Paper Length: 6-8 pages, double-spaced, approximately 1800-2400 words
Format: MLA-style documentation
Assignment: A compare and contrast paper; you will compare and contrast how three works treat similar topics. If none of the topics works for you, please see me to discuss possible alterations or alternatives.
Compare and contrast the depictions of resistance to white hegemony as discussed in American literature in any three works on the syllabus (any paper that fails to follow this requirement will fail the assignment).
Compare and contrast the depictions of the “space” and/or culture of America in any three works on the syllabus through Henry Adams’ model of the Virgin and the Dynamo (any paper that fails to follow this requirement will fail the assignment). “Space” here can be defined as the physical, economic, legal, and/or other aspects of the US as depicted in the works from Whitman and Dickinson to Carver and Alexie.
Compare and contrast ideas of physical spaces like towns and cities versus pastoral settings in any three works on the syllabus (any paper that fails to follow this requirement will fail the assignment).
The most important aspect of this paper will be the use of direct quotations from the textbooks. You MUST be sure to support your claims about the text with specific examples from the texts. A good rule of thumb is one quote or specific example per body paragraph.
You MUST also do research for this paper, and you MUST and contribute ideas and arguments BEYOND what we have covered in our classroom discussions. DO NOT just go to the Internet and do a Google search; there are countless on-line papers on these works.
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Type of assignment-Essay
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Academic level-Freshman (College 1st year)
Language style-US English