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Welcome to Thiel College's ENG 235 Survey of American Literature class group, where you can access students' timeline, map, and gallery projects.

Galleries, Timelines, and Maps

Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Caedmon Foore on Monday, May 6, 2024 - 11:19


Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Amelia Folkmire on Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 22:28

Throughout history, The Great Depression takes a large part of it. The world that we live in was in total shambles, economically and socially. People lost their jobs, became homeless and were starving for food on the street. In history, we always want to see it from a first hand persepective. In this gallery, we will see The Great Depression from the eyes of people whose lives were stripped away from them. 

Posted by Amelia Folkmire on Monday, April 22, 2024 - 22:57

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St.Paul, Minnesota. 

He attended Princeton Univeristy and dropped out. 

July 1918 in Montgomery, Alabama he met his wife Zelda. 

1937-1940 He moved to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. He became an alcoholic. He passed away in Hollywood, California in December 21st, 1940 at the age of 44. 



Posted by Amelia Folkmire on Monday, April 22, 2024 - 22:29

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He wrote his first novel titled "This Side of Paradise" in 1920. It is about the morality of being young. The book was widly popular and him and his wife Zelda were dubbed the prince and princess of their generation. His next book was called "The Beautiful and Damned" in 1922. The book is about a husband and wife who own a shop and degenerate. They wait for a young man him to inherite a large fortune but there is nothing left perserving by that point. Fitzgerald wanted to have Gatsby's dream to relate to his dream. He wanted to discover the dreams of America. He was writing another novel titled "The Last Tycoon" about Hollywood. Before he could finish the novel, he passed away due to a heart attack. He was 44 years old and died on December 21st, 1940. 

Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Victoria Broshears on Monday, March 18, 2024 - 22:19

Step into the shadows and explore the haunting allure of "The Macabre" in this exhibit where darkness meets American literature, and artistry to evoke a chilling fascination with the eerie and the supernatural.

Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Ashlei Brown on Monday, March 18, 2024 - 18:21

When it comes to your everyday history courses, most of the time African American history is glossed over and never talked about. But when African American history is talked about most of the time it is concerning African American males, so with that in mind I decided to take a different route and focus on the African American women and their voices and accompolishments throughout history. 

Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Colin Schroyer on Monday, March 18, 2024 - 18:03

Progress has been one of the defining characteristics of U.S. history; from the Industrial Revolution to Westward Expansion to the Race to the Moon, America established itself as the nation of progress. In many regards, this notion of progress seeps into literature as well, which this exhibit will explore.

Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Cole Sherwin on Monday, March 18, 2024 - 16:45

In the 17th century, chaos began to arise in Salem, Massachusetts. Mysterious illnesses suddenly began to spread like wildfire. One by one, townmembers started to be contained because they were "transmitters" of this disease. Soon, neighboring towns were infected; the only question being who was next? One fatal finger was all that was needed to spread this and costed the lives of many. Then, one day, it all stopped, quiet murmors being the only trace left of the disease. However, this will be a time which will live in infamy: the Salem Witch Trials. 


Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Mark Littke on Monday, March 18, 2024 - 15:13

 This gallery presents a thought-provoking selection of portraits, images, and other visual works of art that represent the death and rebirth of human legacies, nature, literary movements, cultures, ways of life, and other significant, core characteristics that have defined American history and American literature. The United States, in its almost 250 years of independence, is often known as a place of freedom, and this freedom entails frequent change and new cycles of progress in every age. Simply put, this nation is a land of change and moving away from much of the old. Works displaying events at the time or looking back on the events that have forced the death of one component of the American way of life and the rebirth of it in a different form from the days of Columbus to the early 20th century shall be included here. These visual works of art will also be heavily tied to American writers who have seen and attempted to comprehend these transitions within the country's history... more

Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Amy Batt on Monday, March 18, 2024 - 11:46

This gallery will introduce Dark Romanticism, a literary movement that emerged in the 19th century, explored the darker aspects of human nature and the supernatural. Writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville delved into themes of madness, death, and the unknown, creating works that were both haunting and thought-provoking. One of the key elements of Dark Romanticism was its focus on the individual's inner turmoil and struggle with their own demons. Characters often grappled with guilt, obsession, and inner darkness, reflecting the anxieties and fears of society at the time.Through their exploration of these themes, Dark Romantic writers challenged traditional notions of morality and explored the complexities of human psychology. These works continue to captivate readers today with their eerie atmospheres and psychological depth.


Individual Entries

Posted by Amelia Folkmire on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 17:04

Located in Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University is an Ivy League research university. It is one of the fourth institutions of higher education. The institution first moved to Newark, New Jersey and then to the current campus nine years later. Princeton University officially became a university in 1896. The same year F Scott Fitzgerald was born. In the beginning it was founded as college of New Jersey. It was also dubbed as Log College. The school went through various president and numerous changes over time. Princeton University was one of the nine colonial colleges to be chartered before the American revolution. Princeton University has meant very much to F Scott Fitzgerald as he attended, but did not complete his degree.

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Chronology Entry
Posted by Amelia Folkmire on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 16:45
Posted by Caedmon Foore on Monday, May 6, 2024 - 11:36
Chronology Entry
Posted by Caedmon Foore on Monday, May 6, 2024 - 11:04
Posted by Caedmon Foore on Monday, May 6, 2024 - 10:52

Caedmon Foore

Dr. Gross

English 235

6 March 2024

Where about is Walden?

            Walden pond is a small glacial lake just south of Concord Massachusetts. There Thoreau lived for two years, two months, and two days. The young 27-year-old Thoreau constructed a small cabin on the north end of the lake out of local pines until he moved in on July 4, 1845. This small cabin measured 10 by 15 and only contained the essentials that Thoreau would need for the next two years. He would survive mostly on local berries, nuts, and beans that he found and cultivated. These beans gave Thoreau much trouble as he dedicated an entire chapter to them in Walden. During his time at Walden Thoreau had much time to reflect on why he was there and how this time was affecting his life. Although not popular at the time it would be hard to argue the mastery of his writing. “The physical act of living day by day at Walden Pond is what gives the book authority,...

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