Research Paper Proposal: Due Monday, April 2. 2-4 pages
1-2 pages double-spaced statement of question or problem;
1-2 pages preliminary Works Cited, single-spaced within entries, double
Standard margins (top & bottom 1" margins; right and
left 1.25" margins). If you have any other format questions, ask me.
Your proposal should articulate a research question of
interest to you, will be engaged with some idea(s) gleaned from Nixon's
anthology, and will be situated within some knowledge of other relevant
published work on your topic. Topics may be on individual novels,
multiple novels, novelists, but all must small and focused enough to be
workable in a seminar paper of 12-15 pages.
In one or two pages pose a question, explain
why you find it interesting, and propose a preliminary hypothesis about
Each proposal will end in a
bibliography of at
least 8 items of scholarship, with 4 of those from the last 20 years.
follow the form in MLA Handbook,