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Emerging from John Wyndahm's _The Chrysalids_

November 13, 2015


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Student Inquiries into the Mainstream Zom-Doc (Zombie Documentary)

October 09, 2015

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Proto-Utopia and Plato's _The Republic_

January 19, 2015

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Learning to Fly with Sun-Mi Hwang's Wishful Hen

January 13, 2015

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Braving the New World of Aldous Huxley

January 08, 2015


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Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia" (1838)

October 17, 2014


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Revealing "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber

October 14, 2014


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Campbell's *Belly of the Whale* Stage of the Monomyth

October 10, 2014


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Unbuttoning Benjamin's Curious Case

October 05, 2014


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Outlasting Brian Aldiss's "Super Toys"


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Looking Under The Hood of Claude F. Cheinisse's "Juliette"

October 01, 2014


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The Third Agon of Plato's _Symposium_: Agathon and Socrates

September 30, 2014

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The Second Agon of Plato's _Symposium_: Eryximachus and Aristophanes

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Campbell's *Crossing the [First] Threshold* Stage of the Monomyth, as Explained by Christopher Vogler

September 18, 2014


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Campbell's *The Meeting with the Mentor* Stage of the Monomyth, as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Joseph Campbell's *Supernatural Aid* Stage of the Monomythic Journey


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Campbell's *The Refusal of the Call* Stage of the Monomyth, as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Campbell's *The Call to Adventure* Stage of the Monomyth, as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Campbell's *The Ordinary World* Stage of the Monomyth, as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Campbell's *Trickster Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Campbell's *Ally Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Campbell's *Shadow Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Campbell's *Shapeshifter Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler

September 17, 2014


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Campbell's *Herald Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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The Inescapable Discomfort in Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat"


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Weathering Kate Chopin's Short Story, "The Storm"

September 16, 2014


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Campbell's *Guardian Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler

September 11, 2014


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Campbell's *Mentor Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler

September 10, 2014


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Campbell's *Hero Archetype,* as Explained by Christopher Vogler


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Flannery O'Connor's Hard Search for a "Good Man"

September 08, 2014


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"The Greatest Gift" by Phillip Van Doren Stern (1943)


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The Hero's Journey and More - Exploring Recurring Tropes in Narrative

April 14, 2014


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"Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

March 05, 2014


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Calls & Responses to _The Epic of Son-Jara/Sundiata/Sun-Jata_

January 07, 2014


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Mediating Medea - Villian, Victim, or Both?

January 03, 2014


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Meshing with Gilgamesh and Knowing Noah

January 01, 2014


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ENG 220CL: On the Proverbial Road: Journeys of Transformation in Narrative

November 09, 2013


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What do Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins (of _The Hobbit_), Luke Skywalker (of _Star Wars_), Neo (of _The Matrix_), Simba, (of _The Lion King_), and Dorothy Gale (of _The Wizard of Oz_) all have in common? Take this . . .

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Neoplatonic Love and Saint Augustine, the Blessed

September 24, 2013

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Saint Paul, the Apostle (a.k.a. Saul of Taursus) and his _First Epistle to the Corinthians_

September 18, 2013

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The First Agon of Plato's _Symposium_: Phaedrus and Pausanias

September 09, 2013

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The Students Were Watching Zora Neale Hurston

August 16, 2013

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The Neurotic Mind: Psychoanalytical Criticism

March 26, 2013


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Habib, M.A.R. A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. ISBN:0-631-23200-1.

Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 5th ed. New York: Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 032144907X.

Rivkin, Julie and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. ISBN: 1405106964.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0415974100.

Fry, Paul H. Theory of Literature. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. ISBN: 9780300180831


[These are our primary course texts on theory. The Rivkin and Ryan anthology contains your collection of primary sources about literary theory as written by the pioneers and theorists who helped develop them. Use the articles from the anthology (and any others I publish for you on our course libguides page) as your primary sources for your final mock conference papers].

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Following the Thread in Aronofsky's _The Fountain_

March 20, 2013


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Fabling the Pastiche-When Different Fictional Worlds Collide

March 05, 2013


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Unearthing Satrapi's Own Story in her "City of the Persians"

March 02, 2013

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Have You Been Living Under a Rock?--Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'

January 22, 2013


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Shopping for Insight in John Updike’s “A & P”


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Stopping to Smell the Flowers in Steinbeck's “The Chrysanthemums”


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What's Being Served in Damon Knight's Famous Short Story?


