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Reading List

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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: 2007-08


Theoretical Texts

  1. Johnson-Eiola, Johndan. Datacloud: Toward a New Theory of Online Work. Hampton Press, 2005
  2. Huggan, Graham. The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins: London, Routledge 041525034X
  3. Backscheider, Paula. Reflections on Biography. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. 0198299958
  4. Ratcliffe, Krista. Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness. Carbondale, IL.: Southern Illinois University Press. 0809326698

Primary Texts

  1. Plato. Gorgias. Trans. Robin Waterfield. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.
    ISBN: 0192836307Ghosh, Amitav. The Hungry Tide. NY: Mariner, 2006. 061871166X
  2. Ghosh, Amitav. The Hungry Tide. NY: Mariner, 2006. 061871166X
  3. Pinter, Harold. The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter. Grove Press. 080215087X
  4. Greenblatt, Stephen. Will in the World. NY: Norton, 2005. 039332737X
  5. Alcott, Louisa. Little Women. Ed. Anne K. Phillips & Gregory Eiselein. Norton Critical Ed. W.W. Norton. 0393967149
  6. Milton, John. Paradise Lost. Ed. David Scott Kastan. Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. 0872207331
  7. Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Criticism. Ed. Richard J. Dunn. 3rd Ed. Norton Critical Ed. W.W. Norton 0393975428
  8. Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts (Norton Critical Edition). W.W. Norton. 0393967956

We encourage you to discuss these books with your professors and to organize discussion groups with other M.A. students.

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