School of the Arts
ART HIST 2A03 / CMST 2I03, Spring 2014
(Due: Wednesday June 4, in class)
Using full sentences, provide a written response of no more than five pages (double-spaced). Your written response must be returned to the instructor, in class, on Wednesday June 4. Electronic versions will not be accepted. Do not email your response.
Racist and offensive imagery is addressed in episode five (season one) of Ricky Gervais’s 2005-2006 HBO series Extras (guest star, Samuel L. Jackson). With reference to various moments in the episode (shown in class) discuss how this type of imagery is used make a satirical commentary on the subject of racism and the power that offensive images seem to have over us.