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A colloquium for students pursuing critical theses and critical specializations. Students will present and critique their work in progress, and discuss issues particular to researching and structuring a long analytical thesis. We will also discuss the work of a variety of recent critics representing a range of methods of literary study. Satisfactory completion of the course will be required for students to continue on in the honors program. The course will meet synchronously online, sometimes as a full seminar and other times in tutorial-small small groups.
Format: honors independent study
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
participation and individual progress on the thesis project, which will be determined in consultation with each student's honors advisor
admission to the department Honors program
Students will write a 20 page thesis chapter in stages and over multiple drafts. Students will receive from the instructor timely comments on their writing, with suggestions for improvement.