Readings

Required Reading for English 1121 D477 Spring 2017

Plato, “Allegory of the Cave

James Baldwin, “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew,” originally published in The Fire Next Time (New York: Dial Press, 1963).  

Edwidge Danticat,“Message to my Daughters”, originally published in The Fire this Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016).

Sarah Schulman, Selected Readings  Note: this includes biographical information, a selected bibliography and selections from The Cosmopolitans (New York: Feminist Press, 2016). Please print this entire packet for readings by and about Sarah Schulman.

Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped: A Memoir (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013).

Dominique Morisseau, Skeleton Crew. You can order a pre-publication manuscript of this play from Samuel French here.

Scene One of Skeleton Crew is available below. There is also one copy available on reserve at the library.

Scene One of Skeleton Crew

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