Faculty of Arts

English

Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Edited by: Wendy Kurant, University of North Georgia Press

Becoming AmericaThe University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

Includes: Contextualizing introductions from Pre- and Early Colonial Literature to Early American Romanticism, over 70 historical images, in-depth biographies of each author, reading and review questions

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British Literature: Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century and Neoclassicism 

Edited by: B. J. Robinson and Laura Getty, University of North Georgia

Featuring over 50 authors and full texts of their works, this anthology follows the shift of monarchic to parliamentarian rule in Britain, and the heroic epic to the more egalitarian novel as genre.

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British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond 

Edited by:  B. J. Robinson, University of North Georgia

Featuring 37 authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the literature developed within and developing through their respective eras. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that has captivated readers in the past and still holds us now.

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Compact Anthology of World Literature Parts 1, 2, and 3

Edited by: Laura Getty and Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia

Compact Anthology of World Literature

A world literature class may be the first place that some students have encountered European works, let alone non-Western texts. The emphasis in this anthology, therefore, is on non-Western and European works, with only the British authors who were the most influential to European and non-Western authors (such as Shakespeare, whose works have influenced authors around the world to the present day).

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Compact Anthology of World Literature II: Volumes 4, 5, and 6

Edited by: Anita Turlington, Matthew Horton, Karen Dodson, Laura Getty, Kyounghye Kwon, and Laura Ng, University of North Georgia

World Literatures, Parts 4 through 6

The three parts of the text are organized into the following units: Part 4—The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (The Age of Reason, The Near East and Asia), Part 5—The Long Nineteenth Century (Romanticism, Realism), and Part 6—The Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature (Modernism, Postcolonial Literature, Contemporary Literature).

Includes: Texts from a variety of genres and cultures are included in each unit. Additionally, each selection or collection includes a brief introduction about the author and text(s), and each includes 3 – 5 discussion questions.

Attribution: Compact Anthology of World Literature II: Volumes 4, 5, and 6 edited by Anita Turlington, Matthew Horton, Karen Dodson, Laura Getty, Kyounghye Kwon, and Laura Ng is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

Edited by: James Sexton

English Literature: Victorians and ModernsEnglish Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Huxley Annual with the permission of the authors and editors. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology. Selections have also been included to encourage topical, thematic, and generic cross-referencing. Students will also be exposed to a wide-range of approaches, including new-critical, psychoanalytic, historical, and feminist.

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Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

By: Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia

This English open text has been positively peer-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers concepts in 21st-century migration, from human rights to the 2015 migrant crisis.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, and summaries

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World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650

By: Laura Getty and Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia Press

World Literature 1This peer-reviewed World Literature I anthology includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided by time period in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.

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Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present

By: Amy Berke, Robert Bleil, and Jordan Cofer, University of North Georgia Press

Writing the NationWriting the Nation: A Concise Guide to American Literature 1865 to Present is a text that surveys key literary movements and the American authors associated with the movement. Topics include late romanticism, realism, naturalism, modernism, and modern literature.

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Writing

Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and ResearchRyerson Author

By: Aaron Tucker,  Paul Chafe and others, Ryerson University

Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research is a writing e-textbook for first year arts and social science university students designed to integrate into the flipped classroom model.

Includes: Videos and activities

Attribution Statement: Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research by Aaron Tucker, Paul Chafe and others is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Writing and Literature: Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, and Communication

By:  Tanya Long Bennet, University of North Georgia

Writing and Literature builds a new conversation covering various genres of literature and writing. Students learn the various writing styles appropriate for analyzing, addressing, and critiquing these genres including poetry, novels, dramas, and research writing. The text and its pairing of helpful visual aids throughout emphasizes the importance of critical reading and analysis in producing a successful composition.  (From BCcampus)

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The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century

By:  Jennie A. Harrop, George Fox University

The Simple Math of Writing Well is a guide that directly addresses the importance of writing well in the Google age.  It focuses on the basics of linguistic structure that enable 21st-century writers to embrace a variety of mediums that define our internet-connected world.

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Technical Writing

By: Allison Gross, Annemarie Hamlin, Billy Merck, Chris Rubio, Jodi Naas, Megan Savage, and Michele DeSilva, Open Oregon

Technical WritingThis open textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products  involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing. The text is broken up into sections reflecting key components of researching, developing, and producing a technical report. Readers will also learn about other professional communication, designing documents, and creating and integrating graphics. Written especially for an academic setting, this book provides readers with guidance on information literacy and documenting sources. This book was collected, adapted, and edited from multiple openly licensed sources.

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Public Domain Resources

Any works that are in the Public Domain (creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply) can be freely used in your courses.  These texts can be hosted at Ryerson and customized (introductions, glossaries, annotations, supplementary materials) for your course.

Examples:  Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Tartuffe

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks that is a great resource for finding out-of-copyright works.  Project Gutenberg eBooks are mostly older literary works, published before 1924.

Contact your subject librarian for more information on finding and using public domain works.

 

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Now is the Time for Open Educational Resources by Kelly Dermody, Ann Ludbrook, Nada Savicevic, Michelle Schwartz, Reece Steinberg, and Sally Wilson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.