COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: 1997-2016


Updated 12 February 2016 in Hong Kong

2016: Spring

Eng 380: History of Literary Theory

Eng 329: Contemporary British Fiction


2015: Fall

Eng 436: Advanced Studies: Literary Minimalism in the 1980s

Eng 329: Contemporary British Fiction

Eng 236: Detective Fiction


2015: Spring

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction

English 280: Critical Approaches to Literature


2014: Fall

English 380: History of Literary Theory

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction

English 236: Detective Fiction


2014: Summer
 

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction

English 236: Detective Fiction

2013 Summer
 

English 236: Detective Fiction
 

Texts: Poe: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Mystery of Marie Roget," "The Purloined Letter"; Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles; Hammett: The Maltese Falcon; Chester Himes: The Heat's On; Henning Mankell: The Pyramid; Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
 

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction
 
Texts: Flash Fictions and Short Stories: Jamaica Kincaid: "Girl"; Rick Moody: "Boys"; Sandra Cisneros: "The House on Mango Street"; David Foster Wallace: "Incarnations of Burned Children"; Ann Beattie: "Snow"; Lydia Davis: "Story"; Raymond Carver: "Cathedral"; Gish Jen: "Birthmates"; David Foster Wallace: "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature"; Ursula LeGuin: "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"; Tim O'Brien: "The Things They Carried"; David Foster Wallace: "Another Pioneer"; Jhumpa Lahiri: "Interpreter of Maladies"; Lorrie Moore: "How to Talk to Your Mother: Notes"; David Foster Wallace: "The Soul is Not a Smithy"; Annie Proulx: "Job History"; June Spence: "Missing Women"; Sherman Alexie: "What You Pawn I Will Redeem"; David Foster Wallace: "Good Old Neon." Principal Text: Maxine Hong Kingston: Tripmaster Monkey.
 

2012-2013
 

English 328: Modern Fiction 1900-1960
 

Texts: D. H. Lawrence: The Prussian Officer and Other Stories; Katherine Mansfield: Bliss and Other Stories; Ernest Hemingway: In Our Time; Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway; William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby; James Joyce: Ulysses; Saul Bellow: Seize the Day; Yukio Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
 

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction
 

Texts: Short Stories: Dylan Thomas: "The Burning Baby"; Alan Sillitoe: "The Fishing Boat Picture"; Doris Lessing: "To Room Nineteen"; John Fowles: "The Enigma"; Graham Greene: "The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen"; Rose Tremain: "My Wife is a White Russian"; Angela Carter: "Flesh and the Mirror"; Samuel Beckett: "Ping"; Ted Hughes: "The Rain Horse"; David Lodge: "Hotel Des Boobs"; Beryl Bainbridge: "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie"; Edna O'Brien: "In the Hours of Darkness"; Kazuo Ishiguro: "A Family Supper"; Raymond Bradbury: "Composition"; Adam Mars-Jones: "Structural Anthropology." Novels: Julian Barnes: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters; Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach
 

English 380: History of Literary Theory
 

Texts: Plato: Selections from The Republic; Aristotle: The Poetics; Horace: "Ars Poetica"; Sir Philip Sidney: "The Defense of Poesy"; Alexander Pope: "Essay on Criticism"; Mary Wollstonecraft: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"; William Wordsworth: Preface to Lyrical Ballads; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Introduction to Lectures on Fine Art; Matthew Arnold: "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time"; Oscar Wilde: Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray"; Friedrich Nietzsche: "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"; Ferdinand de Saussure: From the Course in General Linguistics; Leon Trotsky: "The Formalist School of Literature and Marxism"; Virginia Woolf: From A Room of One's Own; Gyogy Lukacs: "The Classical Form of the Historical Novel"; T. S. Eliot: "Tradition and the Individual Talent"; Antonio Gramsci: "The Formation of the Intellectuals"; Walter Benjamin: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno: "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception"; Roland Barthes; "Death of the Author" and "From Work to Text"; Zehou Li: from Four Essays on Aesthetics: Towards a Global View; Kojin Karatani: "Origins of Modern Japanese Literature";  Wolfgang Iser: "Interaction Between Text and Reader"; Franco Moretti: "Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History"; Jurgen Habermas: "Modernity, An Incomplete Project"; and Jean Baudrillard: "The Precession of Simulacra."
 

