I have a confession to make. I haven’t read much American Literature. There. I said it. Beyond what I had to read in college and, of course, modern fiction which can’t quite be called literature, I’ve avoided reading large quantities of the American authors with the possible exception of Poe.
I am, however, teaching two classes of juniors this half of the year and another class in the second half of the school year. (We teach in 90 minute blocks for two quarters then switch.) In North Carolina, that means I’m teaching American literature.
Out of the first three things we will be reading in class, I have read one. Luckily, I’m pretty quick on the uptake and my fellow teachers are being incredibly supportive and helpful by sharing their resources and directing me to online resources.
Looks like I have some reading to do.