Syllabus/achievement requirements

Anthology and novels sold separately:

  • The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter 9th edition (Norton)
  • Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin (Penguin)
  • Sula by Toni Morrison (Vintage)
  • The Complete Maus, by Art Spiegelman (Penguin)


Syllabus texts in the Norton anthology:

  • Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
  • Benjamin Franklin, “Autobiography (Part II)”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Minister’s Black Veil”
  • Herman Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
  • Walt Whitman, "Spontaneous Me"
  • Emily Dickinson, poems no. 339 [241], 320 [258]
  • Harriet Jacobs, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wall-paper”
  • Sui Sin Far, “Mrs. Spring Fragrance”
  • William Carlos Williams, “The Red Wheelbarrow” and “The Young Housewife”
  • Langston Hughes, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
  • William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily”
  • Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Sylvia Plath, “Daddy”
  • Elizabeth Bishop, “In the Waiting Room”


PDF in Canvas:

  • Leslie Marmon Silko, “The Man to Send Rain Clouds”
Published May 27, 2019 4:44 PM - Last modified May 28, 2019 2:20 PM