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EN 3414 Critical Writing and Research for Literary Studies

This guide serves as the "syllabus" for the library component of the English 3414 course.

General Information

Welcome to the course page for the library component of Critical Writing and Research for Literary Studies.


Class time:             Wednesdays, 2:00pm-2:50pm


Location:                ELI and Giles classrooms, 1st floor, Mitchell Memorial Library


Instructors:            Dr. Shalyn Claggett and Corinne Kennedy


Class Objectives

  • Become shrewd practitioners of research consumption and production
  • Discuss how libraries and literary criticism are integral parts of your research process
  • Discuss the various ways a literary research process can unfold
  • Select tools, methods, and practices for your own research practice
  • Determine and evaluate the kinds of information needed to develop and inform one’s own literary research
  • Use information technology to locate, use, and discuss literary criticism clearly and effectively