Welcome to “Textual Studies and Methods of Research”!
This course is designed to give a good understanding of textual studies and the capacity to deploy various methods of research. You will exit the course with the skills and knowledge to: (1) plan major research proposals and projects at the MA and early PhD level; (2) pose research questions in compelling ways; (3) use resources effectively to answer those questions; (4) critique research sources and tools (print and digital); and (5) understand the means by which texts have been transmitted and transmuted. These skills are valuable in any profession that requires critical research, writing, and communication skills.
- methods of scholarly research and dissemination of research (also known as knowledge mobilization)
- enumerative (reference) bibliography and appropriate forms of citation and documentation
- analytical/descriptive/historical bibliography, textual criticism, and editorial practice
- disciplinary issues in English and aspects of professional life
Fall 2019 sections are offered at the following times, in the Special Collections classroom (Library A003):
- Thursdays, 9:30-12:20. Course webpage (password protected).
Click here to go to a detailed list of learning outcomes. Download as a checklist: 500_2019_LearningOutcomesChecklist
Fall 2019. Download syllabus: 500_2019_Syllabus
Fall 2014. Download syllabus: 500_Schedule_2014.
Fall 2012. Download syllabus: 500_Schedule_Fall_2012_rev.