Internet animation: After broadcast, after narrative
How do new technologies offer new opportunities—and limits—for animation? What are the defining
aspects of animated Internet humor, and how do current events dictate those? In what ways do these
animations help globalize certain constructions of animation and of humor? Or, what is a meme
Select an internet animation (don’t forget to provide the url!) and consider some of these questions in
the course of an argumentative, 5-page essay, including a title and a concrete thesis statement.
Double-space, using 1’’ margins and a 12-pt. font.
This is not a research essay. However, if you use outside sources it is necessary to cite those sources
correctly, following a style guide such as the MLA Handbook. As I write on the syllabus,
Whenever students take an idea or a passage from another author, they must acknowledge
their debt both by using quotation marks where appropriate and by proper referencing with
footnotes or citations.