Below is a revised version of one of my projects from the middle of the course. This unit’s prompt asked us to initially explain a specific scholar’s approach to analyzing Paul Celan poetry and then use their method as a lens to read a different Celan piece. I initially struggled with the latter half of the exercise, but after many office hour visits, conversations with peers, and simply more time sitting with Celan’s words, I was able to find better cohesion between my scholar’s approach and what I wanted to express.
Throughout the second semester of the program, we focussed heavily on analyzing current and previous scholarly discussion about a chosen topic and inserting our own ideas into the conversation. Our final research paper linked this practice to our experiences abroad. I was in the program’s section that travelled to Russia – visiting both St. Petersburg and Moscow. While abroad we were tasked with finding a type of revolutionary artifact to further research once back on campus. I have attached my work below.
Below is an example of one of my annotated scholarly sources for the final research paper.