- Identify the relationships among the literary works studied and the philosophical, religious, political, social, and economic milieus of the cultures and subcultures within and among which they were written.
- Think, write, and speak about literary texts critically and effectively.
In week 7, you will complete the Literary Analysis Two: Outline Guide. To begin, think of some of the topics you’ve discussed in the discussion forums or an idea you began looking into for one of your reading engagements. Also, you might consider the following topics as they are explored in many of the assigned texts in this course: gender, freedom, faith, religion, missions work, truth, friendship, civil rights, traditions, ceremonies, family. Of course, your professor will a be a great resource for developing the idea for your paper. Once you have landed on a topic that interests you, do a little research to find what other thinkers or scholars have said about this topic in relation to your chosen literary text. (This is important not only for the discovery of your topic and thesis but also because you will need to cite three sources in addition to your selected text in this paper—more on the use of sources under “Literary Analysis 2 Final Paper Instructions” below). From there, you’ll shape your topic into a thesis. How to move from topic to thesis is discussed in “How To Write About Literature,” which is posted under course information and linked in several other weeks.
The full paper is due in week 8. A description of Literary Analysis 2 is available below. Excluding A Raisin in the Sun, you can write about any text(s) we’ve read this term. Your professor will read your outline and provide you with brief feedback early in week 8.