Examining Transcendentalism through Popular Culture -Final Project
as adapted from http://www.readwritethink.org
Look at all the resources in pop culture that you have access to. You can consider genres such as sitcoms, television dramas, children’s
cartoons, movies, commercials, newspaper editorials, and so forth.
• Provide an example for each of six characteristics of transcendental thought.
• Choose a different quotation for each category. You can repeat the sources that you choose but should find different
example quotations or actions. All quotes should come from RWE, HDT, or MLK (Dickinson and Fuller are possibilities as well).
• Look for examples from multiple genres. Include at least three different genres in your project. (Not all movie clips or editorials or comics).
• Be sure that you provide explanations for the quotations or examples that you’ve chosen that show why each is an example of transcendentalist thought.
Examples of Student-Selected Song Titles and Artists that Reflect Transcendental Thinking
An article that includes examples of Transcendentalism in pop culture
Excerpts from Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” and “Nature”
Examples of explanations of found items
Be to page 163 by 10/29/2013 in GATL.
Read the excerpt from The American Scholar
Find apropriate quotes for three categories from either The American Scholar or Self-Reliance.
Test on Monday/Tuesday for G Block – Tuesday for B block
Gatsby Index to help prep for your test
Friday – Through chapter two of the Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Monday – The Adam’s Letters – pages 26-40 in your American Literature books
Tuesday – Revised papers uploaded to http://www.turnitin.com
Today in class –
Discussion of the following texts-
Anne Bradstreet – Three poems
Cotton Mather’s “The Trial of Martha Carrier”
Edward’s “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God”
Supplemental Readings due Friday, both Classes-
- From American Literature pages 7-16
- Cotton Mather
- Anne Bradstreet Poems
- Readings in handout
- Will go over “Picky, Picky, Picky”- (already assigned)
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Drop Box Name: American Literature 2012-2013