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The American Novel Since 1945
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In "The American Novel Since 1945" students will study a wide range of works from 1945 to the present. The course traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel in this period, focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, and the changing place of literature in American culture. The reading list includes works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones. The course concludes with a contemporary novel chosen by the students in the class.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Yale University
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Open Yale Courses
Author:
Amy Hungerford
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The American Renaissance
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The ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĄ_American Renaissance,ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺÎĺ a period of tremendous literary activity that took place in America between the 1830s and 1860s represents the cultivation of a distinctively American literature. The student will begin this course by looking at what it was in American culture and society that led to the dramatic outburst of literary creativity in this era. The student will then explore some of the periodĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s most famous works, attempting to define the emerging American identity represented in this literature. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: discriminate among the key economic, technological, social, and cultural transformations underpinning the American Renaissance; define the transformations in American Protestantism exemplified by the second Great Awakening and transcendentalism; list the key tenets of transcendentalism and relate them to romanticism more broadly and to social and cultural developments in the antebellum United States; analyze EmersonĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s place in defining transcendentalism and his key differences from other transcendentalists; analyze competing conceptualizations of poetry and its construction and purpose, with particular attention to Poe, Emerson, and Whitman; define the formal innovations of Dickinson and their relationship to her central themes; describe the emergence of the short story as a form, with reference to specific stories by Hawthorne and Poe; distinguish among forms of the novel, with reference to specific works by Hawthorne, Thompson, and Fern; analyze the ways that writers such as Melville, Brownson, Davis, and Thoreau saw industrialization and capitalism as a threat to U. S. society; develop the relationship between ThoreauĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s interest in nature and his political commitments and compare and contrast his thinking with Emerson and other transcendentalists; analyze the different ways that sentimentalism constrained and empowered women writers to critique gender conventions, with reference to specific works by writers such as Fern, Alcott, and Stowe; define the ways that the slavery question influenced major texts and major controversies over literature during this period. This free course may be completed online at any time. (English Literature 405)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Full Course
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/16/2012
American Women's Dime Novel Project
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Dime novels written by women were once enormously popular with their readers, but the genre has been neglected for most of its history by scholars, collectors, and libraries. The genre suffers from the double burden of being both popular and written for working-class women. This project hopes to overcome the history of oversight to both the form and its readers by providing information about the novels themselves, the authors, the readers, and nineteenth century public reaction.
This site is a source of information about women’s dime novels and includes primary sources on dime novels, biographies for lesser-known authors, lists of relevant archival collections and cover art.

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Arts and Humanities
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Literature
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
George Mason University
Provider Set:
Center for History and New Media
Author:
Felicia L. Carr
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Analytical Literature Video Series
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This collective of videos provides quick prompts for literature responses to springboard students into analytical thinking so they can avoid merely summarizing the material. This approach involves breaking down aspects of the readings through the points of civics, science, and culture to better understand how each piece of literature might affect readers and the world around them. Videos were included in courses on Literary Heritage and British Literature.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
East Tennessee State University
Author:
Danielle Byington
Date Added:
07/19/2022
Analyzing Character Development in Three Short Stories About Women
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Students read three short stories about women; discuss the development of female characters, gender differences, and society' s expectations; and write scripts in which the characters discuss their similarities and differences.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
Analyzing Literature (& Film) & Annotating Texts
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Created for a business student, pre-internet, who was struggling with analyzing literature and films. It's a walk through a book or film and looking for the symbols, signs, and themes; and the best way to annotate and interact with books.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Student Guide
Author:
Barbara K. Ige, Ph.D.
Date Added:
07/03/2020
Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser
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Students apply the analytical skills that they use when reading literature to an exploration of the underlying meaning and symbolism in Hieronymous Bosch's early Renaissance painting "Death and the Miser".

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Art History
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Ancient and Early Literature (UDL) Course Shell
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Please use this course shell in tandem with the PanOpen text, as they are designed to work together and for the text to be integrated into the courseshell. 

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Robert Ladd
Date Added:
07/30/2021
Anem a escriure un conte!
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Proposta d'activitat sobre la creació d'un conte propi per a segon cicle d'educació infantil.

