Booklist 2010

Even though I’m currently in graduate school, I am also trying to fill in gaps in my reading lists.  I enjoy being exposed to a wide range of literature in different genres and historical periods. Here is a list of the books and essays I have read in 2010.  Texts I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.

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  • Addison – Cato
  • Armstrong – Nations Before Nationalism
  • Asayeh – “The Stolen Election” (American Scholar)
  • Bain – What the Best College Teachers Do
  • Barbour – Before Orientalism
  • Bartels – Spectacles of Strangeness
  • Blanchot – The Instant of My Death
  • Bradford – Of Plymouth Plantation
  • Brill – “The Rubber Room” (New Yorker)
  • Brooks – The Mighty Leaf: Tobacco Through the Centuries
  • Broughton – The Private War of Corporal Cooper
  • Butler – Parable of the Sower
    Butler – Parable of the Talents
    Butler – Kindred
  • Cain – Equivocation
  • Centlivre – A Bold Stroke for a Wife
  • Cesaire – Discourse on Colonialism
  • Chace – “The Decline of the English Department” (Amer. Scholar)
  • Cibber – Love’s Last Shift
  • Coetzee – Foe
    Coetzee – The Life and Times of Michael K
  • Cohn – “Shylock, My Students, and Me” (Chron. Higher Ed.)
  • Congreve – The Way of the World
  • Delany – Blake, or The Huts of America
  • Derrida – “The Force of Law”
    Derrida – Demeure (Tran. Rottenberg)
  • Dryden – All for Love
  • Eberstadt – “Is Food the New Sex?” (Hoover Institute)
  • El Sadaawi – God Dies By the Nile
  • Fauset – Comedy, American Style
  • Fletcher – The Island Princess
  • Foer – Everything is Illuminated
    Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Forster – The Rosenberg Sisters
  • Foster – The Coquette
  • Friedgood – Ideas in Things
  • Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
  • Gay – Beggar’s Opera
  • Gellner – Nations and Nationalism
  • Goldhill – “How American Health Care Killed My Father” (Atlantic)
  • Greenfeld – Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity
  • Gregory – The White Queen
  • Griggs – Imperium in Imperio
  • Gruen – Water for Elephants
  • Hadfield – Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels
  • Hawthorne – “The Grey Champion”
    Hawthorne – “The Ambitious Guest”
  • Heywood – The English Traveller
  • Hopkins – Winona
  • Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Ishiguro – When We Were Orphans
  • Joffe – “The Default Power” (Foreign Affairs)
  • Johnson – Dreamer
  • Joseph – A Pound of Saffron
  • Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Kamps – Travel Knowledge
  • Kincaid – Lucy
  • Konigsburg – The View from Saturday
  • Lahiri – Unaccustomed Earth
  • Las Casas – A Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies (Trans.)
  • LeGuin – The Dispossessed
    LeGuin – Tales from Earthsea
  • Levitt/Dubner – Super Freakonomics
  • Loomba/Orkin – Post-colonial Shakespeares
  • Loomba – Colonialism/Postcolonialism
    Loomba – Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism
  • Lowry – The Giver
  • Marlowe – Tamburlaine, Part I
    Marlowe – Tamburlaine, Part II
  • Marsh – Black Beech and Honeydew
  • Matthews – “The Value of Race Literature”
  • Meyer – Twilight
    Meyer – New Moon
    Meyer – Eclipse
    Meyer – Breaking Dawn
  • Miller – After the Fall
  • Miller – From Fear to Freedom
  • Montaigne – “Of Cannibals”
  • Moody – Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
  • O’Neill – Ah, Wilderness!
    O’Neill – All God’s Chillun Got Wings
  • Otway – Venice Preserv’d
  • Potok – My Name is Asher Lev
  • Ragland-Sullivan/Bracher – Lacan and the Subject of Language
  • Renee – Tiggy Tiggy Touch Wood
  • Rushdie – “In the South” (New Yorker)
  • Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Ruhl – Eurydice
  • Schmelling – Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float
  • Schuyler – Black No More
  • Sheridan – School for Scandal
  • Smiley – A Thousand Acres
  • Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath
  • Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Strout – Olive Kitteridge
  • Surowiecki – “Later” (New Yorker)
  • Thompson – Passing Through
  • Todorov – Conquest of America
  • Updike – Gertrude and Claudius
  • Walker – David Walker’s Appeal
  • Wells-Barnett – On Lynchings
  • Wiesel – Night
  • Wolff – Sensational Victorian: The Life and Works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Woolf – Orlando
  • Zusak – The Book Thief
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