Archive | May, 2005


When we read William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize speech in high school English, it really stuck with me. I think it will be agood way to open up a lit class. Asking students why litereature is important, why we read it, what it means. Faulkner has some good answers.

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‘World Literature”

Though I’m not sure how much “world” it is. Here’s my list for this summer: Jane Austen Persuasion Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Margaret Atwood The Handmaid�s Tale Isabelle Allende The House of the Spirits Toni Morrison Beloved

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The novel by Jane Austen. Will be the first that I teach in my summer class. here I will start a collection of links and ideas to help prepare for teaching the book. List of occurrences of the word �persuasion�: it would be good to tell the students to underline each occurence as they […]

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