ENGLISH 630: RESEARCH AND WRITING - FALL 1997
norman.carlson@wmich.edu
911 SPRAU/387-2633
http://vms.cc.wmich.edu/~carlsonn

Texts: Harner, Literary Research Guide (2nd. ed.)
Slade, Form and Style: Theses, Reports, Term Papers (10th ed.)


9/3
Introduction(s)

9/10
Discussion of projects, McKerrow's "Form and Matter...," Literary Research Guide, etc.

9/17
Waldo Library (meet in Rotunda)

9/24
Computer exercise: VAX/Internet searches of library catalogues, FirstSearch, and electronic texts

10/1
Critique of scholarly article due
Discussion of "texts"; class exercises in textual collation and "de-construction"

10/8
List of recent articles, books, diss. on your author/work
Discussion of various aspects of Form and Style, in particular chapters 3 and 8 (+ pp. 136 41), with some glances at chapters 1 and 4 (and Appendixes A and D, and Glossary); discussion of plagiarism.


10/15
Continuing discussion of Form and Style; recommendations concerning non-sexist usage from Language, Gender, and Professional Writing

10/22
Shakespeare collation/commentary due
Computer exercise: "Editor" and "Bibliography Generator"

10/29
Major Project exercise (materials supplied in class)

11/5
Scholarly article due
Discussion of libraries, etc.

11/15
Trip to Newberry Library, Chicago

11/19
List of various manuscripts, texts, translations, etc., relevant to your major project due; include the cost of buying rare or unusual editions of your work and/or author

Thanksgiving recess

12/3
Meet at Waldo for conferences and research: lists of biographical and historical materials relevant to major project due

12/10
Half of class reports on Major Project

12/17
Remainder of oral reports; Major Project due