approximately 4000 words (15 double spaced pages, 12pt. font)
This is a research essay that builds upon your Annotated Bibliography, andtherefore I will expect your tightly structured and argumentative essay to proceedvia the support, discussion and interrogation of your research.Your draft should be near complete—if it is less than about 12 pages then Icannot offer you adequate suggestions for revision.The following topics are intentionally broad in order to allow you to accommodateyour particular research interests—therefore you must narrow them down inorder to provide your essay with a specific and argumentative thesis that can beconvincingly pursued in the space available to you. I encourage you to comeand meet with me to discuss your topic. Your essay and its apparatus—includingits bibliography, references and endnotes—must be formatted according to theMLA Handbook.