This is the question
create an annotated bibliography of 10 sources that explore the question above.
a) cite each source according to MLA standards
b) summarize what the source says
c) include a few key quotes
d) explain how you know the source is credible and will be useful to your project
e) list at least 3 new search terms inspired by the source
After you find 10 sources, write a paragraph reflection on the topic and argument you plan to develop and on the sources you will definitely use (and any you may still need)
Sample Annotated Citation
Here is an example of an annotated citation (yours should be formatted with a hanging indentation):
Punday, Daniel. Involvement, Interruption, and Inevitability: Melancholy as an Aesthetic Principle in Game Narratives. SubStance. 33.3 (2004): 80-107. Project MUSE. Web. O3 Oct. 2007.
b) Punday observes that narrative in hypertext comes in pieces (lexias) which the player/reader must acquire and then use to build a story. Games designed to tell stories in this way range from presenting a heavily controlled, progressive narrative structure to completely open-ended gameplay.
c) The contrasting appeals of the interactive elements of a text and its individual lexias -the scenes and descriptions of hypertext fiction or the discrete images of Myst-is one of the fundamental tensions within interactive narrative (83).
d) Punday is an associate professor at Purdue University with specializations in literary theory, contemporary literature, and narrative and fiction. I plan to use Pundays observations to establish the videogame as an appropriate medium for telling postmodern/multicultural stories, especially because teleological narratives (which are the object of criticism in cultural studies) can be re-written, re-considered, and purposefully abandoned in most videogames.
e) New Search Terms: lexia, emergent gameplay, teleology
For some help (and solace) you should refer to the following resources put together by kind, intelligent, and benevolent librarians: http://www.coastal.edu/library/videos/ (Links to an external site.) and our ENGL 100-online Library Orientation webpage and archived video (links available soon).