In accordance with the scholarly interests of individual staff members and the holdings of the Stauffer Library, the following main areas of research are recommended to graduate students: Sturm und Drang, Goethe, and Weimar Classicism (D.V. Pugh); 19th-century literature (C. Arndt); 20th-century literature (J. Hosek, J. Scott). Research in comparative literature and literary theory may be pursued in special circumstances and, where appropriate, in collaboration with other departments. All students should obtain more detailed advice on available resources for research from the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and/or individual staff members before deciding on their thesis topics. Theses should be styled in accordance with the latest MLA Style Manual.