• LIT3212: Research & Writing About Literature

    Author(s):
    Barry Mauer, John Venecek
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Literature--Research, Study skills--Research, Inquiry-based learning, Critical race theory, Research, Humanities, Literature
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    literary research
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/752a-p597
    Abstract:
    When we began collaborating, our goal was to integrate core principles of the ACRL Framework with key literary research strategies. Dr. Mauer taught Lit3212: Research and Writing about Literature in the spring of 2023. Our research skills textbook, Strategies for Conducting Literary Research, was designed for the course and we offer the textbook as an OER to instructors throughout the humanities at UCF, where it is being used in many courses. The textbook and the specific course, LIT 3212, are built around the ACRL’s Information Literacy framework, with openness and adaptability being two more of our primary goals. We built the course around Scholarship and Conversation, Research as Inquiry, Searching as Strategic Exploration, and Authority is Constructed and Contextual. Each of those ideas has its own module within the course as well as a companion video featuring a student researcher, Jada Reyes, who studied James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues” through the lens of Critical Race Theory. In the videos, Jada discusses how each aspect of the Framework informed her research.
    Notes:
    Recipient of the MLA-EBSCO Collaboration for Information Literacy Prize, given for coursework developed in collaboration between department faculty members and academic librarians in literature, language, or related disciplines. The award recognizes successful integration of the disciplinary objectives of the course with learning objectives in information literacy.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
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