Syllabi developed for high school seniors taking English electives at Indian Springs School. These students completed AP Language & Composition as juniors. Each course is one semester. Sample reading lists are included here; click on each course name for a full syllabus and schedule.
- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
- Simone deBeauvoir, The Second Sex (selections)
- bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody
- Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
- Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Declaration of Rights of the Women of the U.S.
- Mina Loy, Feminist Manifesto
- Nona Willis Aronotiz and Emma Bee Bernstein, Girldrive
- Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
- “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”
- Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique (selections)
- Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
- Charlotte Mew, “The White Night”
- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
- Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market
- Anne Sexton (Selected poems)
- Sylvia Plath (Selected poems)
- Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
- Jackie Brown
- The Hours
- I Shot Andy Warhol
- Czech Rep.: Kafka, The Metamorphosis & Other Stories (trans. Muir)
- Scotland: Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- South Africa: Lessing, The Grass is Singing
- U.S.: Nabokov, Lolita
- Russia: Turgenev, First Love
- Germany: “Death Fugue,” Paul Celan
- Britain: The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot
- Russia: “Requiem,” Anna Akhmatova
- Germany: Metropolis
- Japan: Grave of Fireflies
- France/Italy: Hiroshima, Mon Amour
- U.S.: The Birds
- Australia: Marsden/Tan, The Rabbits; Tan, The Arrival
- Rwanda: Stassen, Deogratis
- Summer Reading: Isms: Understanding Modern Art
- Claudia Rankine, Citizen
- Shaun Tan, The Arrival
- Jason Shiga, Meanwhile
- Tom Philips, A Humument
- Christian Bök, Eunoia
- Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths
- Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
- Aristotle, Poetics
- Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons
- Joe Brainard, I Remember
- Francis Ponge, The Nature of Things
- Ginger Ko, Motherlover
- Darren Wershler-Henry, Tapeworm Foundry
- An Audubon field guide of your choice: decide whether you want to specialize in trees, rocks, fossils, mushrooms, butterflies, birds, mammals, etc. and purchase the respective guide. Non-Audubon guides are welcome (for example, Sibley’s guides are better for birds).
- Ecopoetry Anthology, ed. Ann Fisher-Wirth
- The Forest Unseen, David George Haskell
- Ecodeviance, CA Conrad
- American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau, Bill McKibben
- Field Notes: on Science and Nature, Michael R. Canfield
- How to Keep a Naturalist’s Notebook
- The 6th Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
- Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, ed. Camille T. Dungy
Indian Springs School, Birmingham, AL
Wilderness Literature. Spring 2017.
Experimental Literature. Each semester Fall 2014-Fall 2016.
Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing. Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Feminist Literature. Spring 2013.
World Literature. Spring 2012 and Fall 2012.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
ENWR 380: Academic and Professional Writing. Fall 2006.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
ENG 102: Honors Writing II. Spring 2004 and Fall 2004.
HMN 242: Hermann Hesse’s World. Fall 2003.
ENG 201: Advanced Writing I. Spring 2003.
ENG 101: Writing I. Fall 2002, Fall 2008, Fall 2009.
UBE 101: The University Experience. Fall 2000.