Spring 2019 ENGL 1004 - 006 Module 4: Language and Power In this module, we will consider the relationship between language and power on a smaller scale than we did in module 2. We will look at the role that language plays in power dynamics within a country, a group of people, or even on an individual basis. Your major composition will be a paper, and you will have choices as to which kind of paper you want to write. Content: Game of Thrones, “Danaerys in Astapor”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBdWStMpgzE Black English Equals any Other Language (Leonard): https://people.hofstra.edu/robert_a_leonard/Newsday_Viewpoints_1-23-03.htm Trump and Obama have one surprising thing in common- the words they use (Krebs and Ralston): https://theconversation.com/trump-and-obama-have-one-surprising-thing-in-common-the-words-th ey-use-81309 “I Have a Dream” (MLK): https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm Additional Reading (Optional): What’s a Language, Anyway? (McWhorter) https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/difference-between-language-dialect/42 4704/ The Case for Black English (McWhorter) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/15/the-case-for-black-english https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBdWStMpgzE https://people.hofstra.edu/robert_a_leonard/Newsday_Viewpoints_1-23-03.htm https://theconversation.com/trump-and-obama-have-one-surprising-thing-in-common-the-words-they-use-81309 https://theconversation.com/trump-and-obama-have-one-surprising-thing-in-common-the-words-they-use-81309 https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/difference-between-language-dialect/424704/ https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/difference-between-language-dialect/424704/ https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/15/the-case-for-black-english https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo3hRq2RnNI Major Composition: Paper about language and power (20% of final grade) Your will need to write a paper of 3-5 pages around the theme of “language and power”. Here are some options: -Analyze a scene from a TV series, web series, or film. How do language and power interact in the scene? -Analyze the role of language as it relates to power in the plot of an entire TV series or film. -Analyze a powerful speech, either from history or a fictional source. From where does the speech derive its power? What makes the speech powerful, in terms of language? *These kinds of papers only require one source (the text being analyzed), although you are free to use more. -Write a paper about the relationship between different dialects that coexist in a city or country, and the relative power of the groups that speak them. -Write a paper about a political/ historical figure, and how they used language to achieve their goals *Papers like this should have at least 3 sources ⋄ I am ve.