Starting August 17, for Fall 2015, I’m offering
Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 12.23.16 PM 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).

19th CENTURY:

SHORT STORIES:
EDGAR ALLAN POE:COLLECTION OF STORIES
Author POE
Edition 88
ISBN 9780812504552

OR

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2148

Edgar Allan Poe, The Works of, Vol. 2

Free download


NOVELLA:


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(Dover Thrift Editions) by Robert Louis Stevenson

$2.25 at amazon

or free at

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top

NOVEL:

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • 20th CENTURY:

    Some of these from 20th century:
    WORLD’S GREATEST SHORT STORIES
    Author DALEY
    Edition 2006
    ISBN 9780486447162

      20th century, early, novella dystopian

    The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

    free download:

    http://www.classicly.com/download-the-machine-stops-kindle


      20th century, mid, novella dystopian

    Anthem, by Any Rand

    NOVELS

      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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    Please contact me through this website or email me if you have questions:

    jgillam@deltacollege.edu

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