Annotated Bibliography - Due 10/30 (See complete assignment requirements in ECLearn)
A total of six theoretical sources — one we have read/covered in class and five that we have NOT read or covered in class.
At least three sources from recognized theorists in any branch of critical theory, including those not studied in the course (for example: new historicism/cultural materialism, ecocriticism, narratology, cognitive literary theory).
At least two sources from published, peer-reviewed textbook chapters, essays, or articles by scholars offering descriptions and explanations of various theories (for example: any introduction to literary and cultural theory, similar to our textbook, would work).
You may use any of these sources for your final paper, but you are not required to do so.
Paper/Project #2 (See complete assignment requirements in ECLearn)
Provide theoretical context and support for that argument by citing and analyzing two to three theoretical sources from each theory you use. These should be peer-reviewed, published essays by recognized theorists within a theoretical branch. You may also use additional published, peer-reviewed book chapters and essays by scholars (such as Peter Barry) offering descriptions and explanations of various theories. You may use as many of this second type as you wish, in addition to and not in lieu of the sources by theorists.
Provide critical context and support for the argument by citing and analyzing scholarly sources that relate to the primary text. These sources should be scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, single-author books, or essay collection chapters. You have no required number of these sources.
You may also use published sources from popular publications (for example, film reviews in the popular press) to explain opinion and reception of the text in the wider culture, in addition to your required scholarly sources.
Search by Authors find books written by the theorists.
Note: Also, search by the theorist name as a Keyword term to find inclusion of the theorists work in anthologies.
To find articles written by a theorist, search for the theorist's name as an author.
Example search: Works written by Patricia Hill Collins in the Ebsco search for English/Literature.
To find scholarly articles on films:
Include the title of the film in quotes on the first line (e.g., "The Stepford Wives") and (film or movie or motion pictures) on the second line. You may also wish to search by specific characters instead of the film title.
Limit to peer-reviewed.
Note: JSTOR only contains scholarly articles, so there is not a peer-reviewed option.
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