ENGLISH 66: "Literature and Human Behavior"
Instructions for the Research Paper:
The research paper is due on
will read either Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
or The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts. (You may choose to read
and compare both for extra credit). You should then do research on the author
and the history of the time as depicted in the novel. An excellent resource for the history in Stones
from the River is Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans
and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldman. You should also consult other
works by Ursula Hegi; she recently published a
nonfiction book, Tearing the Silence
You will find reading questions for Stones from the River, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, and The Bondwoman’s Narrative on our course web page at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng66/index.html. You should use these questions as a guide for your reading, your analysis of the book, and your research.
Keep in mind that you are writing a research paper. Therefore, you need to cite each of the sources that you use in preparing the term paper. In using citations or references, you should try to paraphrase what the author says and then credit the author in a citation within the body of the paper. All sources used should be listed in the Works Cited section at the end of your paper. You should use parenthetical citation format within the body of the text and cite references in MLA format. You can find information on how to cite sources in MLA format on our course web page at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng66/index.html.
If you have any questions along the way, contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (718) 368-5373, or come to see me in my office, C-219, on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday Period 1 (A hour).