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ENGL 1010: English Composition: Faculty Version: Bibliography

Bulletin Description: Workshop in expository writing: strategies of, and practice in, analytical reading and writing about texts.


Personal Narrative

  1. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi “Real Food,”
  2. Anzaldua, Gloria, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” (WoR): Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Aunt Lute Books (1987).   
  3. Case, Sue-Ellen. “Making Butch: An Historical Memoir of the 1970s.” From Butch/Femme: Inside the Lesbian Gender, edited by Sally R. Munt (Cassell, 1998). (AS)
  4. Douglass, Frederick, “Learning to Read and Write” from Narrative of the Life of an American Slave, Anti-Slavery Office, Boston, 1845. (50E)
  5. El-Ghobashy, Mona, “Quandaries of Representation.” From Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging, ed. Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsutany, and Nadine Naber (2011) Syracuse University Press. (RA)
  6.  Henriquez, Cristina “Lunch,”
  7. Hoagland, Edward, “On Stuttering.” Originally published as “The Football Game in My Head” in U.S. News & World Report, April 2, 2001. (WP, 6th)
  8. Hurston, Zora Neale, “How it Feels to Be Colored Me,” in I Love Myself When I Am Laughing . . . And Then When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive . . . Edited by Alice Walker: Feminist Press, 1979. (50E)
  9.  Lahiri, Jhumpa “Rice,”
  10. Lake-Thom, Robert G., “An Indian Father’s Plea.” Originally published in Teacher’s Magazine, September 1990. (MfW)
  11. Mairs, Nancy, “On Being a Cripple” From Plaintext by Nancy Mairs, University of Arizona Press, 1986. (50E):
  12. Marshall, Paule, “Poets in the Kitchen”
  13. Rodriguez, Richard, “The Achievement of Desire.” From Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez. Copyright 1982 by Richard Rodriguez. Reproduced with permission of David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. (WoR)
  14. Soto, Gary “Looking for Work.” From Living Up the Street, copyright 1985, Gary Soto.(RA)
  15. Tan, Amy, “Mother Tongue” First appeared in Threepenny Review, 1990. (50E)
  16. Vuong, Ocean, “A Letter to My Mother That She will Never Read”
  17. Whitehead, Colson, “City Limits.” Excerpt from The Colossus of New York, Doubleday, 2003.
  18. Wiesel, Elie, “Eight Simple, Short Words.” From Night, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006. (WP, 9th Edition)
  19.  Steyngart, Gary, “Map Quest”




