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South Plains Review: Across the Threshold By Roy Bearden-White
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South Plains Review is the creative writing journal of South Plains College. This is the Fall 2015 edition
Literary Traditions: A Reader for English 1302, Second Edition By Roy Bearden-White
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A textbook reader for Dr. Roy Bearden-White's English 1302 classes at South Plains College. My original goal in assembling this project, was to create a textbook, specifically designed for use in... More > English 1302 at South Plains College, that was, first and foremost, affordable for the limited budget of college students. With the ever-escalating costs of higher education in general and textbooks in particular, the final objective seemed abundantly clear. The path towards that goal, however, involved other considerations, such as a text’s cultural relevancy to modern students, the tension between popular traditions and the literary canon, freshmen accessibility of analytical challenges, and, finally, reading enjoyment.< Less
Literary Explorations: A Reader for English 2332 By Roy Bearden-White
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An Anthology of World Literature. Volume One: Early World Literature to 1700. A textbook for use with Dr. Roy Bearden-White's Early World Literature course, English 2332, at South Plains College. ... More > This textbook includes canonical works from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, with representations from Egypt, India, China, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, England, and the Middle East.< Less
Literary Explorations: A Reader for English 2333 By Roy Bearden-White
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An Anthology of World Literature Volume Two: Modern World Literature from 1700. A textbook for use with Dr. Roy Bearden-White's Modern World Literature course, English 2333, at South Plains College.... More > This textbook includes canonical works from the eras of Enlightenment, Romanticism, Existentialism, Transcendentalism, Realism, Symbolism, Regionalism, and Modernism, The authors in this anthology represent England, Germany, Russian, America, Norway, France, Scotland, and Ireland.< Less
Voices From The Stage: An Anthology of Drama By Roy Bearden-White
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A collection of well-known works of drama, including Lysistrata by Aristophanes, the Morality play Everyman, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Aphra Behn's The Rover, The School for Scandal by... More > Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Escape by William Wells Brown, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Trifles by Susan Glaspell, and Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello.< Less
How The Wind Sits: The History of Henry and Ann Lemoine, Chapbook Writers and Publishers of the Late Eighteenth Century By Roy Bearden-White
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During the 18th century, not all books were found in bookstores or libraries. In London, itenerate book salesmen wandered the streets hawking their wares. The books they sold were cheap and often... More > poorly printed, but they represented the beginnings of popular reading among the growing lower classes. Henry and Ann Lemoine were among the most prolific writers and publishers of street literature in the late eighteenth-century and theirs is a story of poverty, greed, prison, and female empowerment.< Less
Reading the Self: Print Technologies, Authorship, And Identity Formation In The Eighteenth-Century Marketplace By Roy Bearden-White
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At one major publishing house, there is a running joke that the second book published on the Gutenberg press was about the death of the publishing business. While this joke is an obvious... More > exaggeration, there is a certain amount of truth that with each advance in technology, with each printing innovation or invention, a similar death dynamic occurred. This was most noticeable during the tumultuous years of the eighteenth century when a veritable flood of printing techniques, business practices, reading formats, and sources for reading material was introduced. The cultural reaction to each new technological change, while not exactly the same in all respects, exhibited a series of characteristics that closely mirrored each other. In each case, readers reacted in various ways against the innovation and supported the traditional publishing industry and, in their reaction, created, modified, and maintained a sense of their own identity.< Less
Blood Lines: An Anthology of Vampire Fiction By Roy Bearden-White
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This collection of horror stories includes selections from the late 18th century to the early 20th century and presents a literary evolution of the vampire. This volume... More > includes: “Christabel” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge “A Fragment” by George Gordon, Lord Byron “The Vampyre” by John William Polidori “Wake Not the Dead” by Johann Ludwig Tieck “Clarimonde” by Théophile Gautier “The Mysterious Stranger” by Karl von Wachsmann “The Last Lords of Gardonal” by William Gilbert “Carmilla” by J. Sheridan LeFanu “Let Loose” by Mary Cholmondeley “A Mystery of the Campagna” by Baroness Anne Crawford von Rabe “The Vampire Maid” by Hume Nisbet “Luella Miller” by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman “The Tomb of Sarah” by F. G. Loring “The Transfer” by Algernon Blackwood “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker “Mrs. Amworth” by E. F. Benson “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire” by Arthur Conan Doyle< Less
Into The Darkness: An Anthology of Gothic Fiction By Roy Bearden-White
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This collection of gothic stories includes selections from the late 18th century to the early 20th century and includes: Barbauld, Anna. “Sir Bertrand, a Fragment”; Crookenden, Isaac... More > “The Vindictive Monk”; Brown, Charles Brockden. “Somnambulism”; Polidori, John William. “The Vampyre”; Irving, Washington. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”; Scott, Walter “The Tapestried Chamber”; Le Fanu, Sheridan “Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter”; Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Masque of the Red Death”; Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Premature Burial”; Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Cask of Amontillado”; Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Rappaccini’s Daughter”; Collins, Wilkie. “The Traveler’s Story”; Gaskell, Elizabeth. “The Old Nurse’s Story”; Hauff, Wilhelm. “The Severed Hand”; Kipling, Rudyard. “The Mark of the Beast”; Doyle, A. Conan. “Lot No. 249”; Freeman, Mary Wilkins. “Luella Miller”; Blackwood, Algernon. “The Willows”; Gautier, Théophile. “The Mummy’s Foot”; Loring, F. G. “The Tomb of Sarah”; Lovecraft, H. P. “The Call of Cthulhu”.< Less

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