Non-Traditional Writing Projects

This category includes perhaps the widest range of different pedagogies under one heading. Non-Traditional Writing includes any assignments that are not strictly analytic or interpretive in conventional ways. The kind of assignments modelled in the many examples below include such things as creative writing assignments, stylistic imitation, and various imaginative role playing writing exercises.

RELATED PEDAGOGIES: Group Work; In-class writing; Oral Readings; Short Papers; Longer Papers.

Course Syllabi with Non-Traditional Projects

    The Diversity of American Literatures: 1860 to the Present Reuben Ellis (Hope College)

    American Literature: Civil War to 1900 Robert Hogge (Weber State)

    Introduction to American Literature: Colonial to Early 19th C. Clement Valletta (King's College)

    US Literature: Civil War to the Thirties Beverly Clark (Wheaton College-MA)

    Introduction to American Literature II Helen Westra (Grand Valley St U)

Instructor's Guide for Non-Traditional Writing Projects

    Roger Williams (1603?-1683)

    Edward Taylor (1642?-1729

    Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)

    David Walker (1785-1830)

    William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)

    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

    Caroline Kirkland (1801-1864)

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    Marietta Holley (1836-1926)

    Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

    Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)

    Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)

    Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)

    George Samuel Schuyler (1895-1977)