• April 2nd, 2016

Jstor Article Summary

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Use JSTOR (a digital archive of scholarly texts) to access one of the articles listed below, and then write a 600-word summary of the article’s argument, commenting on what you see as its strengths and weaknesses. Further instructions: 1. Access JSTOR via the Queen Mary or Senate House library catalogue and locate one of the articles listed below. 2. Read the article carefully and write a 600-word summary of the argument, quoting passages where relevant. Your summary should adhere to the following format: a) Summarise the article’s argument (c. 400 words). What claims does the author make? How does s/he make those claims? What is the critical context to which s/he is responding? b) Comment on the persuasiveness of the argument (c. 200 words). How convincing do you find it? Does it enhance your understanding of the text(s) under discussion? What strengths or weakness can you identify? N.B. You are not required to use footnotes for this assignment, but should clearly indicate at the top of the page which article you are discussing, and include page numbers in brackets for direct quotations, e.g. ‘Booth argues that “One of the most obviously artificial devices of the storyteller is the trick of going beneath the surface of the action to obtain a reliable view of a character’s mind and heart” (p. 1).’ Please use one of the following articles as the basis of your summary: van Peer, Willie and van der Knaap, Ewout, ‘(In)compatible Interpretations? Contesting Readings of “The Turn of the Screw”, MLN, 110:4 (1995), 692-710

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