This essay will feature an introduction, main body, conclusion, and a citations page.
Introduction: Introduce the literature and your cultural object. Discuss how the 5R model will inform your analysis.
Main body: For the main body, you will do a cursory analysis in the style of Borer.
5R model: Select a single, particular cultural object (e.g., the Harry Potter series (book or movie), the Los Angeles Rams, the Fallout video game series, America’s Next Top Model, The New York Times, The Museum of Natural History… You are limited by your own interests and imagination). Using Borer’s article as a model for your own analysis, analyze your particular cultural object with the 5R framework. Make sure you touch upon each of the five dimensions of the framework: (1) retrievability, (2) rhetorical force, (3) resonance, (4) institutional retention, and (5) resolution. Cite multiple relevant newspaper or academic accounts, as needed, to make your argument.
Conclusion: Summarize your argument, and relate it back to the theoretical framework you are using.
Citation page: List your citations in academic style of your choice, and provide links to all articles, papers, notes, etc., cited within your analysis.
Format: Each paper should be five to seven pages, double-spaced, not including citations. Students should use a conventional font, such as Cambria or Times New Roman, and standard one-inch margins