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Assignment

English 300

Final Project

Due: 12/7/21 in D2L by midnight

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 shows, 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

Schedule:

11/2      Select book and email me with your selection

11/16    First draft due

12/2      Peer Revision in class

12/7      Project Due

Narrowing Terms for Your Searches

Add terms such as this to your search:

 

For Biographical information:

biography

biographical

biograph*

memoir

For Critical information/Literary Criticism/Analysis:

critical

critique

critic*

analysis

literary criticism

Marxist

feminist

reader-response

structuralist

poststructuralist

New Historicist

multicultural

colonial

post-colonial

 

 

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