Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum

Hermitage Video Tour

Gary Bembridge offers a short video tour of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Other World Literature (E5) videos Related Content:World Literature Videos Videos referenced in World Literature (E5): Unit 1 Ancient Greek…Brief History of Russia video Here is … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Biography

A Brief Biography of Jane Austen David Cody, Associate Professor of English, Hartwick College Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775, to Rev. George Austen and the former Cassandra Leigh in Steventon, Hampshire, the seventh of eight children. Like the … Continue reading

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Robert Frost Resources

Robert Frost (1874-1963) was an American poet who often wrote about the simple, outdoor pleasures of New England. Learn more about his life and work through these resources: “The Road Not Taken” Video of Frost reciting his own poem, “Stopping … Continue reading

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Modernism, Faith, and Intellectuals

In a modernist culture hostile to Christianity, how did T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and many more join the faith—and how did other intellectuals like Virginia Woolf react? Learn more about the interaction of Modernist attitudes, … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Resources

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) led a life as colorful as one of his novels. He is most well-known for his book The Great Gatsby, a classic American tale of disillusionment with modernity. Enjoy the following Fitzgerald resources: Fitzgerald Collection at … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

Listen to these 1940s recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading and reciting famous literature—he has a magnificent, magical voice that seems to give insight into his works and personality. Note that in both recordings below, Fitzgerald does not always follow … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald Collection at USC

An incredible collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald materials belongs to the University of South Carolina Library. Learn more from their website: Introduction to Fitzgerald, his work, and times Fitzgerald biography The Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott … Continue reading

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Goethe Biography

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Biography Childhood Inspiration in Strasbourg Life in Weimar Faust & Other Writings Italian Journey & Classicism Friendship with Schiller Romanticism & Faust The Masterpiece Completed Childhood Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist and philosopher, … Continue reading

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The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish  by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Miles Standish Love and Friendship The Lover’s Errand John Alden The Sailing of the Mayflower Priscilla The March of Miles Standish The Spinning Wheel The Wedding Day *** Other poetry by … Continue reading

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Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 9 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IX. THE WEDDING-DAY   Forth from the curtain of clouds, from the tent of purple and scarlet, Issued the sun, the great High-Priest,[54] in his garments resplendent, Holiness unto the Lord, … Continue reading

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