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Classic English literature

See paper details and rubric. I am Option 1. I will attach the book containing p

See paper details and rubric. I am Option 1. I will attach the book containing pale horse pale rider.

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Classic English literature

READ Acts 3-4 of The Witch of Edmonton. Prepare to DISCUSS thematic parallels (o

READ Acts 3-4 of The Witch of Edmonton. Prepare to DISCUSS thematic parallels (or points of comparison) between the bigamy plot and the witch plot. Be ready to point the class to a specific parallel, and to support your choice with textual evidence. Come ready to argue and analyze-

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Classic English literature

As a starting point for your essay, come up with a point of comparison that you

As a starting point for your essay, come up with a point of comparison that you want to develop into an argument about two plays that we have read in this class. A point of comparison is some element that these two plays share but handle different. A strong point of comparison allows you to
explore both the overlaps, and the differences, between two plays.
NOTE: When picking your plays, keep in mind that
(1) you may not write on the play you focused on in major paper #1 and
(2) you must write on at least one of the plays from the second half of the course: The Roaring Girl, Duchess of Malfi, and The Witch of Edmonton. You may pair one of these with an
earlier play, or you may write on two of these plays.
{ Prep work: which of the following points of comparison do you think might make for a strong paper? Which feels really fresh and original? Which feels really obvious? Which feels too broad?
– Power in Tamburlaine and The Duchess of Malfi
– Clothing in Galatea and The Roaring Girl
– Female alliances in The Roaring Girl and Duchess of Malfi : Moll + Mary Fitzallard and the Duchess +
Cariola
– Male friends who offer advice and bear witness to their friends’ suffering: Franklin and Delio
– What are dogs (and wolves) doing here?! Canine transformations in Duchess and The Witch of
Edmonton}
Take a moment to brainstorm. What plays do you most want to focus on?
What do you think your point of comparison will be?
Can you make your point of comparison more specific? More striking and original?
The paper asks you to think about significant differences, as well as similarities. What differences between your plays does your point of comparison lead you to think about?
Once you’ve settled on your original, specific, eye-opening point of comparison, you’ll get to work on your paper, which should contain:
(1) a strong claim, supported by
(2) evidence from the text, and
(3) your analysis of that evidence
As a reminder, a main claim or thesis puts forward an argument about a text. A strong main claim is
always: specific, non-obvious, provocative, arguable, analytical, and about the text.
Weak main claims tend to be: general, obvious, non-controversial, judgmental, or about the world
“in general” rather than a specific text.
Here is the link for Tamburlaine
http://elizabethandrama.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Tamburlaine-Part-One-Annotated-Plain.pdf

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Classic English literature

READ Act 5 of The Witch of Edmonton (the final act of our final play!). Prepare

READ Act 5 of The Witch of Edmonton (the final act of our final play!). Prepare to discuss what makes this play a tragicomedy. What’s tragic, about the ending? What’s comic? Come prepared to point us to passages.

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Discuss the novel, Music of the Mill, addressing its literary aspects, its autho

Discuss the novel, Music of the Mill, addressing its literary aspects, its author, Luis Rodriguez, or any of the many issues the novel deals with, such as the history of California, the working class, the US economy, immigration, street or gang life, the revival of native culture, the American dream, class struggle, trade unionism, racial, ethnic and gender divisions, the role of socialists etc.

