Humanities Fall 2016

Assignment 10 - 10 points

Read carefully points and answer lengths vary

01. In class on Thursday, 11/17 we thought about the ways people's sensory experience of kissing has changed over the last 100 years. Below are the kisses.

> Lucy + George from E.M Forester's Room With A View (1908) - British novelist, Italian setting, Late 19th century time period

> Claire + Robby from Todd Haynes' I'm Not There (2007) - American filmmaker, New York City setting, mid-20th century time setting, *You can analyze the Spanish subtitles or ignore them, Your choice

> Megan + Nev from the documentary Catfish (2008) - American documentary makers including Nev who is featured in the clip, American setting, 21st century time setting

Each one of your answers for the questions below should be between 45 and 90 words of good clear prose without any glaring spelling, grammatical or typographical errors.

a. 2 points > Re-watch these three kisses with sound and describe the ways these kisses were staged, shot and, if applicable, enhanced by music and decide whether or not you think these kisses are even truly comparable given the different kinds of stories they were culled from and the ways they were enhanced by the narration, music or lack thereof.

b. 2 points > Re-watch these three kisses without sound and decide which one offered its participants the strongest sensory experience - i.e., taste, smell, touch, sight and sound.

c. 2 points > Each kiss was set in an era we - at least in passing - examined. Name something you learned about these eras either from class or your Janaro and Altshuler textbook. Detail will really matter here if you want to earn this point.

02. 2 points > Based on the talk and short film posted below why do Charlene De Guzman and Sherry Turkle think that the inter-net has irreparably changed the ways humans interact with one another and after you decide follow up by carefully reading Part III, Chapter 15 of your Janaro and Altshuler textbook - which is about Nature - and find one other example of something that has irreparably changed the ways humans interact with one another. Your answer needs to be between 90 and 135 words of good clear prose without any glaring spelling, grammatical or typographical errors.





03. 2 points > Want to know the secret to a happy life? Read about the people living on the Island of Ikaria and then read the Happiness chapter in your Janaro and Altshuler textbook to find a name and theory for this kind of happiness. Be careful! The answer isn't as obvious as you may think. Your answer needs to be between 90 and 135 words of good clear prose without any glaring spelling, grammatical or typographical errors.