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English 2332 - Burton, Mike: World Literature I Antiquity to Renaissance: Home

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Hey! This LibGuide will help you through the process of research for your project. Feel free to contact me if you need help at any time.

1. Define Topic: What do you know? Verify with Background Info.

2. Devise Strategy: What do you want to find out? List keywords.

3. Search Sources: Look at Books, Articles, web sites, etc.

 

EVALUATE what you're doing: Change your keywords/database; Are you finding appropriate items?

Assignment

Let's work to dig deeper than the general resource materials, to get specific information, so you can show through the examples, rather than telling through generalities.

 

1. Take a story or image from our text and show its importance to later literature and/or art. Trace its influence and cite allusions to it.

2. Take a piece of contemporary literature, art or film, and show how it uses elements from our readings. What effect does this use of the ancient or medieval material have?

3. Compare a modern retelling of ancient or medieval story, for example the film Troy and the Iliad. Explain the editorial choices: what was kept? What was changed? What is the difference in effect between the two versions?

4. Research one of the following topics or authors: Development of writing Egyptian Poetry / The Bible’s relation to contemporary sources (Enuma Elish, Gilgamesh) / The Canonization of the Hebrew Bible Non Canonical Biblical writings Eg: Midrash, Mishnah, Gnostic gospels / Greek Drama / Thucydides / The Hindu Vedas or Upanishads / The Confucian Educational System in ancient China / Roman Oratory / The Canonization of the New Testament / Sufi poetry / Italian Sonnet / Medieval Religious Drama / Troubadour Verse / Arthurian Romances / Japanese Drama

5. Take any author from our text and show his or her contribution to literature (eg form, style, content - do not merely give a biography).

 

If you've got a good idea for a project not listed here, see me. It is a good idea to check your thesis and content with me before you work out your essay.

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