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  Lit 165 Syllabus
  ENG 020 Syllabus
  About the Instructor

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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~ A Weblog for Introduction to Literature ~  
  Greek Mythology Link

IN THE SITE'S OWN WORDS: "The Greek Mythology Link is a new collection of the Greek myths written and published on line by Carlos Parada, author of the book Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology, published in 1993.
The Greek Mythology Link contains texts, images, tables and maps. The mythical accounts are based exclusively on classical sources.
  The United States of Poetry

The official website to accompany the television series. A great resource containing brief author bios and full text of the poems heard on the video. Excellent for supplementing your viewing of the video because it gives you a chance to study the poems you like best more closely.
 

Bartleby's Blank Wall

An excellent web resource to supplement you're reading of "Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville. The team who put together this site did a great job, including two text versions of the story, one hyperlinked including explanatory notes, one the original as it appeared in Putnam's Monthly Magazine in 1853. Also included are scores of interesting images relating to references in the story, and plenty of bibliographic and textual references for serious researchers. Fun browsing, and maybe instructive too.
Other Bartleby sites of interest:
Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street: An Interactive Version
Paul Ford's presentation of the story on Ftrain.com

 

 

 

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, 5th ed.
by Michael Myers


This is the new companion Web site that accompanies your textbook, The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, Fifth Edition. Check this out for some useful online resources, like a glossary of literary terms, visual images, audio poetry clips, and further materials for the authors treated by your text in depth. When you explore the online resources, you'll find they're practically limitless! Defintely recommended.


The Multnoma County Library

Excellent compendium of literature related sites on the Internet. Although compiled for high school students in the Portland, Oregon area, this site is useful to anyone studying literature in college as well. For instance, I found the Author Links page, listed below, right here.

 

Author Links

Nothing fancy here, just a bunch of no-nonsense links to over a hundred author pages apparently compiled courtesy of Wessex Books and Records. I checked out a few links, including a great one for J.D. Salinger, to test the site and was amazed at the wealth of information gathered there. A not to be missed resource.

 

Classic Short Stories

Another no-nonsense collection of links to on-line versions of classic short stories. It's truly an amazing collection--bookmark it for a rainy day. You never know when you'll want a searchable version of one of these classic short stories, or just something substantive to read once in a while besides email.

 

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