Category Archives: History and Culture

Formerly known as Cultural Periods and Styles

MIDS (220/303/415)

Bring:

One small test booklet

Two writing implements

All primary (fiction) texts (exception: the Manifesto of the Communist Party)

One 8.5 x 11 page of notes (YOUR notes) handwritten, front and back

Prep:

Go to Taxonomy on the right hand side of this page and click on the relevant category (ex. Contemporary Culture, History and Culture, Values and Culture)

Have a cup of coffee with some of your classmates and talk about what you know

Re-visit film materials (esp. those located on the course information page)

For the exam:

Be creative and cogent

Make interesting links

 

Best of luck

 

 

Broken Blossoms (303)

With any luck we’ll screen a clip from DW Griffith’s 1919 silent film Broken Blossoms starring Lillian Gish, who was, I suppose, the Jennifer Lawrence of her day. Note that this film, though clearly racist by present standards, was an effort to portray Chinese characters with some degree of cultural sensitivity.