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The Irony of Gift-Giving in O'Henry's "Magi"


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What's Being Watched in Arthur C. Clarke's "The Sentinel"?


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Race and Clarke's "Reunion"


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Opening Your Eyes to Raymond Carver's "Cathedral"


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What's Beneath Roald Dahl's "Skin"?


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Into the Woods with Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"

January 21, 2013

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Conflict on the Road with Langston Hughes

January 20, 2013


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David Mazzucchelli's _Asterios Polyp_

January 19, 2013


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about TONE/Mood (Including Irony)"

January 18, 2013


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Writing about the Use/Misuse/Non-use of the Core Values in Narrative

January 17, 2013


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Writing about Epiphany and Turning Points in Narratives


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about Symbolism and Allegory: Keys to Extended Meaning"


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about an Idea or Theme (Meanings/Messages)"


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about Setting (in Literature)"


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about Plot and Structure"


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about Point of View"


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Edgar V. Roberts' “Writing about Character: The People in Literature"

January 15, 2013


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Unbearable Boors in Chekhov's _Medved_ [ _The Bear_]

January 13, 2013


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Uncloaking Nikolai Gogol's Famous Short Stories


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Bullying Nonconformity in Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day"

January 12, 2013


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Unmasking Poe's “Masque of the Red Death”


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Estranging Hardy's “The Three Strangers”


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Timing the Events in Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

January 11, 2013


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Jonathan Nolan's Short Story "Memento Mori," 2002, U.S.


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Susan Glaspell's - _Trifles_ and a "Jury of Her Peers": A Chauvinist Murder Mystery in One-Act?

January 10, 2013


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Telling the Tale in Poe's “Tell-Tale Heart”


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Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" - An Illuminating Class Discussion

January 09, 2013


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Alternate Reality Holocaust Scenarios--Kubert's _Yossel_

January 06, 2013


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"There'll Be Scary Ghost Stories" with Dickens at Christmas


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Bird-Watching in Jerzy Kosinski's Controversial Novel

January 05, 2013


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Bisecting Beowulf: Dividing What You've Seen and What You've Read



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Hermann Hesse's Allegorical Novel _Siddhartha_

January 04, 2013


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Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. New York: Modern Library, 2006. ISBN: 0679643362.

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Exodus: Movement of the Bunnies in Richard Adams's _Watership Down_

January 03, 2013


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The Characters of Watership Down - Part I: Your Research [Rabbit-Foot]work

January 02, 2013


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Creative Non-Fiction & the Holocaust: Art Spiegelman's _Maus I & II_

January 01, 2013


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Watership to Watership - Comparing Introductions


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18th Century: Goethe's _Faust_ Drafts (1772) and the" Sturm und Drang" in Germany

November 18, 2012


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Buzzing about William Golding's _Lord of the Flies_

November 15, 2012


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Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. 1954. British. Novel.

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The Best of All Possible Worlds in Voltaire's _Candide_

October 12, 2012


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Arouet, François-Marie (Voltaire) (1694-1778). Candide, or, Optimism. 1759. French. Novella.

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Reading the Temperature of Bradbury's _Fahrenheit 451_

October 10, 2012


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Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. 1953. American. Novel.

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"Seeing" Hemingway's _Old Man_

October 08, 2012


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Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. 1952. American. Novel.

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17th Century: Moliere's Tartuffe and the Age of Reason

October 04, 2012


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"Holden On" to J.D. Salinger's _Catcher in the Rye_

October 03, 2012


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Salinger, J. D. Catcher in the Rye.. 1951. American. Novel.

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Selling Arthur Miller's _Death of a Salesman_ to Humanities Literature College Students

October 01, 2012


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Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman.. 1949. American. Drama.

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Looking Through the Glass of Tennessee Williams's _Menagerie_

September 08, 2012


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Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie. 1944. American. Drama.

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Questioning Othello: Truth, Justice, and the English Renaissance Way

September 06, 2012


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Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. 1603. British. Drama.

