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ENG 198: Chung

Research guide for Prof. Chung's ENG 198 class


Welcome to the University of Dayton Libraries' guide to ENG 198 with Professor Chung. Click on the tabs to explore the many resources available to support the research requirements for this course.


Understand the Assignments

Argument Analysis

Write a paper that examines an academic argument on the fairy tale movie you chose to research; and evaluate the strength of the argument considering several elements of argument including author credibility, audience appeals, and supporting evidence. Use a scholarly article on your research topic from the textbook or your research. 

Source Location: course textbook or your research

Annotated Bibliography

Find 5 academic/professional sources related to your research topic (your chosen fairy tale) and write an annotated bibliography which examines the credibility and relevance of the sources.

Sources Location: textbook or databases accessible through the UD library website.

Researched Argument

Write a paper that makes an argument about the historical/cultural significance of a fairy tale movie/fairy tale movies. Examine how the movie/movies use the fairy tale material (plot, characters, themes, etc.) critically and creatively to reveal the discourses of gender, race, class and/or sexuality. You should work with the same movie you have been researching throughout the semester. You may take one of the following two directions: 

  • Analyze a fairy tale movie focusing on its representation of the traditional fairy tale elements. What kind of fairy tale elements are employed? In what ways and to what effect? What elements are retained, altered, and/or questioned? What do such decisions to retain, alter, and/or question mean regarding the issues of gender, race, class and/or sexuality? 
  • Compare two or more fairy tale movies based on the perspectives and views they express, how they address or deal with common themes, represent characters, construct narratives, and address issues of gender, race and class. You need to analyze the movies to investigate the historical and cultural layers of meaning and thematic similarities and differences. Focus on a character, theme, motif, imagery, sensibility, etc. in determining the major point of comparison.  

Resources to include:

  • Evidence from the artifacts
  • Historical and cultural contexts of the fairy tale
  • Theoretical article(s) 
  • Professional and/or scholarly readings 

Sources Location: textbook or databases accessible through the UD library website.

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