This essay focuses on a mass media text involving food. The Three Point and, that their next date night is all planned out. Framing the Argument
1, food is good, 2. good service, 3. great prices Then ask the student to prove or support each of those major points by using three minor points: restaurant reviews, reports from food critics, opinion from food experts, online ratings etc. 1. food is good a. course material definition of good food b. food critic review c. online ratings Then repeat the process with their favorite movie. At the end of the process you can tell them they now understand how to use The Three Point and, that their next date night is all planned out. Framing the Argument
This assignment asks you to interpret a mass media text involving food in some way. Media Analysis: A single print ad or television commercial would provide more than enough to work with, but you can also analyze one or more episodes of a television series (or perhaps a few different shows.
some very specific parallel between them), a film (whether devoted to food or not), one or more music videos or animated short films, a graphic novel or web comic, or part of a website or blog. and how do you know? What kinds of beliefs and values about food does the text assume the audience will have? Are there foods that are portrayed as especially desirable or virtuous? Disgusting? Sophisticated? Comforting? Novel? Is the text working in a
pedagogical way to establish those values (i.e. trying to teach or convince the audience that some foods are “healthy” or “gourmet”) or does it assume the audience already knows what the foods portrayed mean? What does the food communicate about any people or places in the text? Does it help establish personality or identity categories? Does it reflect power relationships or place the text in a particular time (either what the text is representing or when the text itself was produced)? What are the relationships between food,
on display in the text? Does food seem to represent sexual relationships or relationships of caring and nurturing? Is it portrayed as source of power, subjugation, or freedom? Does it represent particular national identities or other kinds of “myths”? How might the particular medium affect the meaning of the text? .
The goal is to develop an original argument supported by evidence from the text. THE MASS MEDIA SOURCE THAT YOU SHOULD USE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7SNSWEV708 (Links to an external site.) Chef’s Table Season 2: Episode 4 Enrique Olvera: https://www.netflix.com/title/80007945 (Links to an external site.) Which is pair with video guest speaker, Ignacio Sanchez Pardo’s “Diana Kennedy, Rick Bayless, and the Imagination of ‘Authentic’ Mexican Food’.” He’s really the leading expert on Mexican modernity in literature, film, cooking.
Firstly, be firm
Secondly, be creative
Thirdly, be fast