INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH ESSAY : AN IMAGINARY WORLD IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA
For this assignment, each student will prepare an approximately 1500-2000 word document that summarizes and highlights features of an imaginary world found in contemporary media. This is a combination of description and evaluation that makes a case for this particular media object to be taken seriously as an imaginary world in the sense we have discussed in this class.
Some tips might be to use a kind of reverse-engineered Pitch Bible to tease out the components of this imaginary world, showing how they consistently bolster the narrative premise of the media property. I expect to see some critical evaluation of the imaginary world as well, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses as a backdrop for its media context (narrative entertainment, gameplay, etc.) and potential to generate more media in whatever manner.
Background Description (Explanation)
Evaluative Analysis & Interpretation (Comprehension)
Overall Coherence (Organization & Mechanics)
Research Support (Sources & Citation)