Literature and Cultural Theory



Preliminary Exam Guidelines

The preliminary exam for Plan A doctoral students will have the following three parts:

  1. Major field of literature and culture [approx. 50% of total number of texts]
  2. Field of cultural theory [25% of total number of texts]
  3. Field developed by the student and committee (e.g. subfield to contextualize probable dissertation topic; additional field of literature and culture or theory; or field defined by genre) [25% of total number of texts]

Regarding the "major field of literature and culture" (1) and the field of "cultural theory" (2), students will select from among the following areas set out by Plan A faculty. A minimum of half of each bibliography (of primary and contextual materials) will be selected from a list of recommended texts designed in advance by faculty with expertise in these fields and up to half may be developed by the student. The third reading list will be left to students and advisors to develop.

Major Fields of Literature and Culture

African-American Literature

* Option One: African American Literature: Origins to 1920
* Option Two: African American Literature: 1920-present
* Option Three: Survey of African American Literature (at least 12 texts from each of the prescribed lists for the above periods, plus 25 more of your choice divided fairly evenly between the two periods)

African American Literature: Origins to 1920

  • Briton Hammon, A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon (1760)
  • Phyllis Wheatley, Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley, ed John Shields (1989) [orig. pub. dates 1773-84]
  • Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African,Written by Himself (1789)
  • David Walker, David Walker's Appeal in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World (1830)
  • Maria Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer: Essays and Speeches, ed. Marilyn Richardson (1987) [orig. pub. 1835]
  • William Wells Brown, Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave. Written by Himself, (1847)
  • -----. Clotel, Or the President's Daughter (1853)
  • Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1848)
  • -----. The Heroic Slave, A Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington, in Pursuit of Liberty (1852)
  • -----. My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
  • -----. Selected Speeches and Writings, ed. Philip S. Foner and Yuval Taylor (2000)
  • Harriet E. Wilson, Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story White House, North (1859)
  • Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)
  • Six Women's Slave Narratives, ed. William Andrews (1989)
  • Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868)
  • Martin Delany, Blake: Or the Huts of America (1862)
  • Hannah Crafts, The Bondwoman's Narrative [orig. written 1855-1869?]
  • Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South: By A Woman from the South (1892)
  • Frances E. W. Harper, Iola Leroy, Or Shadows Uplifted (1892)
  • -----. A Brighter Coming Day: A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader, ed. Frances Smith Foster (1993)
  • Ida Wells Barnett, The Selected Works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, ed. Trudier Harris
  • Charles Chestnutt, The Conjure Woman (1899)
  • -----. The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories (1899)
  • -----. The House Behind the Cedars (1900)
  • -----. The Marrow of Tradition (1901)
  • Pauline Hopkins, Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South (1900)
  • -----. The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins, ed. Hazel Carby (1990)
  • Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (1901)
  • W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
  • -----. The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911)
  • -----. Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil (1920)
  • -----. Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1940)
  • N. F. Mossell, The Work of the Afro-American Woman, ed. Joanne Braxton (1988)
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Complete Poems (1888-1906)
  • James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912)
  • -----. Ed. The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922)
  • James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, eds. The Books of American Negro Spirituals (1926)
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson , "The Goodness of Saint Rocque," "M'sieu Fortier's Violin," "Mr. Baptiste," "Sister Josepha," "The Praline Woman,"(1899) and "Stones of the Village", in American Women Regionalists, 1850-1910, ed. J. Fetterley and M. Pryse (1992); Mine Eyes Have Seen" [play] (in The Crisis, April, 1918)
  • Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920, ed. Elizabeth Ammons
African American Literature: 1920-present
  • Jean Toomer, Cane (1923)
  • Alain Locke, ed. The New Negro (1925)
  • Jesse Redmon Fauset, Plum Bun (1928)
  • Claude McKay, Home to Harlem (1928)
  • -----. Complete Poems (2004)
  • -----. Banana Bottom (1933)
  • Nella Larsen, Quicksand (1928)
  • -----. Passing (1929)
  • Wallace Thurman, The Blacker the Berry (1929)
  • -----. Infants of the Spring (1932)
  • George Schuyler, Black No More (1931)
  • Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
  • -----. Complete Stories (2008)
  • Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (1995)
  • -----. The Short Stories of Langston Hughes (1997)
  • Richard Wright, Uncle Tom's Children (1938)
  • -----. Native Son (1940)
  • -----. Black Boy (1945)
  • Anne Petry, The Street (1946)
  • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)
  • -----. Shadow and Act (1964)
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, Selected Poems (2006)
  • James Baldwin, Go Tell It On the Mountain (1953)
  • -----. Notes of a Native Son (1955)
  • -----. Giovanni's Room (1956)
  • Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun (1959)
  • Paule Marshall, Brown Girls, Brownstones (1959)
  • -----. Praisesong for the Widow (1983)
  • Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)
  • Lucille Clifton, Collected Poems 1965-2010
  • Margaret Walker, Jubilee (1966)
  • Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal, eds. Black Fire (1968)
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (1970)
  • -----. The Song of Solomon (1977)
  • -----. Beloved (1987)
  • -----. Jazz (1992)
  • -----. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992)
  • Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo (1972)
  • Alice Walker, In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973)
  • -----. Meridian (1976)
  • -----. The Color Purple (1982)
  • -----. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983)
  • Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (1975)
  • Gayl Jones, Corregidora (1975)
  • Octavia Butler, Kindred (1979)
  • -----. Parable of the Sower (1994)
  • -----. Parable of the Talents (1999)
  • Rita Dove, Thomas and Beulah (1987)
  • Toni Cade Bamara, The Salt Eaters (1980)
  • Gloria Naylor, The Women of Brewster Place (1982)
  • -----. Mama Day (1988)
  • Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1983)
  • -----. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984)
  • -----. Collected Poems (2000)
  • Ernest J. Gaines, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1971)
  • -----. A Lesson Before Dying (1993)
  • August Wilson, Fences (1987)
  • -----. The Piano Lesson (1990)
  • John Edgar Wideman, Brothers and Keepers (1984)
  • -----. Philadelphia Fire (1990)
  • Charles Johnson, Middle Passage (1990)
  • Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)
  • -----. Brother, I'm Dying (2007)
Asian American Literature
Please note that the Asian American Literature section includes three reading lists. You should choose one of these for your preliminary examination:

Reading List 1: East Asian American Literature (Chinese, Japanese and Korean American)

Reading List 2: South Asian American Literature (Afghan, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Nepalese, Pakistani and Sri Lankan American)

Reading List 3: Southeast Asian American Literature (Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese American)


Reading List 1: East Asian American Literature (Chinese American, Japanese American and Korean American Literature)

Chinese American Literature

  • Chin, Frank. The Chinaman Pacific and Frisco R. R. Co.: Short Stories. Minneapolis: Coffee House P, 1988.
  • Huang, Chua. Crossings. 1968. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1986.
  • Hwang, David Henry. Yellow Face. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2009.
  • Jen, Gish. World and Town: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 2010.
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. New York: Knopf, 1976.
  • Louie, David Wong. Pangs of Love. New York: Knopf, 1991.
  • Ng, Fae Myenne. Bone. New York: Hyperion, 1993.
  • Sui Sin Far. Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings. Ed. Amy Ling and Annette White-Parks. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 1995.
  • Wong, Jade Snow. Fifth Chinese Daughter. 1950. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1989.
  • Wong, Shawn. Homebase. 1979. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2008.

Japanese American Literature
  • Hongo, Garrett Kaoru. Yellow Light: Poems. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1982.
  • Inada, Lawson Fusao. Before the War: Poems as They Happened. New York: Morrow, 1971.
  • Mori, Toshio. Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori. Ed. Lawson Fusao Inada. Berkeley: Heyday, 2000.
  • Murayama, Milton. All I Asking for Is My Body. Honolulu: U of Hawai'i P, 1988.
  • Sone, Monica Itoi. Nisei Daughter. 1953. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1979.
  • Yamanaka, Lois-Ann. Blu's Hanging. New York: Harper Perennial, 1997.
  • Yamamoto, Hisaye. Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories. 1988. Rev. ed. New York: Rutgers UP, 2001.
  • Yamauchi, Wakako. Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays, and Memoir. New York: Feminist Press of CUNY, 1994.

Korean American Literature
  • Cha, Theresa Hak Jyung. Dictee. 1982. 2nd ed. Berkeley: U of California P, 2009.
  • Fenkl, Heinz Insu, and Walter K. Lew, eds. Kori: The Beacon Anthology of Korean American Fiction. Boston: Beacon, 2002.
  • Kang, Younghill. East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee. 1937. New York: Kaya/Muae (Distributed Art Publishers), 1997.
  • Keller, Nora Okja. Comfort Woman. New York: Penguin, 1998.
  • Kim, Elaine, and Eui-Young Yu, eds. East to America: Korean American Life Stories. New York: New Press, 1997.
  • Lee, Chang-rae. Native Speaker. New York: Riverhead, 1996.
  • Lee, Don. Yellow: Stories. New York: Norton, 2002.
  • Lee, Mary Paik. Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America. Ed. Sucheng Chan. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1990.


Reading List 2: South Asian American Literature (Afghan American, Bangladeshi American, Bhutanese American, Indian American, Nepalese American, Pakistani American and Sri Lankan American)

Anthologies

  • Banerjee, Neelanjana Banerjee , Summi Kaipa and Pireeni Sundaralingam, eds. Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas, 2010.
  • Rustomji-kerns, Roshni, ed. Living in America: Poetry and Fiction by South Asian American Writers. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1995.
  • Maira, Sunaina, ed. Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1998.
  • Women of the South Asian Descent Collective. Our Feet Walk the Sky: Women of the South Asian Diaspora. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2008.
  • Afghan American Literature
  • Ansary, Tamim. West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story. New York: Picador, 2003.
  • Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2004.
  • Saed, Zohra and Sahar Muradi, eds. One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 2010.

Indian American Literature
  • Alexander, Meena. Fault Lines: A Memoir. 1993. 2nd ed. New York: Feminist Press at CUNY, 2003.
  • Ali, Agha Shahid. A Nostalgist's Map of America. New York: Norton, 1992.
  • Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Arranged Marriage: Stories. New York: Anchor, 1996.
  • Ganesan, Indira. The Journey. 1990. New York: Beacon, 2001.
  • Kumar, Amitava. Passport Photos. Berkeley: U of California P, 2002.
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies. New York: Mariner Books, 1999.
  • Mehta, Ved. The Stolen Light. 1989. West Berlin, NJ: Townsend, 2008.
  • Mukherjee, Bharati. The Middleman and Other Stories. New York: Grove, 1999.
  • Nair, Meera. Video: Stories. New York: Anchor, 2003.
  • Narayan, Kirin. My Family and Other Saints. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008.
  • Seshadri, Vijay. Wild Kingdom: Poems. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf P, 1996.
  • Verghese, Abraham. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story. New York: Vintage, 1995.

Pakistani American Literature
  • Akhtar, Avad. American Dervish: A Novel. New York: Back Bay Books, 2012.
  • Ghose, Zulfikar. 50 Poems. New York: Oxford UP, 2012.
  • Haji, Nafisa. The Writing on My Forehead. New York: Morrow, 2010.
  • Hamid, Mohsin. The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Novel. New York: Harvest Books, 2008.
  • Mueenuddin, Daniyal. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. New York: Norton, 2009.
  • Naqvi, H.M. Home Boy: A Novel. New York: Crown, 2009.
  • Narayan, Kirin. My Family and Other Saints. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008.
  • Sidhwa, Bapsi. An American Brat: A Novel. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed, 2006.
  • Suleri, Sara. Meatless Days. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991.


