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 (now
Shepherd University) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. In Spring 2006, Linda
offered the course again, and more students contributed journal entries,
sketches, poems, and photographs.
of the students in the classes, 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.
served as webmaster for this project. Please email her with questions,
suggestions, additions, corrections.
safe to say that for, all of us, this course was a
uniquely life-affirming experience.
(from left to right): Dr. Linda Tate, Sarah Alouf,
Tiffany Lawrence, Deidre Schaefer, T C Williams, Catherine Hall, Paul Kelley,
Dr. Patricia Dwyer, Anna Hughes, Lizzie Lowe, Dan Marrs (collection of Linda
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 (now
Shepherd University), Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Spring 2002 by Dr.
Patricia Dwyer and Dr. Linda Tate. For more information on the course and
the web project, visit “About This
2003 Linda Tate.