The Senior Essay
In November of your senior year, you will submit a proposal for your essay to the Department of Literatures in English. 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.
The essay should be 30-40 pages long, not including notes, bibliography and other apparatus. In late April of your senior year, you will submit a bound copy and an electronic copy of the Senior Essay in its final form. The hard copy should be delivered to the English House Office and the electronic copy should be sent to Bryn Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you turn your bound essay in, it is distributed to your thesis adviser and to a second reader for response and evaluation.
Essay Schedule Spring 2023
|Tuesday||Jan. 18||First day of classes|
|Friday||Feb. 10||Ten pages due to your adviser by 5 p.m.|
|Ten more pages are due to your adviser by 5 p.m.|
|Friday||April 7||Rough draft of complete thesis due to your adviser by 5 p.m.|
|Monday||April 24||Electronic and hard copy due by 5 p.m. Please send to Bryn Thompson (email@example.com) and to your adviser. Final and firm deadline for completed thesis. We’re asking for both electronic and hard copies. Everybody party!|