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Notes for Introduction to Literature
  Approaching Literature
  Notes on the Art of Fiction: Early Forms
  The Short Story
  Graduate Students Define the Art of Fiction
  Bartleby the Scrivener - Questions for Analysis
  Notes on Melville
  Critical Approaches to Literature
  A Vocabulary for Short Fiction and Beyond
  Study Guide for Fiction Exam
  Reading Poetry
  The Craft of Poetry
  A Catalogue of Poems
  Notes on Langston Hughes
  Lines of Continuity
  Poetry Take Home Exam
  The Birth of Drama
  Oedipus
  A Doll House
  Study Guide for the Final Exam
  A Glossary of Literary Terms

Notes for Basic Writing (ENG 020)
  The Rhetorical Situation
  Essay #1 Assignment Sheet
  Workshop Assignment for Essay#1
  How to Write Descriptively
  Building a Thesis
  Overcoming Reader's Block
  Analysis and the Culture of Advertising
  Essay #2 Assignment Sheet
  Writing Effective Introductions
  Writing Effective Conclusions
  Propaganda Analysis
  Politics and the English Language
  Propaganda: A Sample Analysis
  Midterm Exam: Tips for Writing on the Spot
  Notes on Rational Argument
  Mapping the Parts of an Arugment

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Wiretap: Youth in Pursuit of the Dirty Truth
Here's what you need to know about this site: "WireTap's information hub is designed to help youth understand their rights, ask questions and find the resources they need to take action. Each of the topic pages listed below has links to experts and organizations, statistics, and great articles to read with examples of young people exercising the rights they have, and fighting for the rights they don't." [from their web page, "Know Your Rights"]

 

Propaganda Analysis Home Page
Prepared by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis

As generally understood, propaganda is opinion expressed for the purpose of influencing actions of individuals or groups... Propaganda thus differs fundamentally from scientific analysis. The propagandist tries to "put something across," good or bad. The scientist does not try to put anything across; he devotes his life to the discovery of new facts and principles. The propagandist seldom wants careful scrutiny and criticism; his object is to bring about a specific action. The scientist, on the other hand, is always prepared for and wants the most careful scrutiny and criticism of his facts and ideas. Science flourishes on criticism. Dangerous propaganda crumbles before it.

Alfred McLung Lee & Elizabeth Bryant Lee,
The Fine Art of Propaganda, 1939.


 
Powers of Persuasion
Guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle, forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the American citizenry just as surely as military weapons engaged the enemy. Persuading the American public became a wartime industry, almost as important as the manufacturing of bullets and planes. The Government launched an aggressive propaganda campaign to galvanize public support, and some of the nation's foremost intellectuals, artists, and filmmakers became warriors on that front.
This online exhibit features 33 posters and 1 sound file from a more extensive exhibit that was presented in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, from May 1994 to February 1995. Like the original, this exhibit is divided into two parts, which represent two psychological approaches used in rallying public support for the war.

 

Crow: Course Resources On the Web
Topic: Persuasion
Lots of material here of interest in your study of propaganda.

 

War, Journalism, and Propaganda
An extended analysis of media coverage of the Bosnian and Kosovo conflicts.
By Carl Kosta Savich, serbianna.com

 

Propaganda Analysis: The Trepca Crematoria Ovens
Exposing a US Government Media Hoax

The anatomy of a propaganda hoax and also a little bit about PROPAGANDA OF THE DEED.
By Carl Kosta Savich, serbianna.com

 

 

Alternet.org Issues Area
Several articles discuss controversial issues from a left-wing political perspective.

 

 

 

 

     

 


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