218. Rethinking the Seminar Paper
Sunday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago H, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
Presiding: Alexandra Valint, Univ. of Southern Mississippi
Speakers: Jonathan P. Eburne, Penn State Univ., University Park; A. Robin Hoffman, Yale Univ.; Judith A. Roof, Rice Univ.; Atia Sattar, Univ. of Southern California; Liana Silva-Ford, Houston, TX; Sidonie Ann Smith, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Liana Silva-Ford's Annotation:
This roundtable addresses the graduate seminar paper’s purpose, forms, and effectiveness. What does and should the seminar paper prepare students to do? How can graduate students and teachers best approach the assignment? Are there alternative ways of imagining the standard seminar paper?
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