Research Paper: British Literature (English IV) We may only cover a specific set of authors in a specific set of time periods in this course, but you should know as much about British authors throughout time as humanly possible in order to best understand the connections between everything we study. There’s a reason for everything studied in this course, and being able to locate and understand those reasons is vital to your success in class and in life after high school. Research Topic: Select a British author from the list below. Write about their life, their literary works, and their contribution to British (and overall) literature as a whole. William Shakespeare Mary Shelley Charles Dickens Charlotte Bronte Emily Bronte Rudyard Kipling Anne Bronte William Golding C.S. Lewis Bram Stoker J.R.R. Tolkien Lewis Carroll Agatha Christie William Wordsworth George Orwell J.K. Rowling William Blake George Eliot Aldous Huxley Oscar Wilde Douglas Adams Neil Gaiman Virginia Woolf Thomas Hardy Geoffrey Chaucer Roald Dahl A.A. Milne Beatrix Potter Joseph Conrad Arthur Conan Doyle Other (IF YOU GET IT APPROVED BY ME FIRST!!!) Rubric: A – 5 sources (2 primary sources) minimum; 3-5 pages. Answer all three sections of the research topic in a cohesive, flowing manner. Zero to minimal grammatical errors. B – 5 sources (2 primary sources) minimum; 3-5 pages. Answer all three sections of the research topic in a somewhat relevant, average manner. Average grammatical errors. C – 5 or less sources; 3-5 pages. Answer two or less sections of the research topic in an un-cohesive, elementary manner. Abundant grammatical errors. D – 3 or less sources; less than 3 pages. Answer only one section of the research topic. Poor construction of paper. Abundant grammatical errors. F – 0-1 source(s); less than 3 pages. Answer one or less section of the research topic. Unacceptable construction of paper. Grammatical errors affect readability of paper.