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Meeting _The Stranger_ by Albert Camus

September 05, 2012


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Camus, Albert. L’Étranger. [The Stranger].. 1942. French. Novel.

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Farming out the Animalistic Truth in Orwell's Fairy Story


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Orwell, George. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. 1945. British. Novel

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Niccolò Machiavelli's _La Mandragola [The Mandrake Root]_

August 04, 2012


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Machiavelli, Niccolò (1469-1527). La Mandragola [The Mandrake Root]. 1518. Italian. Drama.

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What's So 'Great' About Fitzgerald's _Gatsby_?

August 03, 2012


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Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1925. New York: Scribner, 2004. ISBN: 9780743273565

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Dante's Epic Poem _The Divine Comedy_ (Inferno)

August 02, 2012


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Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy. 1308-21. The Portable Dante. Ed. Mark Musa. New York: Penguin, 1995. ISBN: 01402.31145.

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Economic/SocioPolitical Lens: Marxism

March 25, 2012



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Habib, M.A.R. A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. ISBN:0-631-23200-1.

Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 5th ed. New York: Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 032144907X.

Rivkin, Julie and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. ISBN: 1405106964.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0415974100.

[These are our four primary course texts on theory. The Rivkin and Ryan anthology contains your collection of primary sources about literary theory as written by the pioneers and theorists who helped develop them. Use the articles from the anthology (and any others I publish for you on our course libguides page) as your primary sources for your final mock conference papers].


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Fencing the Drama of August Wilson

February 22, 2012


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Love Crimes in George Orwell's _Nineteen Eighty-Four_

February 19, 2012

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Systems Overload: Structuralism

February 17, 2012

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Habib, M.A.R. A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. ISBN:0-631-23200-1.

Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 5th ed. New York: Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 032144907X.

Rivkin, Julie and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. ISBN: 1405106964.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0415974100.

Fry, Paul H. Theory of Literature. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. ISBN: 9780300180831


[These are our primary course texts on theory. The Rivkin and Ryan anthology contains your collection of primary sources about literary theory as written by the pioneers and theorists who helped develop them. Use the articles from the anthology (and any others I publish for you on our course libguides page) as your primary sources for your final mock conference papers].

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Rankin/Bass's Adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's _The Hobbit_

February 13, 2012


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The Hobbit. Dirs. Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. Perf. Orson Bean, John Huston, et al. Rankin/Bass, 1977. DVD.

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When the READER is > the Text or the Author: Reader-Response and Reception Theory

February 11, 2012


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Habib, M.A.R. A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. ISBN:0-631-23200-1.

Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 5th ed. New York: Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 032144907X.

Rivkin, Julie and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. ISBN: 1405106964.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0415974100.

[These are our four primary course texts on theory. The Rivkin and Ryan anthology contains your collection of primary sources about literary theory as written by the pioneers and theorists who helped develop them. Use the articles from the anthology (and any others I publish for you on our course libguides page) as your primary sources for your final mock conference papers].

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Weighing-in on Milan Kundera's _The Unbearable Lightness of Being_

February 02, 2012


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Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. 1984. New York: Harper Perennial, 2008. ISBN: 0061686697.

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When the TEXT Itself is > the Reader & the Author: Russian Formalism & New Criticism

February 01, 2012


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Habib, M.A.R. A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. ISBN:0-631-23200-1.

Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 5th ed. New York: Pearson, 2008. ISBN: 032144907X.

Rivkin, Julie and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004. ISBN: 1405106964.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0415974100.

Fry, Paul H. Theory of Literature. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. ISBN: 9780300180831

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Taking Your Chances in Shirley Jackson's "Lottery"

January 30, 2012


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Eudora Welty - Wearing Away Paths


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Alice Walker - Generational Conflict in *Everyday Use*


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Psycho-Structuralist/Mythological Theories - Crossing the Threshold Into the Monomyth, a.k.a., 'The Hero's Journey'


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William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”


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KATE CHOPIN's “The Story of an Hour”


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Prognosing Edith Wharton's “Roman Fever”


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Literary Criticsm - Conflicts of Gender, Age, Ethnicity, Race, and Class


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Proposals for ENG 122 Research-Informed Critical/Analytical Essays


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Franz Kafka’s “In der Strafkolonie” ["In the Penal Colony"]--1914, Czech Republic


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Jun’ichiro Tanizaki's “Shisei” [“The Tattooer”]--1910, Japan


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"We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides."
~ Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

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Applying Literary Theory - Undergrads Give it a Try


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Flannery O'Connor's "Parker's Back"--1971, U.S.