Reading List 3: Southeast Asian American Literature (Cambodian American, Hmong American, Laotian American, Thai American and Vietnamese American)

Cambodian American Literature

  • Him, Chanrithy. When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge. New York: Norton, 2001.
  • Lee, Jonathan H. X , ed. Cambodian American Experiences: Histories, Communities, Cultures and Identities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2010.
  • Pran, Dith. Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs of Survivors. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1997.
  • Ratner, Vaddey. In the Shadow of the Banyan. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Ung, Loung. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. New York: Harper Perennial, 2006.
  • Yathay, Pin. Stay Alive, My Son. 1987. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2000.

Hmong American Literature
  • Chan, Sucheng, ed. Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos and America. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1994.
  • Faderman, Lillian, with Ghia Xiong. I Begin My Life All Over: The Hmong and the American Immigrant Experience. Boston: Beacon, 1998.
  • Her, Vincent, and Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, eds. Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society P, 2012.
  • Hmong American Writers' Circle. How Do I Begin? : A Hmong American Literary Anthology.Berkeley: Heyday, 2011.
  • Moua, Mai Neng, ed. Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society P, 2002.
  • Moua, Pos. Where the Torches Are Burning. Sunnyvale, CA: Swan Scythe P, 2002.
  • Vang, Chia Youyee. Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2010.
  • Yang, Kao Kalia. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Minneapolis: Coffee House P, 2006.

Laotian American Literature
  • Huo, T.C. Land of Smiles. New York: Plume, 1999.
  • Khamkeo, Bounsang. I Little Slave: A Prison Memoir From Communist Laos. Cheney: Eastern Washington UP, 2006.

Thai American Literature
  • Lapcharoensap, Rattawat. Sightseeing. New York: Grove, 2005.
  • Sukrungruang, Ira. Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2011.

Vietnamese American Literature
  • Cao, Lan. Monkey Bridge. New York: Viking, 1997.
  • Dinh, Linh. Blood and Soap: Stories. New York: Seven Stories P, 2004.
  • Hayslip, Le Ly. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey From War to Peace. New York: Doubleday, 1989.
  • Huyh, Jade Ngoc Quang. South Wind Changing. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf, 2000.
  • Le, Thi Diem Thuy. The Gangster We Are All Looking For. New York: Anchor, 2004.
  • Pham, Andrew. Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam. New York: Picador, 2000.
  • Strom, Dao. Grass Roof, Tin Roof. New York: Mariner, 2003.
  • Truong, Monique. The Book of Salt. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003.
Irish Studies
  • Banville, John, The Sea (2005)
  • Beckett, Samuel, Three Novels: Molloy; Malone Dies, The Unnamable (2009)
  • Beckett, Samuel, Waiting for Godot (1954)
  • Behan, Brendan, The Quare Fellow (1956)
  • Bourke, Angela, The Burning of Bridget Cleary (2001)
  • Bowen, Elizabeth, The Last September (1929)
  • Brady, Ciaran, ed., Interpreting Irish History (1994)
  • Brady, Joseph and Simms, Angrett, Dublin Through Space and Time (2001)
  • Carr, Marina, By the Bog of Cats (1998)
  • Clarke, Austin, Selected Poems (1976)
  • Curtis, Liz, The Cause of Ireland (1994)
  • Deane, Seamus, Strange Country (1999)
  • Doyle, Roddy, The Commitments (1987)
  • Eagleton, Terry, Heathcliff and the Great Hunger (1995)
  • Edgeworth, Maria, Castle Rackrent (1800)
  • Enright, Anne, The Gathering (2007)
  • Friel, Brian, Translations (1980
  • Heaney, Seamus, Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996 (1998)
  • Joyce, James, Dubliners (1914)
  • Kavanagh, Patrick, Selected Poems (1996)
  • Keane, J.B., The Field (1965)
  • Kiberd, Declan, Inventing Ireland (1997)
  • Kilroy, Thomas, Double Cross (1986)
  • Kinsella, Thomas, Selected Poems (2007)
  • Kirby, Peadar, Towards a Second Republic (2011)
  • Lavin, Mary, In a Café: Selected Stories (1999)
  • Lloyd, David, Ireland After History (2000)
  • Mahon, Derek, Selected Poems (2001)
  • McCabe, Patrick, The Butcher Boy (1992)
  • McCann, Colum, Songdogs (2003)
  • McDonagh, Martin, The Lonesome West (1997)
  • McGahern, John, Amongst Women (1990)
  • McLoone. Martin, Emergence of an Irish Cinema (2008)
  • McNamee, Eoin, Resurrection Man (2004)
  • McPherson, Conor, The Weir (1997)
  • Montague, John, The Rough Field (1972)
  • Morgan, Lady (Sydney Owenson), The Wild Irish Girl (1806)
  • Muldoon, Paul, Poems 1968-1998 (2001)
  • Murphy, Tom, Conversations on a Homecoming (1985)
  • O'Brien, Conor Cruise, States of Ireland (1972)
  • O'Brien, Flann, At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
  • O'Brien, Edna, The Country Girls (1960)
  • O'Brien, Kate, The Land of Spices (1941)
  • O'Casey, Sean, Juno and the Paycock (1924)
  • O'Connor, Frank, My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories (2005)
  • O'Faolain, Sean, Selected Stories (1978)
  • O'Flaherty, Liam, The Peddlar's Revenge: Short Stories (1998)
  • O'Leary, Brendan, Explaining Northern Ireland (1995)
  • Somerville & Ross, The Real Charlotte (1894)
  • Stoker, Bram, Dracula (1897)
  • Swift, Jonathan, Gulliver's Travels (1726)
  • Synge, J.M., The Playboy of the Western World (1907)
  • Toibin, Colm, Brooklyn (2009)
  • Trevor, William, The Hill Bachelors (2001)
  • Whelan, Kevin, ed., Atlas of the Rural Irish Landscape (2011)
  • Wilde, Oscar, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
  • Yeats, W.B., Selected Poems and Four Plays (1962)
North American Indigenous Literature
Literary Criticism
  • Acoose, Janice, Craig S. Womack, Daniel Heath Justice, and Christopher B. Teuton, Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective
  • Allen, Paula Gunn, The Sacred Hoop : Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions: With a New Preface
  • Blaeser, Kimberly M, Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition
  • Byrd, Jodi A, The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism
  • Cheyfitz, Eric, ed, The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945
  • Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth, A Separate Country: Postcoloniality and American Indian Nations
  • ---, Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays : A Tribal Voice
  • Huhndorf, Shari M, Going Native: Indians in the American Cultural Imagination
  • ---, Mapping the Americas : The Transnational Politics of Contemporary Native Culture
  • Lyons, Scott Richard, X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent
  • Owens, Louis. Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel
  • Parker, Robert Dale, The Invention of Native American Literature
  • Porter, Joy, and Kenneth M. Roemer, The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature
  • Pulitano, Elvira, Toward a Native American Critical Theory
  • Rader, Dean, Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the Nmai
  • Teuton, Christopher B., Deep Waters: The Textual Continuum in American Indian Literature
  • Teuton, Sean Kicummah, Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel
  • Treuer, David, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual
  • Vizenor, Gerald Robert, Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence
  • Vizenor, Gerald Robert, Manifest Manners: Postindian Warriors of Survivance
  • Warrior, Robert Allen, Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions
  • Weaver, Jace, Other Words: American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture
  • Weaver, Jace, Craig S. Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior, American Indian Literary Nationalism
  • Wilson, Michael D., Writing Home: Indigenous Narratives of Resistance
  • Womack, Craig S, Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism
Poetry
  • Alexie, Sherman, The Summer of Black Widows(1996)
  • Bitsui, Sherwin. Flood Song(2009)
  • Blaeser, Kimberly M. Absentee Indians & Other Poems(2002)
  • ---, Apprenticed to Justice (2007)
  • Brant, Beth. Mohawk Trail (1985)
  • Erdrich, Heid E. Cell Traffic : New and Selected Poems (2012)
  • Harjo, Joy. How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems (2002)
  • Hedge-Coke, Allison Adelle. Off-Season City Pipe : Work (2005)
  • Hogan, Linda. The Book of Medicines: Poems (1993)
  • Kenny, Maurice, and Joseph Bruchac. On Second Thought: A Compilation (1995)
  • Louis, Adrian C. Blood Thirsty Savages: Poems (1994)
  • McAdams, Janet. The Island of Lost Luggage (2000)
  • Momaday, N. Scott. Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems (2011)
  • ---. In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961-1991 (2009)
  • Ortiz, Simon J. From Sand Creek (1999)
  • Revard, Carter. How the Songs Come. Down: New and Selected Poems (2005)
  • Rose, Wendy. Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993 (1994)
  • Silko, Leslie. Laguna Woman: Poems (1974)
  • Sweet, Denise. Songs for Discharming: Poems (1997)
  • Tapahonso, Luci. Sa?Anii Dahataa?, the Women Are Singing: Poems and Stories (1993)
  • Tohe, Laura, and Stephen Strom. Tse?Yi': Deep in the Rock: Reflections on Canyon De Chelly (2005)
  • Welch, James. Riding the Earthboy 40: Poems (1975)
  • Whiteman, Roberta Hill. Star Quilt: Poems (2001)
  • Young Bear, Ray A. The Invisible Musician: Poems (1990)
  • Zepeda, Ofelia. Where Clouds Are Formed: Poems (2008)
Fiction
  • Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993)
  • Boyden, Joseph. Three Day Road: A Novel (2005)
  • Earling, Debra Magpie. Perma Red (2002)
  • Erdrich, Louise. The Bingo Palace (1994)
  • ---, Love Medicine : New and Expanded Version. New York: H. Holt, 1993.
  • ---, The Plague of Doves (2008)
  • ---, Tracks: A Novel (1988)
  • Grover, Linda LeGarde. The Dance Boots (2010)
  • Henry, Gordon. The Light People: A Novel (2003)
  • Hogan, Linda. Mean Spirit: A Novel (1990)
  • Howe, LeAnne. Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story (2007)
  • King, Thomas. Green Grass, Running Water (1993)
  • Louis, Adrian C. Wild Indians & Other Creatures (1996)
  • Mathews, John Joseph. Sundown (1988)
  • McNickle, D'Arcy. The Surrounded (1978)
  • Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn (1968)
  • Owens, Louis. The Sharpest Sight (1992)
  • Power, Susan. The Grass Dancer (1994) [sound recording, 2 sound cassettes (3 hrs.) : analog, stereo. ; 1 7/8 ips]
  • Silko, Leslie. Ceremony (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, 2006)
  • Treuer, David. The Translation of Dr Apelles: A Love Story (2008)
  • Vizenor, Gerald Robert. Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles (1990)
  • Van Camp, Richard. The Lesser Blessed (2004)
  • Welch, James. Fools Crow (2011)
  • ---, Winter in the Blood (2008)
  • Young Bear, Ray A. Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives (1992)
Autobiographies & Creative Nonfiction
  • Awiakta, Marilou. Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother's Wisdom (1993)
  • Apess, William, and Barry O'Connell. A Son of the Forest and Other Writings (1997)
  • Black, Elk, John Gneisenau Neihardt, Alexis N. Petri, and Lori Utecht. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux (2004)
  • Brave Bird, Mary, and Richard Erdoes. Lakota Woman (1990)
  • Campbell, Maria. Halfbreed (1973)
  • Coltelli, Laura. Winged Words: American Indian Writers Speak (1990)
  • Eastman, Charles Alexander. From the Deep Woods to Civilization (2003)
  • Erdrich, Heid E., and Laura Tohe. Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community (2002)
  • Erdrich, Louise. The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year (1995)
  • Glancy, Diane. Claiming Breath (1992)
  • Hogan, Linda. Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World (1995)
  • Krupat, Arnold. Native American Autobiography: An Anthology (1994)
  • Krupat, Arnold, and Brian Swann. Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers (2000)
  • Momaday, N. Scott. The Names: A Memoir (1996)
  • Momaday, N. Scott, and Al Momaday. The Way to Rainy Mountain (1996)
  • Swann, Brian, and Arnold Krupat. I Tell You Now: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers (2005)
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon. Storyteller (2012)
  • Vizenor, Gerald Robert. Interior Landscapes: Autobiographical Myths and Metaphors (2009)
Postcolonial Literature
Primary Reading
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Ama Ata Aidoo, No Sweetness Here and Other Stories
  • ---. Our Sister Killjoy
  • Michelle Cliff, No Telephone to Heaven
  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  • J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions
  • Anita Desai, Baumgartner's Bombay
  • Buchi Emecheta, Joys of Motherhood
  • Nuruddin Farah, Maps
  • Brian Friel, Translations
  • Amitav Ghosh, Shadow Lines
  • ---. Sea of Poppies
  • Nadine Gordimer, Burger's Daughter
  • Bessie Head, Maru
  • Mohammad Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes
  • Merle Hodge, Crick Crack Monkey
  • Jill Ker Conway, The Road from Coorain
  • Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
  • Hanif Kureishi, Buddha of Suburbia
  • George Lamming, Water with Berries
  • Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey
  • V.S. Naipaul, Mimic Men
  • Michael Ondaatje, Anil's Ghost
  • Flora Nwapa, Efuru
  • Arundhati Roy, God of Small Things
  • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Shyam Selvadurai, Funny Boy
  • Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners
  • Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
  • ---. Shame
  • Bapsi Sidhwa, Cracking India
  • Wole Soyinka, A Dance of the Forests
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth
  • Sara Suleri, Meatless Days
  • William Trevor, The Story of Lucy Gault
  • M.G. Vassanji, The Gunny Sack
  • Ngugi Wa Thiong'O, Petals of Blood
  • Derek Walcott, Omeros
Secondary Reading
3 articles= 1 item
25% of your final list should comprise secondary readings
  • Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
  • Susan Andrade, The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms
  • Thomas Babington Macaulay, "Minute on Indian Education"
  • Aijaz Ahmed, "The Politics of Literary Postcoloniality"
  • Firdous Azim, The Colonial Rise of the Novel
  • Elleke Boehmer, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors
  • Deepika Bahri, Native Intelligence: Aesthetics, Politics, and Postcolonial Literature
  • Homi Bhabha, "Of Mimicry and Man"
  • ---. "DissemiNation: Time, Narrative, and the Margins of the Modern Nation"
  • Edward Braithwaite, History of the Voice: The Development of Nation Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry
  • Pheng Cheah, Spectral Nationality: Passages of Freedom from Kant to Postcolonial Literatures of Liberation
  • Bishnupriya Ghosh, When Borne Across: Literary Cosmopolitics in the Contemporary Indian Novel
  • Simon Gikandi, Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism
  • Paul Gilroy, There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
  • Stuart Hall, "Cultural Identity and Diaspora"
  • Declan Kiberd, Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation
  • Neil Lazarus, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies
  • Lisa Lowe, Critical Terrains
  • Anne McClintock, "No Longer a Future Heaven: Gender, Race, and Nationalism"
  • Jahan Ramazani, The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English
  • Edward Said, Orientalism
  • ---. The World, the Text, and the Critic
  • Kumkum Sangari, "The Politics of the Possible"
  • Gayatri Spivak, "Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism"
  • Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, "Fixing English: Nation, Language, Subject"
  • Harish Trivedi, "The Postcolonial or the Transcolonial? Location and Language"
  • Ngugi Wa Thiong'O, Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature
Transnational and World Literature, post-1850
[four stories = one item]
  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Leila Ahmed, A Border Passage
  • Ama Ata Aidoo, "No Sweetness Here"
  • Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang), "Stale Mates"
  • Hoda Barakat, The Tiller of Waters
  • Jorge Luis Borges, "The Lottery in Babylon"
  • A.S. Byatt, Angels and Insects OR The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
  • Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
  • Marina Carter and Khal Torabully eds, Coolitude: An Anthology of Indian Labor Diaspora
  • Anna Castillo, So Far From God
  • William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
  • Ismat Chugtai, The Heart Breaks Free OR "Chhoti Apa"
  • Michelle Cliff, "If I Could Write This in Fire, I Would Write This in Fire"
  • J.M. Coetzee, Foe
  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  • Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Assia Djebar, The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories
  • Roddy Doyle, The Deportees and Other Stories
  • W.E.B. Du Bois, Dark Princess
  • Buchi Emecheta, In the Ditch
  • Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
  • Amitav Ghosh, In an Antique Land
  • Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum
  • Murakami Haruki, "TV People"
  • Bessie Head, "Life"
  • Franz Kafka, The Trial OR The Castle
  • Rudyard Kipling, Kim
  • Ursula le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Clarice Lispector, "The Departure of the Train"
  • Amin Maalouf, The First Century After Beatrice
  • David Malouf, Remembering Babylon OR Patrick White, A Fringe of Leaves
  • Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
  • Saadat Hasan Manto, "Toba Tek Singh"
  • Hayashi Mariko, "Wine"
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Jose Marti, Our America
  • Carlos Fuentes, The Death of Artemio Cruz
  • Harriet Martineau, Eastern Life: Past and Present, Vol. 1
  • Colum McCann, Zoli
  • Timothy Mo, The Redundancy of Courage
  • Cees Nooteboom, In the Dutch Mountains
  • Joseph O'Connor, Redemption Falls
  • Michael Oondatje, Anil's Ghost
  • Premchand, "The Chess Players"
  • Pandita Ramabai, The High-Caste Hindu Woman
  • Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh
  • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North
  • Jose Saramago, The Stone Raft
  • Natalie Sarraute, The Planetarium
  • Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis
  • Mary Seacole, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands
  • W.G. Sebald, The Emigrants OR The Rings of Saturn
  • Kamila Shamsie, Salt and Saffron
  • Cornelia Sorabji, India Calling
  • Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love
  • Gertrude Stein, Three Lives
  • Rabindranath Tagore, "Living or Dead" AND "We Crown Thee King"
  • Ngugi Wa Thiong'O, "Minutes of Glory"
  • Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  • Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Helena Maria Viramontes, "The Cariboo Café"
  • Gerald Vizenor, "Ice Tricksters"
  • Jeanette Winterson, The Passion
  • Virginia Woolf, Orlando
  • Alia Yunis, The Night Counter

