Reading Lists

Cover of Under the Udala TreesIn conversation with each other, me, and at least one other professor (in any department/program), you will create an exploratory independent reading list for the fall semester and post it to this section of our course blog. Rather than narrowing down to a specific writer, text, or question just yet, your list will begin to point to fields and areas of interest in which you might locate your senior thesis.

The list should: (i) include 3-5 secondary or theoretical works (monographs, collections, articles, or journal special issues/edited collections) you will read on your own this fall; (ii) identify one academic journal of which you will survey the last year’s worth of issues; and (iii) be informed by 1-3 far-reaching key terms.

At the end of this list, you will include a brief but detailed reflection (approx. 300-500 words) describing: If it is helpful to you to begin the reading list with this reflection, you are welcome to do so.

  1. How you put together this list.
  2. What kinds of questions frame your inquiry.
  3. A few authors and primary (literary) texts that are of interest to you.
  4. How you see these authors/texts connecting to the fields/texts your list examines.

Students’ Reading Lists