ENGL 1301 Reading List (Summer 2017)

List of all our readings & dates for Summer II 2017.

Class Discussion Readings:

  • "Understanding Comics" - Scott McCloud (p921) = Wed 7/12
  • "Fun Home" - Alison Bechdel (p12) = Wed 7/12
  • "Body Rituals Among the Nacirema" - Horace Miner = Thurs 7/13
  • "Working at Wendy's" - Joey Franklin (p80) = Tues 7/18
  • "Deindividuation" - David McRaney = Thurs 7/20
  • "Black Men & Public Space" - Brent Staples (p267)Tues 7/25
  • "We Do Abortions Here: a Nurse's Story" - Sallie Tisdale (p709) = Wed 7/26
  • "Salvation" - Langston Hughes (p947) = Wed 8/2
  • "Politics & the English Language" - George Orwell (p510) = Fri 8/4

Bonus Readings (due no later than Aug. 4):

  • "The 'Busy' Trap" - Tim Kreider (p380)
  • "The Man Who Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance" - Jeffry Owen Jones (p793)
  • "Who Shot Johnny?" - Debra Dickerson (p270)
  • "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" - Nicholas Carr (p572)

Midterm Readings:

  • "In Search of a Room of One's Own" - Virginia Woolf (p904)
  • "Shooting an Elephant" - George Orwell (p750)
  • "Learning to Read" - Frederick Douglass (p404)

Final Readings:

  • "Strangers" - Toni Morrison (p129)
  • "The Morals of the Prince" - Niccolo Macchiavelli (p763)
  • "Allegory of the Cave" - Plato (p989)
Norton Reader (14th Edition)
  • Norton Reader (14th Edition)
  • by Melissa A. Goldthwaite, Joseph Bizup
  • All essays (except "Body Rituals Among the Nacirema" and "Deindividuation") can be found in this book.