English 280: Critical Approaches to Literature
 

2012: Summer
 

English 236: Detective Fiction
 

Texts: Poe: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and "The Purloined Letter"; Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles; Hammett: The Maltese Falcon; Chester Himes: The Heat's On; Mario Vargas Llosa: Who Killed Palomino Molero?; Boris Akunin: Murder on the Leviathan;  Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Alternate Text: Stieg Larsson: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
 

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction
 

Texts: Flash Fictions and Short Stories: Jamaica Kincaid: "Girl"; Rick Moody: "Boys"; Sandra Cisneros: "The House on Mango Street"; David Foster Wallace: "Incarnations of Burned Children"; Ann Beattie: "Snow"; Lydia Davis: "Story"; Raymond Carver: "Cathedral"; Gish Jen: "Birthmates"; David Foster Wallace: "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature"; Ursula LeGuin: "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"; Tim O'Brien: "The Things They Carried"; David Foster Wallace: "Another Pioneer"; Jhumpa Lahiri: "Interpreter of Maladies"; Lorrie Moore: "How to Talk to Your Mother: Notes"; David Foster Wallace: "The Soul is Not a Smithy"; Annie Proulx: "Job History"; June Spence: "Missing Women"; Sherman Alexie: "What You Pawn I Will Redeem." Principal Texts: Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club and Maxine Hong Kingston: Tripmaster Monkey.
 

2011-2012
 

English 328: Modern Fiction 1900-1960
 

Texts: D. H. Lawrence: The Prussian Officer and Other Stories; Katherine Mansfield: Bliss and Other Stories; Lu Xun: Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Cheering From the Sidelines); F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby; James Joyce: Ulysses; Virginia Woolf: The Waves; William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury; Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms; Samuel Beckett: Molloy; Saul Bellow: Seize the Day; Yukio Mishima: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
 

English 364: Twentieth Century American Literature
 

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction
 

Texts: Short Stories: Dylan Thomas: "The Burning Baby"; Alan Sillitoe: "The Fishing Boat Picture"; Doris Lessing: "To Room Nineteen"; B. S. Johnson: "A Few Selected Sentences"; John Fowles: "The Enigma"; Graham Greene: "The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen"; J. M. Ballard: "Memories of the Space Age"; Rose Tremain: "My Wife is a White Russian"; Angela Carter: "Flesh and the Mirror"; Samuel Beckett: "Ping"; Ted Hughes: "The Rain Horse"; Malcolm Lowry: "Strange Comfort Afforded By the Profession"; Beryl Bainbridge: "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie"; Edna O'Brien: "In the Hours of Darkness"; Kazuo Ishiguro: "A Family Supper"; Raymond Bradbury: "Composition"; Adam Mars-Jones: "Structural Anthropology"; Julian Barnes: "One of a Kind." Novels: Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange; Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach; Penelope Fitzgerald: The Blue Flower. 
 

English 380: History of Literary Theory
 

2011: Summer
 

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction
 

Texts: Short Stories: 30/30: Thirty American Stories From the Last Thirty Years. Novels and Short Story Collections: Toni Morrison: Jazz; Nicholson Baker: The Mezzanine; David Foster Wallace: Oblivion and Other Stories.
 

English 236: Detective Fiction
 

Texts: Poe: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; Doyle: "The Adventure of the Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House"; Hammett: The Maltese Falcon; Mario Vargas Llosa: Who Killed Palomino Molero?; Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Qiu Xiaolong: The Mao Case; Boris Akunin: Murder on the Leviathan; Janet Evanovich: One for the Money. 
 

2010-2011
 

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction
 

Texts: Short Stories: Malcolm Lowry: "Strange Comfort Afforded by the Profession"; Dylan Thomas: "The Burning Baby"; Alan Sillitoe: "The Fishing-Boat Picture"; Samuel Beckett: "Ping"; Graham Greene: "The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen"; John Fowles: "The Enigma"; Beryl Bainbridge: "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie"; Doris Lessing: "To Roon Nineteen"; David Lodge: "Hotel Des Boobs"; Rose Tremain: "My Wife is a White Russian"; Edna O'Brien: "In the Hours of Darkness"; Angela Carter: "Flesh and the Mirror"; Adam Mars-Jones: "Structural Anthropology." Principal Texts: Julian Barnes: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters; Ian McEwan: Saturday; Nicola Barker: Clear; Zadie Smith: The Autograph Man.
 

English 250: American Literature
 

English 280: Critical Approaches to Literature
 

Texts: Terry Eagleton: Literary Theory: An Introduction; Saul Bellow: Seize the Day. +Selection of visual, filmic, musical, and architectural 'texts.'
 

