HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Department of English English 1302 Professor Schweitzer Composition II Distance Education Assignment #8: The Registry of Topic Due: By midnight on the date indicated on the syllabus, uploaded as an attachment to Eagle Online. No late assignments will be accepted. Specifications: Assignment must be typed, with one-inch margins, using a 12 pt. serif font such as Times New Roman. See the next page, a model Registry of Topic, for a more concrete sense of what the document should look like. Assignment can only be in one of the following three formats: .doc, .odt, or .rtf. Instructions: Write a Registry of Topic (sometimes called a prospectus) for the Literary Research Essay, which will be due on April 6. Here are the requested pieces of information: 1. A “Proposed Title” of no more than 15 words total 2. A statement of between 150-250 word explaining your “Question at Issue and Methodology” 3. A list of five to eight “Secondary Sources,” in MLA format, you intend to use in your essay Suzie Q. Student Composition II Professor Schweitzer March 10, 2012 Registry of Topic 1. Proposed Title “Future Tense: Hong Kong Cinema Approaching 1997” 2. Question at Issue and Methodology This research essay will examine the prolific film culture of Hong Kong and juxtapose it against the upcoming transfer from British colony to part of Communist China. In order to understand the fears and anxieties surrounding the 1997 transfer, the essay will center its focus on 15 major Hong Kong films produced between 1993 and 1995 and look for both overt and discreet references to the future Chinese rule. In addition to film analysis, research will also include interviews with Hong Kong directors, producers, and screenwriters about artistic fears of future governmental control. Studying Hong Kong films is ideal for this kind of study since they share much linguistic and cultural similarities with films from the Chinese mainland, yet do not share the same repressive political system; thus, examining the socio-political commentary embedded within Hong Kong films will yield clues as to the general mood of Hong Kong citizens, in general, as they approach their return to Chinese rule. At the same time, these clues are likely to be more subtle because for fear of reprisals after the government changes in 1997. 3. Secondary Sources Here go the MLA citations for the sources you intend to use in alphabetical order, single-spaced, with one line space between each source. Here go the MLA citations for the sources you intend to use in alphabetical order, single-spaced, with one line space between each source.
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