Beginning with the manifesto zine assignment, I am asking you to think about this semester as an opportunity to delve into your own interests, examining the issues you are likely to tackle in your capstone project from as many angles as you can. This does not mean that you should not pursue whichever ideas intrigue you most as you do the individual projects – indeed, if you stick obsessively closely to your original manifesto, I may wonder whether you are thinking through the new ideas as deeply as you might be.
At the end of the semester, you will write a final reflective blog post in which you return to your manifesto zine and ask yourself:
– how and in what ways you have fulfilled your plans
– how and in what ways you have been unable to do so;
– what has changed for you over the course of the semester in terms of your understanding of the ideas and practices we’ve discussed
– how and in what ways your semester manifesto might be different if you were writing it now.
I encourage you to also use this opportunity as a chance to look forward to what you plan to achieve in your capstone project.
Your score for thematic connections across the semester will be based on how well you express your own analysis of your ideas and themes in this reflective post. I will also take into account the ways that I have noticed thematic connections in your creative work.
Write approximately 500 words.
Your thematic reflection post is due by December 12.