Argumentative Interpretation of Slumdog Millionaire

Argumentative Interpretation of  Slumdog Millionaire

Argumentative Interpretation of Slumdog Millionaire

For the second paper, we shift away from literary tastes and aesthetics and instead focus on an array of visual texts, from art to ads to full-length films. As we challenge our notions of what counts as a “text” that can be studied, analyzed, and interpreted, we will practice the art of media criticism. Students will be asked to choose a film from the list curated for the class. This film will serve as the primary text for an extended critical analysis of the film’s depiction of the complex relationships between food and culture and identity.

 

The interpretive discourse about a primary film

Argumentative Interpretation of the film Slumdog Millionaire

Your task for Essay 2 is to write a short academic essay in which you develop a complex, interpretive argument about a primary text (a film), drawing upon several other thematically related sources in order to deepen and sustain your assessment of the primary source’s meaning and significance. In other words, you will build an analytical framework for an assigned film by putting it in the context of 2-3 other rigorous, relevant sources. Evaluate each source’s perspectives, identify what you consider to be the crucial argument, and then develop an idea of your own that stems from this debate. In this way, you will make an argument about your chosen text’s meaning and significance while simultaneously making a case for your analytical approach. (6-8 pages, double spaced, MLA format with in-text citations and a Works Cited Page)

 

Building an Analytical Framework: Taste Matters

Argumentative Interpretation of the film Slumdog Millionaire

Argumentative Interpretation of the film Slumdog Millionaire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QwQEicVh98
Your task for Essay 2 is to write a short academic essay in which you develop a complex, interpretive argument about a primary text, drawing upon several other thematically related sources in order to deepen and sustain your assessment of the primary source’s significance. In Taste, Culture, and the Self, you will build an analytical framework for an assigned film by putting it in the context of 2-3 other rigorous, relevant sources. As part of this work, you will evaluate each source’s perspectives, identify what you consider to be the crucial argument, and then develop an idea of your own that stems from this debate. Make sure your readers not only understand the authors’ motives and the authors’ sense of the implications at stake but that they also have a clear sense of where you stand. In this way, you will make an argument about your chosen film’s meaning and significance while simultaneously making a case for your analytical approach and the enduring relevance (or limits) of the theories and contextual information you draw upon.