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Literary Criticism - Theming Inequality in Literature


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Sylvia Plath's "Fifteen-Dollar Eagle"--1959, U.S.


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“I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is [...] much more respectable” ~Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)


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Jill Ciment's _The Tattoo Artist_, Canada, 2006

April 06, 2011

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"If you look closely you'll find all my lovers inscribed on my skin." ~Jill Ciment, The Tattoo Artist: A Novel

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John Irving's _Until I Find You_, 2005, U.S.

March 22, 2011

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"...in increments both measurable and not, our childhood is stolen from us - not always in one momentous event but often in series of small robberies, which add up to the same loss" (p. 438) ~ John Irving, Until I Find You

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Sarah Hall's _The Electric Michaelangelo_, 2004, U.K.

March 21, 2011

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"...‘This is America, we can all be f*****g rude’..." ~ The character "Grace" in Sarah Hall's, The Electric Michelangelo

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Joyce Carol Oates's _The Tattooed Girl_, 2003, U.S

March 20, 2011

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"Der Herr Gott ist raffiniert aber boshaft is Er nicht [God is subtle but not malicious]"~Albert Einstein

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Peter Trachtenberg's _7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh_--1998, U.S.

February 22, 2011


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"I’ve never been tattooed with anybody’s name. I doubt I ever will be. It would seem like a way of tempting fate, which is most dangerous when it appears tame, though maybe what I’m really thinking of is my own character. " -From 7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh by Peter Trachtenberg (1998)

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Tennessee Williams's _The Rose Tattoo_--1951, USA

January 31, 2011


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"But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”~Anne Brontë, "The Narrow Way," (1848)

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Melville's _Typee_ (Excerpt) and the Tattoo--1846, USA

January 24, 2011


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"One calls 'barbarism' whatever he is not accustomed to." ~Michel de Montaigne, "Of Cannibals" (1587)

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Outlasting the Temptation of Nikos Kazantzakis

March 24, 2010


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The LATE 19th Century: Appraising the Modern Problem-Play and Ibsen's *A Doll's House*

March 01, 2010


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11 March 2010

Hi Students,

Class ended suddenly today and I didn't get a chance to give you some guidance on your reading responses on Ibsen.

Rather than "assign" a topic for this response, I want you to follow the advice given on reading responses given on page four of the syllabus, which reads:

"The content of the paper must move beyond the freshman-level, exploratory style of writing and answer adequately a question posed by either me—your professor—or a question of your own design (TBA according to reading). [2] The response must be first uploaded digitally to www.turnitin.com and second published to the comment box of the appropriate entry on www.english-blog.com. When all of this is completed, you will receive a qualitative score based on the overall, academic “quality” of both your response and your feedback paragraphs. Attached to this syllabus is a rubric specifying what an acceptable response is and isn’t. NO reading response will be accepted after the deadlines."

Remember that there is a sample response in the syllabus. Also, all of the last responses were pretty good but please look at Dana Jennings last response (you can see it on the English-blog). His paper on Gogol was a "model" paper and represented what I am looking for in a response.

So let this next short paper be a "real" reading response of YOUR design. What about the text did you like? Or, what about this text did you not like? Be specific and ALWAYS back up your position with quotations from the text (citing them properly, naturally). Don't forget the works cited. This is all practice for your final paper. Look at the feedback you got on your last paper on turnitin.com (click the grademark "apple" logo next to your paper) so that you don't make the same point-costing mistakes.

If you are traveling over the holiday, please travel safely. We'll only have a couple of meetings until the reading-check quiz on Kazantzakis so be reading, taking notes in the margins, and looking up words you don't know so that you'll be prepared (you won't be able to read Kazantzakis the night before, so break it up into chunks that can be read "a little" each night.

Happy Spring Break,

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1 March 2010

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The EARLY 19th Century (continued) and Georg Büchner’s _Woyzeck_

February 28, 2010


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23 March 2010

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ENG 226: (Honors) Survey of World Literature II

December 13, 2009


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I’m Dr. Hobbs. If you have been asked to read this, it is because you have enrolled in ENG 226 "Survey of World Literature II," section CAH1 for Spring 2010.

