ART 316, Women in Art Research Paper
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Requirements: 8-10 pages, double spaced, Arial or Times New Roman 12 pt, standard margins. No cover page is needed. Please place name, date, page number and paper title in a HEADER or FOOTER, not in the paper itself. File to be uploaded directly to Canvas.
- Women’s Education
- The Female Gaze
- Religious Images of Women
- Female Portraitists
- Women’s Spaces
- Feminist Art
Choose one of the above topics as a starting point for your paper. Under your topic, you have flexibility regarding your thesis. You may choose a specific artist(s), painting(s), or time period(s). However, your final topic must be more specific than the general topics listed here. (I.E. women’s education cannot be your specific topic, but the education of Renaissance women artists could be). If you choose a specific artist, you are not limited just to women artists, but may use women as subjects, as we have examined in class.
Your paper must have a thoroughly developed thesis which relates your specific topic with 2-3 significant arguments to explore this thesis. Be sure to include images of any significant pieces discussed in the paper. These should be placed at the end of the paper, not throughout.
This is an upper level research paper and must include scholarly resources. You should have 7-8 sources, one of which should be an article we discussed in class. Web sources (i.e. Wikipedia, online encyclopedias, blogs, etc.) MAY NOT be used. Please utilize library books on your topics and scholarly articles (from JSTOR or other similar resources). Your text book (Women Artists) may also be used as one source, but other text books and encyclopedias may not. If you are struggling for sources, please Canvas message me to schedule a meeting for guidance.
Sources should be cited in MLA format. For help, please see the La Salle University Art History Writing Guide or the Purdue Writing Guide online. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/ (Links to an external site.)
Note: In MLA format, sources should be in alphabetical order by author’s last name, not numbered. The second subsequent lines are indented while the first is not.
- Heller, Nancy G. Women Artists, An Illustrated History: Fourth Edition. New York:
Abbeville Press Publishers, 2003.
Outline with Annotated Bibliography: Due August 7
Students will prepare an outline of their paper and an annotated bibliography, to be submitted in advance of the final bibliography. This should include at least 3 sources with a brief paragraph (1-2 sentences) explaining how each source will be useful to the final paper. They will be returned with feedback and final bibliographies should reflect this. Please upload this in the Week 4 Module.