English 6770: Theory and Practice of Teaching Literature

Course description:  Theory and methods for teaching literary genres and periods appropriate for high school and community college
literature courses.

To help you, Dr. Barrett-Graves has established Aline Soules as a T.A. in your course.  Aline Soules is the library liaison to the English Department and can assist you with your library and research needs.  Contact her through BlackBoard or by consulting the "People Finder," which is a tab on the narrow red bar that appears on top of the Cal State East Bay home page and on top of the library home page (http://library.csueastbay.edu).

Web Evaluations

Students in the Spring 2012 course completed the following evaluations on May 14, 2012:

Resources

Below are lists of resources you will need in this course, along with where you can find them.

  • Text:  McDonald, Russ. The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: An Introduction with Documents. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Bedfor, 2001.  You are advised to purchase this textbook; however, the library has the original edition (1996) in the book stacks.  Call no.: PR2894 .M385 1996
    • Note:  In checking LINK+, there are 14 libraries that own the 1996 edition and 4 libraries that own the 2001 edition.  In checking the status of the 4 libraries with the 2001 edition, on April 1, 2012, all were unavailable (either checked out or not available for loan).
  • The library catalog (start with the "advanced search" at http://csuh.iii.com/search/X)  A key set of titles for Shakespeare is provided by the Modern Language Association.  Note the following, although you should engage in specific catalog searches for your particular needs.
    • Erickson, Peter, and Maurice Hunt, eds.  Approaches to teaching Shakespeare's OthelloNew York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2005.  This book is ON ORDER, but will be placed on reserve when it is cataloged and processed.
    • Hunt, Maurice, ed. Approaches to teaching Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2000.  This book is ON ORDER, but will be placed on reserve when it is cataloged and processed.
    • Hunt, Maurice, ed.  Approaches to teaching Shakespeare's The tempest and other late romances.  New York, NY:  Modern Language Association of America, 1992.  PR2981.5 .A67 1992 (on reserve)
    • Kliman, Bernice W., ed. Approaches to teaching Shakespeare's HamletNew York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2001. This book is ON ORDER, but will be placed on reserve when it is cataloged and processed.
    • Rocklin, Edward L.  Performance approaches to teaching ShakespeareUrbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2005. Print.   PR2987 .R63 2005 (in the book stacks)
  • The library catalog will also reveal resources for the curriculum elements of this course.  Here is one example:
    • Filene, Peter G. The joy of teaching: a practical guide for new college instructors. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, c2005. Print. LB2331 .F493 2005 This book is checked out (April 1, 2012), but has been recalled to be placed on reserve for this course.
  • Databases A-Z (available through the left navigation bar of the library home page; direct link is http://library.csueastbay.edu/online-resources/databases/).  The databases of particular relevance are
    • MLA International Bibliography (for your literature research)
    • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
    • Education Research Complete
  • Periodicals (search for specific periodicals through the Periodical Locator on the left navigation bar of the library home page; direct link is http://sfx.calstate.edu:9003/hayward/az/hayward?param_perform_value=citation).  Note, particularly, the following:
    • Shakespeare Quarterly: 
      • Full text is available through JSTOR from 1950 volume: 1 issue:1 until 2006 volume: 57 issue:4
      • Full text is available through ProjectMUSE from 2001 volume: 52 issue:1
    • Shakespeare Studies:
      • Full text is available through Academic Search Premier from 1975
      • Full text is available on the periodicals shelves in the library from 1965 volume: 1 until 2009 volume: 37
    • Shakespeare Survey:
      • Full text is available on the periodicals shelves in the library from 1948 volume: 1 until 2010 volume: 62
    • Teaching English in the Two Year College (NCTE):