Course Readings

Link Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird Link On Being a Cripple (Mairs) Link Learning to Read and Write (Douglass) Link "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" (Carr) Link Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain (Mitford) Link Shooting an Elephant (Orwell) Link How to Tame a Wild Tongue (Anzaldua) Link On Dumpster Diving (Eighner) Link Mother Tongue (Amy Tan) Link Once More to the Lake (White) Link Graduation (Angelou) Link The Clan of One-Breasted Women (Williams) Link The Declaration of Independence Link "This is the End of the World" (Tuchman) Link Of Youth and Age (Francis Bacon) Link Tongue-Tied (Maxine Hong Kingston) Link "Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn" (Carol S. Dweck) Link The Boston Photographs (Ephron) Link A Century of Cinema (Sontag) Link The Boston Photographs_Image 1 Link The Boston Photographs_Image 2 Link The Boston Photographs_Image 3 Link Understanding Comics (McCloud) Read PDF pages 37-42 (pages 151-156) Link Joyas Voladoras (Doyle) Link Sherman Alexie Website Link Visual Literacy Link Breaking Down an Image Link Superman and Me (Alexie) Link "Decolonising the Mind," (Thiong'o) Link "Politics and the English Language," (Orwell) Link Letter from Birmingham Jail (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Link Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen Link Loggerheads (Sedaris) Link The Brain on Trial (Eagleman) Link Is Coding the New Literacy? (Raja) Link To Siri, With Love (Newman) Link Hidden Intellectualism (Graff) Link On the Fear of Death (Kubler-Ross) Link Which Species Will Live? (Nijhuis) Link Still Separate, Still Unequal (Kozol) Link The Woman in the Photograph (Skloot) Link Writing Like a White Guy (Bolina) Link How to View Art (Kennicott) Link Being a Man (Theroux) Link Extra Lives (Bissell) Link Why Women Smile (Cunningham) Link A Tale of Three Coming Out Stories (Gay) Link Sex, Drugs, Disasters and the Extinsion of Dinasours (Gould) Link Chief Seattle's Letter to President Pierce Link President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Link In the Kitchen (Gates) Link Six-Pack Abs at Age 74 (Brown) Link How it Feels to be Colored Me (Hurston) Link Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pickney Link Why the Reckless Survive (Konner) Link Is Everything Determined? (Hawking) Link The Nature of Scientific Reasoning (Bronowski) Link After the Genocide (Gourevitch) Link "If Black English Isn't a Language, then tell me, What Is?" (Baldwin) Link "Blue-Collar Brilliance," Rose Link "Serving in Florida," Ehrenreich Link "Stranger in the Village," Baldwin Link "The Bioterrorism Scare," Alcabes Link "Inaugural Address," Kennedy Link "Rewriting American History," FitzGerald Link Beauty (Walker) Link "The Meaning of a Word" (Naylor) Link "Clamorous to Learn" (Welty) Link Black Men and Public Space (Staples) Link "It's Hard to Study if You're Hungry" (Goldrick-Rab)