This essay focuses on videos or animated short films. the text doesn’t have to be entirely “about” food. And of course you should also be open to discovering things
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 if you want to compare 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 co.in the process of performing a close reading. Some questions you might consider as you analyze the text: Who is the probable intend audience of the text, 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, gender, and bodies on display in the tex.
Firstly, be fast