This site was developed as a class project for ENGL 446
and ENGL 447, two interrelated courses on American Transcendentalism and
the Prominence of Place. The courses were offered in the Spring 2002
semester by Dr. Patricia Dwyer and Dr. Linda Tate, both associate
professors of English at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Linda served as webmaster for this project. Please email
her with questions, suggestions, additions, corrections.
All of the students in the class, as well as Patricia and Linda,
contributed to the materials on this site. We hope this site will give you
a sense of the American Transcendentalists and the many writers and
environmental activists they have inspired, as well as the many
possibilities for creativity learning in higher education.
It is safe to say that for, all of us, this course was a uniquely
Pictured above (from left to right):
Sarah Alouf, Tiffany Lawrence, Deidre Schaefer, T C Williams, Catherine Hall,
Paul Kelley, Patricia Dwyer, Anna Hughes, Lizzie Lowe, Dan Marrs
(collection of Linda Tate).
Transcendentalism: An Online Travel Guide" was produced by students in
ENGL 446, American Transcendentalism, and ENGL 447, American Literature
and the Prominence of Place: A Travel Practicum. These courses were
team-taught in the Department of
English at Shepherd College,
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Spring 2002 by
Dr. Patricia Dwyer and
Dr. Linda Tate. For more information on the course and the web
"About This Site." © 2003 Linda Tate.