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English 300 Final Project

Please refer to assignment sheet and your professor for further guidance. 

Due: Last Day of Class

For this project, you will select one novel from the list below. You will then read that book and do research on it according to the following categories; you will then assemble the information you find into a paper that demonstrates the significance of your book, both in the past and moving forward.

Areas of research that must be completed and integrated into your paper:

  1. information about the author (1/2-1 page);
  2. reception history of the book (1- 11/2 pages);
  3. literary critical commentaries on the book (Marxist, feminist, reader-response, structuralist or poststructuralist, New Historicist, multicultural, colonial or post-colonial) – you must find at least 3 and may not use more than 5 (3-5 pages);
  4. adaptions of the book into movies, tv shoes, or other forms of media (1/2-1 page);

         5. the conclusions you’ve reached about the book based on your reading and research.

You may choose from the novels that follow:

Native Son, Richard Wright                                           Invisible Man, Harlan Ellison                

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston      Beloved, Toni Morrison

The Color Purple, Alice Walker                                     A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines

Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward                                   Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

Kindred, Octavia Butler                                                Devil in a Blue Dress, Walter E. Mosely

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