For British Literature and Culture

Early Modern
Drama
Choose at least 10 plays from the following list. Mandatory texts and distribution requirements are noted with an asterisk.
  • Anon., Arden of Faversham
  • Beaumont, Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • *Cary, Mariam
  • Chapman, Bussy D'Ambois
  • Dekker, The Honest Whore I
  • ---. Shoemakers' Holiday
  • ---, Ford, and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton
  • Fletcher, Island Princess
  • ---. Valentinian
  • Ford, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore
  • Heywood, Fair Maid of the West
  • ---. Woman Killed with Kindness
  • *Jonson, choose one of the following texts:
  • ---. The Alchemist
  • ---. Bartholomew Fair
  • ---. Every Man in his Humour
  • ---. Masque of Blackness
  • ---. Volpone
  • *Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy [may be substituted with another revenge tragedy]
  • *Marlowe, choose one of the following plays:
  • ---. Doctor Faustus
  • ---. Edward II
  • ---. The Jew of Malta
  • ---. Tamburlaine I and II
  • Marston, The Dutch Courtesan
  • Massinger, The Renegado
  • *Middleton, choose one of the following plays:
  • ---. The Changeling
  • ----. A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
  • ---- and Rowley, The Roaring Girl
  • Milton, Comus
  • *Shakespeare, choose at least two of the following plays:
  • ---. Hamlet
  • ---. Henry V
  • ---. Julius Caesar
  • ---. King Lear
  • ---. Macbeth
  • ---. Measure for Measure
  • ---. Merchant of Venice
  • ---. Midsummer Night's Dream
  • ---. Othello
  • ---. Richard II
  • ---. Richard III
  • ---. Taming of the Shrew
  • ---. The Tempest
  • ---. Twelfth Night
  • Tourneur, The Revenger's Tragedy
  • Webster, Duchess of Malfi
  • ---. The White Devil
Prose
Students should select at least 6 of the following prose works. Shorter texts--such as excerpts, speeches, or novellas--count as 1/3 of an item. Texts marked with an asterisk are mandatory.
  • Askew, Anne, Examinations
  • *Bacon, choose one of the following texts:
  • ---. Essays
  • --. Advancement of Learning
  • Browne, "Hydriotaphia"
  • ---. "Religio Medici"
  • Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy (selections)
  • Castiglione/Hoby, The Book of the Courtier (selections)
  • Elizabeth I, selected speeches ("Golden Speech," "Tilbury")
  • Gascoigne, "Adventures of Master F.J."
  • Henderson, ed., Half Humankind
  • *Hobbes, Leviathan
  • Holinshed, Chronicles (selections)
  • Jonson, Timber (selections)
  • *Milton, "Areopagitica"
  • ---. "Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth"
  • ---. "Tenure of Kings and Magistrates"
  • *More, Utopia
  • Nashe, Unfortunate Traveller
  • Puttenham, The Art of English Poesie (selections)
  • Ralegh, Discovery of Guiana
  • *Sidney, Apology for Poetry
  • ---. Arcadia
  • Spenser, View of the Present State of Ireland
  • Wootton, ed., Divine Right and Democracy
  • Wroth, Urania
Poetry
Students should select at least 6 of the following items. Texts marked with an asterisk are mandatory. Selections from longer works should comprise at least 12 poems. In addition, 12 individual poems are equal to one item.
  • Crashaw, "Flaming Heart"
  • *Donne, Songs and Sonnets
  • --. Holy Sonnets
  • ---. "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward"
  • ---. "Satire III"
  • Gascoigne, "Gascoigne's Woodsmanship"
  • *Herbert, The Temple (selections)
  • Herrick, Hesperides (selections)
  • Hutchinson, Order and Disorder
  • Jonson, "To Penshurst"
  • Lanyer, De Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
  • Marvell, "Upon Appleton House," "Horatian Ode," "To his Coy Mistress"
  • Milton, "Lycidas"
  • *---. Paradise Lost
  • ---. Samson Agonistes
  • ---. "Sonnets" (VII, XVII, XVIII)
  • Marlowe, "Passionate Shepherd to his Love"
  • Moulsworth, "Memorandum of Martha Moulsworth"
  • Raleigh, "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"
  • *Shakespeare, Sonnets
  • *Sidney, Astrophel and Stella
  • Sidney Herbert, Psalms (selections)
  • Speght, "A Dream"
  • Spenser, Amoretti (selections)
  • *--. Faerie Queene
  • --. Shepheardes Calendar
  • Southwell, "Burning Babe"
  • Whitney, "The Manner of Her Will"
  • Wroth, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus (selections)
  • Wyatt, "Whoso List to Hunt," "They Flee From Me," "Mine Own John Poyntz"
Secondary criticism
Choose at least 6 of the following secondary works. Please follow the ratio of three articles being equivalent to one book. Required items are marked with an asterisk.
  • Armitage, Ideological Origins of the British Empire
  • Armstrong and Tennenhouse, "Family History," from The Imaginary Puritan
  • Belsey, Subject of Tragedy
  • Bray, Homosexuality in Renaissance England
  • Dollimore, Radical Tragedy
  • Ezell, The Patriarch's Wife: Literary Evidence and the History of the Family
  • Ferry, The Inward Language
  • Fish, Self-Consuming Artifacts
  • Goldberg, James I and the Politics of Literature
  • *Greenblatt, Renaissance Self-Fashioning
  • *Gurr, Shakespearean Stage
  • Hall, Things of Darkness
  • Halpern, Poetics of Primitive Accumulation
  • Helgerson, Forms of Nationhood
  • *Hill, Century of Revolution
  • ---. Milton and the English Revolution
  • Holstun, Ehud's Dagger: Class Struggle in the English Revolution
  • Howard, The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England
  • --- and Rackin, Engendering a Nation
  • Jones, "The Mirror, the Distaff, the Pen," from Currency of Eros
  • Kinney, Humanist Poetics
  • *Knoppers, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing
  • Lake and Pincus, "Rethinking the Public Sphere in Early Modern England"
  • *Lowenstein, D. and Mueller, The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature
  • Loewenstein, J.,"The Script in the Marketplace"
  • Marcus, Unediting the Renaissance
  • Marotti, Manuscript, Print and the English Renaissance
  • Martz, The Poetry of Meditation
  • Miller, Engendering the Fall
  • Montrose, "Eliza Queen of Shepherdes and the Pastoral of Power"
  • ----. "Shaping Fantasies: Figurations of Gender and Power in Elizabethan Culture"
  • ---. "The Work of Gender in the Discourse of Discovery"
  • Moretti, "A Huge Eclipse: Tragic Form and the Deconsecration of Sovereignty"
  • Mullaney, The Place of the Stage
  • Patterson, Censorship and Interpretation
  • Parker and Hendricks, eds., Women, "Race," and Writing in the Early Modern Period
  • Pocock, "British History: A Plea for a New Subject"
  • Schochet, Patriarchalism in Political Thought
  • Stallybrass and White, Politics and Poetics of Transgression
  • Suzuki, Subordinate Subjects
  • Traub, The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England
  • Wall, The Imprint of Gender
  • Weimann Shakespeare and the Popular Tradition in the Theater
  • Wright, Middle-Class Culture in Elizabethan England
Restoration and 18th Century
Primary
  • Addison and Steele, Selections from The Tatler and The Spectator
  • Astell, Some Reflections Upon Marriage
  • Beckford, Vathek
  • Behn, Oroonoko
  • Boswell, London Journal
  • Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful
  • ---, Reflections on the Revolution in France
  • Burney, Evelina
  • Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
  • Congreve, The Way of the World
  • Cowper, The Task
  • Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year
  • ---, Robinson Crusoe
  • Dryden, MacFlecknoe
  • ---, Absalom and Achitophel
  • Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent
  • Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano
  • Fielding, Shamela and Joseph Andrews
  • ---, Tom Jones
  • Gay, The Beggar's Opera
  • Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield
  • ---, "The Deserted Village"
  • Gray, "Elegy written in a country church-yard"
  • ---, "The Bard"
  • Haywood, "Fantomina"
  • ---, Love in Excess
  • Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
  • Hyland, ed. The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader
  • Johnson, preface to the Dictionary
  • ---, Preface to The Works of William Shakespeare
  • ---, Selections from The Rambler and The Idler
  • ---, "The Vanity of Human Wishes"
  • Lennox, The Female Quixote
  • Lewis, The Monk
  • Locke, Two Treatises of Civil Government
  • ---, Essay on Human Understanding
  • Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling
  • Manley, The New Atalantis
  • Montagu, The Turkish Embassy Letters
  • Paine, The Rights of Man
  • Pope, Moral Essays
  • ---, The Rape of the Lock
  • ---, Essay on Man
  • ---, Essay on Criticism
  • ---, The Dunciad
  • Radcliffe, Mysteries of Udolpho
  • Richardson, Pamela
  • ---, Clarissa
  • Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments
  • ---, The Wealth of Nations
  • Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
  • Sterne, A Sentimental Journey
  • ---, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
  • Swift, Gulliver's Travels
  • ---, "A Modest Proposal"
  • ---, "The Lady's Dressing Room"
  • Thomson, The Seasons
  • Walpole, The Castle of Otranto
  • Wilmot, Lord Rochester, Poems
  • Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Secondary
  • Langford, A Polite and Commercial People
  • Outram, The Enlightenment
  • Porter, English Society in the Eighteenth Century
  • Thompson, "The Moral Economy of the English Crowd"
  • Watt, The Rise of the Novel
19th Century
Please choose at least 50% of the items from each of the sections
Novels
  • Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice (1813)
  • ---. Mansfield Park (1814)
  • Braddon, Elizabeth. Lady Audley's Secret (1862)
  • Bronte, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)
  • Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre (1847)
  • ---. Villette (1853)
  • Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights (1847)
  • Collins, Wilkie. The Woman in White (1859)
  • ---. The Moonstone (1868)
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
  • Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness (1900)
  • De Quincey, Thomas. Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1821)
  • Dickens, Charles. (choose at least 4)
  • ---. Oliver Twist (1839)
  • ---. Dombey and Son (1848)
  • ---. David Copperfield (1850)
  • ---. Bleak House (1853)
  • ---. Hard Times (1854)
  • ---. Little Dorrit (1857)
  • ---. Great Expectations (1861)
  • ---. Our Mutual Friend (1865)
  • Disraeli, Benjamin. Sybil, Or, The Two Nations (1845)
  • Edgeworth, Maria. Castle Rackrent (1800)
