2000-3000 Words—MLA/APA/Chicago Rule citation
Research project—Step 1: identify a topic and research it, submit an annotated bibliography with at least three sources and notes on the importance of the sources (how you’ll use them, for example) by the deadline; Step 2: create a clear and concise thesis statement that can be appropriately proven in about 1500 words and submit it by the deadline; Step 3: write your paper, a minimum of 1000 words, and submit by the deadline.
These topics are posed as questions. Answer the question and you will have a pretty good start to your thesis statement. You may feel free to develop your own thesis on your own topic.
Dangerous Liaisons: What does the sexual manipulation in Dangerous Liaisons say about the Enlightenment?
Death in Venice: The fear of the modern industrial world, cold machinations of capitalism, alienation from society, all have a hand in Mann’s masterpiece. How might they relate to the concept of sexuality?
Death in Venice: How might Freud’s concept of the ‘uncanny’ (unheimlich) be used to interpret Thomas Mann’s novella?
Looking at two of the works we’ve read in class, describe the ‘nature’ of femininity and masculinity.
How is sexuality ‘used’ by characters in several of the works? Does this give positive or negative connotations?