Topics for Further Study
Research the history of vaudeville in any major U.S. city. To what other forms of comic and popular entertainment is it related?
Compare and contrast the cultural presence and importance of the gods Dionysus (Greek) and Bacchus (Roman) in ancient Greece and Rome.
Research the history of Italian American immigration in the United States. A possible focus could be Italian American immigration within the southern United States.
Explore evolving representations of one U.S. ethnic minority in U.S. film and/or television. In light of your research, would you say representations of minorities in American films has become more or less accurate over time?