As most of my peers have already said, this project was time-consuming but very interesting in that we were able to challenge and confirm definitions through analyzing two texts. Here is the original prompt and my Analyzing Vietnamerica project, enjoy.
I have finally finished my Analyzing Vietnamerica project. For me, the hardest part about this project was comparing a sophisticated graphic novel to a topic (autoethnography) that I was not familiar with before taking this class. Nevertheless, I am proud of how my work came out.
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Although the assignment Analyzing Vietnamerica was the most time consuming, it is by far one of the best of the assignments. I completely had no idea of what an “autoethnography” was until I was forced to grasp the Carolyn Ellis article. After grasping the meaning of postmodernism and auto ethnography, I completely knew what I would write about. Through my analysis of assessing whether Vietnamerica was autoethnographic, I showed how this text embodies the post modernist goals and ideas. I argue that Vietnamerica is somewhat autoethnographic , but I further that argument to show how it is not to support my postmodern claim. I found examples of how GB Tran actually argues for and against the term “autoethnography”, which proves that it did not completely fulfill the auto ethnography model. I am happy with my final product and I hope you guys are too. Here it is!
I have completed my Analyzing Vietnamerica assignment. This assignment took me long time because of the random order of the novel. Also, the article on autoethnography was very lengthy. I hope you enjoy it. You can read about the original assignment here.
I have published my Analyzing Vietnamerica project. I found that this was the most time consuming project that we had this semester. I had to first read the Carolyn Ellis essay several times to understand what an autoethnography was and then decide if Vietnamerica was one. After deciding that Vietnamerica was an autoethnography, I had to develop an argument with examples from Vietnamerica. This part was difficult because Vietnamerica is extremely confusing. If you would like to read my argument visit the project here.
This Analyzing Vietnamerica project was definitely pretty challenging especially since I never knew what an autoethnography was before this class. I worked really hard on this project and it took me a while to come up with a thesis for what to talk about, but it’s finally done so I hope you guys enjoy! Click here for the link to the assignment.