General Notes and Guidelines
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To participate in our Group bibliography, you need to use zotero 2.0 and Mozilla firefox.
Our group name is “Modernism and Empire Semester 1 09” and can be found using the search function in zotero groups. You need to have a zotero account (please use your NUS email to sign up). I will email you invitations to join the group bibliography. If you do not receive an invitation to join the group, please email me.
I have written a sample entry in our class bibliography that can serve as a guide:
Kai Mikkonen, ‘The modernist traveller in Africa: Africanism and the European author’s self-fashioning’, European Review, 13 (2005), 115-125.
There are several components to writing a zotero entry
1. Metadata–the basic bibliographic information for the source
2. Tags–any possible associations you think the source might have (e.g. “colonialism”, “race”, “feminism”, “Third World”, “aesthetics”, “Kant” etc.)
3. Related items–please “relate” your items to the primary text (already in the group bibliography), and any other secondary/primary texts that you feel may be of use.
4. MOST IMPORTANT: YOUR NOTE.
What your notes should look like:
- Questions the work brings up
- Connections of the work to other texts we have read/you have read on your own
- Any other important notes
- [Item 1-4 are mandatory; items 5-6 are optional. The note can be as long as you like, but should be a minimum of about 150 words]
FROM THE SYLLABUS:
The fieldwork component in class will consist of external research that you do for your presentation.
For your presentation, you will need to find five secondary sources (books or articles) on the primary or secondary texts that we will be using for discussion on the day of the presentation. For example, if we are reading Heart of Darkness (the primary text) and Chinua Achebe’s article An Image of Africa (the secondary text) on the day that you present, you will need to find five sources on Heart of Darkness, or Chinua Achebe’s article (or a combination of both).
These sources should be entered into the ZOTERO shared bibliography for Modernism and Empire.