Welcome to the course. Please be VERY SURE that you understand that this section is an HONORS section (see the section number; that's what the "H" represents).

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Aping Humanity on Pierre Boulle's Alternative Planet

November 01, 2009


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Van Vogt's "Black Destroyer" and the Monomyth

October 09, 2009



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According to Joseph Campbell, every story has its structure and root in the cyclic journey of myths which he termed the “hero’s journey.” The hero’s journey, a step of concrete stages, shows the significant metamorphosis a character undergoes throughout the course of the given story. The hero’s journey is also found within the realm of science fiction; while not admirable in intent, the character known as Coeurl in A.E. van Vogt’s story “Black Destroyer” shows a clear progression through Campbell’s cycle.

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Launch of the 2009 _Sandhill Review_

July 06, 2009

ACROSS PASCO

WESLEY CHAPEL--Writers headline magazine celebration.

The public is invited to a reading featuring well-known Tampa Bay writers Peter Meinke, Rita Ciresi and Gianna Russo, along with emerging poets and writers from the Saint Leo University and local area, at a celebration of the 2009 publication of Saint Leo's Sandhill Review literary magazine.

The event is at 7 p.m. on July 11 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28152 Pasco Drive, Wesley Chapel. Admission is free. Sandhill Review will be distributed at no charge.

For details, call the store at (813) 907-7739. Sandhill Review is published yearly by students and faculty of the Saint Leo University Department of English, Fine Arts, and Humanities.

The Sandhill Review also has photos and artwork. Cover art for the 2009 edition was created by B. Lee Hobbs, head of the Department of English, Fine Arts and
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Course Feedback: Your Thoughts about What You'll Take Away

April 22, 2009


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Why is Star Trek Significant to Contemporary American Pop-Culture?

April 08, 2009

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Recently, because I teach a Science-fiction literature course, I was asked by the public relations department of Saint Leo University to provide some commentary for Ted Anthony, a noted Associated Press journalist writing a news story on the upcoming Star Trek film and why Star Trek, as a pop-culture phenomenon, seems to resonate on an almost folkloric level with certain elements of American society. I was happy to oblige but I had to admit that it was a solid question and one that would warrant some reflection first. Since its debut, Gene Roddenberry’s famous series from the 1960s has certainly proven influential in many ways. For example, concepts from this speculative fiction about Earth’s distant future have found their way into the English vernacular and in technological innovations.

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Henryk Grynberg's _Drohobyz, Drohobyz, and Other Stories_

April 07, 2009


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Dawid Sierakowiak's Journals - Dissecting Non-Fiction with the Tools for Analyzing Fiction

March 24, 2009


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24 March 2009

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Re: the class activity we did (in groups) at our last meeting, please summarize your points about the elements of structure (in about a paragraph), according to Edgar V. Roberts, in the non-fiction text of The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak below. . .

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The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak - Your Personal Reading Reponses

March 23, 2009


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24 March 2009

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Harlan Ellison's "Soldier" from _The Outer Limits_ (1964)

March 19, 2009


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This entry is for the purpose of housing science fiction writer Harlan Ellison's story "Soldier," filmed as episode 1 (Season 2) of the "original" 1964 television series The Outer Limits. The 51 minute B/W video is made available thanks to user "mekrain" 's YouTube channel in six parts (embeded below). Please watch them in the correct sequence.

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Symbolism in Christina Rossetti’s Echo: Human’s Sixth Sense

February 28, 2009


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From Katie Ganning:

The death of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences people go through in their life. What makes it the most difficult to cope with is the fact we can no longer speak with them face to face. In Christina Rossetti’s poem, Echo, she explains through her dream that she has lost her lover many years ago and her only way of seeing him is through her dreams. In this poem, the author uses her dreams as the contextual symbolism of communication.

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Charlotte Delbo's _Auschwitz and After_

February 24, 2009


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Delbo, Charlotte. Auschwitz and After. Trans. Rosette C. Lamont. New Haven: Yale UP, 1997. ISBN-10: 0300070578

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Viktor Frankl's _Man's Search for Meaning_

February 17, 2009


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Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search for Meaning. 1956. Boston: Beacon, 2006. ISBN-10: 080701429X.

