital mapping projects:

Please note that these are EXAMPLES only. The students who made these were in a different class, had a different professor, and had different requirements for their assignment. Your project should not copy these projects’ form, content, or topics–you need to come up with your own project that fulfills the requirements for our course assignment. But these are great models of what you can make with a semester’s worth of material, original research, and the type of instruction you’ll be getting in this class regarding Google Map creation.

Some examples of digital video projects:

Please note that these are EXAMPLES only. The students who made these were in a different class, had a different professor, and had different requirements for their assignment. Your project should not copy these projects’ form, content, or topics–you need to come up with your own project that fulfills the requirements for our course assignment. But these are great models of what you can make with a semester’s worth of material, original research, and the type of instruction you’ll be getting in this class regarding digital video production.

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