this week, you’re tasked with showing your involvement with and understanding of course content through analysis and creativity. In short, following the dearth of mythology that captures the essence of contemporary American culture, (a) create a metaphorical cosmogony, (b) metaphorical gods (at least two), and (c) at least one metaphorical interaction between those gods. What is metaphorical? Oh my — be sure to go back to Campbell in Times Square. Or Leeming as he describes “reading” a pantheon.
Where students in the past have messed up and failed — writing a general cosmogony. Please don’t do that. Go back through all the prep material. The goal here is to use what you’ve learned to create a cosmogony and gods that reflect American norms. You need to start with American mythology.
Okay, I’m ready, you say. Length? Format? Um…
First, be specific. Be sure to be specific. Please, be specific. When you’re conceptualizing your Midterm response, don’t choose a generic “god of celebrity” who looks just like A$AP Rocky. Name your gods and come up with meaningful hierarchies and interactions, an intriguing story.
an essay, you’ll need at least a page for each of the three components, but please write no more than 5 pages. Alternatively, I’ve had students do podcasts, videos, digital presentations, and such. If you choose to work in another medium like these, please estimate to create appropriate and similar content. For instance, I would think an audio/podcast type Midterm would need to be at least 15 minutes.
Good luck. Have fun!
Here is an example of a wildly creative Midterm from last semester. It was a podcast, and imagined that the Midterm prompt would be answered through a sort of morning-show podcast with two gods going back and forth about the news and nature of the US. I wish I could celebrate the student, but I also think it’s more important to be anonymized (as I promised).
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more