Dartmouth Fictions-Midterm Key People/Terms
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founded Moors Charity School in 1775
used as point of contact with Native Americans for E. Wheelock
William Legge, Second Earl of Dartmouth
helps Wheelock with funding of school so Wheelock names school after him
member of first graduating class of dartmouth, begged to go to dartmouth->gets sent into wilderness->leaves to yale->wheelock drags him back to dartmouth
Eric P. Kelly
class of 1906, wrote Three Sides of Agiochook (focuses on NAs in Hanover)
"Three Sides of Agiochook"
fictional story that answers why Dartmouth survived the Revolutionary War, starring the student from the North (and suspected Tory) Philip Brewster
Mohawk, supporter of Britain during American Rev., had two sons go to Moors College
finds the black people buried dated from slavery times, claims slavery was the backbone of the rise of elite institutions
Edward Mitchell, Class of 1828
first african american student to graduate from Dartmouth, faculty didn't want to admit him but students protested
Phebe Ann Jacobs
wrote uncle tom's cabin, abolitionist, slave of Maria Wheelock (daughter of John)
expelled from Dartmouth for pranks, writes book "Memoirs" of his adventures as a "serial criminal" and it is super popular
always foiling Stephen Burroughs mischievous plans
The meaning of the past object is determined by the present
We need to understand the past on its own terms
Dartmouth College Case & Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster wins after going to supreme court, he is determined "rightful" inheritor of the college instead of J. Wheelock
"What Katy Did at School"
written by Susan Coolidge, about two girls Katy & Clover who go to a boarding school in NH, learn about adolescence and discover sex and sexual interest, this is mainly with "Berry" a boy at the adjacent school "Arrowhead"
The Two Major Literary Societies
Society of Social Friends & United Fraternity
Charles F. Richardson, Class of 1871
offered first course in American literature ("English 9") in 1882, known for legitimizing study of American literature
Craven Laycock, Class of 1896
taught rhetoric and speech, later Dean of College, most known for suspending Theodor Geisel (leading to the creation of the "Dr. Seuss" pseudonym)
Fred Lewis Patee, Class of 1887
first prof. of American Literature, taught at Penn State University 1894-1928
"Echoes from Dartmouth" 1895
collection of the best student writing, edited by students
E.O. Grover, Class of 1894, "Thetford Sketches"
narrative of Joe Brown and his "hometown honey," Tilda Higgins
Barron Shirley, "Frank Chardon's Experience"
draws from romantic ear and gothic tropes, narrative structure copies Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
Harlan C. Pearson, Class of 1893, "Clarkson, Right Guard"
short story about balance between athletics and academics and work, main character is Sam Clarkson
C.N. McCall, Class of 1898, "Pledging a Freshman"
Mr. Greene seeks joining a frat, lonely and wants to make friends-sees joining a frat as a way to do this
N.L. Foster, Class of 1896, "A Turkey Feather"
turkey stealing, James Reed & unnamed "seedy representative of the agricultural class"
Morrill Land Grant (1862) money funds New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (1866), Culver Hall made in 1871, Ag. School was moved to Durham and Culver Hall was purchased by Dartmouth in 1892 (now known as Hallgarten Hall)
expression of displeasure, used with politicians and faculty, students would show up to their professors homes and blow loud horns
"Woodin' Up" or "Wooding"
scuffing & stamping feet on floor, expression of either approval or disapproval
french movement; artists pushed beyond limits of literary realism (subject matter) and verse (form), pushed Hovey into "vers libre," or "free verse"
Boston group of intellectuals also known as "The Pewter Mugs," Richard Hovey was a member
"Ode to Youth in the Spring"
poem by Richard Hovey, reconnecting with nature
drinking song, reflects a generic (rather than Dartmouth) masculine fellow feeling
Dartmouth Ode (1894)
poem written and read by Richard Hovey for the 125 anniversary of Dartmouth College, a "call and response poem," Hovey promises that nature will renew Dartmouth and learning
written by Hovey, drinking song, takes NA history and turns into a joke
"A Winter Thought of Dartmouth in Manhattan"
a play on two mothers: the Old, the alma mater, and the New, Manhattan, doesn't resolve tension but allows both to co-exist
"When the Priest Left"
written by Hovey, he takes on two roles: the somewhat disillusioned priest and the lusty lover
"The Chief Elements of a Manly Culture"
topic of Pres. Bartlett's inauguration address in 1877, how to create manly atmosphere on campus, reflected fear of increasing feminization in America
"Hanover Winter Song"
turns "wolf-wind" of winter into an opportunity for cozy fellowship in front of the fire with a beer in hand, song is a "skoal"
a ritual expression of friendship and fellowship that precedes drinking
marries Richard Hovey in 1894, disciple of Francois Delsarte and helped spread the movement (how she made a living)
French music and acting teacher, developed "aesthetico-technic"-a system of movement and speech, super popular among Americans
"Men of Dartmouth"
written by Richard Hovey, becomes official alma-mater in 1926
William Jewett Tucker (Class of 1861)
Psi U member, 9th president of Dartmouth College, Ordained Minister, established number of big changes for dartmouth ("modernization of dartmouth")
Charles Eastman (Class of 1887)
native american from the midwest, dresses up often as samson occom and also knew Mathew Arnold
The Beautiful and the Damned (Paula Fass)
increased gap between generations, WWI vets traumatized and therefore turned towards pleasure-seeking behaviors
This Side of Paradise (Fitzgerald, 1920)
exploration of "Jazz Age" student/youth culture
The Plastic Age, Percy Marks
Hugh is main character, rooms with Carl Peters, both want to get into Delta-Alpha fraternity, classic bildungsroman and the students are super anxious
manual of fraternities, cited in "The Plastic Age," talked about exclusivity of frats etc.
main character of "The Plastic Age,"
Hugh's roommate in the plastic age, he has new money, drinks, smokes etc. (which Hugh doesn't do)
Cycle of Bildungsroman in "The Plastic Age"
Freshman: ignorance, Sophomore: adulating, Junior: bitter disillusionment, Senior: maturity
football player in "The Plastic Age," big man on campus, considered a hero
Hugh develops good relationship with him, example of the ideal professor and student relationship
Philip Frenau (ID ?)
"On the Demolition of an Old College"
Levi Frisbie (ID ?)
Eric P. Kelly (ID ?)
"Three Sides of Agiochook"
Stephen Burroughs (ID ?)
"Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs of New Hampshire"
Susan Coolidge (ID ?)
"What Katy Did at School"
Richard Hovey (ID ?)
"Men of Dartmouth," "Dartmouth Ode," "Eleazor Wheelock," "A Winter Thought of Dartmouth in Manhattan," "Ode to Youth in the Spring," "The Stein Song," "Harmonics," "When the Priest Left," "Her Valentine"
Charles A. Eastman
"From Deep Woods to Civilization"
"The Plastic Age"
"The Dartmouth Murders"
main character who saves the day in "Three Sides of Agiochook"