The new semester begins on Monday. Over the past few months I have received desk copies of the following books for my courses (note that not all of the books I will be teaching are represented here).
For Written Communication II:
Darms, Lisa, ed. The Riot Grrrl Collection. New York: Feminist Press, 2013.
Heti, Sheila, et al. Women in Clothes. New York: Blue Rider Press, 2014.
This book is always a hit with students and is one of my favorite books ever. Everyone should read it.
For Introduction to Literature:
Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. 1996. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018.
Rivera, Gabby. Juliet Takes a Breath. Riverdale, NY: Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016.
Samatar, Sofia. Tender: Stories. Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2017.
Schakel, Peter, and Jack Ridl, eds. 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014.
I love poetry but it has taken me an embarrassingly long time to learn how to teach it effectively. Now that I do, I have made it a goal to assign a poetry anthology in all of my literature classes.
For American Writers After 1865:
Dove, Rita, ed. The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry. 2011. New York: Penguin Books, 2013.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Other Stories. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1997.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved. 1987. New York: Vintage Books, 2004.