English 140: Literature For Our Time

 

Texts: Novels: James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis; Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart. Short Stories: Checkov: "The Lady with the Dog"; Cather: "Paul's Case"; Crane: "the Open Boat"; Kafka: "A Hunger Artist"; Woolf: "Kew Gardens"; Lawrence: "The Rocking Horse Winner"; Hemingway: "Hills Like White Elephants"; Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily"; Ellison: "King of the Bingo Game"; Fitzgerald: "Babylon Revisited"; Hurston: "The Conscience of the Court"; Porter: "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"'; Melville: "Bartleby the Scrivener"; Welty: "The Worn Path"; Thurber: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"; Borges: "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote"; Nabokov: "Signs and Symbols"; Cheever: "The Enormous Radio"; Baldwin: "Sonny's Blues"; Singer: "Gimpel the Fool"; O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"; Carver: "Cathedral"; Walker: "Everyday Use"; Wright: "The Man Who Was Almost a Man"; Marquez: "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World"; Cortazar: "A Continuity of Parks"; Kawabata: "The White Horse"; LeGuin: "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"; Oates: "How I Contemplated the World"; Updike: "A & P"; Kincaid: "Girl"; Mukherjee: "The Management of Grief"; O'Brien: "The Things They Carried"; Munro: "What is Real?"; Malamud: "Angel Levine"; Tan: "The Rules of the Game"; Viramontes: "The Moths." Theatre and Cinema Texts: Samuel Beckett: Endgame; Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and Fritz Lang's Metropolis (as cinematic intertexts). Poetry by T. S. Eliot, William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle, Marianne Moore, and others.

 

 

2010: Summer

 

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction

 

Texts: Martin Amis: Einstein's Monsters; Julian Barnes: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters; Ian McEwan: Enduring Love; Nicola Barker: Clear: A Transparent Novel; Zadie Smith: The Autograph Man.

 

 

English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Texts: Edgar Allan Poe: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet; Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd; Edogawa Ranpo:  Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows; Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep; Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy.

 

2009-2010

 

English 363: 19th Century American Literature

 

Texts: Charles Brockden Brown: Wieland, or The Transformation; Washington Irving: "Rip Van Winkle," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and selections from A History of New York; Catharine Maria Sedgwick: A New-England Tale; Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature; Edgar Allan Poe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; Herman Melville: Moby Dick; Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Blithedale Romance; Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims; Mark Twain: The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories; Henry James: The Turn of the Screw; Stephen Crane: Maggie: A Girl of the Streets; Kate Chopin: The Awakening. Selected poetry: Wheatley, Whittier, Longfellow, Whitman, Dickinson.

 

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction

 

 

Texts: William Golding: Free Fall; Martin Amis: Einstein's Monsters; Julian Barnes: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters; Nicola Barker: Clear; Ian McEwan: Saturday; Zadie Smith: The Autograph Man.

 

English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Texts: Edgar Allan Poe: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter," and "The Mystery of Marie Roget"; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet; Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd;  Edogawa Ranpo: The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows; Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep; Sarah Paretsky: Killing Orders; Janet Evanovich: One for the Money; Paul Auster: City of Glass: The Graphic Novel. Film: Kinji Fukusaku: Black Lizard.

 

 

English 140: Literature for Our Time

 

 

Fiction Texts: Anton Chekhov: "The Lady with the Dog"; Willa Cather: "Paul's Case"; Stephen Crane: "The Open Boat"; James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis and "A Hunger Artist"; Virginia Woolf: "Kew Gardens"; D. H. Lawrence: "The Rocking Horse Winner"; Ernest Hemingway: "Hills Like White Elephants"; William Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily"; F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Babylon Revisited"; Zora Neale Hurston: "The Conscience of the Court"; Katherine Anne Porter: "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"; James Thurber: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"; Eudora Welty: "A Worn Path"; Ralph Ellison: "King of the Bingo Game"; Jorge Luis Borges: "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote"; Vladimir Nabokov: "Signs and Symbols"; John Cheever: "The Enormous Radio"; James Baldwin: "Sonny's Blues"; Isaac Bashevis Singer: "Gimpel the Fool"; Flannery O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"; Yasunari Kawabata: "The White Horse"; Raymond Carver: "Cathedral"; Alice Walker: "Everyday Use"; Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart; Gabriel Garcia Marquez: "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World"; Julio Cortazar: "Continuity of Parks"; Richard Wright: "The Man Who Was Almost a Man"; Ursula LeGuin: "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"; Joyce Carol Oates: "How I Contemplated the World," etc.; John Updike: "A & P"; Tim O'Brien: "The Things They Carried"; Margaret Atwood: "Death by Landscape." Memoir: Evelyn Lau: Runaway. Theatre and Cinema Texts: Samuel Beckett: Endgame; Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times; Sogo Ishii: Electric Dragon 80,000 Volts; Sergei Eisenstein: The Battleship Potemkin.


