ESSAY – Research Paper Proposal

ESSAY – Research Paper Proposal (600 words)
Zora Neale Hurston, Sweat
What goes into Essay?
1. A 600 word (1-2 pages, double spaced) minimum write-up describing your idea for
your research essay and explainingin detailwhat examples from your chosen short story
you intend to analyze in your research essay. Which short story will you choose and why?
Identify some themes that are of interest to you. Also, which perspective (historical, gender,
or postcolonial etc.) What examples (evidence) from your literary work will you use
to support your idea?
– Put the word count at the end of your write-up.

2. An annotated bibliography with at least three MLA cited academic sources about your
chosen story. After each citation, provide a 4-5 sentence description of the main topic of this source and
how it can support your essay idea.

Acceptable research sources are books, and scholarly/academic articles: see attached files


Kerry Powers, Peter. Gods of Physical Violence, Stopping at Nothing: Masculinity, Religion, and Art in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston. Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, vol. 12, no. 2, 2002, pp. 22947. JSTOR, Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.


Carter, Catherine. “The God in the snake, the devil in the Phallus: biblical revision and radical
conservatism in Hurston’s ‘Sweat’.” The Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 67, no. 4, fall 2014, pp. 605+.
Gale Literature Resource Center,
u=cuny_laguardia&sid=bookmark-GLS&xid=7d05196a. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.


Hurston, Zora Neale. “Sweat.” The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Oxford UP, 1992, p. 352.
Gale Literature: LitFinder, GLS&xid=895de84f. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.
Gale Document Number: GALE|LTF0000325990WK