Paper 2 description–due Nov *4*

24 Oct

Paper 2                            hard copy due in class Nov 4

In 5 pages, answer one of the following.

1.     Discuss how Natsume Sōseki uses the point of view of a cat in the opening sections of I Am a Cat to de-familiarize and critique humans and human culture, food included. (The opening sections = the excerpt in your reader.)

2.     Discuss the narrative differences between the several versions of the Momotarō story that we read/saw, tell us how they work, and argue why these differences are significant to how we understand the story.

3.     Discuss the relationship between food and the expansion of the Japanese empire in Kannani and The Factory Ship

Be sure to establish/summarize/argue what the criteria for evaluating are. Focus on the text itself; external research is not necessary. It is actually undesirable; focus on this text.

The goals are the same as paper 1

Some technical rules for your paper:

1.                 NEW: I expect you to have made the corrections for grammar, punctuation and style (commas, punctuation, page references, etc.) that I marked on your blogs and on your first paper. This includes Chicago Manual of Style section numbers (6.79, etc). I will return your paper without grading it, will ask you to revise it, and will deduct one point for each day it is not turned in, if you have not fixed the mechanical errors.

2.            The length should not be more than 10% +/- the assigned length, including footnotes or endnotes; the works cited list is counted separately; similarly, the intro & conclusion should not be more than about half a page.

3.     The paper should have a title of its own that relates clearly or evocatively to your argument; a cover sheet is not necessary; pages should be numbered.

4.     The paper should be properly documented–that means that you put page numbers in the body of the paper when you are quoting, and you have a list of works cited. Example: The narrator of Tanizaki’s “The Gourmet Club” characterizes Count G by his “sharp wit, wild imagination,” and sturdy stomach (103). Note that you don’t have to include ALL of a line or passage in a quote–you can cut short, paraphrase or condense. If you’re broadly summarizing, page #s are not necessary. * For literature the method outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style is preferred ( (Endnote is also VERY good for this! If your major is not in the Humanities, the reference style you’re most likely to use comfortably is fine–as long as it is consistent.

Paper 2 description

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