Choose ONE of the following prompts for your second essay:
Nature, of course, can mean many things. What do you think the critic cited above means by the word? Certainly nature is found in many forms in the stories we have read. Write an essay in which you consider the applicability of this quote to at least two of our stories. Be sure to engage with specific passages from the texts under consideration. Try to examine the stories from as many relevant angles as possible (plot, theme, character, point-of-view, setting, symbolism, imagery, etc.) in support of your observations.
Regardless of which option you select, I would like your essay to be informed by research – either books from our library or sources found in our library databases. Be sure to cite and document your sources properly, following MLA (7th or 8th edition) guidelines. I encourage you to seek Prof. Tagliaferro’s assistance with the research component of this assignment.
NOTE: For guidelines about how to quote and cite sources properly in an essay about literature, I urge you to review the following links that have been provided by our library:
Due date: Due Wednesday, April 12 (posted by Noon). Late papers will receive a grade penalty.
Length: 6-8 pages (2,000 to 2,500 words). (Add a Word Count to the end of the essay.)
Format: Follow guidelines for essays to be submitted to the Beacon Conference. (See Beaconconference.org.) Double space and use 12-point Times New Roman font.
Submission guidelines: Post to Blackboard; no hard copies required.
Point value: 50 points.
1.) Latin American Literature and "Nature"
natur* latin america* liter*
Boling, Becky. "The Trope of Nature in Latin American Literature: Some Examples." Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, no. 2, 2006, p. 245. EBSCOhost, lib-proxy.sunywcc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.162620669&site=eds-live.
2.) Latin American Literature and Gender
Venkatesh, Vinodh. "Gender, Patriarchy and the Pen(Is) in Three Rewritings of Latin American History." Chasqui, no. 2, 2011, p. 95. EBSCOhost, lib-proxy.sunywcc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.280386777&site=eds-live.
3.) Latin American Literature and Religion
religious symbol* latin america* liter* (Also try "spirituality" or "existentialism")
Rubin, Jeffrey W., et al. "Lived Religion and Lived Citizenship in Latin America's Zones of Crisis." Latin American Research Review, vol. 49, 2014 Special Issue, p. 7. EBSCOhost, lib-proxy.sunywcc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=100986228&site=eds-live.