American Literature

What effect does the fear of death have on Poe's characters in “The Premature Burial” and “The Masque of the Red Death?”

Assignment Instructions This assignment contains two short answer essay questions. Each answer should be between 300-500 words and written in third person narrative voice. Use the attached Short Answer Essay #2 template to answer the questions. All work in this class must be in MLA formatting. Please note that whenever you are referring to a […]

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Date: July 7th, 2015

Romantic and Transcendentalist movements

Assignment Instructions This assignment contains two short answer essay questions. Each answer should be between 300-500 words and written in third person narrative voice. Use the attached Short Answer Essay #2 template to answer the questions. All work in this class must be in MLA formatting. Please note that whenever you are referring to a […]

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Date: July 7th, 2015

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Russo chapter 1 Questions: 1.What do we learn about Jack’s parents and why is this important? 2.Why is Cape Cod so important in this book? 3.Why does Jack want to go back to Cape Cod? 4.What is Jack’s mom like? 5.How does the chapter end and what does it symbolize? Russo chapter 2 •This chapter […]

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Date: July 2nd, 2015

Traffic (2000)

The paper topics are open. You will develop an original short research paper based around the analysis of a film or media text or cultural and historical event or issue that relates to the topic of the course. Your approach to the analysis of this text is open, but you should make sure that you […]

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Date: July 1st, 2015

THE METROPOLIS IN THE UNITED STATES AND IMMIGRATION

THE METROPOLIS IN THE UNITED STATES AND IMMIGRATION CHAPTER ONE : INTRODUCTION   1.1 Background Information The modern American metropolis was and remains to be a product resulting from the transformations that came about economically; industrial and commercial revolutions that are largely dependent on immigrant labor. This has been the stage for America’s immigration history […]

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Date: June 27th, 2015

American Literature

Write on one the following texts: Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and “Self-Reliance”; Melville, Moby-Dick; Walt Whitman, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and Song of Myself; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wall-Paper“; Henry James, Daisy Miller: A Study. Students can also write on the poems of Emily Dickinson […]

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Date: June 25th, 2015

Imagining Indians

Watch the movie<Imagining Indians> and the Essay Final explores the Native American side of the story about images of Indians in Hollywood films. Essay Questions: How do Hollywood films cause harm to Native Americans and to the general viewing audience? Why the focus on sacred lands and sacred rituals? Why the focus on Native American […]

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Date: June 18th, 2015

American Studies Essay

  This open-book take-home exam will focus on FOUR of your reading assignments: Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi; Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems; Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman; and Matthew Avery Sutton, ed., Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right.Use pertinent lecture material to enhance your analysis of the reading […]

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Date: May 8th, 2015

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