The Essay assesses students’ responses to and knowledge of the Essential Texts set for

The Essay assesses students’ responses to and knowledge of the Essential Texts set for Module One (Satire: Weeks 2- 5). Your essay will also include an attempt to situate your close reading analyses in a historical and critical context that engages relevant unit themes. You will be required to include in your response at least ONE reference to a relevant Supplementary Reading OR a relevant secondary or critical text (book or peer reviewed article). _ write clear and well-structured paragraphs;_ use descriptive and analytical terms accurately;_ demonstrate an understanding of core unit themes and concepts;_ engage with primary and secondary texts;_ sustain an argument in response to the set question;_ use Chicago referencing style (or consistently use another referencing style). I HAVE CHOSEN TO GO WITH QUESTION 1 WHICH IS :1. ‘The paradox of satire being at once serious and nonserious means that public sphere context must always be involved in interpreting satiric intent.’ (James E. Caron) Discuss the way that one or two of the literary satires in Module One use the ‘nonserious’ means of humour to address ‘serious’ matters in the public sphere. CHOOSE TO TALK ABOUT EITHER Dorothy Parker, ‘Arrangement in Black and White  OR Angela Carter, ‘The Bloody Chamber’ OR BOTH (ONLY USE THESE TWO ARTICLES)

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