DescriptionMy English class theme looks at the way that the future has been variously imagined and reimagined by avant-garde literary and artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries in America and Europe. Our guiding insight is that different visions of the future often have little to do with an actual, possible future and more to do with a society s anxieties, hopes, desires, and fears about the present. The course, then, is centered around some fundamental questions: Why does the future come to take such a central place in the imagination of we moderns How do these visions of the future replace or transform prior understandings of progress, change, and evolution What do these visions of the future say about the societies, cultures, and artists who produce them SO, THE PROMPT OF MY CLASS is: Our class focuses on the manifesto form for a variety of reasons: they take advantage of their
compactness by getting across the maximum density of information in a minimum of space; they operate at the intersection of prose, poetry, and politics; and, in proclaiming the necessity for a new world, they necessary provide a critique of the past and a diagnosis of the present in which they are written. This prompt allows you to engage deeply with one of our manifestoes as a textual artifact, showing the reader not only what it says but how it works as a piece of literature. Choose one of the manifestoes and give a close reading of it, framing your analysis of textual details in the context of what the work is trying to accomplish as a whole. On one hand, you are trying to translate the ideas of the manifesto into more precise, expository language; and on the other, you are trying to show the reader how the text operates, giving a reading of its details in a way that illuminates how the text functions as a text. While this might seem new to you, you do this operation every time you read a poem; you understand that a poem uses words in a metaphoric or imagistic way, and you understand that the placement and use of particular words, phrases, sentences, and sections goes a long way to making up the meaning of the poem itself.
Put another way, you are going to read one of our manifestoes like a poem, giving the reader a comprehensive sense of the overall meaning of the manifesto while staying alive to the importance of the text s details in order to show the reader how that overall meaning gets created and conveyed.
SO, I WOULD LIKE YOU GUYS TO EXAMINE THE ” The Futurist Manifesto of Lust” by Valentine de Saint-Point (PAGE 6 to PAGE 9) in my PDF attached.
ALSO, Please utilize 2 sources (books or websites) to explore why the author Valentine Saint-Point, within the context of Futurism movement, valorize Lust as an enlightened ideology Why Futurism has a deep connection with Lust so that she writes the manifesto THE FORMAT OF THE PAPER IS: essay should be between 4 and 5 double-spaced pages, typed in Times New Roman 12-point font with your margins set to 1 inch all around. I would like you to head your paper with your name on the first line and English 200 / Essay 1 on the next; you can go then go directly to your title and first paragraph. You should make sure to put your last name and page number on each subsequent page. Make sure to staple or paperclip your essay together before you hand it in. If you are using outside documentation and you are encouraged to do so please give your references as endnotes. If you are quoting directly from the texts we have used in class, and you signal the source of each quotation in some way, you can simply give the page number(s) as a reference in parentheses and omit an endnote. If you use endnotes and/or only give quotations from texts we have used in class, you do not need to include a Works Cited.