Critical Essay: 2000 words (Due: Friday 14th May 2021)
Choose just one of the 8 themes/questions - see attached PDF - research, organise, write and present an academic essay that addresses the key points.
4) Gender & Identity: Compare and analyse representation of gender in one historical and one contemporary children's picture book. Your analysis should focus on characterisation and the role or agency of particular characters within the narrative. Underpin your arguments with reference to appropriate academic material (relating to gender studies, and image representation in picture books). Can you identify any particular cultural or ideological perspectives in your chosen examples?
Academic Tick List
Would heartily recommend you check out the 'Research and Writing Tips' tab in the module Blackboard menu and the many treasures there within.
In respect to finding books and articles to help underpin your argument and get you thinking - check out the University ONE SEARCH , as well as GOOGLE SCHOLAR.
How do you get all of your critical reading and thinking onto paper in a coherent way? Hopefully the process of actively engaging with the literature has clarified "what you want to say", which will help you to write a focused essay. Use this focus to plan your key points and identify the evidence you will bring in to support your argument. Structure and paragraphing are your friends, use them to build a logical progression or case.