Homework 2- “Why Literature Matters” Due Midnight 9/21
Read Tim Gillespie’s article, “Why Literature Matters” and view the provided Youtube videos. Identify how Tim Gillespie would respond to the pragmatists’ argument that, “No one needs literature to be a productive worker, competitive in the global economy”? Do you agree or disagree with his assertion? Feel free to refer to some of the topics and points discussed in our PowerPoint, “Why Study Literature” and the Youtube videos, but your primary source for your response should be Gillespie’s article. You are welcome to use personal experiences as example in your response.
Use support from the article in the form of direct quotes or paraphrased excerpts. This submission must be a minimum of 1.5-2 pages, must be submitted as a Microsoft Word Doc and must have a correctly formatted MLA header and Works Cited Page. Bring your printed annotated copy of Gillespie’s article with you to class on 9/4.