This assignment is designed to be the second phase in planning, writing and researching your final paper (which will be due December 4). For this assignment we ask that you write a paragraph to describe your proposed hypothesis or, if you have not yet developed one, to raise a series of questions that you will address in the final paper. We also ask that you prepare two lists:
1) A set of 4-5 objects that you can use to build a broader but focused argument that grows out of the work that was the subject of your first writing assignment. Provide the title, medium, date, and location of each piece and a short statement describing how each fits into your set, and/or what questions it raises. This set might include similar things from the same or different periods or might be chosen to highlight significant shifts in how certain religious figures or concept were depicted, what they came to mean, or how they functioned. You should try to stick with objects that are in museum collections (use their websites to search) or still in situ. If you feel you must switch topics, please consult with Pat Berger or Jon Soriano first. Feel free to ask us for suggestions on where to look.
2) An annotated bibliography of articles or books (you should have about 5 or so) that you have consulted to help you think about and write your final paper. These should not be general works, but published work you have read that shed light on your specific object set from a cultural, aesthetic, intellectual, doctrinal, or technical perspective. We strongly suggest that you use comprehensive scholarly databases like Jstor to help you develop a relevant, focused bibliography. While you will probably be using web-based material as you look around for comparisons, this bibliography should consist of scholarly publications (some but not all may be course readings—read footnotes for leads to related work). In your annotation for each, briefly outline the arguments, insights, and/or information that you think will be useful in writing your final paper.
(Course syllabus and the readings was attached)
(Let me know if you need additional readings of the course)