The prospectus should include the following:
1. A list of the three primary texts you’re going to analyze and which of the three topics you’re going to tackle in the paper.
2. A working thesis for the paper that clearly sets out your argument and interpretation of the three works. This thesis may change as you finish the paper, but I want to see your direction and how you’re going to approach your topic.
3. Annotations for four potential sources drawn from the MLA Bibliography. Each annotation should include the full MLA-style bibliographic information and a paragraph of several sentences that includes a summary of the source and a sense of how it might be useful for your paper.
See attached assignment for full details.
UPDATED 9.12: Removed references to Douglass–I had planned on using his work in this course as I had done in previous iterations of this course, but changed my mind after writing these prompts.
“What is Enlightenment?” Kant
Swift, “A Modest Proposal”
Pope, The Rape of the Lock
The Enlightenment Part 2: Voltaire’s Candide
The Works of William Blake and Olaudah Equiano
Blake’s ‘The Tyger’
Blake’s ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ (both versions)
Blake’s ‘The Lamb’
Equiano, Ch. 1
Equiano, Ch. 2
Equiano, Ch. 3
The Works of Christina Rossetti, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson:
Rossetti’s ‘Winter: My Secret’
Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’
Whitman’s Song of Myself
Dickinson’s ‘Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers’
Dickinson’s ‘A Bird Came Down the Walk’
Dickinson’s ‘I Like to See it Lap the Miles’
Dickinson’s ‘Because I Could Not Stop for Death’
Dickinson’s ‘My Life had Stood–A Loaded Gun’
The works of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1: Swann’s Way (excerpt).
Swann’s Way: The Text Itself
Memory in Proust’s Fiction
The Madeleine and the Tea
‘And suddenly the memory appeared