17 February 2009

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Loving to Fool with Sam Shepard's _Fool for Love_

February 04, 2009


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Shepard, Sam. Fool for Love & the Sad Lament of Pecos Bill. San Francisco: City Lights, 2001. ISBN: 0872861503

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

January 30, 2009


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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:

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

January 25, 2009


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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,

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

January 20, 2009


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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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Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"

January 16, 2009


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FRANK O’CONNOR, “First Confession”

January 04, 2009


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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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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”


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


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Final Exam Details for ENG 225.01-- Survey of World Literature I

December 05, 2008


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5 December 2008

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In our meeting today we discussed what . . .

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Finding Our Way Through Milton’s _Paradise Lost_

November 21, 2008


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21 November 2008

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Shaking Down Shakespeare’s _Hamlet_

November 17, 2008


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21 November 2008

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What are the similarities between William Shakespeare's Othello and Hamlet, two English dramas we have examined closely for this course? What . . .

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Dreaming the Impossible in Cervantes’s _Don Quixote_

November 14, 2008


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14 November 2008

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Romanticizing Arabia in *The Thousand and One Nights*

November 07, 2008


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7 November 2008

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Find part two of your homework assignment (quiz) . . .

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Defining Paul and Sandra Fierlinger's Film _A Room Nearby_

November 04, 2008


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4 November 2008

ENG 121 Students,

If you missed today's meeting, I hope it was because you were voting!

If you attended class, you know we screened (and discussed) Paul and Sandra Fierlinger's film A Room Nearby in light of the upcoming definition essay. Per the instructions given to you in class today . . .

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ENG 225 - GROUP and Critical Essay Assignment Details for *Survey of World Literature I*

October 21, 2008


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24 October 2008, 7:20am

Dr. Hobbs’s ENG 225 Course (12:30pm to 1:20pm) Will, Regrettably, Not Meet Friday, October 24th.

You are instructed to use this time:

*To complete your peer-reviews for the first draft of paper #2. If you cannot find a class-partner, use the services of the LRC.

*Your final draft for paper #2 is due Monday. To receive credit, it is ALSO due on turnitin.com by the same deadline (do not forget).

*Continue to do the readings on the course itinerary for Module 3 and the end of Module 2 as previously scheduled (see previous e-mails for copies of the new, updated itinerary, group lists, etc.)

*Each of the four group presentation “leaders” should e-mail Dr. Hobbs ASAP to let him know exactly who will be the “spokesperson” for their presentation group (the contact person) and when and where your first group planning meeting is scheduled to take place. It will be the group leader’s responsibility to keep Dr. Hobbs posted on the progress of the group as it moves towards its class presentation date (see the instruction for the group project in the handout emailed to you previously).
Class will resume as normal on Monday.

See you then,

Dr. Hobbs

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*FROM* 21 October 2008

ENG 225 Students:

See the e-mail I sent you today for other details and reminders. See the group work details and itinerary for the rest of the course below . . .

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Fairy Tales: Where Have They Come From, Where Have They Gone?

October 08, 2008


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8 October 2008

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The Angst in *The Aeneid* - Virgil's Latin Epic

September 15, 2008


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10 September 2008

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Casting Light on Jonathan Safran Foer's _Everything is Illuminated_

August 16, 2008


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Free Literature Courses from Seven Universities

June 08, 2008


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That's right, free literature courses. According to a report from education-portal.com, MIT, U of Utah, Utah State U, U of California, Berkeley, U of Sheffield, and others are offering the course material for several literature courses to the public without cost via the Internet. They don't all offer credit but they do offer the same information you'd otherwise pay for from many online degree programs. According to the site . . .

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A Typical Day in the Life of a University-Level *Literature Undergrad*

May 06, 2008

Enjoyed the literature class and now considering/thinking of becoming a "Literature Major" in your current postsecondary program of study? The following two 10-minute videos from the University of Wales in Bangor follows "Rich," a representative literature undergraduate student through a typical day of school to show you *(partly) what this field of study entails at the higher education level.


