The movie Lion King is set in Africa, yet it only features animals. This could be interpreted as a way promoting a dominant narrative that Africa is wild and full of animals. It does not accurately represent modern day Africa and all of its culture.
Category: Cultural Criticism
Blogging Kickstarter: Disney’s Dominant Narratives
Make a short post in which you respond to another’s group argument, agreeing or disagreeing with their thesis and briefly explaining why.
Make at least one comment on one of your classmates’ posts — not just saying you like it, but providing a brief, but substantive response to their points.
More Class Blogs
For many years, we used the Blogger platform for my classes. Since it is owned by Google, it integrates pretty seamlessly with your Google accounts — which made it easy to use, in some respects — but it is a very limited and bug-ridden platform. So we have decided to construct a new class blog from scratch using the most more powerful and stable WordPress platform.
If you are interested, though, in seeing what past American Studies students have been thinking and writing about, feel free to wander over to Take Control of Your Culture.
You can also check out my senior AP Lit students who are presently blogging over at Story Power.