Past exams

Here you can find reading lists for the past five years, along with a sample exam from a previous year.

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Reading List

These are the readings for the current exam. 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.

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Graduate School Forms

Forms for international students, certification, registration and requests for travel and other activities.

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Independent study

The link here will open a pdf form to apply for a Graduate/Independent Study opportunity.

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Graduation Information for graduate students

Find out details of applying to graduate, along with a checklist and dates and deadlines.

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The following are the two forms graduate students should look over if they are looking to be reimbursed for travel.





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: 2010-11


Theoretical Texts

Debra Hawhee. Bodily Arts: Rhetoric and Athletics in Ancient Greece. University of Texas Press, 2005.  ISBN 0292721404

Peter Brooks. Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative. Harvard UP, 1992. ISBN 0674748921

Judith Butler. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Routledge, 2006. ISBN 0415389550

bell hooks. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge, 1994. ISBN 0415908086

Primary Texts

Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale. Anchor, 1998. ISBN 038549081x

Alison Bechdel. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Mariner, 2007. ISBN 0618871713

Edwidge Danticat. Brother, I’m Dying. Vintage, 2008. ISBN 1400034302

Charles Dickens. Great Expectations. Oxford UP, 2008. ISBN 0199219761

Steven Johnson. The Ghost Map. Riverhead Trade, 2007. ISBN 1594482691

Toni Morrison. The Bluest Eye. Vintage, 2007. ISBN 0307278441

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