About This Guide
This guide is designed introduce the library to undergraduate students at The University of Michigan and to act as a basic guide for undergraduate research.
About the Library
Welcome to the Library
Instructor: Andrea McDonnell
Librarian: Harold Tuckett
This section of English 125 will investigate the notion of gossip—who does it, when does it occur, and how do we recognize it. We will draw upon material from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, and communications, in order to investigate the ways in which gossip has been studied. Using this literature, along with popular novels, television programs, and tabloid magazines, we will investigate the social functions of gossip, the gendered discourse that surrounds this form of speech, and the potential political implications that gossip brings to bear in our contemporary media landscape. Throughout, we will develop new strategies for writing about our reflections, analyses, and perspectives. By the end of this course, you will have developed a deeper understanding of gossip and the skills to communicate this understanding in writing.
Try These Databases
• MLA International Bibliography (Literature)
• Communication and Mass Media Complete (Communication and Media Studies)
• PsycINFO (Psychology)
• Sociological Abstracts (Sociology)
• Women's Studies International (Women’s and Gender Studies)