Create a proposal for a piece of original and meaningful research based upon the following research prompt. Please note that we are not writing a research paper. We are writing a research proposal.
Two texts from our Education and Indoctrination module (Marx, Plato, Woolf, Newman)
The Matrix (1999 film)
Either Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale or Shaw’s Pygmalion
One event of current, global significance (you’ll need a source for this, even if you already know about the event)
Woolf’s “Shakespeare’s Sister”
Newman’s “The Idea of a University” Discourse VII, part 10, pages 206 and 207, starting with “But I must bring these extracts…” and ending with “…less tangible, less certain, less complete in its result.”
Conduct a comprehensive critical analysis using your 5 works from the Required References section of this assignment as well as at least 5 other sources, ultimately demonstrating how your sources clarify or illuminate the recent event about which you are writing.
The proposal project should include the following 3 sections:
This section should be a 250 word (minimum) description of your proposed research topic, including your hypothesis. Why is your research important? How does it expand/extend current research? What do you suspect the outcome of your research to be?
This section will be brief, likely one page only (250 words, perhaps even less), and will detail your approach to this topic. What types of sources will you seek? Why is your approach the most appropriate way to go about your research?
Annotated works cited:
This will be a list of potential sources for your proposed research. The list should be at least 10 sources long. Your selections from the required texts will be among these 10 sources. In other words, you only need to find 5 additional sources, which need not all be from our periodical databases. For each works cited entry, you should include a brief (3+ sentences) summary of the source and another brief (3+ sentences) explanation of how you expect the source to be useful to your research.