Once again I am asking you to use an academic lens to investigate the supernatural. While previously you explored ghosts in film and literature for this assignment you will be analyzing vampires, and you will be doing so in the form of a visual essay.
For this assignment you will using the philosophical and historical approaches. Specially you will be looking at the philosophical concepts of the “new woman” and “ideal masculinity”
Visual Essay Assignment Details:
Pick one of the female characters and one of the male characters from Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and then create a visual essay that compares those character to modern representations of women and men in vampire film, literature and/or art. You should analyze how the characters you choose either represent or are counter to the concept of the “new woman” and “ideal masculinity.” Think about how this idea has evolved in the modern era and how modern characters may or may not reflect this. You must choose one example of a female and male character from Dracula and one example of a female and male character from a modern day version of vampire story. Your modern day examples can from film, television, art or literature. You must do some research of this assignment, as two scholarly sources are required.
Visual essay should include:
A section that explains what is meant by the “New Woman” and “Ideal Masculinity” in both the Victorian era and modern day
Think about how or if these ideals have changed over time
At least one slide/image/section for each of the characters you choose (you can use more than one slide/image/section if needed)
You must include a short written explanation of how your chosen characters do or do not reflect the concept of the “new woman” or “ideal masculinity”
This can be done with bullet points or short paragraphs.
A reference page with at least two scholarly sources
The readings for this week can be used
Visual Essay should be delivered via PowerPoint
Sources to use:
**See attached powerpoint as an example of the assignment. Pleasr just use this as a guide and do not copy.