Dalle Compiles Owl Anthology

August 25, 2014


Dr. Eric Dalle with the three-volume set of The Owl Anthology of American Literature

Dr. Eric Dalle with the three-volume set of The Owl Anthology of American Literature

Dr. Eric Dalle ’93 likes tackling large projects. He finished his dissertation two years ago, and he was looking for something else. The project he found – creating The Owl Anthology of American Literature (University Readers, 2015) – will benefit waves of sophomores and their instructors for years to come.

In consultation with fellow American literature instructors Mr. Lin Askew, Mrs. Michelle Crews, Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby, and Mr. Jim McClain, Dalle compiled, edited, secured permissions, and oversaw the publishing of the anthology, divided into three volumes: Fiction, Poetry, and Essays, Letters, and Other Writings. Mr. Michael Guthrie, the school’s graphic designer, created the cover designs.

The idea for the books began as a conversation among the English faculty regarding what they enjoyed most about teaching literature. They subsequently compiled a list of favorite works, which formed the basis for the anthology.

During a recent chapel, Dalle presented Headmaster Ellis Haguewood with a set of the books.

“This represents incredible dedication, hard work, and time in securing copyrights, putting the books together, and actually getting the anthology published,” Haguewood said. “Believe it or not, people in the English Department have been thinking about a work like this since the early 1970s. Thank you, Dr. Dalle.”

Sophomores have their books now, but if you would like an Owl Anthology of American Literature of your own, the three volumes are available for purchase through the publisher by following the instructions below. The Fiction volume is $54.95, Poetry is $19.95, and Essays, Letters, and Other Writings is $24.95.

Step 1: Log on to https://students.universityreaders.com/store/.

Step 2: Create an account or log in if you have an existing account.

Step 3: Follow the instructions to complete the ordering process. Payment can be made via all major credit cards.



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