In 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.
- How you put together this list.
- What kinds of questions frame your inquiry.
- A few authors and primary (literary) texts that are of interest to you.
- How you see these authors/texts connecting to the fields/texts your list examines.
Students’ Reading Lists
- ABBIE’S READING LIST
- ALEXIE’S READING LIST
- BELLA’S READING LIST
- CALAYAH’S READING LIST
- FRANCES’ READING LIST
- QUADRESE’S READING LIST
- SALLY’S READING LIST
- KAI’S READING LIST
- SHANNON’S READING LIST