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. http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1949/faulkner-speech.html
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
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�: http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/persuasn.html it would be good to tell the students to underline each occurence as they […]
Dress patterns: http://www.sensibility.com/pattern/ custom dresses: http://www.regencygowns.com/ I stumbled upon these sites while looking up Jane Austen stuff.
transcript of IM thread. (probably not useful to anyone but me. However, I think it would be a good basis for a paper.) Tree writes and I respond I won’t try to distinguis voices, but it’s us with stuff from Dom too.
A great article. The first comment on this piece is perhaps the best story I’ve read all year. http://www.cwnews.com/offtherecord/offtherecord.cfm?task=singledisplay&recnum=2689
Since I am now teaching World Lit this summer, I’m scouring the web even more ernestly for material. Here is one syllabus I found online: http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/worldlit/program/worldlit2.htm
I recently posted this comment on Amy Welborn’s blog. but wanted my own record of it. She was writing about a diocese that has decreed that the bride it not to process down the aisle with her father. Here’s the link: http://amywelborn.typepad.com/openbook/2005/05/hold_it.html
http://www.nationalreview.com/kurtz/kurtz200504280758.asp Sadly, I’m seeing the result of the anti-Christian rhetoric in my classes. Some of my students have written responses to readings that betray a steady diet of unquestioned anti-Christian hatefulness. One student went so far as to say America was in danger from Christians committing human rights abuses and hate crimes. So much for […]