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ENGL 300 - Lecture 21 - African-American Criticism

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In this lecture, Professor Paul Fry examines trends in African-American criticism through the lens of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Toni Morrison. A brief history of African-American literature and criticism is undertaken, and the relationship of both to feminist theory is explicated. The problems in cultural and identity studies of essentialism, “the identity queue,” expropriation, and biology are surveyed, with particular attention paid to the work of Michael Cooke and Morrison’s reading of Huckleberry Finn. At the lecture’s conclusion, the tense relationship between African-American studies and New Critical assumptions are explored with reference to Robert Penn Warren’s poem, “Pondy Woods.”

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Paul Fry

American Women's Literature, 1847 to 1922

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LibriVox recording of a collection of 20 short stories and long-form poetry by American women writers. (Summary by BellonaTimes) Includes selections from Mary E. Wilkins, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, Alice Dunbar, Willa Cather, Lola Ridge, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Fannie Hurst, Zitkala-Sa, Amy Lowell, Hilda Doolittle, Elinor Wylie, Lucretia P. Hale, Edna Ferber, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Lydia Maria Child, Sara Teasdale, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. Download M4B (168MB)

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Alice Dunbar, Amy Lowell, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edna Ferber, Elinor Wylie, Fannie Hurst, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hilda Doolittle, Kate Chopin, Lola Ridge, Louisa May Alcott, Lucretia P. Hale, Lydia Maria Child, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins, Sara Teasdale, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Willa Cather, Zitkala-Sa

Victorian Women Writers Project- Home

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The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Indiana University Digital Library Program

Survey of English Literature II

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A survey of British literature from 1789 to 1989, this course begins with the poetry of William Blake and ends with the prose of Chinua Achebe and the graphic fiction of Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The literature presented represents a complex range of forms or genres of writing, including poetry, non-fiction prose, and the novel. The course will chart the evolution of the British Empire, from the time of the French and Industrial Revolutions through the expansion of frontiers and the consequences of that expansion.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Author: Howard Tinberg

Othello Teaching Project

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Inspired by Dr. Kim Hall’s video Why Study Shakespeare Today?, 2:46 (Folger Shakespeare Library, Jul. 11, 2012), this project seeks to link in conversation teachers and learners from diverse places and at different kinds of selective and open-admission, four-year and two-year educational institutions. Through assignments on and discussions of Shakespeare’s Othello, we can share thoughts on controversial social issues such as race, migration, politics, rule of law, sex, gender, and domestic violence. We can ask about the difficulties, drawbacks, and benefits of studying these topics in Shakespeare’s plays, begin conversations, and hear different perspectives.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Lesson, Reading

Author: Dr. Christine E. Hutchins

EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

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EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class. Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to show their learning while also practicing rhetorical awareness techniques for future writing situations.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Shane Abrams

Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

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Write Here, Right Now: An interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research utilizes PressBooks to create and host a writing e-textbook for first year university students that would effectively integrate into the flipped classroom model. The textbook could also be used for non-flipped classroom designs, as the embedded videos, diagrams and linked modules would act as an all-in-one multimedia textbook geared towards multiple learning styles and disciplines. The components of the textbook, including the embedded videos, could be swapped in and out in order to accommodate a professor’s best idea of his/her own course design.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Aaron Tucker, Paul Chafe

Great Writers Inspire: James Joyce

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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of James Joyce resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

Material Type: Lecture, Reading

Great Writers Inspire: Jane Austen

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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Jane Austen resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

Material Type: Lecture, Reading

Great Writers Inspire: John Milton

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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of John Milton resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson, Reading

Great Writers Inspire: Emily Dickinson

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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Emily Dickinson resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

Material Type: Reading

A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications

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Welcome to the textbook for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University. Our aim in writing this textbook was to create a resource specifically focused on and applicable to the kinds of communication skills most beneficial to the students who take our courses. Therefore, this textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Authors: Leah Wahlin, Lynn Hall

World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

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World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Khanates of Central Asia. It includes 350 high-quality images and maps, chronologies, and learning questions to help guide student learning. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding their educational experience beyond the textbook. It provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making World History an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Andrew Reeves, Brian Parkinson, Charlotte Miller, Eugene Berger, George Israel, Nadejda Williams

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: About The Contributors, Jeffery LeMieux, Pamela Sachant, Peggy Blood, Rita Tekippe

ART 100 – Art Appreciation

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This is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. The course includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative process and thought. This course will teach students to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms based on description, analysis, meaning, context and judgment.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Christopher Gildow, Open Course Library

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its meaning and purpose; its structure, material, and form; and its diverse effects on our lives. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding the students’ educational experiences beyond the textbook. Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making it an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Jeffery LeMieux, Pamela Sachant, Peggy Blood, Rita Tekippe

Art Appreciation and Techniques

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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history, and in-depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes. It is the only resource I have found that approximates techniques, media, and an overview of different processes that is usually the first half of a printed text on art appreciation or an introduction to art. This is geared toward an undergraduate, lower-level student population. The art history survey is inadequate, but combined with another source, like Boundless' art history, this can be a complete text for an Art 100 course.

Material Type: Assessment, Lecture, Module, Reading, Syllabus, Textbook, Unit of Study

Authors: Afshan Bokhari, Amy Gansell, Andrew E. Hershberger, Andrew Marvick, Anne Bertrand-Dewsnap, Denise Rogers, Hilda Werschkul, Jelena Bogdanovic, Jennifer Palinkas, Jill Kiefer, Lynn E. Roller, Marjorie Munsterberg, Michelle Greet, Shaoqian Zhang, Tracy Musacchio, William V. Ganis