EN 320 Literature for Young Adults
F2T 2010 DL
Dick, Linda L.
Bachelor Degree English/Creative Writing, Western Michigan UniversityMaster Degree Literature, Western Michigan University
Monday 10-noon eastern standard time
Textbook: The textbooks for this course are e-texts. The links for the texts are listed within each unit of the course materials.
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WEEK ONE: Defining Adolescent Literature and Identifying its Elements
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"Young Adult Fairy Tales
Locate in Park University’s library online database EBSCOhost
"Guardians of the Fairy Tale: the Brothers Grimm"
Excerpt from "UNCLE REMUS and BRER RABBIT"
Joel Chandler Harris
See Lecture Three
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit
"Young Adult Literature: What Is Young Adult Literature?"
Locate in Park University’s library online database JSTOR
"Once Upon a Time"
Locate in Park University’s library online database EBSCO Host
"Fantasy: Why kids read it, why kids need it"
Naomi Shihab Nye
Note: Discussion and Peer Response postings topics vary from the established pattern.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
"How Classics Create an Aliterate Society"
Donald R. Gallo
"The Lonesomeness of Huckleberry Finn"
"Society and conscience in Huckleberry Finn"
Leo B. Levy
"The Role of Folklore in Huckleberry Finn"
Ray W. Frantz, Jr.
"Racism and Huckleberry Finn: Censorship, Dialogue and Change"
Alice Carey Webb
"Why Huckleberry Finn is not the Great American
William van O’Connor
Locate in Park University’s library
Your paper is due in the dropbox
The Red Badge of Courage
"Teaching the Red Badge of Courage"
John J. McDermott
Locate in Park University’s library online
State the topic and the thesis.
Is the main idea (thesis) clear?
Are enough support paragraphs included?
Are enough quotations included for each support paragraph?
Are enough examples included for each support paragraph?
Are enough sources included?
Does the MLA format appear to be correct?
Does the prewriting contain mechanical errors?
What challenges might your peer face?
What suggestions do you have for your peer?
Assignment: Research Essay Prewriting Components:
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
"The Cask of Amontillado"
Edgar Allen Poe
"The Tell Tale Heart"
"The Nature of Horror"
"Beatrice Rappaccini: a Victim of Male Love and Horror"
"Mind the Gap: Building Bridges between Adolescent Readers and Texts"
Lois T. Stover
The Heart of Darkness
"Make Friends with Horror and Terror: Apocalypse Now"
"Conrad's Critique of Imperialism in
"Some Polish Literary Motifs in the Works of Joseph Conrad"
Adam Gillon and Joseph Conrad
Note: Discussion and Peer Response postings topics vary this week from the established pattern. Research essay is due into the drop box by midnight on Sunday.
Reading Assignments TITLE
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland
"Alice’s Invasion of Wonderland"
James R. Kincaid
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