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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: 2009-10


Theoretical Texts

Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. Cosimo Classics, 2008. ISBN-10: ISBN 1605203556; ISBN-13: 9781605203553

Showalter, Elaine. A Literature of Their Own. Princeton UP, 1998. ISBN-10: 0691004765; ISBN-13: 978-0691004761

Berlin, James. Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures. Parlor Press, 2003. ISBN-10: 0972477284; ISBN-13: 978-0972477284

Glenn, Cheryl. Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence. Southern Illinois UP, 2004. ISBN-10: 0809325845; ISBN-13: 978-0809325849

Primary Texts

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 1996. ISBN 10: 0312080824; ISBN 13: 978-0312080822

Dickinson, Emily. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition.Ed. R.W. Franklin.Belknap Press, Harvard UP, 2005. ISBN-10: 0674018249; ISBN 13: 978-0674018242

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine. Harper Perennial Classics, 2005. ISBN-10: 0060786469; ISBN-13: 978-0060786465

Goldsmith, Oliver. She Stoops to Conquer. Book Jungle Standard Publications, 2007. ISBN-10: 160424155; ISBN-13: 978-1604241556

Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior. Vintage, 1989. ISBN-10: 0679721886; ISBN-13: 978-0679721888

Morrison, Toni. Sula. Vintage, 2004. ISBN-10: 1400033438; ISBN-13: 978-1400033430

Shakespeare. Twelfth Night. Ed. Roger Warren & Stanley Wells. Oxford UP, 2008. ISBN-10: 0199536090; ISBN-13: 978-0199536092 (Reissue Edition)

Wordsworth, William. The Prelude (Text of 1805). Ed. Stephen Gill. 2nd ed. Oxford UP, 1970. ISBN-10: 019281074X; ISBN-13: 9780192810748

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