New Waves Final Paper – 10-12 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12pts
Choose ONE of the following topics:
You are required to use 5 valid print or online sources (books, articles, chapters in edited collections, online academic journals), one of which must be the course text (Kovács, Screening Modernism). If you are in doubt about the validity of your sources email me and/or your TA. The films you will be discussing in your paper do not count as ‘sources.’
Do not rely exclusively on your sources! Your paper should demonstrate independent, original thought; it should not be a string of quotations and/or paraphrases of what other people have said about your topic. Avoid lengthy quotations (longer than 6-8 lines). Your paper must have a thesis statement, in the first or second paragraph. The thesis statement is the main argument you are making in your paper: the rest of the paper should support and illustrate your thesis.
Make sure you cite all your sources properly both in the body of the paper, through in-text citations, and in your Works Cited. You can use either the MLA style or the Chicago style of documentation: whichever style you choose, be consistent!