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READ Acts 1 & 2 Prepare to DISCUSS (A) any links or connections you see to previ

READ Acts 1 & 2
Prepare to DISCUSS (A) any links or connections you see to previous plays and (B) what makes Elizabeth Sawyer into a witch?
Use this play to compare it to

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You are invited to devise your own research question in connection with Henry Da

You are invited to devise your own research question in connection with Henry David Thoreau, Walden; Or, Life in the Woods, 1854. Your goal is to develop a paper that explores and thinks through your opening big-picture question. Like the last time, you must make one major claim and develop it through several distinct minor claims, grounding each in vivid and original close-readings of carefully chosen passages. You must also address yourself to the author’s project; all good writing will. The main difference is that this time you must also bridge into your close-reading analyses interdisciplinary research. Your paper should be interdisciplinary, to the extent that, though the focus is literary, you also incorporate research in at least two other disciplines, religion, and science. This paper requires research and so it is, in one sense, a research paper, but I call it a discovery paper in order to emphasize how I would like you to approach this assignment. The term “re-search” denotes an activity of looking again or searching again the past. This is part of your job but it ought not to be mistaken for the main job of doing scholarly, critical work; the main job is the discovery process, that you must aim to discover and find a way of communicating something that you think is worth saying to other readers. Thus, the main job is not looking backward, but looking forward and with your reader in mind. Engaging this discovery process means beginning with sincere curiosity.
What is sincere curiosity? How do I come up with a good research question?
Instead of beginning with a major claim, begin with a sincere question which you genuinely are not sure how to think about. Ask yourself: what sincere questions has the course raised for me? What do I wish to understand more clearly? What patterns do I notice across the texts? What might these patterns suggest about habits or innovations in the American cultural mind? How do these texts appear to be in conversation with one another? Choose one or two texts and really investigate them, reading them closely, aiming to discover how they speak to your question. In this way, aim to treat your text(s) like a strange, foreign object; strange, foreign objects demand close, careful, patient and recursive attention if anything worthwhile about them is to become known. The goal of great writing is not proving that you know but explaining what you know, what you’ve worked so hard to think about more clearly. Your job is to share your process and hard-won perspective with us.
Structural Guidelines
7 pages | 12pt font, double-spaced | Times New Roman.
A successful essay should possess the following:
1) Claims
2) Close-reading
3) Bridging to at least 2 sources in other disciplines. The sources must be substantial and/or scholarly; substantial, scholarly sources are journal articles from peer-reviewed journals and publications written by scholars/academics/experts and published by academic presses, not encyclopedia entries or anything found through Google. Oxford Reference is great to cite something quick but does not count as doing real research. The art of doing and using research is about how you put things together. Which secondary sources are you going to use in order to put your original thing together? Whose perspectives will be invited to your party? Be deliberate with what you choose, and thoughtful about the seating arrangements!
NOTE: I want this paper to be about how Thoreau adds to climate change and nature and religion which are the two other interdisciplinary approach while also carefully analyzing his text. The sources used must neatly align with the textbook and how it relates to each other.

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Classic English literature

READ Acts 3-4 of The Witch of Edmonton. Prepare to DISCUSS thematic parallels (o

READ Acts 3-4 of The Witch of Edmonton. Prepare to DISCUSS thematic parallels (or points of comparison) between the bigamy plot and the witch plot. Be ready to point the class to a specific parallel, and to support your choice with textual evidence. Come ready to argue and analyze-

