For your Literary Analysis Research Essay in this course, you are seeking to investigate a topic related to specific course texts, and analyze that topic to present a coherent argument about those very texts, leading to a unique idea or interpretation.
In order to get started with that, you need to develop your critical question. This will help you hone in on texts and ideas you want to address. It will also allow me to provide you with feedback on how to best proceed.
In your research paper topic submission, you will provide a research question, a working thesis, and a basic outline. You should also include why you want to write on the topic you’ve chosen. Your submission will be graded on the Research Topic Proposal Rubric (located in the Course Rubrics page).
- You must provide the author’s name and title of the work that you will be analyzing in your research paper.
- You may choose one of the following works as your topic:
- Notes from the Underground
- Araby / Yeats’s Poetry
- The Library of Babel
- Once Upon a Time / Civil Peace