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Unformatted text preview: Progression 5 asks you to study a collec3on of a par3cular essayist’s works. You will interpret the content and style of these essays so that you can begin to make authorita3ve, evidence-­‐based claims about the dis3nc3ve quali3es of the essayist’s thinking and rhetoric. You will read the work of cri3cs and scholars who have studied this writer before, in order to understand the discursive context that surrounds the primary texts, and to iden3fy your place in that conversa3on. By the end of the progression you will be in a posi3on to write an essay that makes an authorita3ve, interpre3ve argument that reveals a significant insight into this body of texts, within the context of the cri3cal conversa3on that surrounds the work. Your final essay should make an authorita3ve, interpre3ve argument about the significance of this writer’s work, within the context of the cri3cal conversa3on that surrounds the work. Your thesis claim should respond to your mo3va3ng problem and reveal an implicit and significant insight into the writer’s body of texts. What is the “role of the scholar” for Said? What does “New York” mean to Colson Whitehead? What is “poli;cal freedom” for John Berger? What does “whiteness” mean to Eula Biss? What does it mean to be “a child of the na;on” for Kiese Laymon? What is the “role of the scholar” for Said? What does “New York” mean to Colson Whitehead? What is “poli;cal freedom” for John Berger? What does “whiteness” mean to Eula Biss? What does it mean to be “a child of the na;on” for Kiese Laymon? If you had to write a sentence like this for your writer, what concept would you need to redefine? What is the “role of the scholar” for Said? What does “New York” mean to Colson Whitehead? What is “poli;cal freedom” for John Berger? What does “whiteness” mean to Eula Biss? What does it mean to be “a child of the na;on” for Kiese Laymon? If you had to write a sentence like this for your writer, what concept would you need to redefine? LOCATING A GAP IN THE CONVERSATION= 1. FINDING FELLOW CRITICS WHO ARE SAYING SOMETHING CLOSELY RELATED TO YOUR SPECIFIC CONCEPTUAL INTERESTS LOCATING A GAP IN THE CONVERSATION= 2. FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT THOSE CRITICS HAVE NOT ALREADY SAID. Create search strings including your author’s name and the terms you have just iden3fied. CONTEXTUAL SOURCES Credo Reference Online collec3on of dic3onaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, quota3ons, bilingual dic3onaries, and measurement conversions covering topics from the arts to the sciences. Literature Online A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose. LION is the single most extensive and wide-­‐ranging online collec3on of English and American literature. (Bibliographies, Biographies, Dic3onaries of Literature, Dic3onaries of Literary Terms, Encyclopedias of Literature, Linguis3cs, Poetry, Narra3ve Theory etc.) Controlled Googling Google while delimi3ng to academic domains. Search term <site:.edu> + <concept/author name> CRITICAL SOURCES Scholarly databases with a focus on humani3es, such as… JStor Provides access to an archive of important scholarly journals and ebooks, primarily in the humani3es and social sciences. Please note that for many 3tles, the most current issues are not available through Jstor. Project Muse Provides full-­‐text access to high quality humani3es, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers. Some sources for high quality non-­‐academic cri3cal commentary on English language writers.. London Review of Books New York Review of Books Paris Review New York Times Book Review Allison Kitely. “The Internet Shrugged.” 45-­‐54 Paris Martineau. “Your Kind-­‐of-­‐Sort-­‐of-­‐Half-­‐ Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.” 55-­‐64. Chelsea Moore. “White Noise: Overcoming Overstimulation.” 65-­‐74. Nina Svirsky. “Solnit’s Catch-­‐22: In a Nutshell, Female.” 171-­‐178. Natalie Behrends. “Outside the Ivory Tower.” 187-­‐194. ...
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