What You Will Read - Spring

The following texts are required and should be purchased at the campus bookstore. Those marked with an * can be found in the CIE Course Reader, which should also be purchased at the campus bookstore.

Winter Readings

  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, W. W. Norton & Company, 2nd edition, 2016.
  • Higbee and Stewart, Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845, W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Spring Semester Reading List

  • Mill, John S. On Liberty. New York: Dover, 2002.

  • Jackson, Shirley. “The Lottery,” 1948.*
  • Smith, Adam. Wealth of Nations (excerpts).*
  • Poetry Pairings: Blake, “London” + May, “There are Birds Here,” Shelley, “Song to the Men of England,” + Jordan, “Poem about My Rights,” and Wordsworth, “The World Is Too Much with Us,” + Nye, “Catalogue Army” *
  • Marx, Karl. The Communist Manifesto. New York: Norton, 2013.

  • Nottage, Lynn. Sweat, Theatre Communications Group, 2017.
  • Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and Its Discontents. New York: Norton, 2010.

  • Music Selections: Cage 4’33’; Varese, Poeme Electronique; Penderecki, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima.*

  • Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York, N.Y.: New Press, 2012.

  • Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.