literature paper prospectus English homework help

The prospectus should include the following:

1. A list of the three primary texts you’re going to analyze and which of the three topics you’re going to tackle in the paper.

2. A working thesis for the paper that clearly sets out your argument and interpretation of the three works. This thesis may change as you finish the paper,but I want to see your direction and how you’re going to approach your topic.

3. Annotations for four potential sources drawn from the MLA Bibliography.Each annotation should include the full MLA-style bibliographic information and a paragraph of several sentences that includes a summary of the source and a sense of how it might be useful for your paper.

See attached assignment for full details.

UPDATED 9.12: Removed references to Douglass–I had planned on using his work in this course as I had done in previous iterations of this course, but changed my mind after writing these prompts.



Week 1

·  Introduction to Course

·  Read Kant, ‘What is Enlightenment?’

·  Read Behn, Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave

·  Online Discussion of historical period and these works in Blackboard (weekly)

·  Online Quiz 1—Open Book—will normally be posted on Sundays (weekly) and due the following Sunday.

·  Forum Assignment—8.21

·  Paper Assigned—due for comments/suggestions for revision: 10.12

·  Revisions of the paper or drafts submitted with receiving comments: 10.15

Week 2

·  Read Swift, “A Modest Proposal”

·  Read Pope, “The Rape of the Lock”

·  Forum Assignment—due 8.28

·  Quiz 2—due 8.28

Week 3

·  Read Voltaire, Candide, or Optimism

·  Forum Assignment—due 9.2

·  Quiz 3—due 9.2

Week 4

·  Read Blake, The Songs of Innocence and The Songs of Experience

·  Read Olaudah Equiano, Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

·  Forum Assignment—due 9.11

·  Quiz 4—due 9.11

·  Mid-Term Exam–Online–no proctor required due 9.11

Week 5

·  Read Rossetti, all poems

·  Read Whitman, all poems

·  Read Dickinson, all poems

·  Forum Assignment—due 9.18

·  Quiz 5—due 9.18

Week 6

·  Read Marcel Proust, excerpt from Swann’s Way

·  Forum Assignment—due 9.25

·  Quiz 6—due 9.25

·  Prospectus Due

Week 7

·  Read Rainer Maria Rilke, all poems

·  Read Octavio Paz, all poems

·  Forum Assignment—due 10.2

·  Quiz 7—due 10.2

Week 8

·  Read Gabriel García Márquez, “Death Constant Beyond Love”

·  Read Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, “Wedding at the Cross”

·  Forum Assignment—due 10.9

·  Quiz 8—due 10.9

·  If you want me to a read a draft of your paper, and I highly recommend that you have me do so, drafts must be received via email by 10.12

Week 9

·  Paper Due via Blackboard by 11:59 PM Central time on 10.15 (Saturday)

·  Final Exam will open on 10.9 and is due by 11:59 PM Central time on 10.15—the Exam lasts up to two hours and must be proctored either at a Troy site or via ProctorU, Sylvan Learning Centers, etc.

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