Oral Readings

"Oral Readings" is a somewhat mixed category that includes both the use of oral readings of literature from recordings or by the instructor, as well as uses of oral readings and presentations by students. The locations below do not link to uses of oral presentation that are not creative or interpretive. That is, all of the instances of oral readings below discuss the oral delivery of literature in some kind of "performance" mode.

RELATED PEDAGOGIES: Group Work; In-Class Reports.

Course Syllabi with Oral Readings

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

Instructor's Guide for Oral Readings

    Tales from the Hispanic Southwest

    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

    Humor of the Old Southwest

    David Walker (1785-1830)

    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

    Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882)

    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)

    Herman Melville (1819-1891)

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    Marietta Holley (pseud. ''Josiah Allen's Wife'') (1836-1926)

    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

    Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)

    Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)

    William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

    Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

    Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

    Jean Toomer (1894-1967)

    Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

    Arna Bontemps (1902-1973)

    John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)

    James Alan McPherson (b. 1943)

    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Etheridge Knight (b. 1931)

    Amiri Baraka (LeRoy Jones) (b. 1934)