Resources

Annotated Bibliography

  • Laura L. Runge’s Annotated Bibliography on Literature Pedagogy, compiled for a course on teaching literature by students. “The bibliography is divided into four sections. The main section contains works on pedagogy, mostly scholarly books and articles. The three smaller sections cover: texts to be used in the classroom, such as anthologies and critical editions of literary works; websites on teaching; and journals and other periodicals that deal with issues relevant to English teachers.”

Archives

Blogs and Pedagogy Websites

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed, a helpful blog from Paul T. Corrigan, with frequent posts on scholarship of teaching and learning, and reading lists on topics such as core readings, teaching literature, and teaching writing.
  • ProfHacker on the Chronicle of Higher Education website: “ProfHacker delivers tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education, Monday through Friday.”
  • The Teaching Professor Blog  “The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Maryellen Weimer on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assignment strategies, assessment, and student performance.” She is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks.
  • Pedagogy Unbound “A space for college teachers from all disciplines to easily share the practical strategies that have worked for them in their classrooms.” Founded by David Gooblar.
  • The Long Eighteenth  “For anyone interested in the long eighteenth century”
  • Reading the Short Story  Professor Charles E. May’s blog on the short story
  • Teach Me Tonight  “Musings on Romance Fiction from an Academic Perspective”
  • Writing about Teaching Literature by Laura L. Runge on Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed

Centers for Teaching English Literature at the Higher-Ed Level

  • English Subject Centre  UK resource that has lost funding, but still has a wealth of useful material available on the site.

Online Texts and Editions

  • Classic Reader  Classic works of literature in the public domain, nicely presented.
  • Gaslight  Gaslight is an Internet discussion list which reviews one story a week from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919. The current readings and selected ones from the past are available on the site.
  • Mary Wroth’s Poetry: An Electronic Edition, ed. Paul Salzman

Selected University Centers for Teaching

Most universities have some version of a teaching resource center for faculty. These have material and links particularly useful for faculty teaching literature:

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