ARIEL (A Resource for the Interactive Exploration of Literature) CR-ROM: An exciting tool that introduces students to the pleasures of studying literature. The CD features nearly thirty casebooks on authors ranging from Sophocles to Rita Dove. Each casebook offers a rich array of resources, including hyperlinked essays; video and audio clips; critical essays; a biography, bibliography, and webliography; essay questions, quizzes and visuals. General resources include a robust glossary and more.
Online Learning Center (http://www.mhhe.com/stanford): This rich online learning center offers complete texts of selected classic works with embedded links to relevant sites; a linked table of contents; a linked timeline offering historical and cultural contexts for anthologized works; author biographies; a complete glossary; literature-specific Web links; guidelines for library and Internet research; a tutorial on avoiding plagiarism; a writing tutor for an interpretative paper; and interactive quizzes, Web exercises, and writing prompts offering students additional practice in literary response, interpretation, and evaluation.
Trade Books: A number of modern and classic works of fiction and nonfiction are available at a substantial discount when packaged with Stanford's Responding to Literature:
Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang
Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Bissinger, Friday Night Lights, second edition
Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Erdrich, Love Medicine
Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate
Ha Jin, Waiting
Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Jenkins, A Walk across America
Kingston, Woman Warrior
Momaday, House Made of Dawn
Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Translation
Spiegelman, Maus, Vol. 1
Tan, The Joy Luck Club
White, Essays of E. B. White
Poetry to My Ear(0-07-229543-0): This is the first CD-ROM to cover the formal components of poetry (rhyme, rhythm, line, and form), to define and illustrate the concepts, and to enable students to try their own hands at some of the techniques in the interactive studio. By offering students the opportunity to hear a recitation of each anthologized poem (in some cases by the author), this groundbreaking teaching tool engages students with poetry, poetic language, and poets at a truly inspirational level.