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Is Irony Dead? (Essay #2 Assignment Description)

Seven days after the attacks on the World Trade Center, Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, said “I think it’s the end of the Age of Irony.”Others disagree. In a short (500-650 word) essay, take a stand on this topic. … Continue reading

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Essay Grading Rubric (version 1.0)

The first version of the essay grading rubric is appended below. This rubric may change slightly during the semester depending upon the type of writing assignment, so always be sure to carefully read the assignment description.

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Essay #1. histories vs. History (Assignment Description)

As you know, this course is titled “Secret histories of the 20th Century told (mostly) through comics.” Please consider the following proposition: When contemplating the legacy of the past, historians and citizens should always think in terms of histories rather … Continue reading

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