Directions for Major Project Proposal and
Hist 3341 & Engl 3330; fall 2003
Representing Women's Education and Work in
the Nineteenth Century
Note: While each group is required to turn in a proposal, it will not be
given a formal grade. The group will be given comments/suggestions as to how
the proposal might be strengthened.
Please set up your proposal to address the following elements in the order
- List a tentative title for your collection of images as they will appear
on the introductory webpage for your sequence.
- Attach copies of 3 to 4 (and no more than 5) images you plan to interpret
in your collection of WebPages. Provide a title you will use for each image
as it will appear on the website. Number the images in the order in which
they will appear on the website. (See samples on "Women's Work" website /)
- Provide a brief summary of your major theme or the basic, overarching argument
you plan to make about your collection of images, with an explanation of how
you see the images as relating to each other.
- Using MLA format, provide a list of primary and secondary sources you will
use for writing about the images' cultural context and for a supplemental
bibliography. (You should include at least one source studied in class, and
at least one not studied in class. You should have a total of at least 3 sources
and preferably 4 for the proposal; these should include both primary literary/historical
texts and secondary historical texts).
- So that the instructors can try to offer some helpful guidance, describe
key questions or challenges you associate with your work for the project.
Directions for Submitting Your Final Major
- You must hand in a paper copy and a disk version of your work. One part
of your paper submission should be a map/diagram showing how the various
WebPages sequence together and naming all your files on your disk to conform
with your map.
- Introductory page for each image you are treating should have these
items: website title, tile for that image's set of material, image, and
correct citation for your image.
- Cultural context discussion/materials for each image should be in word
for windows, named to match clearly with particular images from your collection.
For your total collection of images, you should draw from at least 4 different
sources for cultural context. A good bit of this discussion--perhaps most
of it--should be in your own words, summarizing and synthesizing from
your study of the topic. Somewhere in the cultural context materials for
the collection, you should incorporate a reference to or discussion of
at least two secondary historical sources. In addition, one or
more pieces you use for your cultural context should be drawn from primary
literary or historical materials.
Think creatively about what to include in your cultural context section-e.g.,
how to take advantage of hypertext links (e.g., other websites, documents,
sections from your image), how to synthesize material from a variety of
sources, how to prepare users to answer your interpretive questions.
Note: For your primary material, you could use a complete copy or an excerpt
of a parallel reading that can be provided because its copyright has expired.
You could also use a link to a primary document on another website.
Overall, when working on your cultural context materials, be sure to adhere
to copyright regulations. Do not quote more than one paragraph from a
source that is "in" copyright.
- For Interpretive questions, you should have 3-5 questions for each
image. Name your word for windows files to match clearly with their respective
images. Your questions should encourage users of the website to think
critically about what the purpose of the image would have been--the argument
it made, the audience it might have addressed--and how elements within
the image contributed to that argument. Questions should also connect
the image with the cultural context material you have provided. Use one
or more questions to ask your audience to read specific details within
the image critically. You MIGHT use a question to invite comparison/contrast
with another image in your collection.
- Create a bibliography for the entire collection of images you used
in the cultural--one citation per image in MLA format. Create a separate
"works cited" for all the sources you drew upon for your cultural context