ELIT 48A Major American Authors 1620-1855

ELIT 48A Fall 2016 Syllabus
ELIT 48A Fall 2016 Presentations

ELIT 48A Fall 2016 Presentations with Names
Glossary of Terms Weeks 1-4
Glossary of Terms Part II
Glossary Terms Part III
ELIT 48A Literary Response 2013

Turnitin.com Instructions Fall 2016

Alternative Literary Response Fall 2016

Sample Literary Response 2013
Sample Literary Response #2 2015
Sample Lit Response 3 (2015)
Sample Lit Response Fall 2015

Sample Lit Response 2016
Literary Response Grading Rubric
"Guide to Poetry Scansion"

Analytical Tools for Deconstructing Literary Texts by Marilyn Patton
The "Official English" Movement and the Symbolic Politics of Language in the United States http://www.jstor.org/stable/448703?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
How and Why We Read by John Green http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSYw502dJNY&;;feature=g-high-u
Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy By  http://ideas.time.com/2013/06/03/why-we-should-read-literature/

Writing in Literature - The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University is a great resource to read more about Literary Theory, Writing about Literature, and Close Readings http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/17/
American Lit- Quick and Dirty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7BjZLNaov0

Weekly Schedule and Handouts

Week 1 Native Voices
Native American Creation Story Spring 2013
Iroquois Creation Story Questions
American Passages Video (Native Voices) Discussion Questions
Watch Video

Week 2 Discovery and Conquest
Columbus Day Sale
Columbus and Smith Questions

Columbus and Smith Quotes for Analysis

Group Presentation https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rpsXO-XXW121X2wxL-3vgnd3D5yky6ESFaTKp1vD8SI/edit#slide=id.g5ce572bd2_010
American Ideals and Values
1492: Conquest of Paradise - Film about Columbus http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1492_conquest_of_paradise/
Native American Response to Christopher Columbus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYTXRDtYzYc

Some Mythic Conceptions of John Smith 
 Colin Farrell - New World Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-zMIgxbmnA
 Pochahontas - Disney Trailer
Jamestown Shmoop video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPzsqKtS6E
The True Columbus Legacy http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day
Week 3 Religion and Settlement
Puritanism 101
Historical/Cultural Context for Puritans and Pilgrims
Religion and Settlement (Bradford, Bradstreet, Edwards)
Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower 2006 Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv-_JxApHzo
Plymoth Plantation Pictures Courtesy of my student Jenna Davis who is a descendant of John Howland
"Tis a Gift to Be Simple" Shaker Hym https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkvpOdG-aGE&;app=desktop

Painting: Puritan/Plain Style vs. British Decadence 17th Century

Puritan Pic 1

Puritan Pic 2

Puritan Pic 3

King Charles II

Marie Antoinette

Of Plimmoth Plantation as a Literary Work by Perry D. Westbrook
Conscious Art in Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation by E. F. Bradford
Bradford's Two Histories: Pattern and Paradigm in Of Plymouth Plantation
Rhetorical Analysis of Sinners Interesting Article by Edward J. Gallagher of Lehigh University analyzing the structure, parallelism, repetition, imagery, and pathos/logos of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Anne Bradstreet Article by Lisa Day-Lindsay "Bradstreet's 'The Author to Her Book'" This article from the Explicator analyzes the cultural context of child birth in Puritan life.
Anne Bradstreet Article by Robert Hilliker "Engendering Identity: The Discourse of Familial Education in Anne Bradstreet and Marie de L'Incarnation" This article focuses on Bradstreet's poetry within the context of the changing transatlantic discourse on American colonialism.
Week 4 - Revolutionary Writings
Age of Enlightenment Power Point
Franklin and Jefferson Discussion Questions 2
Way of Wealth Article 1 This Article examines The Way of Wealth in comparison to another literary work in which a fictitious character examines his past writings
Declaration of Independence Deconstructed
Rhetorical Analysis of the Declaration of Independenc
Neoclassical Architecture
Classical Music - Mozart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb0UmrCXxVA
More Classical Music - Mozart and Bach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf5bhXT18rM
Great Youtube clip of HBO series John Adams highlighting Franklin's demeanor
Great Youtube clip of HBO series John Adams highlighting Jefferson
Drunk History highlighting Jefferson and Adams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCwHzmA9jNQ
Benjamin Franklin's Satire - 
 1. "A Letter to the Royal Academy" Franklin makes a suggestion to a group of Scientists to throw away all their abstract theory and find a way to make farts smell nice. You heard me.http://mith.umd.edu/eada/html/display.php?docs=franklin_bagatelle2.xml
 2. Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School by Carl Japikse http://www.amazon.com/Fart-Proudly-Writings-Benjamin-Franklin/dp/1583940790
 3. Silence Dogood Letters http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/courant/silencedogood.htm
Week 5 - American Nationalism (Renaissance?)
American Renaissance Group Presentation Power Pt 
Washington Iriving and James Fenimore Cooper Questions

