lectures and Slide Shows:

European Views of Early America

Early Images of America in European Art and Literature


The Genre of Autobiography

Ben Franklin at 300-The Man and the Cult

Introduction to American Romanticism

Nathaniel Hawthorne--bio

The African American Slave Narrative

Fanny Fern, Ruth Hall (literary tradition and author bio)

Anatomy of a Scene: Ruth Hall

From Thoreau to Whitman to Dickinson

Walt Whitman--Images and Bio

Whitman and Emerson, "The Poet"

Emily Dickinson--Bio

Emily Dickinson--Critical Currents

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Kate Chopin

The African-American Slave Narrative

Race, Racism, and African American History from the Civil War to WWII

The Jazz Age and Fitzgerald Bio

August Wilson--bio