'A Day in the Life of an English Literature Student I'
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*Ernest Hemingway - Majorly Analyzing the Minor Characters in *The Sun Also Rises*

April 29, 2008


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*Dalton Trumbo - Questioning *Johnny Got His Gun*


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*Closed Mondays* - A Narrative in Claymation

January 20, 2008


FILM SOURCE: Closed Mondays. 1975. Creators. Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner. Voices. Todd Oleson and Holly Johnson. Music. Bill Scream. Fantastic Animation Festival. 9 April 2008 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGZgsgQSXGA>.

Hi everyone,

Ok, nothing to do here, just for fun--an old animation I remember from my teenage years. But, just for purposes of conversation...what journey does this old protagonist have? How is he transformed?

See you next week,

Lee


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How to Pronounce *Iocaste* and Other Names from Literature

November 19, 2007

Hi Students,

Even after my long-winded explanations of phonology and etymology in our class lectures, some of you still have questions on how to pronounce some of the names from Oedipus Rex (or, Oedipus, The King).

Below, I have reprinted a few worthy explanations from voices younger than mine. Perhaps their explications are simpler to understand . . .

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Revealing the *Invisible* in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

April 30, 2007


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Copy and paste your SUPER-final draft of reading response #4 in the comment box below (use the version of your paper that . . .

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Theme Studies - Survival in Literature

April 23, 2007


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What do you have to say about the theme of "survival" in literature? See any connections between texts that you'd like to share? Please do so below:


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Impressions From Sylvia Plath's *The Bell Jar*

April 11, 2007


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Discuss your ideas on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar below (cut-and-paste your . . .

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If I Could Save Time in a Bottle - Thinking about Title Choices

March 28, 2007


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What is a 'bell jar'? More importantly, . . .

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Setting and *The Eye of the Beholder*

March 05, 2007


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Discuss the film cited below:

Serling, Rod, dir. “The Eye of the Beholder.” 1959. The Twilight Zone. DVD. 11 November 1960 (Season 2, Episode 6). 25 min.

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Creative Writing Assignment - A New Point-of-View for Old, Familiar Tales

February 22, 2007


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Please look below to find your homework assignment from Wednesday re-printed . . .

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Trifling with the Little Things - Drawing Connections Between Literary Texts

February 12, 2007


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Please discuss today's assignment on Trifles and The Necklace below . . .

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Peer Review Practice - Responding to a Close Reading Response

February 09, 2007


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For today's homework assignment:

To each “Original” Writer of the Close Reading from our last meeting's assignment: Submit two things to the English-Blog by Monday . . .

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When Students Revolt: Reacting to Anarchy & _Generation '89_

March 22, 2006

Today I screened the first part of a documentary film called Pokołenie '89 by director Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz. This comprehensive exposé provided a series of concise vignettes about the Independent Student Union [in Polish, "NZS"] participants who, in the late '80s, actively opposed the Communist government in Warszawa, Poland. Says the Visegrad Documentary Library:

The portrait of the first generation of Poles who reached adulthood after 1989, the turning point for the political transformation in Poland. The protagonists are middle-class people from Warsaw.

I will show the conclusion in the following class meeting. Granted, this material is hardcore and radically different from anything I've shown thus far. For example, the production is subtitled. So, for several at least, this is the first opportunity some of the students have had to literally "read" a film as a text. My decision to immerse them . . .

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Collisions over Social Issues in the Film "Crash"

March 20, 2006

Dear Convention-Defying Instructors,

When hurtful stereotypes and ignorant prejudices collide, a major accident is bound to ensue. Mao once said, "without destruction there can be no construction." I interpret this to mean that in order to construct (or re-construct), a positive deconstruction is sometimes necessary first . Crash is layered enough to do that and much more. If you have a class of top-level English students that seem open to receiving pop-cultural topics for writing and discussion subject-matter, you might have some success with this piece.

The film itself is a full two hours long and it took two complete class periods to show this film in its entirety to my class. Should you decide to screen this film, your students should be forewarned: It's certainly violent, graphic and has something to offend almost everyone. But, at the same time, some really important social issues are first toyed with and then brought to the surface. The narrative results in an amazing chain-reaction of hatred, prejudice and bigotry. Does hate fuel the uninformed and misguided opinions or do uninformed and misguided opinions inform the hate? In the third class period, I conducted a . . .