  • Eliot, George. The Mill on the Floss (1860)
  • ---. Felix Holt (1866)
  • ---. Middlemarch (1871-71)
  • ---. Daniel Deronda (1876)
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth. North and South
  • ---. Mary Barton
  • Haggard, Rider. She
  • Hardy, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
  • ---. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891)
  • ---. Jude the Obscure (1895)
  • Kipling, Rudyard. Kim (1901)
  • Maturin, Charles. Melmouth the Wanderer (1820)
  • Morris, William. News from Nowhere (1890)
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein (1831)
  • Stevenson, Robert L. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
  • Steel, Flora Annie. On the Face of the Waters (1896)
  • Stoker, Bram. Dracula (1897)
  • Thackeray, William. Vanity Fair (1848)
  • Trollope, Anthony. Barchester Towers (1857)
  • Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
  • ---. The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
  • Poetry
    • Arnold, Matthew. "Dover Beach"
    • ---. "The Buried Life"
    • ---. "The Scholar-Gypsy"
    • Browning, E.B. "Sonnets from the Portuguese"
    • ---. Aurora Leigh. (selections)
    • Browning, Robert. "Andrea del Sarto"
    • ---. "Bishop Orders His Tomb"
    • ---. "Fra Lippo Lippi"
    • ---. "My Last Duchess"
    • ---. "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister"
    • Hopkins, Gerard M. "God's Grandeur"
    • ---. "Pied Beauty"
    • ---. "The Windhover"
    • Rossetti, Christina. "Goblin Market"
    • ---. "Good Friday"
    • ---. "In an Artist's Studio"
    • Rossetti, Dante G. "The Blessed Damozel"
    • Swinburne, Algernon. "Hymn to Prosperine"
    • ---. "The Triumph of Time"
    • Tennyson, Lord A. "In Memoriam"
    • ---. "The Lady of Shalott"
    • ---. "Locksley Hall"
    • ---. "Ulysses"
    • Yeats, William Butler. The Rose (1893).
    Prose
    • Arnold, Matthew. Culture and Anarchy (1882)
    • ---. "Function of Criticism at the Present Time" (1864)
    • Butler, Josephine. Women's Work and Women's Culture (1869)
    • Carlyle, Thomas. Chartism (1839)
    • ---. On Heroes, Hero Worship, and the Heroic in History (1841)
    • ---. Past and Present (1843)
    • ---. "Occasional Discourses on the Negro Question" (1849)
    • Darwin, Charles. The Origin of Species (1859)
    • Howard, Ebenezer. Garden Cities of Tomorrow (1898)
    • Macaulay, Thomas. History of England (1848) selections
    • ---. "Minute on Indian Education" (1835)
    • Mayhew, Henry. London Labour and the London Poor (1861) Volume I.
    • Mill, John Stuart. Autobiography
    • ---. On Liberty
    • Newman, J.H. Apologia Pro Vita Sua
    • Pater, Walter. Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (1873)
    • Ruskin, John. Unto this Last (1862)
    • ---. Sesame and Lilies (1865)
    Secondary Readings
    • Adams, James Eli. Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity (1995)
    • Arata, Stephen. Fictions of Loss at the Victorian Fin De Siecle (1996)
    • Brantlinger, Patrick. Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914 (1988)
    • Brody, Jennifer. Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity, and Victorian Culture (1998)
    • Briggs, Asa. The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 (1959)
    • Claybaugh, Amanda. The Novel of Purpose: Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World (2006)
    • Flint, Kate. The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (2000)
    • Goodlad, Lauren. Victorian Literature and the Victorian State: Character and Governance in a Liberal Society (2003)
    • Gallagher, Catherine. The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction: Social Discourse and Narrative Form, 1832-1867 (1985)
    • ---. The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel (2006)
    • Gagnier, Regina. Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain 1832-1920 (1991)
    • ---. Individualism, Decadence, and Globalization: On the Relation of Part to Whole 1859-1920 (2010)
    • Marcus, Sharon. Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (2007)
    • Mehta, Uday Singh. Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought (1999)
    • Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England (1988)
    • ---. Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth-and Nineteenth Century Britain (2008)
    • Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism (esp. Chapters One and Two)
    • Trumpener, Katie. Bardic Nationalism: Romantic Novel and British Nationalism (1997).
    • Tucker, Herbert. Epic: Britain's Historic Muse 1790-1910 (2008).
    • Williams, Raymond. The Country and the City (1973)
    20th Century
    • Achebe, Chinua, Things Fall Apart (1958)
    • Amis, Kingsley, Lucky Jim (1954)
    • Auden, W.H., Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957 (1966)
    • Betjeman, John, Collected Poems (1958)
    • Braine, John, Room at the Top (1957)
    • Brooke, Rupert, Poetical Works (1946)
    • Bunting, Basil, Briggflatts (1966) [poetry]
    • Cary, Joyce, The Horse's Mouth (1944)
    • Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness (1902)
    • Durrell, Lawrence, Justine (1957)
    • Eliot, T.S., The Waste Land (1922); Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
    • Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (1915)
    • Forster, E.M., Howards End (1910)
    • Fry, Christopher, The Lady's Not for Burning (1948)
    • Galsworthy, John, The Man of Property (1906)
    • Golding, William, Lord of the Flies (1954)
    • Graves, Robert, Selected Poems (1957)
    • Greene, Graham, The Heart of the Matter (1948)
    • Gunn, Thom, My Sad Captains (1961) [poetry]
    • Hardy, Thomas, Selected Poems (1967)
    • Housman, A.E., Collected Poems (1939)
    • Huxley, Aldous, Brave New World (1932)
    • Isherwood, Christopher, Goodbye to Berlin (1939)
    • Jones, David, In Parenthesis (1937) [poetry]
    • Kipling, Rudyard, Kim (1901)
    • Lawrence, D.H., Women in Love (1920)
    • Lewis, Wyndham, Blast (1914)
    • Lewis, Cecil Day, Collected Poems 1929-1936 (1948)
    • Lowry, Malcolm, Under the Volcano (1947)
    • MacDiarmid, Hugh, Collected Poems (1962)
    • MacNeice, Louis, Collected Poems 1925-1948 (1949)
    • Mansfield, Katherine, Collected Stories (1945)
    • Maugham, W. Somerset, Of Human Bondage (1915)
    • Orton, Joe, Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964) [drama]
    • Orwell, George, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
    • Osborne, John, Look Back in Anger (1956) [drama]
    • Owen, Wilfred, Collected Poems (1966)
    • Powys, John Cowper, Wolf Solent (1929)
    • Priestley, J.B., An Inspector Calls (1945) [drama]
    • Pritchett, V.S., The Spanish Virgin and Other Stories (1932)
    • Rhys, Jean, Good Morning, Midnight (1939)
    • Richardson, Dorothy M., Pointed Roofs (1915)
    • Sassoon, Siegfried, Selected Poems (1943)
    • Sillitoe, Alan, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)
    • Snow, C.P., The New Men (1954).
    • Spender, Stephen, Selected Poems (1965)
    • Storey, David, This Sporting Life (1960)
    • Thomas, Dylan, Collected Poems (1952); Under Milk Wood (1954)
    • Thomas, Edward, Collected Poems (1936)
    • Wain, John, Hurry On Down (1953)
    • Walpole, Hugh, The Secret City (1919)
    • Waugh, Evelyn, A Handful of Dust (1934)
    • Wesker, Arnold, I'm Talking about Jerusalem (1958) [drama]
    • West, Rebecca, The Return of the Soldier (1918)
    • Woolf, Virginia, Mrs Dalloway (1925)
    Late 20th and 21st Century
    • Harold Pinter, The Dumb Waiter (1959) [drama]
    • Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)
    • V.S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas (1961)
    • Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook (1962)
    • Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (1962)
    • John Le Carre, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
    • Edward Bond, Saved (1964) [drama]
    • Margaret Drabble, The Millstone (1965)
    • Ted Hughes, Selected Poems 1957-1967 (1967) [poems]
    • John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969)
    • Geoffrey Hill, Mercian Hymns (1971) [poems]
    • B.S. Johnson, House Mother Normal (1971)
    • J.G. Ballard, Crash (1973)
    • Peter Shaffer, Equus (1973) [drama]
    • Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (1974)
    • David Lodge, Changing Places (1975)
    • Philip Larkin, High Windows (1974) [poems]
    • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber (1979)
    • J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
    • Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (1981)
    • D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel (1981)
    • Caryl Churchill, Top Girls (1982) [drama]
    • Bernard MacLaverty, Cal (1983)
    • Graham Swift, Waterland (1983)
    • Martin Amis, Money (1984)
    • Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot (1984)
    • Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor (1985)
    • Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (1989)
    • Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry (1989)
    • Derek Walcott, Omeros (1990) [poems]
    • A.S. Byatt, Possession (1990)
    • Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)
    • Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (1992)
    • Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting (1993)
    • Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River (1993)
    • Tom Stoppard, Arcadia (1993) [drama]
    • Carol Ann Duffy, Mean Time (1993) [poems]
    • David Dabydeen, Turner (1994) [poems]
    • James Kelman, How Late It Was, How Late (1994)
    • Sarah Kane, Blasted (1995) [drama]
    • Pat Barker, The Ghost Road (1995)
    • Mark Ravenhill, Shopping and Fucking (1996) [drama]
    • Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things (1997)
    • J.H. Prynne, Poems (1999) [poems]
    • Zadie Smith, White Teeth (2000)
    • Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)
    • Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001)
    • Roy Williams, Clubland (2001) [drama]
    • Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman (2003) [drama]
    • Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake (2003)
    • David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (2004)
    • Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (2004)
    • Tom McCarthy, Remainder (2007)
    • Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (2009)
    • China Mieville, The City and the City (2009)

