Theory Paper/Music Video: Please select a visually dynamic music video that you like or want to critique
(perhaps this is a video you view as particularly creative, innovative, or conversely, one you really dislike or do not “get.”). In a 3½ to 4-page essay analyze the video using one of the theories we have or will cover in class. This is your opportunity to “read” the video from an academic perspective. Here are some basic ideas you can start with (You do NOT have to use them all. It is only a 4-page paper.):
Does a person or figure in the video mean something to you that you want others to see? What aesthetics/colors are used and why do you think they are used? What do they mean? How does the video compare to the lyrics? How are women represented in the video, or how is masculinity constructed in the video? What about social class? Ethnicity/race? Sexual orientation?