2009: SUMMER

 

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction

 

 

Novels: Nicholson Baker: The Mezzanine; Toni Morrison: Jazz; Michael Chabon: Wonder Boys; Don DeLillo: Cosmopolis. Short Story Anthology: Shreve and Nguyen: 30/30: Thirty Short Stories from the Last Thirty Years.

 

English 236: Detective Fiction

 

 

Texts: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; Dashiell Hammett: The Continental Op; Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep; Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley; Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room; Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

 

 

2008-2009 


English 380: History of Literary Theory

 

Texts: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Selections: Plato: "Ion," "Phaedrus," The Republic; Aristotle: Poetics; Horace: Ars Poetica; Plotinus: "On the Intellectual Beauty"; Macrobius: "Commentary on the Dream of Scipio"; Christine de Pizan: The Book of the City of Ladies; Sidney: "Defense of Poesie"; Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; Hegel: Lectures on Fine Art; Wordsworth: "Preface to Lyrical Ballads"; Shelley: "A Defence of Poetry"; Marx and Engels: The Communist Manifesto; Nietzsche: "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"; Matthew Arnold: "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time"; Oscar Wilde: "Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray"; Freud: "The Uncanny"; Jung: "On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry"; Lacan: "The Mirror Stage"; Saussure: Course in General Linguistics; Barthes: "Soap Powders and Detergents," "The Death of the Author," "From Work to Text"; Helene Cixous: "The Laugh of the Medusa"; Julia Kristeva: "Revolution in Poetic Language"; Walter Benjamin: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; Wolfgang Iser: "Interaction Between Text and Reader"; Michel Foucault: "What is an Author?"; Jean Baudrillard: "The Precession of Simulacra"; Edward Said: Introduction to Orientalism.


English 329: Contemporary British Fiction

 

Texts: Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange; Martin Amis: Einstein's Monsters; Ian McEwan: Enduring Love; Nicola Barker: The Three-Button Trick and Other Stories; Zadie Smith: The Autograph Man.

 
English 365: Contemporary American Fiction

 

Novels: Jay McInerney: Bright Lights, Big City; Toni Morrison: Jazz; Michael Chabon: Wonder Boys; Don DeLillo: Cosmopolis. Short Stories: Jamaica Kincaid: "Girl"; Rick Moody: "Boys"; Donald Barthelme: "The School";  Raymond Carver: "Cathedral";  T.C. Boyle: "Greasy Lake"; Annie Proulx: "Job History"; Gish Jen: "Birthmates";  Ursula LeGuin: "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"; Percival Everett: "The Fix"; Sherman Alexie: "What You Pawn, I Will Redeem"; Tim O'Brien: "The Things They Carried"; Ann Beattie: "Snow"; Charles Baxter: "Snow"; Lydia Davis: "Story"; Sandra Cisneros: "The House on Mango Street"; David Wong Louie: "Cold Heart"; Jhumpa Lahiri: "The Interpreter of Maladies"; ZZ Packer: "Every Tongue Shall Confess"; June Spence: "Missing Women."


English 250: American Literature

 

Texts: The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown and Other Stories; Ralph Waldo Emerson: Self-Reliance and Other Essays; Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave; Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass--The Original 1855 Edition; Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems; Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Willa Cather: O Pioneers!; Nella Larsen: Passing; Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises; Jack Kerouac: On the Road; Norman Mailer: Armies of the Night; Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Shreve and Nguyen: 30/30: Thirty American Stories from the Last Thirty Years.


English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Texts: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; Dashiell Hammett: The Continental Op; Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep; Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley; Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy (City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room); Michael Chabon: The Final Solution.


English 140: Literature for Our Time

 

Texts: James Joyce: Dubliners; Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis and Other Stories; Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway; Ernest Hemingway: In Our Time; Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot; Saul Bellow: Seize the Day; Toni Morrison: Jazz; Don DeLillo: White Noise; Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Modern Poems.

2008: SUMMER

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction

 

Texts: Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange; Julian Barnes: Flaubert's Parrot; Ian McEwan: Amsterdam; Will Self: Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Nicola Barker: The Three-Button Trick and Other Stories; Zadie Smith: The Autograph Man.

 

English 280: Critical Approaches to Literature

 

 

Texts: Terry Eagleton: Literary Theory; Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room (Norton Critical  Edition); The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (Norton Critical Edition).

