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.
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
Literature (Nick Evans, University of Texas at
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
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.
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.
Science Fiction (Frank Dietz, University of Texas
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.
Autobiography in the United States (Frank Dietz,
University of Texas at Austin)
Students read and write about autobiographies of the
United States as cultural referentsóas
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
in the Jazz Age (Nick Evans, University of Texas
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
Nature Writing (Ann Woodlief, Virginia
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.
Romanticism (Ann Woodlief, Virginia Commonwealth
This site for literature of the American Romanticism
will be developing further in the fall of 1996.
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.
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.
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.