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At the English in Action Showcase, lecturer Michelle Britt (l) discusses with Christopher Johnson, Michael Carollo and Devon Reece how English influences daily life.

Reading List: 2006-07


Literary Theory

Eakin, Paul. How our Lives Become Stories. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1999. 0-8014-8598-3

Rorty, Richard. Achieving Our Country. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998. 0-674-00312-8

Literacy Theory

Jarratt, Susan C. Rereading the Sophists. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1991.0-8093-2224-2

Street, Brian. Social Literacies. London: Longman, 1995. 0-582-102219

Primary Texts

Dillard, Annie. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. McGraw Hill, 2000. 0-07-243417-1

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. Knopf, 2004. 1-4000-3341-1

Austen, Jane. Emma. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 1-41650028-5

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. New York: Penguin, 2005. 1-59609-175-4

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York: Oxford UP, 2005. 0-19-832146-5

Carver, Raymond. Where I’m Calling From. Knopf, 1989. 0-679-72231-9

Levertov, Denise. Selected Poems. New Directions, 2003. 0-8112-1554-7

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible and Death of a Salesman. The Portable Arthur Miller. New York: Penguin, 2003. 0-14-243755-7

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