- Poe's Review of Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales (Theory of the short story)
- Excerpts from Poe's "Black Cat" & A Stephen King Essay (What is horror?)
COURSE THEMES (This link finishes the course themes we started in class. You already have notes for the Individual & Society and the Extraordinary & Fantastic. Here are the rest. Use these with the final exam study guide and to help with your semester review card.
Course ThemesOther Reading Notes
- Critical Statements: Bartleby
- Notes for "A Rose for Emily" and "Babylon Revisited"
- "The Lottery" (19min. film adaptation - available on reserve in the library under our course number)
"The Rocking-Horse Winner" (movie)
- Films On Demand [go to UWSP Library Home page | click on Online
Videos | click on Films On Demand
(sign in if off campus) | click on "English"
link under Collections menu | under heading British &
Irish Literature click on
20th-21st Century British & Irish Lit. | go to page 2]
- Films On Demand [go to UWSP Library Home page | click on Online Videos | click on Films On Demand (sign in if off campus) | click on "English" link under Collections menu | under heading British & Irish Literature click on
- The Invisible Man
Sirabian, Robert. "The Conception of Science in Wells's The Invisible Man." Papers on Language and Literature 37.4 (Dec. 2001): 382-403
. (This article not required reading, but you can read it, or parts of it, if you wish. In addition to arguing about Wells's conception of science in the novella, the article contains a detailed analysis of the novella's plot, characters, and themes. You'll find this article using our library's databases.)
- "Battle Royal"
- "The Open Boat"
- On Jan 1, 1897, Crane sailed as a war correspondent on the steamer Commodore, which was running arms from Florida to Cuban rebels. (In an effort to weaken the insurgents, Spain had established a blockade around the island.) Possibly a result of sabotage, the steams foundered, and Crane was cast adrift in an open boat with four crew members, including the captain, Edward Murphy, and the oiler, Billy Higgins. After a harrowing day and night the ten-foot dinghy reached the Florida shore, but the oiler was drowned in the surf.
- Sherlock Holmes
- Although Holmes is credited with amazing deductive powers, the stories reveal he uses both deductive and inductive reasoning. References to Holmes's powers of deduction may be rooted in a general sense of the term--to reach a conclusion by reasoning--rather than its meaning within the context of formal logic. See Induction and Deduction above.
- Story Notes from "Recitatif," "Entropy," "In the Penal Colony," and "Patriotism"
- Midterm Exam Study Guide
- Final Exam Study Guide
- "The Most Dangerous Game"
- "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- The Great Migration (from the HistoryChannel.com) - context for "The Lesson."