Critical Presentation: Throughout the semester we will be addressing some of the larger critical questions generated around particular works of Romantic literature. For this presentation you will be expected to respond to a specific critical question after carefully reading and critiquing the primary and secondary literature. I have assigned at least one critical essay for each of our meetings, your task is to assign additional reading to the class, summarize your critical response to a particular author, work, or research area, and start off class discussion.

  • You may assign a single essay or book chapter or select excerpts from 2-3 pieces.
  • You will need to inform the class of their reading assignment no later than the Tuesday before your presentation. If you choose to assign material not currently on reserve, you will need to make a pdf of the material for me to post on the website.
  • I will expect to meet with you at least a week before your presentation is scheduled.
  • A short essay based on your presentation is due the following week.