Italian American Literature and Film
SUMMER 2017
Prof. Fabio Girelli-Carasi

ASSIGNMENT JUNE 8

Instructions, assignment

 

READING : A VERY RECENT ARTICLE THAT APPEARED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES   LINK

  • As you read TAKE NOTES to help you focus your attention on issues you find interesting and those you disagree with.
     
  • WHEN you read over your notes, they must make sense. This means you must be able to reconstruct the argument that was presented and you must be able to retrace your own thoughts.
     
  • IF that happens, this means you took excellent notes.
VIDEO: Anti Italian cartoons: larger format, no comment.  LINK

 

VIDEO --- Anti Italian cartoons with comment     LINK  (new window)

This YOUTUBE video is unpublished. Only people with the link can access it. I HAD to do it because I was getting racist, sickening comments and I don't want to ever provide an opportunity for ANY kind of racist propaganda AGAINST ANYBODY, not just Italians.

Disclaimer: My video-editing program crashed losing all the files I had worked on. Not only, but the program itself was corrupted and I had to buy the new version suitable for my OS.
I was left with the raw files. I stitched them together with no time for editing.   

 

WEB RESEARCH:

1) BLACK HAND. Find basic information on the Black Hand and summarize your findings.

2) NEW ORLEANS 1891 ITALIAN AMERICANS.  
Learn the basic facts, what happened, in what order, and what the consequences were.

 

SHORT: THE BLACK HAND  LINK
READING: SON OF ITALY    Ch. 1-4 (page 43)
ASSIGNMENT   DUE JUNE 8

FILENAME:  your-last-name.june8

EMAIL SUBJECT:  assignment june 8


TASK 1  NYTIMES ARTICLE by STAPINSKI.

WRITE: Type your notes re NYTimes article.

 

TASK 2:  CARTOONS

WRITE  What were your reactions at the cartoons? Surprise? Anger? Amusement? Not-surprised, after all....
(I want to see how deep you can go into yourself -- it's not the details of the story that interest me, but your ability to reflect on and talk about your own genuine reactions.)

 

TASK 3:    WEB RESEARCH on The Black Hand. WRITE AT LEAST a decent paragraph about what YOU LEARNED.

 

TASK 4:  WEB RESEARCH NEW ORLEANS 1891. WRITE What are YOUR REACTIONS to this information. Use the same approach as in task 2.

 

TASK 5:  VIDEO SHORT THE BLACK HAND. WRITE Your notes on the sequence of events.

TASK 6:    SON OF ITALY  WRITE Your notes on the sequence of events.

BLOG:  Discussions on the blog (REMINDER: the blog counts as attendance.)