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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Third Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
American Literature Curriculum Resources

American Literature to 1865 (Tom Scanlan and Matthew Kirschenabum [TA], University of Virginia)
Survey course from the early exploration and colonial writings through the American Renaissance. Site includes links to Web-based projects undertaken by students in lieu of a term paper.


American Literature to the Civil War (Phil Landon, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
English 307 is a familiar survey of early American literature. It emphasizes the Puritan influence on American literature.


American Literature (Nick Evans, University of Texas at Austin)
Sophomore course considers texts dating from the fifteenth century to contemporary times. Focuses on examining competing definitions of "American" identity with respect to historical period, region, race, class, ethnicity, and sex/gender. Syllabus, calendar and links to related materials


American Literature Survey (Daniel Anderson, University of Texas at Austin)
Features interactive online texts, student discussions, analyses and projects. Syllabus, calendar, student work and links to related materials.


American Literature Survey (Natasha Sinutko, University of Texas at Austin)
Students read American literature closely, within historical and social contexts. Readings address what it means to be "American." Collaborative message forum between four classes, syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work and links to related materials.


American Science Fiction (Frank Dietz, University of Texas at Austin)
American science fiction from the 1800s to Cyberpunk. Interactive SF timeline with many SF-related links, author pages, e-texts, history links, topical "galleries" and a course-related discussion forum.


Contemporary Autobiography in the United States (Frank Dietz, University of Texas at Austin)
Students read and write about autobiographies of the United States as cultural referentsˇas rhetorical vehicles for assessing and changing American culture. Students learn how computer classrooms highlight the importance of attention to audience and style, and how using a computer influences the writing process. Syllabus, assignments, student autobiographies, and links to related materials.


Culture in the Jazz Age (Nick Evans, University of Texas at Austin)
Classwork and online discussions for a writing course that focuses on analyzing nonfiction, literature, and film concerned with popular culture, especially music. The course will address 1920s jazz and other forms of popular culture of the students' choosing. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work and links to related materials.


American Nature Writing (Ann Woodlief, Virginia Commonwealth University)
This course in American Nature Writing, offered in spring 1996 and regularly offered in the spring semester, presents a continuing discussion forum on the authors and on issues.


American Romanticism (Ann Woodlief, Virginia Commonwealth University)
This site for literature of the American Romanticism will be developing further in the fall of 1996.


Machine Age America in Fiction and Film (Phil Landon, University of Maryland--Baltimore County)
English 448 is a senior seminar designed to explore the impact of industrialization on twentieth-century American narratives. I have tried to pair serious fiction with popular films in order to contrast the ways in the same themes are treated in narrative forms associated with "high" and "low" culture.


Writing, Research and Communication in the Electronic Age (Rhoda Carroll, Vermont College of Norwich University)
A critical exploration of the effect of technology on writing, conducting research, and creating opportunities for communication.


Poetic Conversations: 20th-century American Poetry(John Slatin, University of Texas at Austin)
Focus on the modernist period, c. 1910-1945. Uses the idea that poetry is a series of on-going "conversations" among poets, and between poets and readers. Projects reconstruct conversations taking place around and through specific poems and poets. Syllabus, calendar, assignments, student work, and links to related materials.


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