Instructor: Weissman                   T/R                   12:30pm-1:50pm

In this seminar, meant to be taken near the end of your studies, you will integrate and apply the knowledge you have acquired as an English major in the Literary and Cultural Studies track by undertaking a substantial research project. Assigned readings will provide two or three examples of texts (e.g., David Small’s Stitches: A Memoir) and topics (e.g., graphic narrative, memoir, or illness narratives) you might make the subject of your research project. However, you will be free to select an unrelated topic of personal interest. We will visit archives to gain knowledge of how research is conducted in collections, and participate in workshops to discuss drafts of your work. By the end of the semester you will have completed a significant a research project (that can be submitted for departmental prizes) and honed skills that will help you succeed in your career after graduation. This seminar satisfies the capstone requirement for English majors in the LCS track.