Methods in Literary and Cultural Criticism: This course is an introduction to the goals, methods and tools of literary and cultural criticism. Students will learn to think like a literary critic by reading closely, raising analytical questions, working with primary and secondary sources, developing, implementing and presenting a focused research project. This course is required for English majors.
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- Methods Midterm – In this paper I examined “Wuthering Heights” and an article that discussed it and its relations to the feminist view point and confinement in the novel.
- Final Paper Assignment – In this paper I took Max Weber’s “The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism” and used it to analyze Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” in terms of the American work ethic and capitalist ideology.
- Web Journal/Blog – For class I blogged on my experiences with the reading each week.
- Research Symposium-