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ENG 299: Special Topics (African American Literature)

Capstone Research Essay

Capstone Project: To demonstrate your understanding of the themes and settings found in African American literature:

  • Write a research-based analytical essay applying a historical, sociological, or cultural perspective to one of the novels you've read this semester.
  • Meet and discuss your proposed ideas with your instructor.
  • Create a secondary research annotated bibliography to bolster your analysis.
  • Create a preliminary draft for peer evaluation.
  • Your essay needs to follow the format, language, and conventions of academic writing. Provide MLA citations for all sources.
  • Finally, create a presentation based on your essay, which you will deliver in April at the SEH Student Conference.


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