Some, but not all, of our readings are linked below.  Students are strongly advised to either purchase the book or check it out from the library.

Required text: Literature for Composition **11th edition**, edited by Barnet, Burto, Cain, Nixon. Boston: Pearson publishers. 2016.


Robert Frost, “Mending Wall”

Robert Frost, “Design”

Robert Frost, “The Most of It”

Emily Dickinson, “I’m Nobody”

Emily Dickinson, “Wild Nights”

Emily Dickinson, “A Narrow Fellow”

Junot Diaz, “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)

Junot Diaz, “Homecoming With Turtle”


Burns, T.  “Sophocles’ Antigone and the History of the Concept of Natural Law”

“Elly,” by William Faulkner.


Kerr, Deborah.  William Faulkner and the Southern Concept of Woman



Powers, Thomas.   “The Big Thing on His Mind” (On Faulkner and Race)