Write an essay of between 1500 and 2000 words (excluding ?List of Works Cited?). You must incorporate research material (i.e. brief, relevant quotations and/or paraphrases) from at least one (1) scholarly secondary resource (for instance, one of the theoretical/analytical/informative articles from the Broadview anthology). Use parentheses, footnotes or endnotes to cite sources, and provide a separate ?List of Works Cited? which adheres to MLA standards.
Choose one of the topics listed below.
Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the representation of the inner reality of character in two (2) of the following short stories: James Joyce?s ?Eveline?; James Joyce?s ?Araby?; D.H. Lawrence?s ?Odour of Chrysanthemums?; Katherine Mansfield?s ?Miss Brill.? ?
2. Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the representation of war in the poems of at least two (2) of the war poets on the course (Isaac Rosenberg, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen).
3. Write an essay in which you analyse any single text (poem, play, novel, short story) on the course as a criticism of at least one (1) aspect (social, cultural, political, or religious) of its milieu.
4. Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the representation of female sexuality in George Bernard Shaw?s Mrs. Warren?s Profession and one (1) of the following poems: Thomas Hardy?s ?The Ruined Maid? or Charlotte Mew?s ?The Farmer?s Bride.?
5. Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the representation of the ?modern world? in two (2) of the following texts: T.S. Eliot?s ?The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock?; E.M. Forster?s ?The Machine Stops?; William Butler Yeats?s ?The Second Coming.?
6. Write an essay in which you explain why the character of Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?s The Hound
of the Baskervilles
can be understood as a reflection of the complexity, inconsistencies, and tensions of the modern era.
7. A topic of your own, or a variation on one of the topics above, which you must clear with your instructor before beginning to write.
You should aim to write a paper in which you demonstrate your understanding of the material you analyse as well as the theories we have been exploring throughout the course of EN298. Do not merely summarise the plot(s) of the text(s) you examine. Be original. Do not regurgitate material from the lectures (although you may quote/paraphrase if necessary). Be sure to define any special terms you use.
An ?Essay Assignment Checklist? will be provided separately.
N.B. The essay must be 12-point font; must be double-spaced; must have 1-inch margins. Include name, student identification number, essay title, course code, date and instructor?s name on the title page. Remember to submit your essay according to the instructions on the Course Outline for EN298.
For MLA guidelines, consult the following reference work: Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: Seventh Edition. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009.
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