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My late-19th century literature class has decided that they'd like to read a dime novel for one of the class's free choice slots on the syllabus. It should be short and accessible on the web. What are your readable favorites?
Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English, New Jersey City University
I am interested in critical analysis of plantation weddings.
I have looked on JSTOR and found nothing. I have found online one article about plantation weddings in Louisiana literature, but otherwise nothing.
Are we who we say we are, or who others say we are?
This is a question I began raising at conference events in 2001 - the same question that little children instinctually ask - as there never is any one answer on which all agree.
Sri Aurobindo Ghose and Mother Mirrah Alfassa spoke about the "mind of the cells" . . . topics of "Ancestral Memory" and "Intergenerational Memory" are raised in many fields across the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. . . .
Your timing is good as I just submitted an entry to Oxford on sectionalism so I have Turner well in mind.
Since you are basing the seminar on Turner's thesis, I want to point out his, The Frontier in American History, is free to read online: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/turner/