English 112 PowerPoint Presentation “The Glass Roses”- a New Historical/Cultural point of view. So far, we have examined this story through the lenses of New Criticism and through a Feminist lens. Now, we are looking at it from a New Historical/Cultural point of view. When we do this, we ask ourselves these questions about the text: How does the story function as a historical/cultural text of the time? (post WW2).What does it add to our understanding of human experience of that time and place? How does the story support or undermine the prevailing powe structures of the time and place in which it was written? What does the form of the text say about the topic? (the ending is bleak…so might be the future of Stephen and Leka in this society…) What does the story suggest about the experience of groups of people who have been ignored or under/misrepresented by traditional history? Today, you will be researching this, and getting a good start in the lab. The project will be due Monday, October 5th. Today is the only class day we have to work on it. Some topic ideas- feel free to think of others! The lumbering camps of New Brunswick in the 1960s- students could research journals/songs/newspaper/magazine articles and other historical records of the time Poland in and after WW2, especially the German occupation. The cities of Tarnopol, Cracow, and Wiesbaden. Popular culture’s conception of the lumberman in the 1960s (and into today); one group could focus on Monty Python’s “The Lumberjack Song” and how it plays on (and into) gender stereotyping. The immigrant experience (particularly the European immigrant experience in New Brunswick after WWII.). Students will be asked to present their findings in a 20-30 minute presentation for their classmates. They will be required to include a visual component, a point form handout, and an interactive element for their presentation. Evaluation: PowerPoint: (interesting slides/at least 5 per group member/works cited) 20 points Point Form Handout 10 points Interactive Element (questions for us/discussion) 10 points Total: 40 points.