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KOVN13,”Histories of modern visuality”,  15  credits,  Autumn 2013 Exam assignment for Björn Fritz (BF) and Joacim

Sprung (JS) Your exam will be given a grade that is based on both teachers' assessments. Please read the instructions below carefully. Twice! This document can also be downloaded from the course homepage.

Email your exam-assignment to on 31th of October 2013, at the latest!

Assignment Write “a short history   of   a   visual   phenomenon.”   The visual phenomenon might be a specific visual media, visual text, Xerox machine, Aurora Borealis, 3D-vison or any other visual phenomena of your choice. The written paper should also be written with a general reader in mind, not a specialist.


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The assignment must be focused on close readings of a specific visual phenomenon or a series of similar visual phenomena, not only general tendencies or loose observations. Discuss one question or set of problematics throughout the article instead of jumping between different, unrelated topics. The paper should explicitly demonstrate awareness about the problematics of narrating and framing history. Historiography is never neutral, nor objective, and there are many forms of historical narratives, e.g. chronological, anachronical, genealogical, speculative etc. Demonstrate a critical approach to sources and material. Make  yourself  as  author  ‘visible’  in  the  text  when  you  pursue  your   argument, instead of  giving  a  seemingly  ‘objective’  account  of  your  topic. Include at least two pictures in your assignment. Illustrations/images and legends are included in the page count up to the number of 5 pictures. If exceeding 5 pictures, use a separate appendix. The appendix are not included in the page count. Organize the text according to the formal requirements.

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and Sub-section headings. see below).500)  The assignment must have a correct cover page according to the template (see below)  A 100 (+/-25) word abstract must be attached in the beginning. articles.M.  Paginate your document. 12 pt. Section.5 cm. Quotations exceeding 40 words or three lines should be displayed. Page margins. 14 pt. in the text.. lower right comer. KOVN13.  Write your name and course code (KOVN13) on the top of every page..  Use footnotes (the Oxford system. 10 pt. Oxford University Press. Example: Sprung. If you use sources and material written in other languages then please translate your quote into English in the main text and write the original quote in full length in a footnote. Two blank lines are inserted before and one after each heading (including section headings). 12 pt. not endnotes. If technical terms or acronyms must be included. The body of text should have the following basic layout:           A font that is easy to read. whereas the bibliography and appendix are not. The Oxford Guide to Style. More information on the Oxford system will be provided during the academic writing seminar.  The manuscript must be meticulously proofread.. You can find it on the internet or at the library.. your given name. Style: A really good guide to understand the Oxford system is to read R. 2nd Ed.. book and journal titles in italics. non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.. Page number. and in alphabetical order. bold. Style instructions Use a clear readable style. 12 pt.  Name  your  file:  “Your  family  name.5-spacing. 12 pt. Oxford. Body text. Ritter. 1. bottom 2 cm.  Submit your exam in Word format or compatible word processing software (not pdf). top 2. Bibliography. define them when first used. Joacim. right 4 cm.  List 5-8 keywords (used in web searches for theses..Formal requirements The written assignment must be written in English.. indented and written in 11 pt. 1.0-spacing. 12 pt. italics.. Chapter headings. KOVN13”  (without quotation marks).  The main text must be 4 500 words (+/.0-spacing. for example: Times New Roman or Garamond.  The footnotes are included in the page count. avoiding jargon. 1. 2/5 ! . 2002 (or later). Footnote text. dissertations). left 2.5 cm. Use non-racist.

texts and other important sources. Images.e. Do use points in abbreviations but not in contractions or acronyms (e.) 3/5 ! Background Analysis/argumentation Recap & conclusion Bibliography List of images Appendix(ice) . op.g. Urkund’s   Plagiarism Handbook deals extensively with the rules of academic writing with regard to handbokenasp Recommended structure Cover page Abstract Introduction According to template Your article in a nutshell. Try also to open up your conclusions to a wider set of problematic or perspectives. Lund University Library also has a guide on the same topic: http://www. Resources Lund university guide for academic writing. AWELU (Academic Writing in English at Lund University)..g. Pick your shots.urkund. USA. Punctuation: use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single (If applicable. visual and/or something social. List your images and copyright holder(s). PhD).Spellings: UK or US spellings may be used with '-ize' spellings as given in the Oxford English Dictionary (e.. Get and presents several clarifying examples: http://www. published. Do not forget the key words. recognize).) in alphabetical order. organize. be concrete. Historical. media. Sources and references listed (unpublished. can be found here: http://awelu. Dr. i. .srv.cit. What is your topic and why is it so interesting? Do not forget to write something about your delimitation. Present dates in the form 1 May 1998.html The Oxford footnote system is generally used for references in the papers and theses on the MA’s programme. etc. The point of it all.

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Exam Assessment Sheet Tutors: Joacim Sprung (JS). The criteria are color-coded so the teachers can highlight specific text passages with the relevant color. and is your own voice as author distinct from your sources? Evaluation Yes Mostly Not enough Comments Yes Mostly Not enough Yes Mostly Not enough Does your paper Yes articulate a historical argument. B (Pass with Distinction) / C. and does it reflect on its own historiographical narration? Additional comments Grade Mostly Not enough 5/5 ! .] Student: Criteria Does your exam follow the instructions? Does your paper have a proper level of complexity and/or difficulty for a general reader? Are sources clearly represented. Comments may also be inserted directly into your text.  You will be awarded one of the following grades: A. D. [They will be formatted like this. Björn Fritz (BF) Your grade is based on all teachers’  assessments. E (Pass) / F (Fail) The assessment is based on the four criteria below.