I’ve finally gone and done it… finally got set up in grad school. It took ages for many reasons not relevant to this blog. Nevertheless, here’s the gear I had to stock up on.
~~ BOOKS BOUGHT ~~
Medieval Lit: “The Dream Vision”
Plato. Myth of Er
American Lit: Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalization
Dogeaters: A Play by Jessica Hagedorn (The Phillipines)
The Names. Don DeLillo (Greece, Mideast, India)
A Small Place. Jamaica Kincaid (British West Indies)
Caramelo. Sandra Cisneros (Mexico City)
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Junot Diaz
Pattern Recognition. William Gibson
The Chosen Place, The Timeless People. Paule Marshall
My Year of Meats. Ruth Ozeki
Tropic of Orange. Karen Tei Yamashita
ARTICLES TO BE READ FOR AMERICAN LIT:
- Arjun Appadurai, Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. U Minnesota Press. 1996.
- Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture. Routledge. 1994.
- Timothy Brennan, At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now. Harvard U Press. 1997.
- Garrett Wallace Brown, The Cosmopolitanism Reader. Polity. 2011.
- Pheng Cheah and Bruce Robbins, eds. Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation. U Minnesota Press. 1998.
- Liam Connell and Nicky Marsh, eds. Literature and Globalization: A Reader. Routledge. 2011.
- Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell. Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature. Princeton U Press.2007.
- Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Globalizing American Studies. U Chicago Press. 2010.
- Anthony Giddens, The Consequences of Modernity. Stanford U Press. 1991.
- David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford. 2007.
- David Harvey, Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom. Columbia U Press. 2009.
- Fredric Jameson and Masao Miyoshi, eds. The Cultures of Globalization. Duke U Press. 1998.
- Paul Jay, Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies. Cornell U Press. 2010.
- Naomi Klein, No Logo. Picador. 2000.
- Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Picador. 2008.
- Chandra Mohanty, Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity. Duke U Press. 2003.
- Bruce Robbins, Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress. NYU Press, 1999.
- Saskia Sassen, Globalization and Its Discontents. The New Press, 1998.
- John Tomlinson, Globalization and Culture. U Chicago Press, 1999.
So…yeah. Okay. No pressure, then.
Another couple of books I picked up for a song…
— I think I have a copy of this somewhere because when I saw it, it looked so familiar. It’s probably in exile in the garage or something. So what do I do? I bought it. Best table of contents ever! Four sections: “The Narcissus Myth”; “The Dionysus Myth”; “The Orpheus Myth”; and “The Christ Myth”.
It’s mostly banalities, but the page for “Puck” of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is hilarious. Still, I can see why it was marked down to three dollars — and yet, I feel sorta guilty because I wish I had written this book, or something like it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow.
You don’t learn anything that wasn’t already common knowledge, but it’s good for a few laughs.