 

2007-2008

English 364: Twentieth Century American Literature

 

Texts: Ramazani: The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. Willa Cather: A Lost Lady; Nella Larsen: Passing; William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; Gertrude Stein: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas; Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast; Saul Bellow: Herzog; Toni Morrison: Beloved; David Foster Wallace: Brief Interviews with Hideous Men; Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs: A Screenplay.

English 329: Contemporary British Fiction
 

 

Texts: Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange; Julian Barnes: Flaubert's Parrot; Nicola Barker: The Three-Button Trick and Other Stories; Ian McEwan: Amsterdam; Will Self: Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Zadie Smith: The Autograph Man.


English 365: Contemporary American Fiction

 

Texts: Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five; Jay McInerney: Bright Lights, Big City; Nicholson Baker: The Mezzanine; Toni Morrison: Sula; Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies; David Foster Wallace: Oblivion.

English 250: American Literature

 

 

Texts: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Selections: Pima and Iroquois Creation Stories; Christopher Columbus: "Letter to Luis Santangel" and "Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella"; Thomas Harriott: "A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia"; William Bradford: Of Plymouth Plantation; Mary Rowlandson: A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson; Jonathan Edwards: "Personal Narrative" and "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"; Pontiac: "Speech at Detroit"; Red Jacket: "Speech to the US Senate"; Tecumseh: "Speech to the Ossages"; [Jefferson]: "Chief Logan's Speech";  Samson Occom: "A Short Narrative of My Life"; Crevecoeur: Letters from An American Farmer; Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography; Thomas Paine: "Common Sense" and "The Crisis"; Washington Irving: "Rip Van Winkle"; Nathaniel Hawthorne:  "Young Goodman Brown," "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," and "The Minister's Black Veil"; Edgar Allan Poe: "Ligeia," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," and "The Purloined Letter"; Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave; Herman Melville: "Bartleby, the Scrivener"; Henry James: "The Real Thing"; Kate Chopin: "The Storm"; Charles Chesnutt: "The Wife of His Youth"; Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wall-Paper"; Stephen Crane: "The Open Boat"; Jack London: "To Build a Fire"; Willa Cather: "Neighbour Rosicky"; Gertrude Stein: "Tender Buttons"; Sherwood Anderson: "Mother" and "Hands"; Zora Neale Hurston: "The Gilded Six-Bits"; Jean Toomer: "Fern"; F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Winter Dreams" and "Babylon Revisited"; William Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily"; Ernest Hemingway: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"; John Cheever: "The Swimmer"; Jack Kerouac: [from]  Big Sur; James Baldwin: "Going to Meet the Man"; Flannery O'Connor: "Good Country People"; Toni Morrison: "Recitatif"; Thomas Pynchon: "Entropy"; Raymond Carver: "Cathedral"; Sandra Cisneros: "Woman Hollering Creek"; Sherman Alexie: "Do Not Go Gentle"; Jhumpa Lahiri: "Sexy." Drama: Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night;  Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire; Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman. Poetry: a broad selection.


English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles; Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake; Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo: The Laughing Policeman; Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; The Oxford Book of Detective Stories.


2007: SUMMER


English 380: History of Literary Theory

 

 

Text: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Selections: Plato: "Ion,"  "Phaedrus"; Aristotle: Poetics; Horace: Ars Poetica; Plotinus: "On the Intellectual Beauty"; Macrobius: "Commentary on the Dream of Scipio"; Maimonides: Guide of the Perplexed; Christine de Pizan: The Book of the City of Ladies; Vico: The New Science; Pope: "An Essay on Criticism"; Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; Hegel: Lectures on Fine Art; Wordsworth: "Preface to Lyrical Ballads"; Shelley, "A Defence of Poetry; Marx and Engels: Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, The German Ideology, Capital; Nietzsche: "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"; Matthew Arnold: "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time"; Wilde: Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray; Freud: "The Uncanny"; Jung: "On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry"; Lacan: "The Mirror Stage"; Saussure: Course in General Linguistics; Jacobson: Linguistics and Poetics, Two Aspects of Language; Levi-Strauss: Tristes Tropiques; Barthes: "Soap Powders and Detergents," "Death of the Author," "From Work to Text"; Sartre: "What is Literature?"; Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex; Helene Cixous: "The Laugh of the Medusa"; Julia Kristeva: "Revolution in Poetic Language"; Judith Butler: Gender Trouble; Horkheimer and Adorno: Dialectic of Enlightenment;  Walter Benjamin: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; Habermas: "Modernity: An Incomplete Project"; Cleanth Brooks: "The Formalist Critics"; Wimsatt and Beardsley: "The Affective Fallacy" and "The Intentional Fallacy"; Robert Jauss: "Literary History as a Challenge to Literary Theory"; Wolfgang Iser: 'Interaction Between Text and Reader"; Foucault: "What is an Author?"; Derrida: Of Grammatology; Baudrillard: "The Precession of Simulacra"; Lyotard: "Defining the Postmodern"; Vizenor: "Postindian Warriors"; Edward Said: Orientalism; Gayatri Spivak: "Can the Subaltern Speak?"; Henry Louis Gates: "Talking Black: Signs of theTimes."

