Projects for English 301 and English 207
Dr. Tina L. Hanlon, email@example.com
Children's Literature Course Home Page
Appalachian Literature Course Home Page
UPDATE: GIVE YOUR TITLE TO DR. HANLON BY MONDAY, NOV. 6 IF YOU WAN T A SPECIFIC TITLE ON THE SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM.
Web site for Environmental Symposium. You can register online to attend other events in addition to the poster presentation (and you should definitely do so if you are in Appalachian Literature).
Deadlines for Posters:
Have your topic approved by Dr. Hanlon by Nov. 2 or 3.
Have your poster ready for evaluation by Dr. Hanlon by Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Three posters from each class will be chosen for the symposium display.
Poster presentations are on Nov. 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (in Franklin Hall Atrium)
This is a professional conference (which means it will be good to list on your resume) and there will be presenters from other schools at this event.
Dr. Hanlon will write to your other professor if you will miss a class on Friday at 1:30.
The preliminary program (on paper) says this is "designated time for presenters to stand with their posters to give explanations and answer questions."
We will designate a day when your posters will be presented in our class, and the class will have a chance to ask questions, but you will not have to give an oral report in class.
Other Poster Guidelines
Check here later for updates to these guidelines and details about topics that various students are selecting.
Appalachian Studies Association Bibliography (online)
Appalachian Studies Bibliography Cumulation 1994-2004, WVU (online)
Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Eds. Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2006. Entries are arranged alphabetically within each section, such as Cultural Traditions: Folklore and Folklife, Cultural Traditions: Humor, Cultural Traditions: Language, Cultural Traditions: Literature. (In our library's reference section.)
On reserve for this class: Edwards, Grace Toney, JoAnn Aust Asbury, and Ricky L. Cox, eds. A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region. Knoxville, Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2006. Excellent introduction to regional studies by a variety of scholars, including a section by Roberta Herrin on children's literature.
AppLit: Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and Young Adults
Poster Topics (this is what I know so far):
In Children's Literature:
Nicole Baker is focusing on The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and other picture books that deal explicitly with environmental problems such as pollution.
Kenzie Franklin and Roxanna Belcher are using The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and other resources relating to human use of trees.
SeaJay Hogan and Tiffany Hudson are focusing on water conservation (not sure what literature)?
In Appalachian Literature:
Evan F. is focusing on folk medicine, using literary depictions from James Still and other examples