HW12 due 11/14: Nausea and More…

Ok, folks so by our next class (considering we have group presentations at the beginning of the new week), we will be a few days removed from our last Nausea discussion, so pay close attention to the focus points below.
1. Nausea–complete the novel! Don’t fret! Between now and the next time we meet to discuss this novel, almost a week will have passed so you have time. Be prepared to discuss:

  • The epiphany by the chestnut tree (including veneers, being in the way, CONTINGENCY, roots) pp. 126-133
  • Anny (including change and outliving oneself) pp. 137-144
  • Tuesday in Bouville (including being free, outliving myself) pp.156-160
  • The end (Some of These Days) pp. 173-178

So, these are the primary discussion points for the last two days of discussion. But there are so many nuanced bits of philosophical importance scattered throughout. I expect to see that control in your essay. I will post more on the essay later this evening or tomorrow.
2. Group Presentations–This week (Tuesday for 12C and Wednesday for 12F) we have presentations on Atheistic Existentialism. This week’s presenting groups should email their lesson plan by Sunday.  The date for the remaining groups have changed a bit:

  • Authenticity and Bad Faith, Nov. 22
  • Alienation and Absurdity, Nov. 25
  • Personal Freedom, Dec. 6
  • Death and Existence, Dec. 9

3. Existential NYC, A Photo Narrative–For this creative group project you must work with your group and with your group’s theme (i.e. alienation and absurdity, faith and existentialism, etc.)  Capture an image (no larger than 8×10) that reflects your theme!  Keep in mind that this is a photo narrative, so each group member should capture an image of our subject (NYC) for a total of 4 or 5 images (depending on how many members are in your group). The series of images should work in concert to tell a story (again, a story that is connected to your theme).  Each image should include a pithy existential narrative no more than 50 words in length (preferably closer to 30). If you think of all that we have read and discussed thus far and consider the scope of your theme, you can really get funky with this assignment!  Think of how you can use the city in the image.  Think of how you can use people in the assignment (although you don’t necessarily have to use people in the assignment). Your image must capture the essence of your group’s theme!  Post production is fine! The color of absence of color in the image is completely up to you.  All creative decisions are yours!  Just capture Existential NYC!  The final submission will be scored based upon creative ingenuity and thematic relevance! DUE NOVEMBER 15!!!

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