English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Raymond Chandler: Farewell, My Lovely; Dashiell Hammett: Red Harvest; Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; The Oxford Book of Detective Stories.


2006-2007


English 366: Contemporary Literary Theory

 

 

Text: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Selections: Plato: "Ion" and "Phaedrus"; Aristotle: Poetics; Horace: Ars Poetica; Edgar Allan Poe: "The Philosophy of Composition"; Oscar Wilde: "Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray"; Henry James: "The Art of Fiction"; Nietzsche: "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"; Marx and Engels: Selections; Freud: "Fetishism," "The Uncanny" and selections from The Interpretation of Dreams; Jung: "On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry"; Trotsky: "The Formalist School of Poetry and Marxism"; Sausure: Selections from The Course in General Linguistics; Eichenbaum: "The Theory of the Formal Method"; Jakobson: "Linguistics and Poetics"; Bakhtin: "Discourse in the Novel"; Lukacs: "Realism in the Balance"; Gramsci: "The Formation of the Intellectuals"; Edmund Wilson: "Marxism and Literature"; W. E. B. DuBois: "Criteria of Negro Art"; Zora Neale Hurston: "Characteristics of Negro Expression/What White Publishers Won't Print"; Langston Hughes: "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain"; T. S. Eliot: "Tradition and the Individual Talent"; John Crowe Ransom: "Criticism, Inc."; Cleanth Brooks: "The Formalist Critics"; Wimsatt and Beardslry: "The Intentional Fallacy" and "The Affective Fallacy"; Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women; Virginia Woolf: from "A Room of One's Own"; Simone de Beauvoir: from The Second Sex; Horkheimer and Adorno: "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception"; Walter Benjamin: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; Iser: "Interaction Between Text and Reader"; Jauss: "Literary History as a Challenge to Literary Theory"; Stanley Fish: "Interpreting the Variorum"; Claude Levi-Strass: "A Writing Lesson"; Northrop Frye: "The Archetypes of Literature"; Irving Howe: "History and the Novel"; Barthes: "The Death of the Author"; Jean-Francois Lyotard: "Defining the Postmodern"; Michel Foucault: "What is an Author?"; Helen Cixous: "The Laugh of the Medusa"; Adrienne Rich: "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Experience";  Gilbert and Gubar: from The Madwoman in the Attic; Eve Kosofsky Sedwick: from Epistemology of the Closet; Julia Kristeva: from Revolution in Poetic Language; Frederic Jameson: "Postmodernism and Consumer Society"; Jurgen Habermas: "Modernity: An Incomplete Project"; Deleuze and Guattari: Introduction to A Thousand Plateaus; Baudrillard: "The Precession of Simulacra"; Gayatri Spivak: 'Can the Subaltern Speak?"; Frantz Fanon: "The Wretched of the Earth"; Gerald Vizenor: "Postindian Warriors"; Edward Said: Introduction to Orientalism; Houston Baker: "Blues, Ideology, and Afro American Literature"; Stuart Hall: "Cultural Studies and Its Theoretical Legacies"; Henry Louis Gates: "Talking Black: Critical Signs of the Times"; Terry Eagleton: "The Rise of English"; Thiongo, Liyong, and Owuor-Anyumba: "On the Abolition of the English Department"; Knapp and Michaels: "Against Theory"; Jacques Derrida: "The Exorbitant. Question of Method."

 


English 250: American Literature

 

Texts: Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Tales; Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter; Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave; Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Herman Melville: Billy Budd; Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Henry James: The Spoils of Poynton; Willa Cather: Death Comes for the Archbishop; Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms; Saul Bellow: Seize the Day; James Baldwin: Going to Meet the Man.

English 365: Contemporary American Fiction

 

Texts: Jay McInerney: Bright Lights, Big City; Don DeLillo: White Noise; Nicholson Baker: The Mezzanine; Toni Morrison: Jazz; Susan Sontag: In America; Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies; Sherman Alexie: Ten Little Indians.


English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Texts: Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon; Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep; Walter Mosley: Devil in a Blue Dress; The Oxford Book of Detective Stories. 

