English 099-101

Bruce Catton, "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts”

Carl Cannon, "The Real Computer Virus"

Frederick Douglass, Collected Works

Lars Eighner, "On Dumpster Diving" (Process Analysis)

Harriet Jacobs:
Selected Writings and Correspondence

“Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl”

Bernard Lewis, "I'm Right, You're Wrong, Go to Hell" (Comparison and Contrast, Exemplification, Argument)

Bernard Lewis, "The Roots of Muslim Rage" (Cause and Effect, Argument)

Barbara Mellix, "Form Outside, In" (Comparison and Contrast, Exemplification)

Stanley Millgram, "The Perils of Obedience"

Joan Morgan, "Sex, Lies and Video" (Argument, Classification)

David Sedaris (And many others on Academic Search Elite via EBSCO….):
“Full House”
“Six to Eight Black Men”
“The Old Lady Down the Hall”

Jack Shaheen, "Hollywood's Muslim Arabs." (Description, Exemplification, Argument)) (Through Wilson Web via our databases)

Mark Twain, Collected Works

Judith Viorst, "The Truth About Lying"

Alice Walker, "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens" (Exemplification, Narration)

David Foster Wallace:
"Just Asking"
"The View from Mrs. Thomson's"
"Tense Present"
"Incarnations of Burned Children"
"The Depressed Person"
"Shipping Out"
"Ticket to the Fair"
"E unibus pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction"
From "Infinite Jest"

A Long Way Gone:

PBS Historical Timeline: Sierra Leone

BBC Profile: Sierra Leone

CIA World Factbook: Sierra Leone

Now: Portraits of Children and War

Video: The Lord's Children (Child Soldier Documentary)

BBC Report: Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Ishmael Beah on CBS w/Katie Couric

Ishmael Beah on The Daily Show

Ishmael Beah on The Hour

“Babes in Arms” NYT Review of “A Long Way Gone”

(Cult)ure Magazine Review "A Long Way Gone"

Syracuse University’s Research Links for “A Long Way Gone”

Binyavanga Wainaina, "How to Write About Africa"

A Long Way Gone Controversy
"Boy Soldier of Fortune" The Village Voice 3/18/2008

"The Fog of Memoir" Slate 3/6/2008

"Beah's credibility a long way gone" The Australian 2/2/2008

"Former Boy Soldier Defends His Account of Conscription Into War" The Washington Post 1/31/2008

"Emotional Truth" Publishers Weekly 1/28/2008

English 102


E-texts by title or author:

Chinua Achebe, "Dead Men's Path"

Toni Cade Bambara, "The Lesson"

Raymond Carver, "They're Not Your Husband" (Through Wilson Web via our databases)

Kate Chopin--collected works

William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily"

Hypertext of Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury"

Carolyn Ferrell, "Proper Library" 

Carolyn Ferrell "Tiger Frame Glasses"

Carolyn Ferrell, "Wonderful Teen"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper,” U of Virginia E-text

Hawthorn "Young Goodman Brown"

Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery"

Guy de Maupassant,  "The Necklace"

Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

Joyce Carol Oats--selected stories, poems, etc:

Flannery O'Conner, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (Through Wilson Web via our databases)

Grace Paley, "A Conversation with my Father"

Edgar Allen Poe

Alice Walker, "Everyday Use"

Norton LitWeb: Also check out the "Writing about Lit" section


Sonia Sanchez (Through Wilson Web via our databases):
"14 Haiku"  

"21 Haiku"  

Sherman Alexie

Auden, "As I walked out one evening" and others:

Amiri Bakara

William Blake

Gwendolyn Brooks

Emily Dickenson

Nikki Giovanni

Langston Hughes

Audre Lourde

Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works

Percy Bysshe Shelly

Walt Whitman

William Wordsworth


The Journal "American Theater" publishes many excellent scripts

Ibsen, "A Doll's House"


Sophocles, "Oedipus the King"

Sophocles, "Antigone"

Oscar Wilde, “The Importance of Being Earnest”

August Wilson, "Radio Golf"
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