    For American Literature and Culture

    Early American
    • Iroquois League, The Constitution of the Five Nations; Hopi, "The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt"
    • Native American Oral Literature, selections in Heath Anthology
    • Christopher Columbus, "From Letter to Luis de Santangel Regarding the First Voyage [February 15, 1493]," "From Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella Regarding the Fourth Voyage [July 7, 1503]," scholarly ed. used in Norton Anthology American Literature, Vol. A.
    • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (Relación de Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca) (1542)
    • Gaspar Pérez de VillagrÁ, The History of New Mexico (1610), Cantos 1, 29, 30, 31, 32 [epic poem]
    • John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia (1624)
    • John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charity (c. 1629)
    • Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, selected poems, Poems, Protest, and a Dream, trans. Dorothy Sayers Peden (c. 1690-91)
    • William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation (1630-1650)
    • Thomas Morton, Books I and III, New English Canaan, (1637)
    • Roger Williams, A Key into the Language of North America (1643), "A Letter to the Town of Providence" (c. 1654)
    • Anne Bradstreet, selected poems (1650-1678), including "The Prologue [To Her Book]," "In Honor of that High and Mighty Princess Queen Elizabeth of Happy Memory," "To Her Father with Some Verses," "Contemplations," "The Flesh and the Spirit," "The Author to Her Book," "Before the Birth of One of Her Children," "To My Dear and Loving Husband," "A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment," "Another" [Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment], "In Reference to Her Children, 23 June, 1659," "In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet," "For Deliverance from a Fever," "Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House," "As Weary Pilgrim"
    • Michael Wigglesworth, Day of Doom (1662)
    • Edward Taylor, selected poems (1674-1721), including "Psalm Two" (First Version), "Preparatory Meditations" "Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children," "Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold," "Huswifery," "The Ebb and Flow," "A Fig for Thee, Oh! Death," from God's Determinations: "The Preface," "The Soul's Groan to Christ for Succor," "Christ's Reply," "The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended," from Preparatory Meditations: "Prologue," "Meditation 6" (First Series), "Meditation 8" (First Series),
    • Samuel Sewall, selected entries from The Diary of Samuel Sewall (1674-1729), "The Selling of Joseph, A Memorial" (1700)
    • Mary White Rowlandson, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)
    • The Bay Psalm Book (1640) and The New England Primer (c. 1683, Enlarged ed. 1687)
    • Cotton Mather, selections in Heath Anthology (Vol. A): Wonders of the Invisible World (1692), Magnalia Christi Americana (1702), "The Negro Christianized" (1706). Also, Mather's Pillars of Salt (1699), available in True Crime: An American Anthology (Library of America)
    • Sarah Kemble Knight, The Journal of Madam Knight (1704-05)
    • Ebenezer Cook, The Sot-Weed Factor; or, A Voyage to Maryland (1708)
    • William Byrd II, The History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina, selections for comparison from The Secret History of the Line
    • Jonathan Edwards, A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God (1737), "Personal Narrative" (1739), "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741)
    • Elizabeth Ashbridge, Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge (1755)
    • Benjamin Franklin, "The Way to Wealth" (1757), Autobiography (1771-1779) "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America" (1784) "On the Slave-Trade" (1790)
    • Briton Hammon, Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon (1760)
    • Abigail and John Adams, selected Letters, especially from 1775-1778 (1762-1784)
    • Samson Occom, A Short Narrative of My Life (1768), "A Sermon Preached by Samson Occom" (1772)
    • Phillis Wheatley, selections from Poems (1773) and letters, including "On Being Brought from Africa to America," "To Maecenas," "To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth," "To the University of Cambridge, in New England," "On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefeld, 1770," "Thoughts on the Works of Providence," "To S.M., A Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works," "To His Excellency General Washington"and Letter to Rev. Samson Occom (February 11, 1774)
    • Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776), The Crisis, No. 1 (1776), from The Age of Reason, Chapters I, II, III, IV, VI, XI (1793)
    • Mercy Otis Warren, The Group (1775), "To Fidelio, Long absent on the great public Cause, which agitated all America, in 1776" (1776)
    • Joel Barlow, "The Prospect of Peace (1778), The Hasty Pudding (1793)
    • J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer (1782)
    • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Notes on the State of Virginia ( 1787), "Declaration of Independence"
    • The Federalist Papers, No. 6 [Alexander Hamilton], No. 10 [James Madison], No. 51 [James Madison] (1787)
    • Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself (1789)
    • Philip Freneau, selected poems (1776-1822), including The House of Night, "From A Vision," "On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country," "The Wild Honey Suckle," "The Indian Burying Ground," "To Sir Toby," "On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man," "On the Religion of Nature"
    • Speeches: "Speech of Mahicans to Gov. William Burnett of New York, 1722," Pontiac, "Speech at Detroit" (1763?), Speech of Chickasaws to Governors of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, 1771", Cornplanter, "Speech in the Council at Philadelphia, 1790," Prince Hall, "A Charge, Delivered to the African Lodge, June 24, 1797, at Menotomy," George Washington, "Farewell Address" (1796), Red Jacket, "Speech to the U.S. Senate" (1809), Tecumseh "Speech to the Osages" (1811-12?)
    • William Bartram, Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, etc. (1791)
    • Royall Tyler, The Contrast (1790), The Algerine Captive (1797)
    • Timothy Dwight, selections from Greenfield Hill: A Poem in Seven Parts (1794)
    • Judith Sargent Murray, from The Gleaner: "Desultory Thoughts upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency, especially in the Female Bosoms" (1784), "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790), Story of Margaretta (1798)
    • William Hill Brown, The Power of Sympathy (1789)
    • Susanna Rowson, Charlotte Temple (1791)
    • Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland (1798) or Arthur Mervyn (1799) or Edgar Huntly (1799)
    • Hannah Webster Foster, The Coquette (1797)
    • Tabitha Gilman Tenney, Female Quixotism (1801)
    • Washington Irving, The Sketch-Book (1819-1820)
    • Catharine Maria Sedgwick, A New England Tale (1822)
    • Perry Miller, Errand into the Wilderness (1956)
    • Sacvan Bercovitch, The American Jeremiad (1978)
    • Cathy N. Davidson, Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (1986)
    • Jay Fliegelman, Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolutions against Patriarchal Authority, 1750-1800 (1982)
    • Michael Warner, Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth Century America (1990)
    19th Century
    • Hannah Webster Foster, The Coquette (1797)
    • Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn (1799-1800)
    • Poetry cluster: Philip Freneau, Poems (1815); Lydia H. Sigourney, "The Suttee," "The Death of an Infant" (1827), "The Cherokee Mother" (1831); Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline (1847), "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport" (1854); William Cullen Bryant, "Thanatopsis" (1815), "The Yellow Violet" (1815), "To a Waterfowl" (1815), "The Burial Place" (1818), "A Forest Hymn" (1825), "The Prairies" (1833); Julia Ward Howe, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1861); Lucy Larcom "Weaving" (1869); Francis E.W. Harper, "Aunt Choe's Politics" (1872)
    • Washington Irving, The Sketch-Book (1819-1820)
    • James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers (1823) or The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
    • Lydia Maria Child, Hobomok (1824)
    • Speeches/Sermons: Elias Boudinot, "An Address to the Whites" (1826); Maria Stewart, "Why Sit Ye Here and Die" (1832); Theodore Parker, "A Discourse of the Transient and Permanent in Christianity" (1841), "Speech at the New England Anti-Slavery Convention in Boston" (1850); Abraham Lincoln, "A House Divided" (1858), "Second Inaugural Address" (1865)
    • Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Hope Leslie (1827)
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature" (1836), "The American Scholar" (1837), "Divinity School Address" (1838), "Self-Reliance" (1841), "Circles" (1841), "The Poet" (1844), "Experience" (1844), "The Young American" (1844), "The Uses of Great Men" (1850), "Fate" (1860)
    • Black Hawk, Life of Black Hawk (1833)
    • Caroline Kirkland, A New Home--Who'll Follow, or, Glimpses of Western Life (1839)
    • Nathaniel Hawthorne, "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" (1832), "Young Goodman Brown" (1835), "Egotism; Or, The Bosom-Serpent" (1843), "The Birth-Mark" (1843), "Rappaccini's Daughter" (1844), and either The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) or The Blithedale Romance (1852)
    • Edgar Allan Poe, "Sonnet--To Science" (1829), The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838), "The Black Cat" (1843), "The Imp of the Perverse" (1845), "William Wilson" (1839), "Ligeia" (1838), "The Man of the Crowd" (1840), "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), "The Purloined Letter" (1844), "The Raven" (1845), "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846)
    • The Lowell Offering, ed. Benita Eisler (1840-1845)
    • Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845); "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" (1852)
    • Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845)
    • George Lippard, Quaker City, or, The Monks of Monk Hall (1845) or The 'Bel of Prairie Eden (1848)
    • Susan Warner, The Wide, Wide World, Feminist Press ed. w/ orig. conclusion (1850)
    • Fanny Fern, Ruth Hall (1854)
    • John Rollin Ridge (Yellow Bird), Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta (1854), "The Stolen White Girl" (1868)
    • Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851), "Bartleby the Scrivener" (1853), from Battle-Pieces "The Portent," "Malvern Hill," "Shiloh," "The House-Top" (1866), and either "Billy Budd" (1888;1924) or "Benito Cereno" (1856).
    • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
    • William Wells Brown, Clotel; or, the President's Daughter (1853)
    • Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854), "Resistance to Civil Government" [a.k.a. "Civil Disobedience"] (1849)
    • Maria Susanna Cummins, The Lamplighter (1854)
    • Frederick Law Olmsted, A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States (1856)
    • Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855 edition), "Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand" (1860), "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" (1856), "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" (1859), "A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown" (1865), "The Wound-Dresser" (1865), "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (1868)
    • Harriet Wilson, Our Nig (1859)
    • Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861)
    • Emily Dickinson, Final Harvest, ed. Thomas H. Johnson (1858-1885)
    • Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills (1861)
    • Elizabeth Stoddard, The Morgesons (1862)
    • August Jane Evans (Wilson), Macaria (1863)
    • Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1868-69)
    • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Silent Partner, eds. Buhle and Howe (1871)
    • Henry James, Portrait of a Lady (1881), "The Figure in the Carpet" (1896)
    • Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings (1881)
    • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
    • Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, The Squatter and the Don (1885)
    • William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885)
    • Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives (1890)
    • Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893)
    • Francis E. W. Harper, Iola Leroy (1892)
    • Stephen Crane, "A Mystery of Heroism"(1895), "The Open Boat"(1897), "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" (!898), "Blue Hotel" (1898), "The Monster" (1898), "Five White Mice" (1898), "One Dash--Horses"(1898), "The Price of the Harness" (1898), "The Upturned Face" (1900)
    • Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of Pointed Firs (1896)
    • Abraham Cahan, Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto (1896)
    • Frank Norris, McTeague (1899)
    • Charles Chesnutt, The Conjure Woman (1899); "Dave's Neckliss" (1889)
    • Kate Chopin, The Awakening (1899)
    • Short fiction, additional, post-1850: Louisa May Alcott, Behind a Mask (1866); Mark Twain "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1865); Bret Harte, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (1868), "The Luck of Roaring Camp" (1869), "Tennessee's Partner" (1869); Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892)
    20th Century
    • Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)
    • Henry James, The Ambassadors (1903)
    • W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) [Non-Fiction]
    • Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905)
    • Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1906)
    • Gertrude Stein, Three Lives (1909)
    • Sui Sin Far, Mrs. Spring Fragrance (1912)
    • James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912)
    • Willa Cather, O Pioneers! (1913)
    • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland (1915)
    • H.D., Sea Garden (1916) [Poetry]
    • Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio (1919)
    • T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922) [Poetry]
    • Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time (1925)
    • John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer (1925)
    • Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers (1925)
    • Langston Hughes, Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927) [Poetry]
    • Nella Larsen, Passing (1929)
    • William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)
    • Claude McKay, Banjo (1930)
    • Michael Gold, Jews Without Money (1930)
    • Americo Paredes, George Washington Gomez (written from 1935; published 1990)
    • Djuna Barnes, Nightwood (1936)
    • Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
    • Muriel Rukeyser, US1 (1938) [Poetry]
    • Nathanael West, Day of the Locust (1939)
    • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (1939)
    • John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
    • Richard Wright, Native Son (1940)
    • Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night (written 1941-42; performed 1952) [Drama]
    • Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (1943)
    • Elizabeth Bishop, North and South (1946) [Poetry]
    • Carson McCullers, The Member of the Wedding (1946)
    • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)
    • Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)
    • Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)
    • Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems (1955) [Poetry]
    • James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room (1956)
    • William Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959)
    • Jack Kerouac, Big Sur (1962)
    • Sylvia Plath, Ariel (1965) [Poetry]
    • Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)
    • Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint (1969)
    • John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) [Poetry]
    • Ishmael Reed, Flight to Canada (1976)
    • Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony (1977)
    • Don Delillo, White Noise (1984)
    • Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)
    • David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999)
    • Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies (1999)
    Late 20th and 21st Century
    • William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959)
    • John Updike, Rabbit, Run (1960)
    • Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (1961)
    • Frank O'Hara, Lunch Poems (1964) [poems]
    • Sylvia Plath, Ariel (1965) [poems]
    • Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1965) --OR-- Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
    • Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint (1967)
    • Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five (1968)
    • Philip K. Dick, Ubik (1969)
    • Joan Didion, Play It as It Lays (1970)
    • E.L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel (1971)
    • Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo (1972)
    • Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior (1975)
    • John Ashbery, Houseboat Days (1977) [poems]
    • Robert Coover, The Public Burning (1976)
    • Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony (1977)
    • Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (1980)
    • Donald Barthelme, 60 Stories (1981)
    • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee (1982)
    • Raymond Carver, Cathedral (1983)
    • Charles Bernstein and Bruce Andrews, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book [poems]
    • Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine (1984)
    • Don DeLillo, White Noise (1984) --OR-- Underworld (1997)
    • Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (1985)
    • Paul Auster, New York Trilogy (1985)
    • Art Spiegelman, Maus (1986)
    • Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)
    • Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987)
    • Kathy Acker, Empire of the Senseless (1988)
    • David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly (1988)
    • William Vollmann, The Rainbow Stories (1989)
    • Jessica Hagedorn, Dogeaters (1990)
    • Charles Johnson, Middle Passage (1990)
    • Tim O'Brien, Things They Carried (1990)
    • Adrienne Rich, An Atlas of the Difficult World (1991) [poems]
    • Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho (1991)
    • Tony Kushner, Angels in America (1992)
    • Sherman Alexie, The Business of Fancy-Dancing (1992)
    • Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (1993)
    • Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides (1993)
    • Jorie Graham, The Dream of the Unified Field (1994) [poems]
    • Amiri Baraka, Transbluency (1995) [poems]
    • Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker (1995)
    • David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (1996)
    • Karen Tei Yamashita, Tropic of Orange (1997)
    • Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist (1999)
    • Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (2000)
    • Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections (2001)
    • Harryette Mullen, Sleeping with the Dictionary (2002) [poems]
    • William Gibson, Pattern Recognition (2003)
    • Richard Powers, The Echo-Maker (2006)
    • Junot Diaz, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007)
    • Helena María Viramontes, Their Dogs Came with Them (2007)
    • Lydia Davis, Varieties of Disturbance (2007)
    • Juliana Spahr, Well Then There Now (2011) [poems]

