NOTE: Students are responsible for
the texts below in their historical and critical contexts.
FIELD #1: MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
- Beowulf (in verse
- Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight (in verse translation)
- Chaucer, The General Prologue
to The Canterbury Tales
- Chaucer, "The Knight's
Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale"
- Baker, Peter. The Beowulf Reader: Basic
Readings. Routledge, 2000.
- Bitani, Piero and Mann, Jill. The Cambridge
Companion to Chaucer.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.
- Wallace, David. The Cambridge History of
Medieval English Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
FIELD #2: RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
- Spenser, The Faerie Queene,
- Shakespeare, King Lear
- John Donne, "The
Ecstasy," "The Flea," "A Valediction: Forbidding
Mourning," "The Relic"
- Milton, Paradise Lost,
Books I and II
- King, John N. Spencer's Poetry
and the Reformation Tradition. Princeton :
Princeton University Press, 1990.
Rosenberg, Marvin. The Masks of "King
Lear." Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1972.
Carey, John. John Donne: Life, Mind, Art. NY : Oxford
University Press, 1981.
- Fish, Stanley. Surprised by Sin: The Reader
in "Paradise Lost." Berkeley, CA : University of
California Press, 1971.
FIELD #3: RESTORATION AND
EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
- Congreve, The Way of the
- Dryden, "Absalom and
Achitophel"; Pope, "The Rape of the Lock"
- Behn, "The Rover, Part I"
- Swift, Gulliver's Travels
- Johnson, "Preface to
- Womersley, David (Ed.). A Companion to
Literature from Milton to Blake. Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2000.
- Hunter, Paul J. "Gulliver's Travels and
the Novel." In The Genres of Gulliver's Travels, Smith, Fredrick
N. (Ed.). Newark: U of Delaware Press, 1990, pgs. 56-74.
- Jarvis, Simon. Scholars and Gentlemen:
Shakespearian Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour,
1725-1765. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
- Nussbaum, Felicity. "The Brink of All We
Hate": English Satires of Women, 1660-1750. Lexington: The Univ. Press
of Kentucky, 1984.
FIELD #4: ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN
- Smith, Elegiac Sonnets #1,
#8, and #12
- Wordsworth, "Tintern
Abbey," The Prelude (selections from the Norton Anthology),
and "Ode: Intimations of Immortality," and "London,
- Coleridge, "CristabelÓ;
Keats, "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode to a Nightingale,"
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci," "On Seeing the Elgin
- Eliot, Middlemarch
- Tennyson, In Memoriam
(selections from the Norton Anthology)
- Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"
and "Fra Lippo Lippi"
Houghton, Walter. The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870.
New Haven, CT : Published for Wellesley College by Yale University
Hillis. The Disappearance of God: Five Nineteenth-Century
Writers. Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,
Gilmour, Robin. The Victorian Period: The Intellectual and
Cultural Context, 1830-1890. New York : Longman, 1993.
Jarvis, Robin. The Romanic
The Intellectual & Cultural Context of
English Literature 1789-1830.
New York : Longman, 2004.
FIELD #5: TWENTIETH-CENTURY
Poems from The Wild Swans at Coole (1919), The
Tower (1928), The Winding Stair
and Other Poems (1933), New Poems (1938),
and Last Poems (1938-9), in W.
B. Yeats: The Poems edited by Richard Finneran
M. Forster: A
Passage to India
and Lovers OR Women in Love
S. Eliot: “The Love Song
of J. Alfred Prufrock,” The Waste
Land, Four Quartets
Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Dalloway, To the Lighthouse
Bonnie Kime (Ed.). The Gender of Modernism:
Critical Anthology. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1990.
Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, and Early Twentieth-Century
Thought. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1985.
Cambridge Companion to Modernism.
New York, NY : Cambridge
University Press, 1999.
FIELD #6: EARLY AMERICAN
- Ann Bradstreet, "The
Prologue," "Contemplations," "The Author to Her
Book," "To Her Father with Some Verses," "Before the
Birth of One of Her Children," "In Memory of My Dear
Grandchild," "Upon the Burning of Our House"; "In Memory
of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet," "To My Dear
Children"; Edward Taylor, "The Joy of Church Fellowship,"
"Upon a Spider Catching a Fly," "Huswifery," "Upon
Wedlock," and "Death of Children," Preparatory
Meditations, First Series; "Prologue," "Meditation
8""; Second Series, "Meditation 1"
- Melville, "Bartleby the
Scrivener"; Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
- Stephen Crane, The Red Badge
- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
and Emily Dickinson, #'s 98, 465, 712, 280, 137, 214, 258, 986, 1463, 185,
324, 357, 487, 489, 303, 448, 449, 657, 709.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Sacvan. The Puritan Origins of the American Self.
Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1975.
Cathy N. Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
F. O. American Renaissance:
Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman
New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
David. Beneath the American Renaissance:
Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville.
New York : Knopf, 1988.
FIELD #7: TWENTIETH-CENTURY
- William Faulkner, The Sound
and the Fury
- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun
- Gertrude Stein, Three Lives
- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
- T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
- Robert Frost,
"Birches," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,"
"Mending Wall," "Design," Departmental"; Wallace
Stevens, "The Man with the Blue Guitar," "Sunday
Morning," "The Emperor of Ice Cream"; Adrienne Rich,
"Diving into the Wreck" and "Coast to Coast";
- Sylvia Plath, "Daddy"
and "Lady Lazarus"
- Alice Walker, Meridian
- Gelpi, Albert. A Coherent Splendor: The
American Poetic Renaissance, 1910-1950. New York: Cambridge UP, 1990.
- Lutz, Tom. Cosmopolitan Vistas: American
Regionalism and Literary Value. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.
- Michaels, Walter Benn. Our America:
Nativism, Modernism and Pluralism. Durham: Duke UP, 1995.
- Soto, Michael. The Modernist Nation:
Generation, Renaissance, and Twentieth Century American Literature.
Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004.
FIELD #8: STYLE AND STYLISTICS
- Corbett, Edward P.J. (ed.).
Rhetorical Analysis of Literary Works. London: OUP, 1969.
Lanham, Richard. Analyzing Prose. New York: Scribner's, 1983.
Donald. The Territory of Language. Carbondale: SIU, 1986.
Miles, Josephine. Style and
Proportion: The Language of Prose and Poetry. Boston: Little Brown,
- Richards, I.A. The Philosophy of
Rhetoric. London: OUP, 1936.
FIELD #9: THEORY OF COMPOSITION
- Berthoff, Ann. The Making of Meaning:
Metaphors, Models, and Maxims for Writing Teachers. Montclais, NH:
Boynton Cook, 1981.
- Crowley, Sharon
and Hawhee, Debra. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999.
Graves, Richard. Rhetoric and
Composition. Rochelle Park, NJ: Hayden, 1976.
Karen, and Trapp, Robert. Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric.
Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2002.
Foss, Sonya, Foss,
Karen, and Trapp, Robert. Readings in Contemporary Rhetoric. Long Grove, IL: Waveland
- Hillocks, George. Teaching
Writing as a Reflective Practice. New York: Teachers College Press, 1995
FIELD #10: INSTRUCTION OF
- Bean, John, Chappell, Virginia, and Gillam, Alice.
Reading Rhetorically. New York: Pearson, 2004.
- Blau, Sheridan. The Literature Workshop:
Teaching Texts and Their Readers. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2003.
- Lindemann, Erika.
A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers. New
York: OUP, 1995.
- Macrorie, Ken. Telling Writing.
Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1985.
James. Teaching the Universe of Discourse. Boynton Cook, 1987.
- Rosenblatt, Louise. Literature as Exploration. New York:
FIELD #11: BASIC WRITING/ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
- Bernstein, Susan Naomi. Teaching Developmental Writing: Background
Reading. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006.
Enos, Theresa (Ed.), A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers. San
Francisco: McGraw Hill, 1987.
- Krashen, Stephen. Writing: Research, Theory, and Applications.
Beverly Hills: Laredo Publishers, 1991.
- Rose, Mike.
Lives on the Boundary. New York: Free Press, 1989.
- Shaugnessy, Mina. Errors and
Expectations. New York: OUP, 1979.
- Stahl, Norman and Boylan, Hunter. Teaching
Developmental Reading: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Background
Readings. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
- Ferris, Dana and Hedgecock, John. Teaching
ESL Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence
- Harklau, Linda, Losey, Kay M., and Siegal,
Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition: Issues in the Teaching of Writing
to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999.
Kroll, Barbara (Ed.) Second Language
Writing: Research Insights for the Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge UP,
Leki, Ilona. Understanding ESL Writers: A Guide for
Teachers. Plymouth, NH: Boynton Cook, 1992.
Matsuda, Paul Kei, Cox, Michelle, Jordan, Jay, and Ortmeier-Hooper,
Christina (Eds.). Second-Language Writing in the Composition Classroom: A
Critical Sourcebook. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006.
- Silva, Tony and Matsuda,
Paul Kei (Eds.).
Landmark Essays on ESL Writing.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001.