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From Barry Mauer and John Venecek comes an exceptionally written resource on the process of conducting literary research.
According to one (student) user, “The material in Strategies for Conducting Literary Research was fairly new to me. I have taken literature classes before, but none were as in-depth on the topic. This course has built just about everything I know about this. I have been able to better articulate myself in essays for other classes thanks to this class. I refer back to the material covered in this course often when writing an essay and I’ve found it extremely helpful when it comes to methodologies, picking a clear thesis, etc.”
Barry and John have developed a Faculty Guide and Quick Reference to accompany their ‘book’ and shared a robust slideshow to provide context and rationale for their resource. Access the publicly-available 2nd edition by selecting the cover image (on the left).
Barry Jason Mauer
Barry Jason Mauer is associate professor, English, at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of Deadly Delusions: Right-Wing Death Cult (2020) and co-editor (with Anastasia Salter) of the forthcoming volume, Re-imagining the Humanities (Parlor Press). He has published numerous articles and book chapters about citizen curating, which brings ordinary people into the production of exhibits, both online and in public spaces.
John Venecek is a Humanities Librarian at the University of Central Florida. His primary areas of interest include open education resources, textbook affordability, and digital humanities. Prior to his arrival at UCF, John taught English at the College of DuPage and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ekaterinburg, Russia where he taught English and founded a foreign language library/resource center.