2006: SUMMER


English 236: Detective Fiction

 

Texts: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express; Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon; Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye; Walter Mosley: Devil in a Blue Dress; Jonathan Lethem: Motherless Brooklyn. Short Stories: Edgar Alan Poe, GK Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Seicho Matsumoto, Jorge Luis Borges, Edogawa Ranpo, Robert Gulik, Sarah Paretsky, Amanda Cross, and others.


2005-2006


English 358: American Literature to 1880
 

Texts: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Mary Rowlandson: Narrative of the Captivity; Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography; Susanna Rowson: Charlotte Temple; Washington Irving: "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; James Fennimore Cooper: From The Pioneers; The Cherokee Memorials; Catharine Maria Sedgwick: "A Reminiscence of Federalism"; Willaim Cullen Bryant: "Thanatopsis"; William Apess: "An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man"; Lydia Maria Child: "Mrs. Child's Reply"; Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, "The American Scholar," "Experience"; Nathaniel Hawthorne: "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," ""The Minister's Black Veil," "The Celestial Railroad," "Rapaccini's Daughter," The Scarlet Letter, and "Preface to The House of Seven Gables"; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "A Psalm of Life" and "The Slave's Dream";  Edgar Allan Poe: "Sonnet to Science," "Alone," "The Raven," "Ligeia," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Purloined Letter," "The Imp of the Perverse," "The Cask of Amontillado," Margaret Fuller: "The Great Lawsuit"; Fanny Fern: "Male Criticism on Ladies' Books"; and "A Law More Nice than Just"; Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl;  Henry David Thoreau: Walden; Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life and "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro"; Walt Whitman: "Preface to Leaves of Grass," "Song of Myself," "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," and "Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson"; Herman Melville: "Bartleby, the Scrivener," "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids," and Billy Budd, Sailor; Emily Dickinson: Poems; Rebecca Harding Davis: "Life in the Iron Mills"; Louisa May Alcott: "Transcendental Wild Oats"; Emma Lazarus: "The New Colossus."

English 140: Literature for Our Time

 

Texts: Kate Chopin: The Awakening; Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness; James Joyce: The Dead; Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis; Jean Toomer: Cane; William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; Katherine Anne Porter: Old Mortality; Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother; Alice Munro: The Love of a Good Woman; Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's Journey Into Night; Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot. The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry.
 
2004

World Literature.

 

Texts: Robert Musil: Young Torless; Yukio Mishima: Acts of Worship; Italo Calvino: The Baron in the Trees; Camilo Jose Cela: Mazurka for Two Dead Men; Alain Robbe-Grillet: In the Labyrinth; Leonid Tsypkin: Summer in Baden-Baden.

 

2003: SUMMER

 

 

English 100: Effective Writing 

 

2002-2003


English 140: Literature for Our Time 
 

Texts: Henry James: Daisy Miller; Kate Chopin: The Awakening; Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness; Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome; James Joyce: The Dead; D. H. Lawrence: The Fox; Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis; Jean Toomer: Cane; William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; Katherine Anne Porter: Old Mortality; Philip Roth: Goodbye, Columbus; Dorris Lessing: The Antheap; Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Beautiful and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother; Don DeLillo: Pafko at the Wall; Alice Munro: The Love of a Good Woman. Harold Pinter: The Homecoming. The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry.
 

 

English 234: Children's Literature

 

 

Texts: Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol; Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland; Hans Christian Anderson: The Snow Queen; Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Kenneth Grahame: The Call of the Wild; Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables; Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden; Tolkien: The Hobbitt. Fairy tales by Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Joseph Jacobs. 

 

English 100: Effective Writing
 

 

 

 

2001-2002

 

 

English C12: Major American Authors

 

 

Texts: Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature; Essays; Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems; Ernest Hemingway: In Our Time,  The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms; Willa Cather: Death Comes for the Archbishop, The Professor's House; Saul Bellow: The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Humboldt's Gift; Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, Jazz, Paradise.
 

 

 

English B34: Children's Literature 
 

 

 

Texts: Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carroll; Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland; Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden; Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables; Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows; J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Fairy tales by Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Joseph Jacobs. 
 

 

 

English B01: Critical Writing and Thinking 
 

 

 

Texts: Charles Bressler: Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice; Mary Shelley: Frankenstein; Jane Austen: Emma. 
 

2001: SUMMER
 

 

English 358: American Literature 1880-1960
 

 

 

Texts: Henry James: Washington Square; Herman Melville: Billy Budd; Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage; Kate Chopin: The Awakening; Theodor Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth; F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby; Willa Cather: Death Comes for the Archbishop; Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey; Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms; Nathaniel West: The Dream Life of Balso Snell; Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God; William Faulkner: Absolom! Absolom!; J.G. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye; James Baldwin: Go Tell It on the Mountain; Jack Kerouac: On the Road; William Burroughs: Naked Lunch. 
 

