You will be expected to give an oral presentation in class, and write an essay (term paper) by the end of semester.
Topic: one of the assigned texts from the weekly unit (close reading + contextual analysis).
Length: 20 minutes.
Topic (paper): one of the themes from the weekly unit; the paper should include a comparison of at least two countries or authors; it should be based on at least two book-length studies beyond those listed in the syllabus.
Topic (outline): research questions, working hypotheses, bibliography.
Deadlines: outline (October 29), paper (December 17).
Size: outline (1000 words + bibliography), paper (4000 words).
The outline and the paper must be submitted in both hard copy and electronic version.
Term paper (50%), seminar presentation (30%), class participation (20%).