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January 30, 2009

When Tales are True: An Exploration of Sara Nomberg-Przytyk's _Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land_


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Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara. Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land. Chapel Hill, NC: U of NC Press, 1986. ISBN: 0807841609 or 9780807841600. [Topic: Memory of Concentration Camps; Genre: Memoir]

ENG 340 Students:

Below you will find . . .

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January 28, 2009

A Contortion of Truth: Searching for Answers in Kieślowski's 'Dekalog 8'


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Dekalog, Osiem [The Decalogue 8: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness]. Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski. Perf. Maria Koscialkowska, Teresa Marczewska, Artur Barcis, Tadeusz Lomnicki. 1988. DVD. Chicago: Facets Multi-Media, 2003.

28 January 2009

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." (Exodus 20:16, Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition)

This short, but poignant film is a complicated story about . . .

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January 25, 2009

Framing James Joyce's _A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man_


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Joyce, James A. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism. 1916. Ed. R. B. Kershner. 2nd ed. New York: Bedford, 2005. ISBN: 0312408110

ENG 435 Students,

Below you will find . . .

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January 21, 2009

Victor Fleming's _The Wizard of Oz_ (1939) and the Critical Lens: Students Respond


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The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming. Perf. Judy Garland. MGM, 1939.

ENG 435 Students,

As directed in class . . .

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January 20, 2009

Disturbing Truth in the Short Stories of Tadeusz Borowski's _This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen_


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Borowski, Tadeusz. This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen. New York: Penguin, 1992. ISBN: 0140186247. [Topic: Daily Life in Concentration Camps; Genre: Short Historical Fiction / Veiled Autobiography]

ENG 340 Students,

Just FYI, if you have not purchased this book, it is on reserve in our library. The call number is: PG7158.B613 A28 1976.

Per the instructions you received in class and . . .

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January 19, 2009

Submissions for the _Sandhill Review_


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Submissions for the Sandhill Review, the literary magazine for Saint Leo University, are due February 1, 2009.

Sandhill Review, Saint Leo University’s literary magazine, is accepting submissions of poetry, short stories (fiction and creative non-fiction), photography, and visual art from students, faculty, and staff at all locations. Please send your work as an e-mail attachment by February 1, 2009, to these faculty members:

Poetry: kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu
Stories: patrick.crerand@saintleo.edu
Artwork: burgsbee.hobbs@saintleo.edu.

For additional information, contact Kurt Wilt, professor of English and Fine Arts, at (352) 588-8839 or e-mail kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu.


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January 16, 2009

Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"


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Students,

If you chose this work of literature . . .

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January 12, 2009

Syllabus - ENG 340 (CA01) Spring 2009 - Special Topics in Literary Studies: "Imagining the Holocaust in Literature & Film"


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13 January 2009

ENG 340 Students [ONLY],

There is nothing to submit here; the comment box for this entry will normally be switched off.

NOTE: If you are looking for the proper entry to enter assignments about this week's primary texts (e.g. Borowski, Nomberg-Przytyk, Frankl, Delbo, Sierokowiak, Gyrnberg, Spiegelman, etc.) on the book/film of the week, you should click the link appropriate category link in the Scattergories menu to the left of the page. For example, click the *Literature* link to scan all entries tagged "LIterature" or *Holocaust Studies* to see any tagged "Holocaust" and submit your response to the appropriate entry (usually the title of the entry will match the title of the work you are working with for this module). The link can also be found by clicking HERE for Literature and HERE for Holocaust Studies.

At this particular entry (the one you are now reading) you will find the course syllabus (CLICK HERE).

Per your instructions on the first day of class--if you have not . . .

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January 10, 2009

Industry Event - Welcome Morf to ESL Lesson Plan!

11 January 2009

Dear Readers,

As you may know already, the sister-blogs to the English-Blog, edited by me, are ESL School, edited by Dr. Brenda Townsend, and the very popular ESL-Lesson-Plan, edited until recently by Carol Rueckert.

Recently, Carol Rueckert has accepted a wonderful new position in the publishing industry with Pearson Education and will be leaving ESLemployment as chief writer for ESL-Lesson-Plan. We have all greatly enjoyed her work with this forum and will miss her contributions. Perhaps she will still visit us from time to time as a commenter? Carol, on behalf of everyone at ESLemployment, we wish you the very best in your newest career move.

So now, as a transitional post between writers, please allow me the honor of presenting to you the newest member of the ESLemployment team and writer for ESL-Lesson-Plan, Mr. "Morf" Morford.

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with his frequent posts and replies to this blog, ESL School, the English-Blog, and ESL-Jobs-Forum, Morf hails from the Greater Seattle Area (Tacoma, Washington), USA, where he obtained a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Evergreen State College in Olympia. He went on to get his Master of Teaching degree in Teaching English from the University of Washington (1991). In addition to his ongoing work as a freelance writer, since 1989, Morf has also taught in the postsecondary education arena at . . .

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January 07, 2009

Novelist Dennis Lehane


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This from Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida:

Novelist Dennis Lehane to speak at the Saint Leo University Main Campus, January 13, 2009.

Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and The Given Day will present a reading and book signing on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Student Community Center Boardrooms. This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Kurt Wilt, professor of English and Fine Arts, at (352) 588-8839 or e-mail kurt.wilt@saintleo.edu.


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January 06, 2009

Fanny Judelowitz, Survivor: Speaker for the Holocaust Remembrance Program


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4 April 2007

Students,

Fanny Judelowitz was born in Liepaja, Lativa on October 27, 1922. She was the oldest of three girls born to a Jewish family in this Baltic seaport where a large Jewish community once existed. Fanny . . .

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January 04, 2009

FRANK O’CONNOR, “First Confession”


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FRANK O’CONNOR, “First Confession”


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CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN, “The Yellow Wallpaper”


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CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN, “The Yellow Wallpaper”


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KATHERINE MANSFIELD, “Miss Brill”


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KATHERINE MANSFIELD, “Miss Brill” (In the Edgar V. Roberts Text)


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What's so Bizarre about James Joyce's "Araby"?


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Class,

In the comment box below,

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY, “Soldier’s Home”


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ERNEST HEMINGWAY, “Soldier’s Home” (In the Mary McAleer Balkun Text)


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ANITA SCOTT COLEMAN, “Unfinished Masterpieces”


Artist: Michelangelo. "Slave Awakening." An unfinished sculpture.
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ANITA SCOTT COLEMAN, “Unfinished Masterpieces” (In the Edgar V. Roberts Text)


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The Recipients of Good Fortune in Mark Twain's "Luck"


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