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HLI 331: Shakespeare

This course guide will introduce you to the Library's resources which will inform and support your research paper in Professor Anthony Pennino's class.

William Shakespeare

Bill ShakespeareWelcome!

This library course guide will introduce you to the Library's resources which will inform and support your research project in Professor Pennino's class.

Specific Requirements: For this paper, you must have at minimum seven sources. The work you choose counts as one source.Three of your sources must be from JSTOR or Academic Search Premier, and they must be from peer-reviewed journals (no reviews). Of the remaining four sources, you may use interviews (such as with another professor here at Stevens), another work from the class, other works by the author you have chosen, criticism of the work, etc.

Length: 13-15 pages (using Time New Roman 12 point font, double spacing between lines, 1” margins). Titles pages and work cited pages do NOT count toward your total.

 
For this paper, you need to choose one of the major works we have read in class. You have a great deal of leeway in choosing your topic, but this work must be at the center of your paper. You can be a bit imaginative here. For instance, you could choose The Tempest and write a paper that explores colonial and post-colonial perspective in the early modern era as reflected in the play. You need, however, to clear your topic with me. (That is what the literature review is for.)


For this paper, you must have at minimum eight sources. The work you choose counts as one source. Three of your sources must be from JSTOR or Academic Search Premier, and they must be from peer-reviewed journals (no reviews). Of the remaining four sources, you may use interviews (such as with another professor here at Stevens), another work from the class, other works by Shakespeare, criticism of the work, etc.

 
Bibliography and all citations must be in MLA format. 

If your paper falls below the page minimum or the bibliographic requirements, your paper will lose significant points.

Some clues that demonstrate your professor is not an idiot:

1.)    If you don’t number your pages, I will number them anyway.

2.)    If you play with the margins, fonts, or line spacing, I will know.

3.)    One mention of Macbeth in your paper means that Macbeth is not central to your paper.

4.)    I check sources.

5.)    I also know when you say you are using a source and really aren’t.

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