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2-RM Literature

Course Profile

Course Information:
Title:                     Advanced Research and Bibliographic Methods         Course Code:  ?

Credit Hrs.:          3hrs per week                                                                  Course contact Hours: 48 (16 weeks)

Pre-requisites:     None (must be registered for MS English Literature at FURC) 

Course site:          http://qazis.com & Foundation University CMS

Instructor Information:

Name:                   Ubaidullah A Qazi              Email:    ubaid.qazi @fui.edu.pk   

Office Location:   Room 10, First Floor, Jinnah Block Office Phone:       Ext: 217

Course Objectives:

This course is helped at enabling participants to develop an understanding of:

·        Selected research techniques and approaches within the literary research paradigms

·        Skillset required for using appropriate tools for collecting data

·        Ways to analyze and report qualitative and quantitative data

·        Ethical issues at all stages of the research process.

Lecture Breakdown

 

Reading A

Additional Reading or 
Task / Activity

Week 1

Introduction to the Course:
What is research?

Visit to Library - Encyclopaedias, References, Journals  Catalogue search

 

Week 2 

‘Tools and techniques of literary research: Online and Printed Sources
Sousa Correa. The Handbook to Literary Research
Chapter 2 (Page 7-36)

 

Week 3

What is English & What is Literature?
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 1 (Page 5-22)

Anthology – (Page 3-18)

Week 4

Foundation Skills – From opening to Critical Analysis
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 2 (Page 27-56)

cont.

Week 5

Library Research and Scholarly Method
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 3 (Page 57-84)

MLA Formatting and Style (General)

Week 6

Writing in English Studies
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 4 (Page 85-112)

MLA Text Citations

Week 7

Major Genres 1 – Drama
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 5 (Page 117-152))

MLA Works cited

Week 8

Major Genres 2 - Prose Fiction
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 6 (Page 154-174)

 

 MLA Works cited (cont.)

Week 9

Mid Term

 

Week 10

Major Genres 3 – Poetry
WHITLA,  The English Handbook
Chapter 7 (Page 175-201)

 

 MLA Formatting Quotations

Week 11

Language and Literary Studies
WHITLA,  The English Handbook

 MLA Footnotes & Endnotes

Week 12

Institutional Histories of Literary Disciplines
Sousa Correa. The Handbook to Literary Research

 

Week 13

The Place of theory in Literary Criticism
Sousa Correa. The Handbook to Literary Research

 

Week 14

Literary Research and Interdisciplinarity
Sousa Correa. The Handbook to Literary Research

 

Week 15

Recent Critical Practice
WHITLA,  The English Handbook

 

Week 16

The Politics of Reading Gender, Class and Ethnicity
WHITLA,  The English Handbook

 

Week 17

Planning, Writing and Presenting a dissertation or thesis
Sousa Correa. The Handbook to Literary Research

 

Week 18

Final term

 


Disclaimer:  Course content is under revision, and may change without prior notice.

 

Note: This outline has been created as a resource for course participants, but the faculty reserves the right to make changes and modifications, if deemed necessary.

Grading Model:

  • Mid-Term – 30 Marks
  • Final Term – 50 Marks
  • Sessional – 20 Marks
    • Quiz x 2  Assignment x 1 (Details of Assignment will be communicated in class)
    • Presentations

 

 

Textbooks:

 

  • Whitla, William. The English handbook. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Print.
                   (photocopies of respective chapters will be made available every week.) 
  • Sousa Correa, Delia Da and W. R Owens. The handbook to literary research. London: Routledge [in association with] the Open University, 2010. Print.
                  
    (Available in PDF and in FU Library)
  • Grix, Jonathan. The foundations of research. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print.
                  
    (Available in FU Library)
  • Gibaldi, JosephMLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.
                   (Available in FU Library, older version also available in PDF)
  • Kennedy, X. J and Dana Gioia. Literature. New York, NY: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1995. Print.
                   (Available in FU Library)
                  
  • Altick, Richard D. The art of literary research. New York: Norton, 1993. Print.
  • Childs, Peter and Roger Fowler. The Routledge dictionary of literary terms. London: Routledge, 2006. Print.
                  
    (Available in PDF and in FU Library)
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