10-minute Oral Presentations: See Syllabus for Due Dates
Each member of each reviewing
team will be
presenting the argument of whichever critical work you deem most
valuable to further study of these novels. Each team should select
whichever scholarship they agree represents the best 2 works from the 6 (or
more)- item annotated bibliography. It is up to each presenter whether
you decide to simply talk, provide a handout, or use any other
supporting media in print or online. As in a good written review, you
want to be sure to capture for us the complete argument clearly and
cogently before you explain why you find it especially valuable.
You will be graded on how well you understand the material, can speak
about it, and the persuasiveness of your evaluation. You are not only
summarizing someone else's argument, but also making an argument of
your own, a case for why of the many, many critical works out there
your selection is more worth taking the time read.
You may base your evaluation of the work's worth on its likely value to
any of several audiences: fellow MAs like yourself, college
undergraduates, majors, non-majors, high school students.