Literature and History: Methods, Research and Writing Between the Disciplines
This course is designed to enable graduate students who are interested in doing interdisciplinary work in the combined fields of history and literature to learn about research and writing techniques in both fields. These techniques must credibly address each discipline's unique requirements in the following areas: basic research methodology and forms of argumentation, as well as what constitutes evidence, allowable claims, and valid warrants. Throughout the semester, there will be a major emphasis on frequent writing, continued revision, and peer review. Students will generate their own research and writing projects that they will develop with the aid of their instructor and their fellow students. Requirements include oral presentations, an annotated bibliography, and a final research.