Texts and Editions

Fall Semester

  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: the original 1818 text. Broadview Press, 3rd edition, 2012. ISBN: 9781554811038.
  • Charles Darwin, Origin of Species: A Facsimile of the First Edition (1859). Intro. Ernst Mayr. Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780674637528.
  • Robert Alter, Genesis. 1997. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN-10: 039331670X.
  • The Qur’an. Trans. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0199535957.
  • Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex. Trans. Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. New York: Vintage, 2011. ISBN: 030727778X.
  • The Bhagavad Gita. Trans. Barbara Stoler Miller. Bantam Classics. ISBN: 0553213652.
  • Plato, Symposium. Trans. Nehamas and Woodruff. ISBN: 0872200760.
  • Augustine, Confessions. Trans. Pine-Coffin. Penguin. ISBN: 014044114x.
  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies, trans. Rosalind Brown-Grant (London: Penguin, 2003).
  • John Keats, Lyric Poems. Dover Thrift Edition ISBN: 0486268713.
  • Pedro Almodóvar, All About my Mother (film). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
  • Diana Hacker, A Pocket Style Manual, 6th ed. Bedford/St. Martins. ISBN: 9780312542542.

Spring Semester

  • Karl Marx, Selected Writings. Ed. Laurence H. Simon. Hackett. ISBN: 0872202186.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals. Trans. Douglas Smith. Oxford World Classics: Oxford. ISBN: 9780199537082.
  • M.K. Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings Centenary Edition. Cambridge University Press. ISBN-10: 052114602X.
  • Gillo Pontecorvo, The Battle of Algiers (film). Criterion.
  • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. G. R Hibbard (Oxford and New York: Oxford World Classics, 1998)
  • Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (New York: Grove Press, 1967)
  • Francis Bacon, The New Organon. Eds. Lisa Jardine, Michael Silverthorne. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521564832.
  • Werner Heisenberg, “The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Theory” (a 13-page handout).
  • Art Spiegelman, Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History. Pantheon Books. ISBN: 0394747232.
  • Art Spiegelman, Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began. Pantheon Books. ISBN: 0679729771.
  • Toni Morrison, Beloved. Vintage. ISBN: 1400033411.
  • Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World (London and New York: Verso, 2001)