Starting August 17, for Fall 2015, I’m offering
To register, go to Delta College.
The theme of the course is “Choices” – choices authors have made (biographical and cultural approaches), choices characters have made (formalist, close readings of text), and choices readers make about the work (reader response approaches).
We’ll read several short stories, three novellas, and six novels. I will introduce the assigned readings in the etudes virtual “classroom” each week and we will discuss them in the etudes discussion forums during the week. There will be three quizzes and two essays in addition to the discussions over the course of the semester.
The below reading list is for folks who want to start reading ahead of the semester.
Some of these materials are free on the internet while others are available via Amazon.com and also stocked by the Delta College bookstore (click on the textbook link in the Schedule of Classes).
EDGAR ALLAN POE:COLLECTION OF STORIES
Edgar Allan Poe, The Works of, Vol. 2
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dover Thrift Editions) by Robert Louis Stevenson
$2.25 at amazon
or free at
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Some of these from 20th century:
WORLD’S GREATEST SHORT STORIES
20th century, early, novella dystopian
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
20th century, mid, novella dystopian
Anthem, by Any Rand
20th century, early—post WWI
Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
20th century, later—post WWII
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
20th century, later – dystopia and utopia—1970s and future
Woman at the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
20th century, later — postmodernism
White Noise (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), by Don DeLillo
$9.00 on amazon
20th century, end, 1999 — postcolonialism
Disgrace by J.M. Coetze
$13.00 at amazon
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