Three Letters In-Class Writing Assignment
Choose one work from pages 256-263 in your text.
Part 1: Examine the semiotics of the piece (describe (signs/signifiers), interpret (signified) and
critically analyze). Identify the signifiers that led you to this
The First Time I Met the Blues
March 28, 2011
Freshman year of High school can be a scary time, new people, more people, more
pressure, and you are completely out of your element. Such was my case five years ago. Instead
of choosing one specific topic to
Star Sheet: Turning Point Narrative
Turning points are events that shape and influence your development. These impact
stories help create you. Identify five turning points in your personal or professional life.
These may be viewed as positive or negative
Identity Construction in Second Life
The world of second life can be whatever the user wants it to be, it can act as an escape, it
can be a continuation of your personal life, or it can be simply enjoyment, thus is the beauty of
this game. Second life is
Short Paper #2
Community or Cultural Arts Event Paper
You will attend one event that is pre-approved by instructor. Email the information about your
chosen event and why you think it is suitable for this assignment by 9 a.m. Monday, 4/25 to
Representa)on and Television
Passive Viewing or Ac)ve Reading?
What is important about reading television?
No recognizable author
Character driven, genre based, and plot oriented
Genre type of medium with established
Regional and Na,onal Iden,ty
A look at place, public art, and media
What is community?
How is a communitys iden,ty constructed?
What do you value as community art forms?
What do you value as community ar
Race and Ethnicity
Race is classica0on of humans into large and dis0nct popula0ons or
groups o8en based on factors such as appearance based on heritable
phenotypical (observable) characteris0cs or geographic ance
The Self Portrait and the World
Semio'cs the study of signs
Sign an object or idea or combina'on of the two
that refers to something besides itself and depends
My Cultural Identity through Inner City Blues
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna holler) by Marvin Gaye is one of those songs that
come along once every generation, and that is if we are lucky. Inner City Blues is one of those
rare occurrences when a song is
1.) the central theme of my whole paper is the class structure, and how that is the root problem of
society. How class is more of a factor then race in particular, and how class affects us.
2.) thesis: Our current class system has di
You will use an aspect of visual culture (art form, film, video/TV, graphic novels, etc.) to
show the baggage you want to leave behind and the luggage you take with you
concerning issues of identity construction through visual cu
Short Paper #1
Cultural Identity Narrative
Read pp 26-30 in The World is a Text. This will be a good reference for you as you
research and write about visual culture.
To reflect upon the food or music that you shared in our Cultural Identity Pot
The Ohio State University is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States, so
when there is a cultural event or festival, you realize the sheer scoop of people at our university
and how well represented other cultures from al
An exploration of class representation through music
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles. (Marx,
Engles, 1848) Since modern man has developed into the social creatures that they are today,
there have been divid