Instructor: Mr. John B. Padgett
Introduction to Literature
This web site is provided as a service to students enrolled
in English 200, Section 21, at the University of Mississippi.
About this Web Site
The buttons at left represent links to the major categories of this site.
Course Policy and Syllabus each represent one document and
detail the academic requirements and the sequence of reading assignments
for the semester. Quizzes will collect the questions given in pop
quizzes throughout the semester (in most cases, without the answers), along
with other pertinent questions regarding the literature; its purpose is
to provide students questions that may help them in reviewing the material
for the exams. Handouts will be a collection of, well, “handouts”
that otherwise would have been photocopied and distributed to students.
These will provide students additional information about certain topics
relevant to the study of literature. Finally, Resources will be
a collection of links to additional sources of information on the Internet,
such as literary research tools, text archives, and author information
About the Instructor
I have been a graduate instructor of English at the University of Mississippi
since 1992. I have also taught at Clemson
University. I hold a B.A. (1988) and M.A (1991) in English from Clemson
and currently I am completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Mississippi.
My research interests include Southern Literature, especially William
Faulkner, and English Romantic Literature (my M.A. thesis, “Shelley,
Dante, and Romantic Irony,” is about Percy Bysshe Shelley). Other professional
interests include nonfiction writing, especially journalism, and composition
theory and instruction, particularly as it regards the use of computer
and communications technology.
For more biographical and professional information, read the relevant
sections at my World Wide
Web home page. For information on how and when to reach me this semester,
look at the course policy.
This page was created on Wednesday, 26 August 1998.
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