Literature

Imagine turning apathy into engagement and readers into critical thinkers. By bringing literature to life for students as you enable them to read and write about it, our learning solutions accelerate course material comprehension through dynamic assignments and media applications that you can personalize. Guide students as they become confident learners and develop a greater appreciation for literature. 

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MindTap Literature 2.0

Paired with the rich collection of sources selected by librarians within Questia, students can find direct links to more than 1,400 short stories, poems, plays, novels, and essays by using MindTap Literature 2.0. The robust writing and research tools in Questia are additionally optimal for students conducting research. Students can also benefit from comprehensive multimedia instruction, supporting five major types of writing assignments, as well as modules on literary terms and literary criticism.

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Take a look at samples of the multimedia elements found within MindTap Literature 2.0.

 

An Interview with Alice Walker

In this BBC interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Alice Walker, describes a childhood experience and the thoughts it triggered about poverty, rage, oppression, sexism, and misogyny that has influenced her writing.

 

Video of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use"

This is a scene from a film adaptation of Alice Walker’s short story, “Everyday Use,” in which daughter, Dee, returns home.

 

Shakespeare’s “Hamlet, O What a Rogue” Soliloquy

This is a dramatic reading of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet, O What a Rogue” soliloquy.

 

Podcast Discussion of Kate Chopin’s “The Story of An Hour”

In this podcast, Andrew Hagan and instructor, Joanna Murray of Heald College-Rancho Cordova, engage in a thoughtful analysis of Kate Chopin’s short story, “The Story of An Hour.”

Bringing Literature to Life

Ginny Dow

Liberty University

What better way to bring Anglo-Saxon literature to life than to have the students model coat of mail?

Audrey Wick

Blinn College

Writers are my rock stars! As a literature professor, I bring writing to life for my students by showing how interesting writers can be. Here is a picture of when I met Sandra Cisneros, and what an inspiring individual! When I teach an author's work, I illuminate something interesting about the author's life, the time period in which it was written, the culture that surrounded its construction, or the setting in which it is placed. By peeling back the layers of a piece of writing and, particularly, learning more about an author, literature can live!

Tanya Stanley

San Jacinto College

We celebrated Shakespeare's birthday with our annual Get Lit event. Students lined up to decorate their own crowns. There was some intense coloring at this table. This was a fun and engaging way to introduce students to Shakespeare and literature in general. Also, I wanted all of our students to feel like royalty!

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