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Writing Students and the Holocaust: Reviewing "Process B-7815"

March 02, 2006


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As several of you might know, I lived as an expatriate for many years overseas, primarily in post-Communist Europe, teaching, doing research and operating new businesses after the Berlin Wall came down in East Germany.

I made many good friends there including Mr. Bernard Offen - a survivor of the Holocaust - who has dedicated much of his life to giving, sharing, educating and promoting peace. I had the opportunity to learn a lot from Bernard and . . .

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Defining Our Own Terms: Teaching is a Metaphor, Learning is Like a Simile

February 27, 2006

English Students,

We’ve discussed previously the concepts of metaphor and simile. Both compare different ideas and draw connections, thus offering a new perspective or interpretive definition. But, what’s the difference between them?

Here's some help:

Simile - A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as, as in “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get" - Forrest Gump (or) "My love is like a red, red rose" — Robert Burns
Metaphor – The metaphor is similar to the simile, but doesn't say that one thing is like another thing. A metaphor says one thing IS another thing! For example, “Life is a process of becoming . . ." - Anaïs Nin (or) "No man is an island" —John Donne

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Using Poetry as an In-Class Writing Prompt: Frost Part II

January 27, 2006

Contemplating Robert Frost's "Road Not Taken"

I like to use poetry in my English language writing courses as both writing-prompts, discussion topics and lead-ins to other assignments. In my experience with Western students, it seems that today the majority of them enjoy and have full access to all forms of popular music, much of which - hip-hop for example - is lyric intensive . . .

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Poems In The English Writing Classroom: Take Frost, For Example

January 17, 2006

Playing With Robert Frost's "Fire & Ice"


What are your experiences using poetry in the writing classroom? Do you prefer the easier-to-comprehend-type model for poems so that more time can be spent on the actual craft of response-writing, for instance, or do you like the headier examples that will probably take an entire class period of discussion before students "get it" enough to even have an academic reaction?

Recently, I asked the students in my English language class . . .

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Censorship in the English Classroom

January 15, 2006

"Every burned book enlightens the world." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Bonfires,” according to Ruth McClain of OCTELA, “were a very efficient form of censorship in an age when books were handwritten and existed in few copies . . .

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Ways to use Quotations in your English Classes: Cather, et al.

January 14, 2006

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"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." ~ Willa Silbert Cather

Caption: After the mighty winds of Hurricane Ivan, the once happy resort at Gulf State Park sits gutted and utterly defeated on the coastal shores of southern Alabama (2004) . . .


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A Dystopian Future for The English Language?

November 29, 2005

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"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future." ~ George Orwell

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When Students Evaluate their English Instructor

November 16, 2005

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"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it." ~ Dale Carnegie

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Encouraging English Course Students to Talk

November 14, 2005

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"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names" ~ John F. Kennedy

Ever wonder what to do on the first day of class? Nervous about remembering new students' names? Well, the first day of class is the perfect opportunity to satisfy both of these apprehensions.

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English Teaching Classroom Observations

November 09, 2005

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"This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have to observe myself too; if none observe me, I have to observe myself all the closer." ~ Franz Kafka

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Plagiarism and English Teaching Part II

November 08, 2005

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"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research." ~ Anonymous (of course)

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Evaluating Student Work in English Courses

November 07, 2005

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"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information." ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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PowerPoint Presentations in English Courses

November 06, 2005

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"Professors known as outstanding lecturers do two things; they use a simple plan and many examples." ~ W. McKeachie

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Plagiarism and English Teaching Part I

November 05, 2005

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"The more laws & order are made prominent, the more thieves & robbers there will be." - Lao Tzu

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Who is Lee Hobbs?

September 01, 2005

Lee Hobbs, a North American native-speaker (and partial descendant of Native-Americans and wily Welshmen), renowned global citizen (and infamous universal denizen) spends much of his existence "searching for sanity beyond the self-dynamic" After earning his bachelor of arts (in fine art) in 1993, he spent six of his thinner years trekking across the planet, experimenting with entrepreneurial endeavors, and working in the emerging ESL field of Post-Communist Europe. During that time . . .

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