Subject:
Literature
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Montse Parra
Date Added:
12/13/2020
Animal Farm: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
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Allegories are similar to metaphors: in both the author uses one subject to represent another, seemingly unrelated, subject. However, unlike metaphors, which are generally short and contained within a few lines, an allegory extends its representation over the course of an entire story, novel, or poem. This lesson plan will introduce students to the concept of allegory by using George Orwell’s widely read novella, Animal Farm, which is available on Project Gutenberg.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
12/05/2011
Anne Frank
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The students will be reading The Diary of Anne Frank and using videos and tours to learn more about why she was hiding and what eventually happened to her. 

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
telle lanum
Date Added:
10/22/2023
Anne Frank: Writer
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This lesson concentrates on Anne Frank as a writer. After a look at Anne Frank the adolescent, and a consideration of how the experiences of growing up shaped her composition of the Diary, students explore some of the writing techniques Anne invented for herself and practice those techniques with material drawn from their own lives.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Antigone
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Written by Sophocles circa 441 BC, Antigone is an Athenian tragedy. Of the three Theban plays, Antigone is the third in order of the events depicted in the plays, but was the first to be written. The reading order of the Theban plays is: Oedipus Rex, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and ending with Antigone.

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Written by Sophocles circa 441 BC, Antigone is an Athenian tragedy. Of the three Theban plays, Antigone is the third in order of the events depicted in the plays, but was the first to be written. The reading order of the Theban plays is: Oedipus Rex, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and ending with Antigone.

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Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Date Added:
02/15/2022
Antología de la literatura española del Romanticismo: desde sus precedentes en la poesía trovadoresca provenzal hasta el Posromanticismo
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This is a digital interactive anthology of texts devoted to Spanish Romanticism especially designed for university non-Spanish speakers that are enrolled in Spanish majors or minors and are at least in their third year of study. This anthology may be used as textbook for any course by any instructor who might desire to use it without any written permission from the author. It may be used as a whole for a course on Spanish Romanticism or any parts of it may be used in conjunction with other texts to offer a course on a wider period of Spanish literature. The instructor (or reader) is more than welcome to use it as he or she sees fit. However, references to it are expected if the anthology is used for scholarly works.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Higher Education
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Minnesota State University Mankato
Enrique Torner
Date Added:
09/08/2021
Antony and Cleopatra
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The Folger Shakespeare Library provides the full searchable text of "As You Like It" to read online or download as a PDF. All of the lines are numbered sequentially to make it easier and more convenient to find any line.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
04/29/2016
Approaching Shakespeare Lecture Series
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Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our questions rather than answer them.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Emma Smith
Date Added:
01/06/2013
Arabic Grammar of the Written Language (PDF)
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First published in 1910, this book focuses exclusively on the grammar of Modern Standard Arabic as it is used in written Arabic. It contains an introduction that explains the Arabic alphabet and pronunciation and 49 lessons that describe the foundational grammatical elements of MSA, including articles, gender, and the noun and verb systems. The text includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic vocabulary sections as well as a supplement with extract from the Qur'an, classical literature, media, and correspondence. The filesize of the PDF is 32 MB.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Julius Groos
Author:
Ernst Harder
Griffithes Wheeler Thatcher
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal!
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The Bedouins of ancient Arabia and Persia made poetry a conversational art form. Several poetic forms developed from the participatory nature of tribal poetry. Today in most Arabic cultures, you may still experience public storytelling and spontaneous poetry challenges in the streets. The art of turning a rhyme into sly verbal sparring is considered a mark of intelligence and a badge of honor. Students will learn about the origins and structure of Arabic Poetry.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
12/05/2011
Arabic Stories for Children
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This page offers 186 different children's stories written in Arabic. Topics range from scientific matters such as how to build a telescope to literature and folktales, including Indian folktales. Stories must be viewed using Java and users must click on the link to view the resource and its title. Many contain images and other illustrations. The intended age level of the reader varies from story to story.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Al3arabiya
Date Added:
10/14/2013