    Writing by Women (a specialization possible in any of the above fields)

    Description
    • Students who wish to develop an emphasis in Women's Literature may do so by choosing any one of the major fields listed above and then selecting a majority of women-authored texts for this primary prelim reading list. Additionally, students may extend their specialization in women's literature by defining the third reading list for their preliminary exam as women's literature from another field of study listed above, or within a genre (e.g. novel, poetry, drama, prose), or mode (e.g. the gothic, the sentimental, sensationalism) or other cogent thematic, historical or generic category.

    Fields of Cultural Theory

    Modern Literary Theory
    Books
    • Nancy Armstrong, Desire and Domestic Fiction
    • Erich Auerbach, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
    • Mikhail Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination
    • Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text
    • Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence
    • Jacque Derrida, Of Grammatology
    • Wai-Chee Dimock, Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time
    • Jane Gallop, Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory
    • Gerard Genette, Narrative Discourse
    • Fredric Jameson, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act
    • Frank Kermode, The Sense of an Ending
    • Georg LukÁcs, Theory of the Novel
    • D.A. Miller, The Novel and the Police
    • Franco Moretti, Graphs Maps Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History
    • John Muller and William Richardson, eds., The Purloined Poe
    • V. Propp, Morphology of the Folktale
    • Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics
    • Peter Stallybrass and Allon White, The Politics and Poetics of Transgression
    • Rene Wellek and Austin Warren, Theory of Literature
    • Ian Watt, The Rise of the Novel
    • Raymond Williams, Marxism and Literature
    Essays [four essays = one book]
    • Theodor Adorno, "On Lyric Poetry and Society"
    • Matthew Arnold, "Sweetness and Light"
    • Roland Barthes, "From Work to Text
    • Walter Benjamin, "The Storyteller"
    • Cleanth Brooks, "The Language of Paradox"
    • Paul de Man, "Semiology and Rhetoric"
    • Terry Eagleton, "The Rise of English"
    • Boris Eichenbaum, "Introduction to the Formal Method"
    • T.S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
    • Michel Foucault, "What is an Author?"
    • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "The 'Blackness of Blackness': A Critique of the Sign and the Signifying Monkey"
    • Catherine Gallagher, "The Rise of Fictionality"
    • Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt, "Counterhistory and the Anecdote"
    • Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, "Infection in the Sentence: The Woman Writer and the Anxiety of Authorship"
    • John Guillory, "Canonical and Noncanonical"
    • Martin Heidegger, "Language"
    • Barbara Johnson,"The Critical Difference: BartheS/BalZac"
    • Steven Knapp and Walter Benn Michaels, "Against Theory"
    • Georges Poulet, "The Phenomenology of Reading
    • Janice Radway, "The Readers and Their Romances"
    • John Crowe Ransom, "Criticism, Inc."
    • Eve Sedgwick, "Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading"
    • Victor Shlovksy, "Art as Technique"
    • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, "Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism"
    • Brook Thomas, "The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics"
    • W.K. Wimsatt and M.C. Beardsley, "The Intentional Fallacy"
    Queer Theory
    Books
    • Leo Bersani, Homos
    • Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
    • ---, Bodies That Matter: On the discursive limits of "sex"
    • ---, Undoing Gender
    • Lee Edelman, Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory
    • Lee Edelman, No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
    • Jonathan Goldberg, Michael Moon, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Janet Halley, After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory
    • Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1
    • Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories
    • Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
    • Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity
    • Heather K. Love, Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History
    • Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
    • Eve Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet
    • Kathryn Bond Stockton, The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century
    • Valerie Traub, The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England
    • Michael Warner, The Trouble With Normal
    • ---, Fear of a Queer Planet
    Essays
    • Adrienne Rich, "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence"
    • Gayle Rubin, "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality."
    Feminist Theory
    All Students must choose 2 of the following anthologies:
    • Warhol and Herndl, eds., Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism, 1997 edition [counts as 4 books]
    • Lewis and Mills, eds., Feminist Postcolonial Theory [counts as 2 books]
    • McCann and Kim, eds., Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives [counts as 2 books]
    Books
    • Kum-Kum Bhavnani, ed., Feminism and "Race"
    • Clare Midgley, eds, Gender and Imperialism
    • Lauren Berlant, The Female Complaint
    • Judith Butler, Undoing Gender
    • Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought
    • Angela Davis, Women, Race, & Class
    • Rita Felski, The Gender of Modernity
    • Jane Gallop, Thinking Through the Body
    • Astrid Henry, Not My Mother's Sister
    • Rosemary Hennessy, Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse
    • bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center
    • Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract
    • Kumkum Sangari, Politics of the Possible
    • Jane Tompkins, Sensational Designs
    • Trinh Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other
    • Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
    Four essays on intersectionality (read together, counts as a book): Crenshaw, "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex"; Nash, "Re-thinking Intersectionality"; Shields, "Gender: An Intersectionality Perspective"; Garry, "Intersectionality, Metaphors and the Multiplicity of Gender"

    Essays [four essays = one book]

