Required Texts (bring copies to class)

  • Alison Bechdel, Fun Home
  • Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games. 
  • Claudia Rankine, Citizen
  • Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
  • Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin
  • Melissa Sweet, Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
  • E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Required Films/TV Shows (watch before class)

  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Beyoncé, Lemonade (visual album)
  • Community (selected episodes from seasons 1-2)
  • Gone Home (computer game)

Other Required Readings

Some of the readings are available through links or are posted in a password protected page on our website. Print out PDFs at the beginning of the semester and assemble them into a folder, binder, or course packet. You can also put them in Drop Box and download them to iAnnotate on an iPad. If you use an electronic reader, you must have an application that allows you to annotate required readings.