The final assignment for this class will be to write a brief literary analysis of the transmedia campaign we just finished producing.* As this is the de facto final exam, it is due at the beginning of the designated final exam period for this class -- Wednesday, Dec 11 at 12:00 PM. Submit it here in Canvas by uploading your document.
Your essay should comprise at least 4 pages (double spaced, 12pt font) of clear, academic prose that advances a specific, credible argument and supports its central claim by providing appropriate evidence. That evidence should include at least three citations of relevant scholarship. Any images must also include appropriate documentation.
Your goal for this essay is to apply some specific literary critical methodology to explore MaryWashemon. For example, what might a Post-Structuralist reading of MaryWashemon consist of? What would a Marxist critique focus on? How would a Formalist close reading expose MaryWashemon's textual strategies?
Find some critical method or school of thought, and situate your own argument within or against that school of thought. Your argument should, therefore, be more than simply a "What would Lacan think about our ARG?"
You should also avoid writing this as reflection on your own experience with MaryWashemon. This is not a first-person narrative. Instead, imagine yourself as a highly informed outsider who happens to know a great deal about the design and content of MaryWashemon.
I'm requiring at least three works cited, and these works should provide further clarification or extension of your critical framework. For example, if you're applying a Freudian method, cite and quote a work by Freud where he analyzes some text in a manner similar to what you're undertaking with MaryWashemon. Use MLA format for all citations (that is, parenthetical notation and a works cited list). Use Wikipedia to help find critical works, but do not treat Wikipedia as a primary source in its own right.
* -- If you are dying to write about some other campaign instead, please ask. I may allow it.