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Introductory Guide to Critical Theory

Dino F. Felluga, an English professor at Purdue University, created the Undergraduate Guide to Critical Theory to introduce students to the specialized vocabularies and key concepts underlying various schools of literary theory. This guide defines the specific terminology and analytical approaches taken by theorists of new historicism, cultural materialism, feminism, and psychoanalysis. Within the...

https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/english/theory/
PBS TeacherSource

PBS has gathered together Kids Resources, links to art-related activities for kids from throughout the PBS site, including Sesame Street Coloring Books and Theodore Tugboat Interactive Stories. The Arts Classroom link takes users to the Arts section of TeacherSource, a collection of Online Teacher's Guides prepared by the Teacher Resource Service at PBS. The teacher's guides are arranged by area:...

https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/
The Virginia Quarterly Review

Self-described as "a national journal of literature and discussion", _The Virginia Quarterly Review_ has been in existence since 1925, and continues to publish important essays, poems, and other prose pieces on a wide range of topics. Its site is full of materials from the current issue and also a number of Web-only materials, such as an audio selection of Michael Chabon at the Virginia Festival...

https://www.vqronline.org/
Absalom, Absalom!

Published in 1936, "Absalom, Absalom!" is a work by noted American author and Nobel-Prize recipient William Faulkner. The book takes place around the time of the Civil War and is narrated via a series of flashbacks. This website, which is a fascinating interactive companion to this remarkable modernist novel, was created by Stephen Railton and Will Rourk of the University of Virginia. Visitors to...

https://twain.lib.virginia.edu:443/absalom/
Academic Earth

Academic Earth provides videos of lectures by top scholars in "Subjects" that range from Astronomy to Entrepreneurship to Religion, from "Universities" as celebrated as MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. Visitors must register to view the lectures, but registration is free. There are over 1500 video lectures available, with more being added everyday. In addition to viewing the lectures...

https://academicearth.org/
Invitation to World Literature

From Gilgamesh to Gogol, the world has been enriched by the writings of gifted people from a wide range of cultural traditions and regions of the world. This remarkable series from the Annenberg Media organization provides a nice introduction to "great epics, plays, poetry, and other literary texts." The series was produced by the WGBH Educational Foundation, and it includes testimony and...

https://www.learner.org/series/invitation-to-world-literatur...
PBS Learning Media

This site by PBS features thousands of freely accessible videos on hundreds of topics, each of them divided by teacher-friendly category. For instance, selecting Grade 13+ in Browse By Grade & Subject turns up 4,143 results, among them 229 videos concerning English Language Arts and Literacy, 154 on the topic of World Languages, and almost 300 about Mathematics. One can also browse the site by...

https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/
Penguin Books: Teacher's Guides

Originally featured in the 9-11-2015 Scout Report, Penguin Books has since added several new titles to this resource, including guides for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Shelly Turkle's Reclaiming Conversation. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this list of Teacher's Guides from Penguin Books is the sheer number of titles. There are almost 20 guides for Shakespeare's works alone,...

https://www.penguin.com/services-shared/teachersguides/
PBS LearningMedia: Great American Read

English literature teachers at many levels, as well as fans of classic literature, may be interested in this collection of educational resources from PBS LearningMedia created to accompany the 2018 PBS series The Great American Read. The collection is organized into three categories (elementary, middle, and high school), each containing resources related to titles that are often read at the...

https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/great-amer...