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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $65.00
  • September 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-91339-2
  • 6.1 × 9.2 in / 2016 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

The Norton Introduction to Literature

Shorter Eleventh Edition


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Kelly J. Mays (Editor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

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Interactive Instructor's Guide


The new Interactive Instructor’s Guide makes it easy for instructors to seamlessly resources into their intro to literature courses. This online database places Norton's extensive collection of teaching resources at instructors' fingertips--whether veteran professors looking for something to enliven tried and true lectures or first time instructors building lesson plans from scratch. The Interactive Instructor's Guide content is organized by topic and tagged with keywords and themes as well as resource type to enable maximum flexibility and ease of use in course planning.

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Free and customizable coursepacks for Blackboard and other Learning Management Systems include all of the material on LitWeb plus bulleted summaries of the Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing about Literature sections; multiple-choice quizzes on the elements of fiction, poetry, and drama; the entire Writing about Literature section from the book; a bank of discussion questions and short answer questions on selected stories, poems, and plays (with suggested answers in the instructor view); and multiple-choice quizzes on the Writing about Literature chapters.

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Writing About Literature Video Tutorials

Writing about Literature Video Tutorials offer students practical and engaging advice. These videos are also included in the free coursepack.

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Lecture PowerPoints

These visually dynamic lecture PowerPoint slides feature teaching suggestions and discussion topics in the notes field. While the slides are easy to customize, they are also a “lecture-ready” solution for instructors who have limited preparation time.

Lecture PowerPoints, FictionSample, Chapter 5
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Art Slides

Art from the text and the website is available for instructors.

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Instructor's Manual

Shaleen Brown (Author,  Stanford University), Barbara Bird (Author,  St. Petersburg College), Linda Yakle (Author,  St. Petersburg College), Kelly Hager (Author,  Simmons College), Kelly J. Mays (Author,  University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Dana Milstein (Author,  Baruch College)

This thorough guide offers discussions of nearly all the works in the anthology as well as advice for instructors who teach writing through literature. more

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Teaching Poetry

Allan J. Gedalof (Author,  University of Western Ontario)

This practical handbook offers a wide variety of innovative in-class exercises designed to enliven classroom discussion. Each of these flexible teaching exercises includes straightforward, step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for variation. more

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