Fall 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Michaelson, Pat
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6390 Section 001
W Time 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Course Title
Methods of Literary Research

Description of Course:

This course will help students locate and use evidence to support research in literary studies. In the first half of the semester, we will practice research techniques like using historical archives, editing texts, interviewing, and exploring digital resources. Later on, we will focus on students' individual research. Students may choose to do a traditional research project (a biography or scholarly edition, for example), or may draw a project from cultural studies, ethnography, or any other evidence-based research that illuminates a topic in literary studies.

Required Texts:

Gabriele Griffin, ed., _Research Methods for English Studies_ (2005)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Weekly reading and practice exercises, plus one major project.

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