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essay #1 requirements - Romanticism II ENL 4242:01(Romantic...

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Romanticism II ENL 4242:01 (“Romantic Fire”) Fall 2010 [email protected] (305) 348-2677 Paper I Due: To be handed to me on or before the time and date confirmed and announced in class . Expectation: A well-written, imaginative, analytical essay (This is not a “research paper”–although anything you use should be scrupulously acknowledged. It is an essy, and whatever your chosen theme, it is very important that the focus remain on the text/s and your analysis of the text/s--not on secondary material like biography or other people’s critical analyses.) Creative deviations might be encouraged, but only after you and I have discussed them . Length: About 5 ½ typed, double spaced pages (not including the title page, endnotes, etc; with a well-chosen title and a standard pitch or font: between 10-12 points). The critical approach is up to you but the topic should be carefully focused, developed, and supported by the text/s. (Your paper should be on a topic which you have already submitted in writing, and which we have discussed–these topics, thesis statements and questions can be e-mailed if you prefer; no attachments please.) The concentration should be on your own analysis, not on mere summary --whether of primary or of secondary texts. Your own voice should come through--please feel free to challenge other opinions and analyses, including those presented in class, and to come up with your own, well-supported ones; and, of course, to use the first person singular: I. (Feel free to mix your media--e.g. to add a poem or a work of art or an interview or audio or video material.) I am looking forward to well-written, lively, imaginative, lucid, organized and analytical papers. Secondary reading is not required (although this depends on your choice of subject). In any case, please consult and explore your texts (Norton eds.) for supporting material (including, notes, introductions, chronologies, essays. etc.) However, and this is very important , all sources you do use should be scrupulously acknowledged (preferably MLA style), both in the body of the paper and in the bibliography; this includes primary sources, e.g. your text. ( Every single use of a secondary source--and this includes electronic sources, material from other classes etc.-- direct or indirect, as paraphrase, summary or quotation, should be adequately acknowledged . It may not be possible to give any credit for inadequately acknowledged papers. (Please see the English Department’s statement concerning academic honesty on the web). If you use just the texts , please list them in your bibliography. While biography may be very relevant to the subject of your essay, and you are encouraged to use relevant biographical and contextual material, your emphasis should be on your own literary analysis . If you use secondary material, please be critically rigorous in your choices, and use the material sparingly and judiciously, i.e. your paper should not be too dependent on secondary sources. (If you do use biographical or other material, please choose your sources with care; this applies especially to Byron, who has been the subject of several inaccurate and historically unfounded biographies.
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