SPAN 6020 Research Methods and Bibliography

A basic undergraduate introduction to the theory and praxis of writing term papers, Senior theses, or longer research projects according to the norms of the Modern Language Association Style Sheet. Emphasis on bibliographical documentation, methods of citation and annotated bibliographies. The course also includes a panoramic introduction to contemporary literary theory and methods of literary analysis (neo-positivism, formalism, phenomenology, reception theory, psychoanalytic criticism, feminism, Marxism, post-colonialism, cultural studies).