Dr. Casey A. Cothran

Fall 2013

237 Bancroft Hall
Office phone: 323-4632
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The Masque of the Four Seasons

The Masque of the Four Seasons
by Walter Crane

“You can't say, I won't write today because that excuse will extend into several days,
then several months, then… you are not a writer anymore,
just someone who dreams about being a writer.”
Dorothy C. Fontana

 CRTW 201

Garden of Delight

Garden of Delight
by William Morris

CRTW 201
Syllabus (9:00) Extra Credit

Syllabus (10:00)

Paper 1
Syllabus (12:30) Paper 2
  Research Paper

“But it is very difficult to be learned;
it seems as if people were worn out on the way to great thoughts,
and can never enjoy them because they are too tired.”
George Eliot


 English 200

Sherlock Holmes
by Sydney Paget (1904)


BBC (2012)



Reading Response 1  
Reading Response 2  
Reading Response 3  



by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Additional Links:

Writing 101

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

MLA Formatting and Style Guide


CRTW 201

"This Is Water" by David Foster Wallace  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/kosterj/CRTW201/readings/ThisIsWater.pdf

"Prisoners of the Wired World" by Alan Lightman  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/kosterj/CRTW201/readings/Prisoners.pdf

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by Nicholas Carr  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/6868/

"Is Stupid Making Us Google?" by James Bowman  http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/is-stupid-making-us-google

"Did You Know? 4.0" by XPLANE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8

"The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination" by J.K. Rowling  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/06/text-of-j-k-rowling-speech/

English 200: Fairy Tales

Endicott Studio: Journal of Mythic Arts http://www.endicott-studio.com/PastIssues3.html

Ashliman's Fairytale Variants http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/ashliman.html

SurLaLune Fairytales http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/

Neil Gaiman, "Snow, Glass, Apples"  http://www.holycow.com/dreaming/stories/snow-glass-apples

“Selkies and Fin Folk of the Orkney Islands”  http://www.orkneyjar.com/index.html

Fairytale Artwork http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/09/28/brothers-grimm-fairy-tales-taschen/


English 200: Mystery and Detective Fiction

"Detective Novels: An Overview" by Dr. William Marling http://detnovel.com/

"The Perfect Detective Novel" by Suzanne S. Barnhill http://home.earthlink.net/~wordsintotype/DetectiveNovel.pdf

A Pathfinder on the Evolution of the English Detective Novel http://www.unc.edu/~rdtowery/detective_novel.htm



Winthrop's Department Of English Webpage http://www.winthrop.edu/english/


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