My research partner will help to locate primary and secondary sources and construct preliminary bibliographies, as well as work with me to analyze and prioritize sources. Since the relationship between research and writing will be very close over the year, I also anticipate that we will have a chance to discuss ideas generated by the research as they make their way into the book. Students applying should be attentive to detail and have very basic research skills in literary and historical study.
The project will move more swiftly with research help, and I look forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas along the way.
This will be a chance for the research partner to perfect research skills useful in his or her own work in the humanities and to talk through connections between history and literature as they emerge through very practical research.