 Analysis, short

  1. Bass, Rick, “Double-Talk.” Originally published in Audobon, November-December 2001. (WP--6th edition)
  2. Carson, Rachel, “The Obligation to Endure.” Excerpt from Silent Spring, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1962. (S—BS)
  3. Chua, Amy, “Tough Love: Parents and Children.” Excerpt from Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Penguin Press, 2011. (WP, 9th edition)
  4. Cullinan, Cormac, “If Nature Had Rights.” Originally published in Orion, January/February 2008. (WP--6th edition)
  5. Easterbrook, Greg, ‘The Myth of Fingerprints.” Originally published in The New Republic, July 31, 2000. (WP-- 6th edition)
  6. Eighner, Lars “On Dumpster Diving” From Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets by Lars Eighner, St. Martin’s Press, 1993. (50E)
  7. Eltahawy, Mona, ”Twitterholics Anonymous”
  8. Furgurson, Ernest B. “The End of History?” From the American Scholar 84.4 (Autumn 2015). (AN)
  9. Gatto, John Taylor, “Against School.” From Harper’s, September 2003. (WP, 9th edition)
  10. Gay, Roxane, “Peculiar Benefits”
  11. Gay, Roxanne, “The Careless Language of Sexual Violence.” First published in The Rumpus, March 10, 2011. (WP—9th edition)
  12. Jefferson, Thomas, “The Declaration of Independence”
  13. Kincaid, Jamaica “The Ugly Tourist”
  14. King, Jr., Martin Luther, “I Have a Dream”
  15. Korten, Tristan “In Florida, Officials Ban Term ‘Climate Change’” 
  16. Lukianoff, Greg & Haidt, Jonathan, from The Coddling of the American Mind. First published in Atlantic Magazine, September 2015. (WP – 9th edition)
  17. Marche, Stephen, “We Are Not All Created Equal: The Truth About the American Class System.” Esquire, January 2012. (I)
  18. McKibben, Bill, “Curbing Nature’s Paparazzi.” From Harper’s, November 1997.  (50E)
  19. McWhorter, John, “Thick of Tongue.” From Guernica, March 15, 2016. (WP—9th edition)
  20. Meltzer, Marisa, “The Last Feminist Taboo.” From Elle, January 2014. (WP—9th edition)
  21. Morris, Errol, “Liar, Liar Pants on Fire”
  22. Munoz, Manuel, “Leave Your Name at the Border” (
  23. Schwartz, Barry, “The Tyranny of Choice.” First published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 23, 2004. (WP, 6th edition)
  24. Slater, Lauren, “The Trouble with Self-Esteem.” Originally published in The New York Times, February 3, 2002. (WP, 6th edition)
  25. Solnit, Rebecca, “Men Explain Things to Me.” From Men Explain Things to Me, Haymarket Books, 2014. (WP, 9th edition)
  26. Solomon, Akiba “Thugs, Students, Rioters, Fans: Media’s Subtle Racism in Unrest Coverage” 
  27. Sontag, Susan, “Regarding the Pain of Others” Excerpt from Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003. (50E)
  28. Staples, Brent, “Confederate Memorial as Instruments of Racial Terror.” From The New York Times, July 25, 2015. (AN)
  29. Staples, Brent, “Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” Reprinted by permission of the author (1986). (50E)


Analysis, long

  1. Anyon, Jean, “Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work.” First published in the Journal of Education, Vol. 162, no. 1, Fall 1980. (RA)
  2. Appiah, Anthony, “The Case for Contamination.” From The New York Times Magazine, January 1, 2006.(WP, 6th edition)
  3. Baldwin, James, “Notes of a Native Son” (50E) From Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin. Beacon Press, 1955, 1983.
  4. Carr, Nicholas, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (
  5. Chaudhry, Lakshmi, “Mirror, Mirror on the Web.” From the January 29, 2007, issue of The Nation. (WP, 6th edition)
  6. Coates, Ta-Nehisi, “The Case for Reparations” (
  7. Cole, “Black Bodies: Rereading James Baldwin’s Stranger in the Village”
  8. Crawford, Matthew, “The Case for Working with Your Hands” (
  9. Danticat, Edwige, “Another Country.” From Create Dangerously, Princeton University Press, 2010
  10. King, Jr., Martin Luther, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” Copyright 1963 by Martin Luther King, Jr. (50E)
  11. Michaels, Walter Benn, “The Trouble with Diversity.” From The Trouble with Diversity: How  We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality. Henry Holt & Co, 2006. (WP, 9th edition)
  12. Sandel, Michael, “The Case Against Perfectionism.” First published in The Atlantic Monthly, April 2004. (WP, 6th edition)
  13. Saunders, George, “The Braindead Megaphone” (
  14. Swift, Jonathan, “A Modest Proposal.” From A Modest Proposal, 1729. (50E)
  15. Turkle, Sherry, “Growing Up Tethered.” From Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Basic Books, 2011. (RA)
  16. Wallace, David Foster, “Consider the Lobster.” From Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Excerpt as originally published in Gourmet magazine, August 2004. (WP, 9th edition)



50 E: 50 Essays

AN: Atwan, Robert, ed., America Now

AS: Rawson, Eric, ed. American Subcultures

I: Identity: A Reader for Writers

MfW: Models for Writers

RA: Rereading America

S – BS: Sustainability (Bedford Spotlight Reader)

TWP: The Writer’s Presence

WoR:  Bartholomae, David, Petrosky, Anthony,& Waite, Stacey, eds., Ways of Reading, 6th Edition & 11th Edition