Categories
Classic English literature

As a starting point for your essay, come up with a point of comparison that you

As a starting point for your essay, come up with a point of comparison that you want to develop into an argument about two plays that we have read in this class. A point of comparison is some element that these two plays share but handle different. A strong point of comparison allows you to
explore both the overlaps, and the differences, between two plays.
NOTE: When picking your plays, keep in mind that
(1) you may not write on the play you focused on in major paper #1 and
(2) you must write on at least one of the plays from the second half of the course: The Roaring Girl, Duchess of Malfi, and The Witch of Edmonton. You may pair one of these with an
earlier play, or you may write on two of these plays.
{ Prep work: which of the following points of comparison do you think might make for a strong paper? Which feels really fresh and original? Which feels really obvious? Which feels too broad?
– Power in Tamburlaine and The Duchess of Malfi
– Clothing in Galatea and The Roaring Girl
– Female alliances in The Roaring Girl and Duchess of Malfi : Moll + Mary Fitzallard and the Duchess +
Cariola
– Male friends who offer advice and bear witness to their friends’ suffering: Franklin and Delio
– What are dogs (and wolves) doing here?! Canine transformations in Duchess and The Witch of
Edmonton}
Take a moment to brainstorm. What plays do you most want to focus on?
What do you think your point of comparison will be?
Can you make your point of comparison more specific? More striking and original?
The paper asks you to think about significant differences, as well as similarities. What differences between your plays does your point of comparison lead you to think about?
Once you’ve settled on your original, specific, eye-opening point of comparison, you’ll get to work on your paper, which should contain:
(1) a strong claim, supported by
(2) evidence from the text, and
(3) your analysis of that evidence
As a reminder, a main claim or thesis puts forward an argument about a text. A strong main claim is
always: specific, non-obvious, provocative, arguable, analytical, and about the text.
Weak main claims tend to be: general, obvious, non-controversial, judgmental, or about the world
“in general” rather than a specific text.
Here is the link for Tamburlaine
http://elizabethandrama.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Tamburlaine-Part-One-Annotated-Plain.pdf

Categories
Classic English literature

You are invited to devise your own research question in connection with Henry Da

You are invited to devise your own research question in connection with Henry David Thoreau, Walden; Or, Life in the Woods, 1854. Your goal is to develop a paper that explores and thinks through your opening big-picture question. Like the last time, you must make one major claim and develop it through several distinct minor claims, grounding each in vivid and original close-readings of carefully chosen passages. You must also address yourself to the author’s project; all good writing will. The main difference is that this time you must also bridge into your close-reading analyses interdisciplinary research. Your paper should be interdisciplinary, to the extent that, though the focus is literary, you also incorporate research in at least two other disciplines, religion, and science. This paper requires research and so it is, in one sense, a research paper, but I call it a discovery paper in order to emphasize how I would like you to approach this assignment. The term “re-search” denotes an activity of looking again or searching again the past. This is part of your job but it ought not to be mistaken for the main job of doing scholarly, critical work; the main job is the discovery process, that you must aim to discover and find a way of communicating something that you think is worth saying to other readers. Thus, the main job is not looking backward, but looking forward and with your reader in mind. Engaging this discovery process means beginning with sincere curiosity.
What is sincere curiosity? How do I come up with a good research question?
Instead of beginning with a major claim, begin with a sincere question which you genuinely are not sure how to think about. Ask yourself: what sincere questions has the course raised for me? What do I wish to understand more clearly? What patterns do I notice across the texts? What might these patterns suggest about habits or innovations in the American cultural mind? How do these texts appear to be in conversation with one another? Choose one or two texts and really investigate them, reading them closely, aiming to discover how they speak to your question. In this way, aim to treat your text(s) like a strange, foreign object; strange, foreign objects demand close, careful, patient and recursive attention if anything worthwhile about them is to become known. The goal of great writing is not proving that you know but explaining what you know, what you’ve worked so hard to think about more clearly. Your job is to share your process and hard-won perspective with us.
Structural Guidelines
7 pages | 12pt font, double-spaced | Times New Roman.
A successful essay should possess the following:
1) Claims
2) Close-reading
3) Bridging to at least 2 sources in other disciplines. The sources must be substantial and/or scholarly; substantial, scholarly sources are journal articles from peer-reviewed journals and publications written by scholars/academics/experts and published by academic presses, not encyclopedia entries or anything found through Google. Oxford Reference is great to cite something quick but does not count as doing real research. The art of doing and using research is about how you put things together. Which secondary sources are you going to use in order to put your original thing together? Whose perspectives will be invited to your party? Be deliberate with what you choose, and thoughtful about the seating arrangements!
NOTE: I want this paper to be about how Thoreau adds to climate change and nature and religion which are the two other interdisciplinary approach while also carefully analyzing his text. The sources used must neatly align with the textbook and how it relates to each other.