You have until ____________ to produce a 1,000+ word MLA format research paper including an attached hard copy of a bibliography showing research performed on St. Thomas U. subscription databases on the following topic area:
Iago: Othello says of Iago, I look down towards his feet; but that\’s a fable. / If that thou best a devil, I cannot kill thee, and one of the most famous phrases in Shakespeare criticism is Coleridges phrase concerning what he called Iagos motiveless Malignity. What is the real source of Iagos motivations?
Othello: Derek Cohen discusses Othellos V.2.397-417 speech at length in his essay Othellos Suicide. The Christians are uncircumcised. According to Cohens reading, the circumcised dog is both the malignant Turk slain by Othello and Othello himself (325). . . . But the suicide is not Othellos last act (328). Cohen notes that just as Desdemona dies twice, so does Othello. What did it mean to be a moor in Shakespeares day, and how does Othello finally relate to his Turkish enemy?
Desdemona: Some critics argue that Shakespeares audience would have looked far more critically on Desdemonas revolt against her father than we do. Should we read Desdemona through a presentist lens or is such a reading a distortion of the play?
The paper should include at least two secondary sources located on the subscription databases. The paper should be presented in hard copy and electronically viaemail to firstname.lastname@example.org. A printed St. Thomas U. database research bibliography must also be attached to your hard copy version.
Sample Othello Bibliography
Adamson, W.D. \”Unpinned or Undone?: Desdemona\’s Critics and the Problem of Sexual Innocence.\” Shakespeare Studies (0582-9399), vol. 13, Jan. 1980, p. 169. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.
Cohen, Derek. \”Othello\’s Suicide.\” University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 3, Spring93, pp. 323-333. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.
Cook, Ann Jennalie. \”The Design of Desdemona: Doubt Raised and Resolved.\” Shakespeare Studies (0582-9399), vol. 13, Jan. 1980, p. 187. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.
Garner, S.N. \”Shakespeare\’s Desademona.\” Shakespeare Studies (0582-9399), vol. 9, Jan. 1976, p. 233. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.
Ghazoul, Ferial J. \”The Arabization of Othello.\” Comparative Literature, vol. 50, no. 1, Winter98, p. 1. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.
Ronk, Martha. \”Desdemona\’s Self-Presentation.\” English Literary Renaissance, vol. 35, no. 1, Winter 2005, pp. 52-72. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.
Toker, Alpaslan. \”Othello: Alien in Venice.\” [\”Othello: Venedik\’teki Yabanc\”]. Journal of Academic Studies, vol. 15, no. 60, Feb-Apr2014, pp. 29-51. Academic Search Complete. 22 February 2017.