I will provide the readings later. Here are the details provided by the professor. “You will write a 750-word essay asserting an argument analyzing the relationship of technology and art in the Victorian period in at least one of the novels, stories, or poems we have read. We have considered various forms of technology this term, from the telegraph to transportation, science, and industry. Art is not limited to the visual arts, but to extends to the use of language, writing, and creativity. A motto for the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech is “Humanistic Perspectives in a Technological World,” and whether or not a work of art appears to represent technology, its creator, characters, and subject are the products of technologically informed worlds. The book, critics have argued, is a form of technology, and in the Victorian period, as you read in Nicholas Daly’s essay on “Technology” from the Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture, methods of producing books were also changing.
750 words is approximately three pages, so you will need to select a narrow focus that you can analyze in depth. It may help to examine a particular character, moment, or set of moments in the text. You could also compare characters, moments, or aspects of art and technology in more than one text. Tracing the use of a word or phrase in the text might also help to focus and anchor your analysis. You can search texts electronically and see what words appear frequently using tools like Voyant. You can also use Voyant to see what words you might overuse or what underlying themes might be present in your essay.
You must analyze quotations from the text you have selected and address at least two additional sources we have read, which includes the critical articles on T-Square. You are also welcome to address additional materials in the Norton Anthology, just make sure to cite all sources that you consult.
You must also incorporate and analyze one image in your essay. Your image must be integral to your argument. Make sure to cite the source of your image in your list of works cited.
As you draft, compose, and revise your essay, review the techniques for analyzing texts in WOVENText, Chapter 2, (Section 17b and c), including visual texts (Section 17f). You should also review the explanations in of composing arguable statements (Section 19b), thesis statements (Section 19c), drafting essays (Section 21), and developing paragraphs (Section 29a-f).
You should also review WOVENText Section 37b “Working With Quotations,” Section 42b “In-Text Citations,” and “Section 39, Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.” You must use your own words and cite all sources appropriately in all of your work this term. You may not cut and paste passages from the internet into your essay, unless you are quoting a passage. You must demonstrate appropriate use of quotations and cite all sources that you consult, including webpages.Use parenthetical citations to acknowledge when you are quoting or citing others’ ideas. It is plagiarism to use others’ words or ideas without citing them.
Remember, you do not need to summarize the texts in your essay. Assume your readers have read the texts and only explain what readers need to know to understand your points. This is an academic essay, so it should demonstrate appropriate conventions, including tone, language, and word choice. See Chapter 2, Section 17a of WOVENText, “Understanding Your Audience.” You should avoid using the first person, I.”