20th-Century Genius Award Paper and Presentation (due Week Four)
Prepare a 1400 – 1750 word paper nominating a 20th-century figure whose work/artistic contributions can be classified in both the Age of Modernism and the Age of Pluralism for the 20th Century Genius Award. The nominated figure should stand out in your mind as a genius of Western culture. The paper should include a synopsis of the individual’s life and times, a survey of the ideas or artistic works recognized as reflecting genius, and an appraisal of their impact on the arts and culture. You should also assess whether the individual’s contributions are likely to continue influencing cultural development.
Papers will be assessed for the following: content, organization, and structure and how well students defend their choice of genius. Detail and creativity will be factors in assessing the final work. Students should cite at least two outside sources in writing this paper.
In addition, prepare a 3 – 6 slide PowerPoint Presentation in which you defend your choice and highlight the nominee’s major contributions. Explain why the nominee is worthy of special recognition