Analysis pf history of future illness

  1. Disease is a prominent theme in world literature. Explore how diseases are imagined in story “A History of Future Illnesses” and how this theme is particularly closely linked to the genre of Science Fiction.

 

  • Book Material: Ken Liu, trans & ed. Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation – story title: “A History of Future Illnesses”

 

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  • Table of contents – page 778-832

 

 

  • Your paper should be about four double-spaced pages, which means you have the space to develop fully oneidea or a couple of related ideas. You are free to focus on one story or episode; you should not discuss more than two or three. For Mushi shi, you may use any episode from Season One.

 

 

 

Rubric

Paper Rubric

Paper Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdea(s):

The entire paper depends on this. You have enough space to fully develop one good idea or a couple of closely linked ideas.

5.0 to >4.0 pts

Full Marks

4.0 to >3.0 pts

acceptable

3.0 to >2.0 pts

weak

2.0 to >0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelopment:

A structure that develops your idea(s) into an argument or thesis.

5.0 to >4.0 pts

Full Marks

4.0 to >3.0 pts

acceptable

3.0 to >2.0 pts

weak

2.0 to >0 pts

not acceptable

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExamples from our readings:

Well chosen quotes or image capture from manga/anime to support your argument. (Avoid lengthy plot summary.)

5.0 to >4.0 pts

Full Marks

4.0 to >3.0 pts

acceptable

3.0 to >2.0 pts

weak

2.0 to >0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity of writing:

Revise, revise, revise. Writing is all about revision and clarification. First draft should be done at least 2 or 3 days before the paper is due. Let it sit and then revise it as if your enemy (or best friend) wrote it.

4.0 to >3.0 pts

Full Marks

3.0 to >2.0 pts

acceptable

2.0 to >0 pts

weak

4.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReach:

This is a special award for those who take a creative risk and reach for an idea that we have not discussed in class.

1.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts
Total Points: 20.0

 

 

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