 

 

2000-2001
 

 

 

English D45: The Existential Novel in America

Texts: Jean-Paul Sartre: Nausea; Djuna Barnes: Nightwood; Saul Bellow: Dangling Man; Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man; Joseph Heller: Catch-22; Norman Mailer: An American Dream; Jerzy Kosinski: Cockpit; Robert Coover: Ghost Town.


English A11: The Twentieth Century

Texts: Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray; Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness; James Joyce: Dubliners; Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway; V. S. Naipaul: Miguel Street; Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis; Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye; Don DeLillo: White Noise. Short Stories: Anton Chekhov: "The Lady with the Dog"; William Faulkner: "Barn Burning"; Ernest Hemingway: "Hills Like White Elephants"; Flannery O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"; James Baldwin: "Sonny's Blues"; Vladimir Nabokov: "Signs and Symbols"; Joyce Carol Oates: "How I Contemplated the World"; Alice Walker: "Everyday Use"; Timothy Findlay: "Dreams"; Bharati Mukherjee: "The Management of Grief." Film texts: Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times; Stanley Kubrick: 2001: A Space Odyssey; Alfred Hitchcock: The Birds.


English B34: Children's Literature

Texts: Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol; Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland;  Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; L. Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz; Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables; Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows; J.M. Barrie: Peter Pan; E. B. White: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Salman Rushdie: Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Fairy tales by Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Joseph Jacobs. 

English B01: Critical Writing and Thinking (Day)

Texts: Charles Bressler: Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice; John Milton: Paradise Lost; William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. Film: Baz Luhrmann: William Shakespeare's Romeo +Juliet.

English B01: Critical Writing and Thinking (Evening)

Texts: Charles Bressler: Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice; John Milton: Paradise Lost; William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. Film: Baz Luhrmann: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.
 

1999-2000

 

English B08: American Literature

 

 

Text: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Major texts: Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Henry David Thoreau: Walden; Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn; Henry James: Daisy Miller. Short Stories: Washington Irving: "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; Nathaniel Hawthorne: "Young Goodman Brown," "The Minister's Black Veil"; Herman Melville: "Bartleby, the Scrivener"; Harriet Beecher Stowe: "The Quadroon's Story"; Edgar Allan Poe: "The Purloined Letter," Mark Twain: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"; Kate Chopin: "At the 'Cadian Ball," "The Storm"; Sarah Orne Jewett: "The Foreigner"; Edith Wharton: "The Other Two"; Stephen Crane: "The Open Boat"; Theodor Dreiser: "Old Rogaum and His Theresa"; Jack London: "The Law of Life"; Sarah Wilkins Freeman: "A New England Nun"; Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper"; Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala Sha): "Impressions of an Indian Childhood"; Willa Cather: "Neighbour Rosicky"; Sherwood Anderson: "Mother" and "Egg"; F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Dreams"; William Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily" and "A Barn Burning"; Ernest Hemingway: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"; James Baldwin: "Sonny's Blues"; Saul Bellow: "Looking for Mr Green"; Philip Roth: "Defender of the Faith"; Flannery O'Connor: "Good Country People"; Joyce Carol Oates: "Golden Gloves"; John Barth: "Life Story"; Thomas Pynchon: "Entropy"; Alice Walker: "Everyday Use."

 

English B01: Critical Thinking and Writing

 

 

Texts: Charles Bressler: Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice; Mary Shelley: Frankenstein; Jane Austen: Emma; Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock; Shakespeare: The Tempest. Short Stories: Nathaniel Hawthorne: "Young Goodman Brown"; Henry James: "The Real Thing"; Anton Checkhov:  "The Lady with the Dog"; James Joyce: "Counterparts";  Franz Kafka: "A Hunger Artist"; William Faulkner: "Barn Burning"; Flannery O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"; James Baldwin: "Sonny's Blues";  Margaret Laurence: "The Rain Child"; Gabriel Garcia Marquez: "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"; Ann Beattie: "Janus"; Timothy Findley: "Dreams"; Amy Tan: "A Pair of Tickets"; Bharati Mukherjee: "The Management of Grief." Film: Peter Greenaway: Prospero's Books and Amy Heckerling: Clueless.

 

1997

 

English 282S: Twentieth Century Literature

 

Texts: Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness; Virginia Woolf: To The Lighthouse; William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; Eugene O'Neill: Long Day's Journey into Night; Beckett; Waiting for Godot; The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry.
 





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