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Reccomemded Reading | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. By L. Frank Baum.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, with pictures by William Wallace Denslow, was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago… 262 more words

American Literature

Sampling Rose Wilder Lane

Weeks ago, I wrote about my experience in visiting famed author of the Little House books Laura Ingalls Wilder’s house in Mansfield, Missouri. I had read her newly released… 831 more words


Traveling the Book: Teaching Deep Research in 200-Level Online Literature Courses

Imaginary portrait of Eliza Wharton, the tragic heroine of Hannah Webster Foster’s 18th Century American novel–The Coquette.

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I have been teaching 200-level literature classes for some time now, having developed three from the ground up–World Literature II, British Literature I and British Literature II. 2,804 more words

Community College

Meet Kirun Kapur

Interview by Nicole Melanson ~

Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). 1,317 more words

Interviews With Writers

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Henry James is one of those authors I’ve always felt I should read. I’ve studied the British classics far more than the Americans, and to be honest I’ve never been a fan of Hawthorne or Hemingway. 945 more words

New To Me Author

Boston & American Literature Association Conference

I spent the weekend on a trip to Boston, where I was a speaker at the 26th annual American Literature Association Conference. It was my first time in the area, so I was excited both for the event and the trip itself. 533 more words


Top Ten Novels of the American South

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by a blog called The Broke and the Bookish (yep, and…yep.) They’re cool. Check ‘em out. This week’s topic I have decided on myself: top ten novels of the American South. 609 more words