ENGL 4790 Report Assignment: Option B—Performing the Sublime/Grotesque

Marks: 20

 Length

This will vary, but about 10 minutes should be the goal (5 minutes for the performance and 5 minutes for the explanation or artist’s talk).

 Description and Format

In this assignment, rather than explaining part of a text based on a theory of the Sublime or Grotesque, you have the option of Performing the Sublime or Grotesque in a work you have created. This could be a digital mashup, sculpture, painting, poem, dramatic presentation/scene, assemblage, etc. In addition to presenting your work, you should also talk about it to the class in a way that makes use of a theory of the Sublime or Grotesque with which we are familiar.

Evaluation

-the performance of the sublime/grotesque is engaging and creative

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-the artist’s talk is informed and coherent; connections are made between the performed work and theory

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-the speaker addresses the class clearly, coherently and directly from the front of the class, using the performed work to illustrate sublime/grotesque ideas

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-technology and/or audio-visual “aids” are used smoothly and fluently

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