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WRPR 101: Finding a Voice (HC): Classics

Writing Program 101: Finding a Voice: Identity, Environment, and Intellectual Inquiry (Ladva) Fall 2019

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Companion Series

The companion and handbook genre is a publication type that has flourished in the last decade.  The goal is for leading scholars to provide a thorough description of the subject matter of a field while also giving the most current interpretations of key questions.  Each essay in a companion reflects an important subject facet and identifies the books and articles which are crucial for a greater understanding.   Companions for Classics include:

Blackwell Companions - 120 records (including both print and online versions)

Brill Companions - 91 Titles  (including both print and online versions)

Cambridge Companions - Search the Companion website for a specific topic.  Many Cambridge Companions are devoted to literary and historic topics in Classical Studies.                                                                                                                                                             

Literature Reviews

Literature reviews are a particularly useful resource when doing research.  They address the issues involved in a particular question and the debates among scholars.  They map out the intellectual terrain succinctly and give you the major landmarks in terms of key authors and significant titles for greater understanding.  It is one of the best places to find discussion of issues that are unresolved or in contention.

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Painting of a young girl with wax tablets and a pen from Pompeii (Wikimedia Commons)

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