As a group in class: how does the novel represent an emerging sense of "American" national
identity? Individually, respond to Group E.
Although Edgar himself does not directly state much about his idea of American identity,
Brown uses Edgar Huntly as the
Final Discussion Post #10 is a self-evaluation of your learning (give specific details and self-evaluation of
your writing). What have you learned and how have you improved? Also, consider which texts you liked
the most and why. Evaluate the course; what
Journal Response #2
Topic: first half of Alexies novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Sherman Alexie in his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, tells the
story of a young man named Ar
Journal Response 1:
An Imperfect Understanding
My knowledge of Native Americans, beside the classic and somewhat stereotypical
impressions taught by elementary school teachers when describing thanksgiving, is mainly due
Final Multigenre paper
at least 1200-1400 words
Format to be determined by writer and explained in introduction. If you see any connections between
any of the course texts or topics in the news today, be certain to mention the associations you have
Guide to Writing an Academic Journal
This explanation is adapted from a research essay on the travel journal by Bradleys Dr.
Edith Baker, whose research included interviews with other English faculty such as Profs.
Worley, Herbert, Dusenbery, Craig, and B
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Introduction to Native American Literature
English 130: Section 1 (Fall 2014)
A SMOKE FILLED
Sometimes I want as many people as possible to hear what I have to say. I swear it is not
out of vanity or a desire to hear my own voice, but rather for people to listen and realize what
thousands of people are fac
Journal Response #3
Topic: Write this response in your blog posting, clearly labeling it as Journal Response 3. You are
to summarize the entire book by Alexie in several brief paragraphs. What are the most
Journal Response #5
After you finish reading Black Hawk's (as told to Antoine LeClaire) biography, discuss Black Hawk's
leadership style, mentioning specific references in the text, as well as examples of his military skill. How
would you characterize Bla
You are given free reign on choosing any topic you want for this journal response. I strongly suggest that
you consider writing about something related to your multi-genre final research essay paper. Do you feel
like creating a poem or a short story? How
Journal response 9
Re-read your DFP #8 of November 21, where you talked about the impact of at least one of Simon Ortiz's
poems in the collection from Sand Creek. Having now finished the entire book, what is the total impact
that the book of poetry had up
Journal Response #10
This journal response is to the DVD Naturally Native. Review what you wrote in your forum post (due
yesterday, Dec. 3rd) about the DVD and whether you would recommend this film for showing to future
JR 8: This is your final response to the novel Ceremony. Now that you have finished reading Ceremony,
sum up the complex experience of reading it. What do you think the author is attempting to do in the
entire book? How did the author Leslie Silko structu
Topic: Discuss how examples of alcohol abuse affect, dictate, and change life for Native Americans in any
of the texts we have read.
Being pushed onto reservations in 1851 by the Indian Appropriations Act
Dr. Edith Baker
English 130 : Schedule of Readings,
Discussion Forum Posts, Journal
Welcome to the course! Familiarize yourself
with the course ENG 130 online site.
After watching film Naturally Native, sum up presentation and evaluate its effectiveness, referring
specifically to film elements and specifics that are memorable. What do you think of the film? Do you
recommend it for future students? Why or why not?
Topic is initial reactions to Silko's Ceremony novel. Give specific references to what you have noticed
seem to be major themes, characters, images, etc. How are you enjoying the reading of Silko's style?
The most obvious initial observation is the style
Edgar Huntly (1799), Charles Brockden Brown
Chapter 19 (184-194)- fifth Indian; arrival of forces; abandoned as dead; last Indian
Chapter 19 starts with Edgar trying to recollect himself after the first Indian attack and he talks about
Similar to Browns Memoirs of a Sleep Walker, Race is also prominent in Hobomok.
For Instance, in Memoirs of a Sleep Walker, Edgar does not consider himself nor the English
as having a race, he f
Individual response to group F
I think that group F covered this section well. As it relates to Grimke, it shows the
problems that women faced with men in the early parts of the 19th century. I agree with group F
I believe group B did a good job because they gave a well written summary on how both
American and Europeans existed at the same time as one another. It is obvious to readers that
they were many ch
Individual Response to group F
I agree with Group F as it relates to the rising development in industry because it created
class differences for people who wanted to move west for a better chance at finding e
LOM chap 3
The narrator shifts the focus of attention from Magua and his party to another group of
people in another part of the forest, a few miles west by the river.
We meet the remaining primary characters: Hawkeye, a white hunter, and Chingachgook,
National Identity and Religion
After reading Cherokee Nation V. Georgia, and On Indian Removal, it is evident that
the concept of national identity is relevant. In Cherokee Nation V. Georgia, Chief justice
Marshall says, An aggregate o
The Prairie (1827, 1832)
James Fenimore Cooper
Chapter 1 (9-17)
The Prairie, The Squatter & his family, their encampment & arrival of The
He was a tall, sun-burnt man, past the middle age, of a dull countenance and listless manner. . .
National Identity in Edgar Huntly
In the novel Edgar Huntly, Huntly is a young man who lives with his uncle and sisters on
a farm outside of Philadelphia and he is determined to learn who murdered his fr
Write on one other topic (place and/or people and interconnections between the two) from in-class
freewriting and brainstorming on Sept. 8th. See if you are happy with previous topic as start of multigenre paper. Explore other options and possibilities
Comment upon Black Hawk's leadership style. Discuss his qualities as a military commander with specific
references to examples in the book.
When looking at the story of Black Hawk his natural act for leadership stands out among his tribe. His
Having read about one-half of Ceremony, what have you noticed seems to be Silko's theme? What
elements of storytelling, myth, and oral tradition do you see in the novel thus far?
One major theme I see so far in Sikos novel, Ceremony, is the culture clash,