Hudson River School Paintings
Rip Van Winkle Powerpoint Thanks to Adity from group 4 for sharing this very helpful info on different readings of Rip!
Rip Article - Generational Divide
Rip Article - Hero's Journey
Rip Article - Storytelling
Rip Article - Landscape
Rip Article - Feminist Reading
Rip Van Winkle Film directed by Frances Ford Coppola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf0dVpbRSHA
Last of the Mohicans Article 1 Overview of intercultural aspect of native and anglo to discover American identity
Cross-Cultural Hybridity in The Last of the Mohicans by Lindsey Claire Smith
Last of the Mohicans Essay for Berkeley Am Lit
Last of the Mohicans Film - Daniel Day Lewis http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxthev_trevor-jones-elk-hunt-the-last-of-the-mohicans-soundtrack_music
Week 6 - Midterm
Midterm Preview 2015
48A Midterm Checklist of Points 2013
#3 - Revolutionary Writings https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11uOtIeg4I1U2NuN4XLcfUUJ-HzIAy1bR1xVPbMh3flY/edit#slide=id.p
Week 7 - The American Romantic Movement I- Hawthorne
Romanticism Power Point (This mostly focuses on English, but can apply to American as well)
Romanticism Hawthorne Presentation
Nathanial Hawthorne Questions
"Shadows and Illuminations: Spiritual Journeys to the Dark Side in "Young Goodman Brown" and Eyes Wide Shut" by John Neary 
Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBecM3CQVD8
The Sins of the Fathers by Frederick Crews https://books.google.com/books?id=I9C_Edfay2MC&;printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Hawthorne and Women: Engendering and Expanding the Hawthorne Tradition by John L. Idol and Melinda M. Ponder https://books.google.com/books?id=sGt2S0AkkdMC&;printsec=frontcover&dq=Hawthorne+and+Women&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAGoVChMIsKvG_Zn3yAIVCqKICh03-wxi#v=onepage&q=Hawthorne%20and%20Women&f=false
Article on Young Goodman Brown
Article on Minister's Black Veil
Young Goodman Brown Cartoon http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=388
Romantic Literary Traits
Romantic Theory:
Natural Supernaturalism by M.H. Abrams http://books.google.com/books?id=-ygCZmrJ2E4C&;;printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
The Mirror and the Lamp by M.H. Abrams http://books.google.com/books?id=SSOGjRMvIGYC&;;source=gbs_book_other_versions
Neoclassicsim vs. Romantcism Introduction to Romantic Philosophy and Literature: Interesting comparison between John Locke's Empiricism (basis of Neoclassical thought) and Emmanuel Kant's Idealism (basis of Romanticism) 
Emmanuel Kant and Romanticism: http://www.philosopher.org.uk/rom.htm
Romantic Painting:
1. Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People- French Revolution
2. Wanderer Above the Sea and Fog by Caspar David Friedrich - Isolation and Individual
3. The Cornfield by John Constable 1826 - Landscape painting
4. Hudson River School Painters - http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hurs/hd_hurs.htm
Romantic Music
1. Frederic Chopin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-4Bv5Ng0w
2. Felix Mendelssohn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_uA_W1wB5A&;;feature=related

