I'm teaching an introductory course on prose fiction (reading, not writing). What fun post-1900 novel should I put on the syllabus? Should be intelligent, but needn't necessarily be, you know, Literary. [more inside]
I have an odd job interview coming up. I need advise on a children's book to read to a grown up audience and a two minute poem or "fun" monologue to recite. I think it'd be best if these related to the joy of learning or science. For the book, I might just read part of "Corduroy" because its beautiful and sweet, but what about the other requirement? [more inside]
The kid reads. The kid writes. There's got to be a better way. [more inside]
Help me teach the stories of San Francisco! [more inside]
I realized recently that as a college graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy, i know absolutely nothing. I want to educate myself in classic literature, great music (folk, jazz, classical), philosophy, poetry, and art. Where should i begin? The project seems overwhelming to me. I'm throwing out the TV and i want to occupy my time with material that will help me grow as an individual. Any ideas? Suggestions?
Paging Dr. Freud--and his 21st century medical school reading list. [more inside]
Recommend good short stories for starting moral or ethical debates! [more inside]
What can I read to improve my knowledge of history and world events so that I can better enjoy the classics of the Western cannon?
I am trying to read more 'classics' this year and find I am continually running to Wikipedia for background on things the authors assume I should know. What books can I read to round out my general education somewhat and fill in some of these gaps? [more inside]
What should we name our blog devoted to publishing great college writing and literature class assignments or exercises?
Naming filter: Help me name a blog devoted to publishing great exercises, activities, and assignments by and for instructors of college composition and literature classes. [more inside]
Thesis rewrites and unexplained comments from supervisor [more inside]
Teaching-worthy literature for the individual against the state? [more inside]
What are the most important pieces of journalism in regards to war coverage? [more inside]
[Philosophy/Language/HistoryFilter]: What's the name of this rhetorical or logical technique, where you explain a subject by making a lot of lists? [more inside]
In what English movies or books would I most likely be exposed to new words? Any genre and time-period.
Please recommend short books (15-35 min from start to finish) for middle schoolers who read at the 3rd through 5th grade level. [more inside]
I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
I'm at that point in my PhD where my experiment is (almost) up and running, so I have more free time to do other stuff. I've decided that writing a general introduction to my thesis will be less beneficial than trying to get a review article published. How do I go about writing a review article, from the perspective of an unpublished graduate student? [more inside]
I'm interested in (further) graduate studies combining Political Philosophy/Theory and Literature. Any ideas about finding programs that mesh the two? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good general information literacy tutorial with a focus on good search strategies, using bibliographic databases, etc. It needs to be suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate literature students. [more inside]
Writing Nonfiction and Children's Literature: Do you know of any good literature ABOUT these subjects?
I am looking for well regarded books/scholarly papers about writing. Most specifically in the areas of Nonfiction (the essay style of article writing) and Children's Fiction (for a young adult audience). Any tips? Go as far and broad as you can. I'll be off to the British library tomorrow, so the sky is the limit. [more inside]
High-interest short stories for teens? [more inside]
DreamWithMe filter: What if everyone read science fiction? How would the world be different? [more inside]
Suggest readings for English class for a 12 year old with Aspergers! [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for Young Adult literature (of all levels, from upper-elementary to adult-for-young-adults) that would appeal to the different "intelligences" of Gardner's theory. [more inside]
What are some good websites that review children's literature? Bonus if the focus is on preschool or early elementary.