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Cultural Experience Field Report #2

Note:
This assignment has been adapted to adhere to the current guidance from
the CDC for social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For
this assignment, you will choose a virtual cultural venue from the
instructions below to visit online and write a short 500-800 word report
about your visit.

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is
to introduce you to the process of engaging with the cultural venues and
communities. This will inform you personally of the Humanities and
groups that support it.

Skills
This assignment will help you
practice the following skills that will be useful to you in your
professional and personal life beyond school.

  • Identify cultural venues and inform you with deeper knowledge about the cultural form chosen.
  • Organize reflections about engaging with a cultural experience and community
  • Use concepts and skills learned in class to describe and interpret cultural experiences and communities
  • Use appropriate and proper grammar, organization, and academic-style formatting in order to communicate

Knowledge
This assignment will help you become familiar with the following important content knowledge in the Humanities.

  • Available virtual cultural venues and communities
  • Methods of interpretation within the Humanities

Instructions
For
your report, choose one virtual venue from this pre-approved list that
most interests you, or contact your professor for approval of your own
online choice. If your choice below has both a website and a video, make
sure you examine both. If you need special accommodations to complete
this assignment, please inform your instructor and contact the Accessibility Accommodations office for guidance.

Please watch the entire performance or thoroughly explore the venue you choose.

THEATER PLAY

Shakespeare

The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
https://youtu.be/6naZxb2KwTE

NEW MA by Dora Dee Hunter
https://youtu.be/tT5-Ra6filk

Watch a full performance of one of the plays on this list of full length plays available on Youtube. https://

Watch
a full performance of a Broadway musical that is available for
streaming on various paid services. A list is available here:
https://

Also Hamilton on Disney+ would count, but if you have already seen it, watch it again during the semester.

POETRY OR BOOK READING, AUTHOR EVENT, OR SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE

Author interviews

Poetry Readings

Poetry Festivals, Slams and Spoken Word

FILM COMMENTARY BY A DIRECTOR OR CINEMA EXPERT

Watch
an entire DVD/Blue Ray film with the “audio commentary” special feature
as long as the commentary is by or includes the director or a film
historian/expert, not just the actors/actresses or commercial film
critics.

Examples of a few films on DVD/Blue Ray with director’s commentary:

  • Get Out, commentary by Jordan Peele
  • Lord of the Rings films, commentary by Peter Jackson
  • Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, commentary by Martin Scorsese
  • Pan’s Labyrinth, commentary by Guillermo Del Toro
  • Das Boot, commentary by Stephen Spielberg
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets, commentary by Jon Turteltaub

A
list of older films with DVD/Audio commentary is available here, just
make sure you are listening to directors and film experts: http://

Listen to a director’s commentary on a film on this podcast: Watching With…..by NetFlix: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1464225558

RELIGIOUS SERVICE, CEREMONY OR RITUAL

Your
choice should be different from one’s own religion, if practiced.
Please view all videos under the ritual, service, or ceremony you
choose.

JUDAISM

Passover Seder Meal

Yom Kippur

CHRISTIANITY

Baptism rituals

Rituals of the Eucharist

ISLAM

Ramadan

Hajj

HINDUISM

Upanayana Ceremony

Puja

BUDDHISM

Heart Sutra Ritual

Ordination Rite

Restrictions:
The experience should be viewed during the current semester. If this is
impossible, contact the instructor to arrange for alternatives. You may
not report on a cultural experience viewed prior to this class.

Write a report after you have explored or viewed the online resource.

Your
report should include the following information. Include photos or
links that help convey the information. As always, be sure to document
all sources you consult in preparing your work. This includes any
learning resources from the class, or information from the websites that
informed you about the particular item you explored.

  • Name
    and location of event or name and director of the film, writer’s name
    etc. If there is on-line information about what you viewed, be sure to
    include a link to it within the text of your essay in an appropriate
    place.
  • Type of event. For example is it a film, ritual,
    service, ceremony, poetry reading, festival, author interview etc. Make
    sure to include the name of the authors, directors, producers, speakers,
    author of your favorite poem (if poetry festival or event).

STOP: Before you hand in your assignment, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have
    I clearly provided identifying information about what I viewed in terms
    of who was involved and where it took place and provided the URL, if
    applicable? Have I done what I could to describe the setting and/or
    vibe?
  2. Have I identified and explained an especially interesting
    aspect of the experience and used examples to illustrate reflections
    and to explain why this aspect was interesting?
  3. Have I
    identified and applied two tools, concepts or methods of interpretation
    from learning resources to concrete and specific examples from visit?
  4. Have
    I used examples to clearly explain the relevance of my visit to at
    least one of the following: 1) emotion 2) human culture 3) self-identity
    4) cultural identity?
  5. Have I used Learning Resources from the
    class and provided a list of resources, and do all of my citations
    conform to MLA 8th edition guidelines?
  6. Have I proofread this
    assignment for grammatical, structural, and spelling errors that might
    impede someone from understanding what I am trying to say?

This assignment is due by the end of the seventh week of class on TUESDAY by 11:30PM ET.