Instructor's Guide

Edited by John Alberti, Northern Kentucky University

1994 950 pages est. Paper (32974-6)

Designed to facilitate the integration of The Heath Anthology into the American literature survey course, the Instructor's Guide provides a range of materials to help instructors explore relationships among writers, periods, and schools within an expanded American literature canon. Each entry is by one of the more than two hundred scholars who serve as contributing editors to the anthology. Included are analysis and discussion of each writer and selection in the Second Edition; suggestions for teaching each writer in the context of both traditional and new writers; critical bibliographies; creative syllabi; and writing assignments. Pedagogical essays on a variety of interesting subjects provide provocative and challenging ways to use the text.

Selections from Whitman and Dickinson

The extensive offering of Whitman and Dickinson selections in The Heath Anthology, Second Edition, appear in Volume 1. If you would like to teach Whitman and Dickinson with Volume 2, however, we've created a simple way for you to do so. All of the Whitman and Dickinson selections from Volume 1 have been published in a 212-page paperback supplement which may be shrinkwrapped with Volume 2. To make certain your bookstore orders the correct item, specify The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Second Edition, Volume 2, with the Whitman/Dickinson supplement and use the ISBN (35303-5). If at any time you are using Volume 2 alone and would like to add the Whitman/Dickinson supplement to your order, use the ISBN (24998-X).

The Heath Anthology Syllabus Builder software, version 2.0

Edited by Randall Bass, Georgetown University

System Requirements:

* Macintosh, System 7.0 or higher, 2 MB RAM, hard drive with at least 2.3 MB free (35585-2)

* IBM-PC or 100% compatible, Windows 3.x, 2 MB RAM, hard drive with at least 2/3 MB free;

3 1/2" (35586-0); 5 1/4" (35587-9)

Items Included: 2 disks, User's Guide

As innovative as its predecessor, the Second Edition of The Heath Anthology often presents instructors with a significant class-preparation challenge. The Syllabus Builder, available free of charge to adopters upon request, is a groundbreaking, state-of-the-art software tool for course design and preparation. The program offers flexible access to a wealth of information from both course syllabi and the highly regarded, extremely comprehensive Instructor's Guide for The Heath Anthology. This information can lead to innovative ideas for teaching, such as incorporating new authors and pedagogies into the course, revising existing syllabi, and creating new assignments. Initially developed at Brown University's Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship, the Syllabus Builder has been dramatically updated and expanded to include new course materials from participating instructors.

For more information about electronic resources for American literature instructors, read "The Canon, The Computer, and the Pedagogic Imaginary" by Randall Bass beginning on page 7.

The Heath Bibliography of American Literature

edited by Jackson Bryer, University of Maryland, with the assistance of The Heath Anthology Editorial Board

1994 Paper 48 pages est. (35346-9)

The Bibliography provides a comprehensive listing of Reference Works and Bibliographies as well as of Criticism, and Literary and Cultural History. This supplement is an extremely valuable guide to the rich critical and scholarly resources on American literature now in print.

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