We’ve reached the second half of the quarter, and—at this point in the course—you’ve researched your keyword and its intersections with (literary) modernism. You’ve also written an . . . ahem . . . academic paragraph and articulated a research question.
Now’s the time to start gathering some materials that should help you unpack that question, re-think that paragraph, and enrich the initial research on your cluster’s keyword.
In response to this prompt, please:
Locate ten sources that might be applicable to your final paper.
Those sources must include:
(1) At least two primary sources (e.g., novels, poems, paintings, films, photographs, or audio recordings). Odds are, you’ve already selected these. Or at least one of them. I advise no more than three primary sources for a ten- to fifteen-page paper. Two, really.
(2) At least two peer-reviewed journal articles that inform/contextualize your primary sources (e.g., see Project Muse or JSTOR).
(3) At least two non-text media (e.g., paintings, films, photographs, audio recordings) that inform/contextualize your primary sources (e.g., try the MJP, YouTube, UbuWeb, or Flickr’s LoC project). If non-text media are included in your primary sources, then these two non-texts should be different from the two you list for #1 above.
(4) At least one blog entry by a peer, on the class blog, that informs/contextualizes your primary sources. This entry does not have to be by someone in your cluster, but—since you are collaborating with your cluster—it’s not a bad idea to privilege and support their writing and research. Yep?
If you add up all of the “at leasts” listed here, then I do believe you get seven. Those other three sources are your choices. Feel free to follow the categories listed above, or create a new one.
But wait! It’s an “annotated” bib, right? So for each source, please:
(1) Include (at least) a title/description, author/artist, journal name (if applicable), medium, and date of publication. If you can’t locate all of that information, then lib.washington.edu is a great source. (And it’s Zotero-friendly!)
(2) Write 25 to 50 words on why/how you are using the source for your paper, with specific references. Here, be strategic and keenly reductive. In a mere 50 words, you cannot speak to every aspect of a novel, poem, article, or photograph. So what, exactly, are you attending to?
Put differently, these 25 to 50 words do not need to be eloquent. For example:
1. Primary Source: James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain (Print novel, 1953)
Intersections of whiteness, sexual violence, and gender in the U.S. South – p. 106. Interested in how Deborah embodies these dynamics and how they are perceived differently by Gabriel and the other ministers. Compare with Esther p. 132: “it takes a holy man to make a girl a real whore.”
(3) Add it to your cluster’s shared Zotero folder (which should be named after your keyword). With each, please include your annotations/notes. (The class blog will be Zotero-friendly very soon, before the bib is due.)
(4) Optional: Provide a link to the source or embed it in your entry.
In the post itself, please number your sources (1-10), and, after the number, categorize your source as “primary source,” “journal article,” “non-text media,” “course blog,” or “[enter your new category here]“. (See the Baldwin example above.)
Please post your entry before our meeting on Thursday, May 6th. During that meeting, you will share your bibs in your clusters.
Don’t forget! Every entry on the blog should be categorized and include an image and three tags. The category for this entry is “bib″.
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See me with questions!