Week 8 - The American Romantic Movement II - Melville
Herman Melville Discussion Questions
Melville Biography Analysis Excerpt of Laurie Robertson-Lorant's 1996 Biography on Melville
Herman Melville Biography Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-itqLKTITk
Bartleby Themes
Bartleby the Scrivener 1 Article by Mark Elliot about ambiguous symbol of Bartleby character
Bartleby Article #2 "Doing Justice to Bartleby" by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock - article analyzing how the narrator's account of the scrivener is an attempt to fill the void with words.
Bartleby Article #3 "Cisero's Head in Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener" by Steven T. Ryan
Bartleby Article #4 "Melville's Bartlby as Psychological Double" by Mordecai Marcus

Romanticism vs Realism
Dr Bernstein Lecture on Bartleby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB4b2lHPFT0
Film Adaptations
Bartleby (2001) Film directed by Jonathan Parker, Crispin Glover plays Bartleby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgIsUWawWRI
Bartleby, The Scrivener (1969) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUBA_KR-VNU
Office Space (1999) Director Mike Judd - possible modern day adaption of capitalistic/working world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwzZYRejZQ
Benito Cereno Major Themes
Benito Cereno Article 1 by Mary Rohrberger - examines the short story as "a microcosm of gigantic proportions."
Benito Cereno Article 2 "Melville's (inter)national burlesque: whitface, blackface, and 'Benito Cereno'" by Jason Richards - 
Week 9 - Gothic Undercurrents - Poe
Gothic Architecture Notre Dame, Paris, France
Edgar Allan Poe Discussion
The Philosophy of Composition
Essay on Madness in Poe's Short Stories
The Raven Article by Dan Gioia
Evolution of the Insanity Plea
Stories of the Psychotic Personality

Spaces of the Cinematic Home This text explores the house as a reflection of the inner psyche. Check out page 9 of the introduction for an overview of the Attic as SuperEgo, the first floor as the Ego, and the cellar as Id.

Essay on Poe as Time Traveler
Raven Poem Parody For extra credit write a poem using the rhyme scheme and meter of "The Raven"
Biography on Edgar Allen Poe http://www.biography.com/people/edgar-allan-poe-9443160/videos/edgar-allan-poe-full-episode-2104513528
Stephen King vs Edgar Allen Poe Rap Smackdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56R3hU-fWZY
The Raven 2012 film with John Cusack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLrtwniqM4
The Simpsons "Raven" (A Classic!)
The Black Cat - Short Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKN_I6ouswg
The Tell Tale Heart - short film (1941) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlTCXIJEj-c
A Close Proximity to the Cat Sound from Poe's "Black Cat" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ2sWyl6pgM
Week 10 - Transcendentalism - Emerson and Thoreau
Transcendentalism Discussion Questions
Trascendentalism Powerpoint by Sita Thomas
Emerson Power Point 2 by Evelyn Jimenez
Self-Reliance Article by Candyce Norvell
Walden Article by Markus Poetzsch
The Learning Channel's Great Books Walden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCXkhd6mnPI

Famous Emerson Quotes Youtube Video
Week 11 - Slavery and Freedom - Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Questions 2015
Harvard University Press Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Revisited http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/frederick-douglass/
American Passages Video on Slavery and Freedom https://www.learner.org/series/amerpass/unit07/usingvideo.html
Internalized Racial Oppression Article
Hero's Journey Steps
Glove and Boots Summary of Hero's Journey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxs_jGN7Pg
Writing in the Spaces Left: Literacy as a Process of Becoming in the Narrative of Frederick Douglass by Lisa Sisco
The Politics of Language in Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of an American Slave by Lisa Yun Lee
Critical Essay on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself by Doreen Piano

Frederick Douglass Biography

Thomas Jefferson vs. Frederick Douglass Epic Rap Battle

Frederick Douglass Drunk History
12 Years a Slave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oFcFzJT7Tw

Week 12 - Final Exam
Elit 48A Final Exam Preview 2013

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