ENGL 500, Fall 2019

Important Links

Course Description

Learning Outcomes. Download as a checklist: 500_2019_LearningOutcomesChecklist

Course Handouts (including syllabus)


Subject Guide for Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History (by Heather Dean)

Marking Codes


Assignments are organized here by percentage weight. They are organized by due date on the syllabus.

Weight Name Description and URL Due Date
0% Manage Your Time Well List and prioritize your activities. Hand it in if you want feedback. Sept. 12
0% Encode a Poem Participate in the TEI-XML Workshop. If you want your work to be considered for the Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry project, submit your XML file at the end of class. Nov. 21
5% Stock Your Toolbox Find the catalogues, bibliographies, and databases you need. Sept. 26
5% Find Your Conversation Identify the scholarly journals and learned societies in your area. Oct. 10
5% Share Your Findings Make a presentation to the class on Nov. 28.

Assessment rubric.

Nov. 28
10% Cite the Right Text Assess scholarly editions. Nov. 21
15% Pose a Question and Propose an Answer Write a conference proposal. Oct. 24
20% Engage with the Material Prepare a finding aid, bibliographical description, metadata, and/or provenance note. Dec. 5
40% Master the Field Prepare an exhaustive, annotated, enumerative bibliography. See also: “How to Write the Preface to an Annotated Bibliography” and “How to Write an Annotation.” Oct. 31


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