In November of your senior year, you will submit a proposal for your essay to the English Department. The purpose of your proposal is to define the project for your senior thesis, demonstrate the viability of your project, and locate yourself within the critical debate about your chosen literary texts. Please turn in two hard copies to the English dept. office, with your name and the project title on both copies.
In late April of your senior year, you will submit your Senior Essay in its final form to the English Department for review. The essay should be 30-40 pages long, not including notes, bibliography and other apparatus.
Once you turn your two bound essays in, they are distributed to your thesis adviser and to a second reader for response and evaluation.
|Tue||Jan 22||First day of classes|
|Fri||Feb 9||Ten pages due in your adviser's box or via email (whichever you both decide in advance) by 5:00 p.m.|
|Ten more pages are due in your adviser's box by 5:00 p.m. (this is the last day of classes before spring break).|
|Fri||Mar 30||Rough draft of complete thesis due in your adviser's box by 5:00 p.m.|
|Mon||Apr 23||Two bound copies of the essay are due in the English House Office by 5:00 p.m. Celebratory refreshments served on the lawn (rain site in the ante room).|