Reading List for Comprehensive Examination, 2013-2014
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 a student enters the exam room on the day of the exam, they will be recorded as having attempted the exam. If the student does not remain to take the exam, departs without attempting to complete it, and/or fails to submit their responses within the allotted time frame, they will receive a failing grade for that attempt.
Title: On Rhetoric. Trans. George A. Kennedy.
Publisher: Oxford UP, 1991 (or 2006 version by this translator)
Author: Jeff Chang
Title: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.
Publisher: Picador, 2005.
Author: James Joyce
Title: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Ed. R. B. Kershner. 2nd ed.
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006
Author: Cristina Garcia
Title: The Lady Matador’s Hotel
Publisher: Scribner, 2012
Author: Bert Cardullo and Robert Knopf
Title: Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950: A Critical Anthology.
Publisher: Yale UP, 2001
NOTE: The three plays that will be selected from this anthology are Alfred Jarry’s King Ubu (1896), Filippo Marinetti’s Feet (1915) and Tristan Tzara’s Gas Heart (1920)