    • Sara Ahmed, "Feminist Killjoys" (in The Promise of Happiness)
    • Michele Barrett, "Ideology and the Cultural Production of Gender"
    • Seyla Benhabib, "Cultural complexity, moral interdependence, and the global dialogical community"
    • Judith Bennett, "Patriarchal Equilibrium" (in History Matters)
    • Rosi Braidotti, "The Politics of 'Life Itself' and new ways of dying"
    • Ann Ducille, "Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference"
    • Inderpal Grewal, "Women's Rights as Human Rights" (in Transnational America)
    • Grewal and Kaplan, intro to Scattered Hegemonies
    • Elizabeth Grosz, "Feminism, Materialism and Freedom"
    • Arlie Hochschild, Chapters 1-3 from The Managed Heart
    • Deniz Kandiyoti, "Bargaining with Patriarchy"
    • Amy Kaplan, "Manifest Domesticity"
    • Kuhn and Wolpe, "Feminism and Materialism" (in Feminism and Materialism)
    • Audre Lorde, "The Uses of Anger"
    • Catherine MacKinnon, "Feminism, Marxism, Method and the State"
    • Maria Mies, "Colonization and Housewifization"
    • Maxine Molyneux, "Beyond the domestic labour debate"
    • Rosalind Petchesky, "The Body as Property"
    • Adrienne Rich, "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence"
    • Gayle Rubin, "The Traffic in Women"
    • Kathryn Russell, "A Value-Theoretic Approach to Childbirth and Reproductive Engineering"
    • Saskia Sassen, "Toward a Feminist Analytics of the Global Economy" (in Globalization and its Discontents)
    • Joan Scott, "The Evidence of Experience"
    • Joan Scott, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis:
    • Jenny Sharpe, "Neocolonial Conditions of Reading" (Introduction to Allegories of Empire)
    • Gayatri Spivak, "Can the Subaltern Speak?"
    Critical Race Theory
    • Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (Fourth Edition)
    • Daniel Bernardi, ed, The Birth of Whiteness: Race and the Emergence of U.S. Cinema
    • James F. Brooks, ed, Confounding the Color Line: The (American) Indian-Black Experience in North America
    • Patricia Hill Collins, Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism
    • "Comparative Racialization," Special Issue of PMLA, Vol. 122, no. 5 (October 2008)
    • Kimberle Crenshaw and Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller and Kendall Thomas, Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement
    • Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, Critical Race Theory: An Introduction (Second Edition)
    • Richard Delgado and Jean Stefanic, eds, Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror
    • W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
    • ---, "The Souls of White Folk" (in Writings)
    • ---, "The Conservation of the Races" (in Writings)
    • ---, Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept
    • Richard Dyer, White
    • Michele Elam, The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium
    • Philomena Essed and David Theo Goldberg, eds, Race Critical Theories: Text and Context
    • Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
    • George Fredrickson, Racism: A Short History
    • Jack Forbes, Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples
    • Paul Gilroy, Against Race
    • Michael Harris, Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation
    • Gloria T. Hull and Patricia Bell Scott and Barbara Smith, eds, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave
    • E. Patrick Johnson and Mae Henderson, eds, Black Queer Studies
    • Cameron McCarthy, et al., eds, Race, Identity, and Representation in Higher Education (Second Edition)
    • Jodi Melamed, Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism
    • Angelyn Mitchell, Within the Circle: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present
    • Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
    • Mae Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
    • Gary Y. Okihiro, Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture
    • Michael Omi and Howard Winant, Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s (Second Edition)
    • David R. Roediger, Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past
    • ---, Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White
    • Adrien Katherine Wing, Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (Second Edition)
    Cultural Studies
    Books
    • Adorno and Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment
    • Arnold, Culture and Anarchy
    • Baker, Houston and Manthia Diawara, eds. Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader (selections)
    • Barthes, Mythologies
    • Baudrillard, Simulations
    • Benjamin, Arcades Project
    • ---, Illuminations
    • Bloch, Principle of Hope
    • Berlant, Queen of America Goes to Washington City
    • Bhabha, Location of Culture
    • Bourdieu, Distinction OR Outline of a Theory of Practice
    • Butler, Gender Trouble
    • Debord, Society of the Spectacle
    • Deleuze, Anti-Oedipus (selections)
    • De Certeau, Practice of Everyday Life
    • Foucault, Discipline and Punish OR History of Sexuality
    • Freud, Civilization and its Discontents
    • Geertz, Interpretation of Culture
    • Gilroy, Black Atlantic
    • Greenblatt and Gallagher, Practicing New Historicism
    • Habermas, Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere
    • Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women
    • Hebdidge, Subculture
    • Jameson, Postmodernism
    • Latour, Politics of Nature
    • Lefebvre, Production of Space
    • Marx, Eighteenth Brumaire
    • Nelson and Grossberg, eds., Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture (selections)
    • Radway, Reading the Romance
    • Said, Orientalism
    • Taussig, The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America, Part One (Chapters 1-2)
    • Warner, Publics and Counterpublics
    • Williams, Country and the City
    Essays [four essays = one book]
    • Brown, "Thing Theory"
    • Fraser, "Rethinking the Public Sphere"
    • Hall, "Cultural Studies"
    • Sedgwick, "Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading"
    Marxist and Critical Theory
    Books
    • Adorno and Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment
    • Arrighi, The Long Twentieth Century
    • Balibar, The Philosophy of Marx OR Masses, Classes, Ideas
    • Benjamin, Illuminations
    • Bloch, The Principle of Hope
    • Bourdieu, Distinction (selections) OR Field of Cultural Production (selections)
    • Debord, Society of the Spectacle
    • Denning, The Cultural Front
    • Derrida, Specters of Marx
    • Eagleton, Ideology of the Aesthetic
    • Engels, Condition of the Working Class in England
    • Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
    • Floyd, The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism
    • Fortunati, The Arcane of Production: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital
    • Federici, Caliban and the Witch OR Revolution at Point Zero
    • Gramsci, Prison Notebooks
    • Guevara, The Che Reader
    • Guha, Dominance and Hegemony
    • Hardt and Negri, Empire
    • Harvey, The Limits to Capital
    • Laclau and Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy
    • Lukacs, György, History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics OR Theory of the Novel
    • Mandel, An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory
    • Marx, Capital V. 1 AND "The Fragment on Machines" (pages 652-700 from The Grundrisse [both mandatory]
    • ---, The Communist Manifesto OR The 18th Brumaire [at least one of these is mandatory]
    • Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination
    • Robinson, Black Marxism
    • Trotsky, Leon, Literature and Revolution
    • Weber, Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism
    • Williams, Marxism and Literature
    • Wood, Origins of Capitalism
    Essays [four essays = one book]
    • Althusser, "Why Marxism is Not a Historicism" OR "Contradiction and Overdetermination" OR "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses"
    • Brenner, "Origins of Capitalist Development"
    • Hegel, "Lordship and bondage" (from Phenomenology of Spirit)
    • Jameson, "On Interpretation" (from The Political Unconscious)
    • Lenin, "Imperialism: The Highest Stage" and "Imperialism as a Special Stage" (from Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism)
    • Luxemburg, "The Historical Conditions of Accumulation" OR "The Mass Strike, The Political Party, the Trade Unions" (from The Rosa Luxemburg Reader)
    • Mao, "On Practice" and "On Contradiction"
    • Poulantzas, "The Nation" (from State, Power, Socialism)
    • Ranciere, "The Concept of Critique and the Critique of Political Economy"
    • Rubin, "The Traffic in Women"
    • Sartre, "The Search for a Method" (Introduction to Critique of Dialectical Reason)
    • Spivak, "Scattered Speculations on the Question of Value" (from In Other Worlds)
    • Thompson, "Eighteenth-Century English Society: Class Struggle without Class," OR "The Moral Economy of the English Crowd" OR "Time, Work-Discipline, and Industrial Capitalism"
    • Wallerstein, "Historical Capitalism" (from Historical Capitalism)
    • Williams, "Base and Superstructure" (from Problems in Materialism and Culture)
    • Zizek, "Did Marx Invent the Symptom" (from Sublime Object of Ideology)
    Postcolonial Theory
    3 articles=1 item
    • Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Rise and Spread of Nationalism
    • Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Is the Post-in Postmodernism the Post-in Postcolonial?"
    • Homi Bhabha, Location of Culture
    • ---(ed). Nation and Narration
    • Antoinette Burton, et al (eds.) Beyond the Postcolonial Turn
    • John Beverley, "What Happens When the Subaltern Speaks: Rigoberta Menchu, Multiculturalism, and the 'Presumption of Equal Worth'"
    • Aime Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism
    • Amilcar Cabral, "National Liberation and Culture"
    • Partha Chatterjee, "Whose Imagined Community?"
    • ---. "Nationalist Resolution of the Woman Question"
    • ---. Lineages of Political Society
    • Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe
    • ---. "Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of Climate Change"
    • Frederick Cooper, Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
    • Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
    • ---. Wretched of the Earth
    • Simon Gikandi,"Globalization and the Claims of Postcoloniality"
    • Ranajit Guha, "The Prose of Counter-Insurgency"
    • ---. "Subaltern Studies: Project for our Time and their Convergence"
    • Stuart Hall, "Cultural Identity and Diaspora"
    • Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire
    • Deniz Kandiyoti, "Identity and its Discontents: Women and the Nation"
    • Ratna Kapur, Erotic Justice: Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism
    • David Lloyd, Anomalous States
    • Ania Loomba, "Overworlding the 'Third World'"
    • Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized
    • Chandra Mohanty, "Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses"
    • Anne McClintock, "No Longer in a Future Heaven: Gender, Race, and Nationalism"
    • Edward Said, Orientalism
    • ---. Culture and Imperialism
    • Sanjay Seth, "Back to the Future?"
    • Sumit Sarkar, "The Decline of the Subaltern in Subaltern Studies"
    • Gayatri Spivak, In Other Worlds
    • ---. Other Asias
    • ---. "Rani of Sirmur"
    • ---. "Can the Subaltern Speak?"
    • ---. "Deconstructing Historiography"
    • ---. "Poststucturalism, Marginality, Postcoloniality, and Value"
    • Ella Shohat, "Notes on the Postcolonial"
    • Ann Stoler, Race and the Education of Desire
    • Kamala Visweswaran, Fictions of Feminist Ethnography
    Transnationalism and Globalization
    Books
    • Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization
    • Etienne Balibar, We the People of Europe? Reflections of Transnational Citizenship
    • Rosie Cox, The Servant Problem: Domestic Employment in a Global Economy
    • Inderpal Grewal, Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms
    • Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire
    • David Harvey, Spaces of Global Capitalism: A Theory of Uneven Geographical Development
    • Engseng Ho, The Graves of Tarim, Genealogy and Mobility Across the Indian Ocean
    • Frederic Jameson and Masao Miyoshi eds., The Cultures of Globalization
    • Lisa Lowe and David Lowe, eds.. The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital
    • Adam McKeown, Melancholy Order: Asian Migration and the Globalization of Borders
    • Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees
    • Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Globalization and Culture
    • Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
    • Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality
    • Saskia Sassen, Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages
    • Immanuel Wallerstein, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction
    • Alys Eve Weinbaum, et al eds., The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization
    Essays [four essays = one book]
    • M. Jacqui Alexander, "Transnationalism, Sexuality and the State: Modernity's Traditions at the Height of Empire" (Ch. 5 in Pedagogies of Crossing)
    • Arjun Appadurai, "Commodities and the Politics of Value"
    • Emily Apter, "Global Translatio: The "Invention" of Comparative Literature, Istanbul, 1933" (Ch. 3 in The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature)
    • Jonathan Arac, "Anglo-Globalism"
    • Giovanni Arrighi, Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 or Ch. 4 in The Long Twentieth Century [depending on student's period/national literature of interest]
    • Etienne Balibar, "Ambiguous Universality"
    • Avtar Brah, "Diaspora, Border and Transnational Identities" (Ch. 8 in Cartographies of Diaspora)
    • Timothy Brennan, "The Italian Ideology"
    • Caroline B. Brettell, "Theorizing Migration in Anthropology: the Social Construction of Networks, Identities, Communities and Globalscapes
    • Wendy Brown, "States and Subjects" (Ch. 3 in Walled States, Waning Sovereignty)
    • Antoinette Burton, "Rules of Thumb: British History and 'Imperial Culture' in Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Britain
    • Nestor Garcia Canclini, "Hybrid Cultures, Oblique Powers." (Ch. 7 in Hybrid Cultures)
    • Stephen Castles and Alastair Davidson, "The Crisis of Citizenship" (Ch. 1 in Citizenship and Migration: Globalization and the Politics of Belonging)
    • Partha Chatterjee, "Beyond the Nation? Or Within?"
    • Pheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins, "Introductions Parts 1 and 2" (in Cosmopolitics)
    • Amrita Chhachhi and Linda Herrera, "Empire, Geopolitics and Development"Peter Evans, "Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economy"
    • James Ferguson, "Decomposing Modernity: History and Hierarchy after Development" (in Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order)
    • Michel Foucault, "Of Other Places: Utopias and Heterotopias"
    • Bishnupriya Ghosh, "Looking through Coca-Cola: Global Icons and the Popular"
    • Andre Gunder Frank, "Introduction to Real World History vs. Eurocentric Social Theory" (Ch. 1 in ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age)
    • Paul Giles, "Virtual Subjects: Transatlantic Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary" (Ch. 1 in Virtual Americas)
    • Paul Gilroy, "The Black Atlantic as Counterculture of Modernity" (Ch. 1 in The Black Atlantic)
    • Stuart Hall, "Cultural Identity and Diaspora"
    • Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan, "Introduction" (in Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices)
    • Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan, "Global Identities: Theorizing Transnational Studies of Sexuality"
    • Akhil Gupta, "The Song of the Nonaligned World: Transnational Identities and the Reinscription of Space in Late Capitalism"
    • Stuart Hall, "The Local and the Global: Globalization and Ethnicity"
    • Ulf Hannerz, "The Global Ecumene" (Ch. 7 in Cultural Complexity)
    • David Harvey, "Accumulation by Dispossession" (Ch. 4 in The New Imperialism)
    • Naila Kabeer, "Women Workers and Labour" and "Homeworkers and Labour" (Chs. 4 and 7 in The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Marken Decisions in London and Dhaka)
    • Caren Kaplan, "Politics of Location" (in Scattered Hegemonies)
    • Michael Kearney, "The Local and the Global: The Anthropology of Globalization and Transnationalism"
    • Lisa Lowe, "The Intimacy of Four Continents"
    • Achille Mbembe, "On Politics as a Form of Expenditure"
    • Leerom Medovoi, "Nation, Globe, Hegemony: Post-Fordist Preconditions of the Transnational Turn in American Studies"
    • Walter Mignolo, "On Gnosis and the Imaginary of the Modern/Colonial World System" (Ch. 1 in Local Histories/Global Designs)
    • Franco Moretti, "Conjectures on World Literatures"
    • Aihwa Ong, "A Biocartography: Maids, Neoslavery and NGOs." (Ch. 9 in Neoliberalism as Exception)
    • Rachel Parrenas, "Patriarchy and Neoliberalism in the Globalization of Care" (Ch. 2 in The Force of Domesticity: Filipina Migrants and Globalization)
    • Rachel Parrenas, "The Transnational Family: A Postindustrial Household Structure with Preindustrial Values" (in Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration and Domestic Work)
    • Micheal Rothberg, "Construction Work: Theory, Migration and Labor in the Age of Globalization"
    • Roger Rouse, "Thinking Through Transnationalism: Notes on the Cultural Politics of Class Relations in the Contemporary U.S"
    • Saskia Sassen, "Toward a Feminist Analysis of the Global Economy" (Ch. 5 in Globalization and its Discontents: Essays on the New Mobility of People and Money)
    • Saskia Sassen, "Spatialities and Temporalities of the Global - Elements for a Theorization"
    • Sandhya Shukla and Heidi Tinsman, "Introduction: Across the Americas" (in Imagining Our Americas: Toward a Transnational Frame)
    • Mrinalini Sinha. "Introduction" (in Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring of an Empire)
    • Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak, "Thinking Cultural Questions in 'Pure' Literary Terms"
    • Michel Trouillot, "Anthropology and the Savage Slot: Poetics and Politics of Otherness" and "North Atlantic Fictions" (Chs. 1 and 2 in Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World)
    • Ellen Meiksins Wood, "A Manifesto for Global Capitalism"
    Theories of Modernism and Modernity
    Books
    • Theodor Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment
    • Louis Althusser, Reading Capital (Parts II and III)
    • Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities
    • Talal Asad, Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity
    • Hannah Arendt, Human Condition OR Origins of Totalitarianism
    • Ian Baucom, Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History
    • Antoinette Burton, ed., Gender, Sexuality, and Colonial Modernities (Introduction and Selections)
    • Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts into Air
    • Michel de Certeau, The Writing of History
    • Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe
    • James Chandler, England in 1819
    • T.J. Clark, The Painting of Modern Life
    • Michael Foucault, Discipline and Punish
    • ---, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1
    • Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents OR The Interpretation of Dreams
    • Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness
    • Jurgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity
    • ---, The Structural Transformation of the Bourgeois Public Sphere
    • Peter Hall, Cities of Tomorrow
    • David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity
    • G.W.F. Hegel, Reason in History
    • Thomas Huxley, Evolution and Ethics (selections)
    • Fredric Jameson, A Singular Modernity
    • ---, The Seeds of Time
    • Friedrich Kittler, Gramophone, Film, Typewriter
    • Reinhart Koselleck, Futures Past
    • Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern
    • John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (selections)
    • Georg Lukacs, The Historical Novel
    • Jean-Francois Lyotard, Postmodern Condition
    • Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
    • ---, Capital: Volume 1 (selections)
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals
    • Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract
    • Mary Poovey, History of the Modern Fact
    • Dror Wahrman, The Making of the Modern Self

