Department of English

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

Newest Reading List

Reading List for Comprehensive Examination - 2014-1015

Remember that you MUST purchase the precise edition given here. These are the only books you will be allowed to bring with you on the day of the exam. You should read the material included in the critical editions as well as other pertinent criticism.

Please be advised that once students enter the exam room on the day of the exam, they will be recorded as having attempted the exam. If a student does not remain to take the exam, departs without attempting to complete it, and/or fails to submit his/her responses within the allotted time frame, s/he will receive a failing grade for that attempt.

  • Allen, Donald, ed. The New American Poetry, 1945-1960. 1960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Print. ISBN: 0520209532.
  • Stoker, Bram. Dracula (Critical Edition). 1897. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print. ISBN: 978-0393970128.
  • Montaigne, Michel de. The Essays: A Selection. New York: Penguin, 1994. ISBN: 978-0-140-44602-9.
  • Willard, Frances. Wheel within a Wheel. 1895. Carlisle, MA: Applewood, 1997. Print. ISBN: 1557094497.
  • Wilson, Sloan. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. 1955. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2002. Print. ISBN: 1568582463.