In the Fall of 2006, Dr. Michael O'Conner's EN202 Writing About
Literature course worked on a collaborative project, a literary casebook
on Margaret Atwood's novel Oryx and Crake. The students
divided up all tasks in creating this "virtual textbook," drafted
and refined the text of these materials, and submitted their work
for publication on the world wide web.
This casebook includes:
- a summary of the novel,
- background and supporting
information on themes and issues found within the novel,
- a recent
bibliography, with some annotations,
- an array of student essays examining
the novel through a number of critical lens,
- and important
links concerning the novel.
The class was made up of the following students: Rebecca E. Buchter,
Nicole A. Faletti, Rachel K.Fry, Kortney A.Gretencord, Amber K. McKinney, Sarah
L. Nielsen, Cheryl M. Pearson, Megan B. Radley, Eric Rankin, Sarah G. Scharnett,
Hannah L. Shaner, Stephen J. Swain, and Molly E. Tretter.
These students retain all rights to their intellectual property.
We hope you will find this casebook valuable.