      • Essays [four essays = one book]
        • Arjun Appadurai and Carol Breckenridge, "Public Modernity in India"
        • Charles Baudelaire, "The Painter of Modern Life"
        • Walter Benjamin, "Theses on the Philosophy of History"
        • ---, "On Some Motifs in Baudelaire"
        • Dipesh Chakrabarty, "Difference-Deferral of a Colonial Modernity"
        • ---, "Subaltern Histories and Post-Enlightenment Rationalism"
        • Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, "7000 B.C.: Apparatus of Capture"
        • Michel Foucault, "What Is Enlightenment?"
        • ---, "Nietzsche Genealogy History"
        • Martin Heidegger, "The Question Concerning Technology"
        • Immanuel Kant, "What Is Enlightenment?"
        • Arvind Rajagopal, Introduction to Politics After Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India
        • Gayle Rubin, "The Traffic in Women"
        • Hent de Vries, "Introduction: Before, Around, and Beyond the Theologico-Political"
    Affect Theory
    Books
    • Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion
    • Jill Bennett, Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma, and Contemporary Art
    • Lauren Berlant, Cruel Optimism
    • Teresa Brennan, The Transmission of Affect
    • Antonio Damasio, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
    • Paul Ekman, Emotions Revealed
    • Jonathan Flatley, Affective Mapping: Melancholia and the Politics of Modernism
    • Paul Griffiths, What Emotions Are: The Problem of Psychological Categories
    • Richard Grusin, Premediation: Affect and Mediality after 9/11
    • Mark B.N. Hansen, New Philosophy for New Media, fwd. Timothy Lenoir
    • Joseph LeDoux, The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
    • Brian Massumi, Parables of the Virtual
    • Sianne Ngai, Ugly Feelings
    • William Reddy, The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of the Emotions
    • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity
    • Steven Shaviro, Post-Cinematic Affect
    • Daniel Stern, The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology
    • Kathleen Stewart, Ordinary Affects
    • Nigel Thrift, Non-Representational Theory: Space, Politics, Affect
    • Silvan Tomkins, Exploring Affect: The Selected Writings of Silvan S. Tomkins
    • ---, Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader
    • Rei Terada, Feeling in Theory
    • Aaron Ben Ze'ev, The Subtlety of Emotion
    Essays [four essays = one book]
    • Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, "Percept, Affect, and Concept"
    • Stanley Fish, "Literature in the Reader: Affective Stylistics"
    • Michael Hardt, "Affective Labor"
    • Clare Hemmings, "Invoking Affect: Cultural Theory and the Ontological Turn"
    • Brian Massumi, "Fear (The Spectrum Said)"
    • Antonio Negri, "Value and Affect"
    • W.K. Wimsatt, Jr., and M.C. Beardsley, "The Affective Fallacy"
    • Mary Zournazi, "Navigating Movements: An Interview with Brian Massumi"
    Media Theory
    Books
    • Jean Baudrillard, Simulations
    • Ian Bogost, Unit Operations
    • Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin, Remediation: Understanding New Media
    • Wendy Chun, Freedom and Control
    • Matthew Fuller, Media Ecologies
    • Alex Gallaway, Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization
    • Steve Goodman, Sonic Warfare
    • Richard Grusin, Premediation
    • Mark Hansen, New Philosophy for New Media
    • N. Katherine Hayles, How We Became Posthuman
    • Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture
    • Friedrich Kittler, Gramophone, Film, Typewriter
    • Niklas Luhmann, The Reality of the Mass Media
    • Adrian Mackenzie, Wirelessness
    • Lev Manovich, Language of New Media
    • Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media
    • Lisa Nakamura, Digitizing Race
    • Jussi Parikka, What Is Media Archaeology?
    • Steve Shaviro, Post-Cinematic Affect
    • Roger Silverstone, Why Study the Media?
    • Paul Virilio, Open Sky
    • McKenzie Wark, Gamer Theory
    • Raymond Williams, Television: Technology and Cultural Form
    • Siegfried Zelinski, Deep Time of the Media
    Essays [four essays = one book]
    • Theodor Adorno, "On the Fetish Character in Music"
    • Walter Benjamin "Work of Art in the Age of its Technical Reproducibility"
    • Hans Magnus Enzensberger, "Constitutents of a Theory of Media"
    • Siegfried Kracauer "The Mass Ornament"
    Political Theory/Philosophy
    Books
    • Agamben, Homo Sacer
    • Arendt, Human Condition OR Origins of Totalitarianism
    • Badiou, Metapolitics
    • Bakunin, God and the State
    • Balibar, We, the People of Europe
    • Bennett, Vibrant Matter
    • Brown, States of Injury
    • Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
    • Butler, Precarious Life
    • Cheah and Robbins, ed., Cosmopolitics
    • Derrida, Rogues
    • Fanon, Wretched of the Earth
    • Foucault, Society Must Be Defended
    • Fraser, The Radical Imagination (selections)
    • Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays (selections)
    • Gramsci, Prison Notebooks
    • Grosz, The Nick of Time
    • Habermas, Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere
    • Hardt and Negri, Empire (selections)
    • Hegel, Philosophy of Right
    • Hobbes, Leviathan
    • James, Black Jacobins
    • Kant, Political Writings ("Perpetual Peace," "Universal History," "What is Enlightenment")
    • Locke, The Second Treatise of Government
    • Mariategui, Seven Interpretive Essays (selections)
    • Marx, Eighteenth Brumaire
    • Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy OR The Prince
    • Mill, On Liberty
    • Negri, Insurgencies
    • Poulantzas, State, Power, Socialism (selections)
    • Ranciere, Hatred of Democracy
    • Rousseau, Social Contract
    • Schmitt, Concept of the Political OR Political Theology OR Nomos of the Earth
    • Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments (selections)
    • Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise and Political Treatise
    • Tiqqun, Introduction to Civil War
    • Tocqueville, Democracy in America (selections)
    • Vincent, Theories of the State
    • Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
    Essays [four essays = one book]
  • Benjamin, "Critique of Violence"
  • Brown, "Sovereign Hesitations"
  • Buck-Morss, "Hegel and Haiti"
  • Derrida, "Force of Law"
  • Foucault, "Governmentality"
  • ---. "Omnes et Singulatim"
  • Lenin, "The State and Revolution"
  • Mbembe, "Necropolitics"
  • Weber, "Politics as Vocation"
  • Zizek, "The King is a Thing"