Welcome back to ISU! Syllabi for Adolescent Literature, sections 1 and 2, are now availble on my website. Here's a link. Looking forward to a great semester learning about great books, films, plays, poems, graphic novels, and multimedia for teens.
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Next week. my section of ENG 375: Adolescent Literature starts. If you want to get ahead on the reading, you can review how I've taught this course before. The summer version will be somewhat different, but this should give you a sense of how you can prepare ahead of time.
First, check out the Course Description for ENG 375 to be taught at ISU Summer 2011 in an intensive four week session from 5/16/11- 6/9/11 during Monday-Thursday 1-3:50 p.m.
Then do the following:
- Check out a syllabus for a previous version of how I've taught this course. Here's the link to one of my previous ENG 375 syllabi in .pdf
- Start reading J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye
See you on Monday!
The popularity of Twilight continues to be debated. The multitude of ideas sometimes seems to confuse why it is popular. Yesterday in the Chicago Tribune Jonathan Zimmerman had an op-ed piece that Twilight's popularity is very much connected to the hook-up style of dating and the minority of men on college campuses. Zimmerman says that young women on college campuses are giving up control of dating to young men. The thing about Bella is that she wants control of the relationship. Edward is far more old-fashioned than the kind of men Zimmerman is writing about.
What do you think are the reasons that Twilight is so popular?