Research and write an academic paper which selects and analyses a media text (excerpts from, examples of), and which responds to the following questions:
What sort of reality does this media text construct and how does it do so?
How does it reflect, engage with or depart from the dominant values of 21st century?
As a means of addressing the above questions, you should select a 21st century media text (this may be an image/images, scene or sequence of scenes, extracts or excerpts from media artefacts) as your object of analysis.
There should be a clear rationale outlined in your essay as to the selection of your particular text (e.g. why/how is it relevant?).
There should be a clearly identified research question for each essay (see Topic section in form for chosen research question).
The essay should include references to relevant theory and literature.
The essay must outline a working conclusion, based on the research and analysis undertaken (you dont have to prove anything: but you can form or suggest a conclusion based on the results of your investigation and analysis).