English 362                                                                                                                     Dr. Morillo
18th-Century Novel                                                                                                         3-27-09

Second Paper Assignment
5 full pages
Due Friday, March 27, in class

Choose a single published scholarly essay from an academic journal or book chapter (or section) directly about any of the novels except the one you chose for your first paper. The publication date of your chosen essay must be between 1990 and 2008.

Make two copies, of this published work, one on paper or as file for you, and one on paper for me. Read the essay carefully,  taking notes about its argument. Where do you agree with it? why? where do you disagree? why?

Write a 5-page critical appraisal of the essay, noting how well it succeeds or fails at explaining and illuminating the novel you chose, as based on your own understanding of what is important and interesting to know about that novel.

Recommended academic journals:

Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Studies in the Novel
Eighteenth-Century Life
Eighteenth-Century Studies
The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation
Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
English Literary History