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Works Cited: A Quick Guide – The MLA Style Center. How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats. New graduate course: Forms of Thought. One of the last things I did with my sabbatical year was write up a proposal for exactly the kind of graduate course I always fantasized about offering “post-tenure.”

New graduate course: Forms of Thought.

It was approved by my department last week! Forms of Thought: (New) Critical Thinking and Writing Description and objectives: How diverse is the current ecosystem of intellectual activity? This question has recently been asked in a number of fields of literary and cultural studies scholarship, not for the first time, but with some new measures of diversity. Along similar lines, the V21 Collective recently published a “Manifesto” for 21st-century Victorian studies that asserts, “Victorian Studies has fallen prey to positivist historicism: a mode of inquiry that aims to do little more than exhaustively describe, preserve, and display the past.” This course responds to the call for sustained and radically committed attention to form and formalisms in two ways. Assignments: Potential texts: “Reading for Form,” ed.

M. Re:Writing. Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies. At one time or another, when face-to-face with a poem, most everyone has been perplexed.

Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies

The experience of reading a poem itself is as likely to turn us off, intellectually or emotionally, as it is to move us. Unless patronized by celebrities, set to music, accompanied by visuals, or penned by our own children, poems do a terrible job of marketing themselves. All those ragged lines and affected white spaces make them appear as though they should be treated only as pieces of solemn art. Look but don’t get too close, and definitely don’t touch. But what if the fine art of reading poetry isn’t so fine after all?

Here are 20 modest proposals toward rethinking the act of reading a poem. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. An interactive learning tool that can help you understand what makes metered poetry in English tick. UALR Study Abroad, ENGL 4370/5370. Blackboard Learn. Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition. Annotated Bibliographies. What this handout is about This handout will explain why annotated bibliographies are useful for researchers, provide an explanation of what constitutes an annotation, describe various types of annotations and styles for writing them, and offer multiple examples of annotated bibliographies in the MLA, APA, and CBE/CSE styles of citation.

Annotated Bibliographies

Introduction Welcome to the wonderful world of annotated bibliographies! You’re probably already familiar with the need to provide bibliographies, reference pages, and works cited lists to credit your sources when you do a research paper. An annotated bibliography includes descriptions and explanations of your listed sources beyond the basic citation information you usually provide. Why do an annotated bibliography? One of the reasons behind citing sources and compiling a general bibliography is so that you can prove you have done some valid research to back up your argument and claims.

Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) VirtuaLit: Elements of Poetry. Re:Writing for Literature.