American Literature Survey Site

After three years as a resource on the Web, I'm proud to announce that the most recent revision of this site is underway. Since 1995, my students and I have created literary resources and placed them on this site. In the intervening years, much has happened on the Web. To get a sense of where the direction of Web based literary resources and texts might be heading, I invite you to check out an interactive edititon of Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs.

To get a sense of the development of student-created literature resources on the Web since 1995, take a look at three versions:

American Literature Survey Site
The American Literature Survey Site was developed in the Spring of 1995. It contains student work, interactive texts and more. It represents a snap shot of the web in early 1995, but is also the germ for this entire evolving site.

An American Reader
The American Reader was built in the Summer of 1996. This site is the outgrowth of a class in which students selected their own readings and constructed an anthology. It provides both student authorized works and interpretations.

You can also go directly to the materials at all the sites by using the index of all texts below

A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

McTeague, by Frank Norris

The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville

Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving

Interactive The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving.

InteractiveA White Heron, by Sarah Orne Jewett

My Kinsman Major Molineaux, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Poster Art From World War Two

A Mystery of Heroism, by Stephen Crane

The Blue Hotel, by Stephen Crane

Langston Hughes' Poems

American Poetry and Songs

Sweat & How it feels to be Colored Me, by Zora Neale Hurston

A Rose For Emily, by William Faulkner

A Good Man Is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor

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