An interesting snapshot of what books some profs are teaching in thier lit classes, and why.
I freely admit that the literary canon could still use some work, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate the progress that’s already been made. For this project, I e-mailed a litany of professors in both English and some of its related fields and asked them the following questions: What are your students reading right now?; What is the title of the course you are teaching? and Why did you choose this book and how does it fit into the goals of your English course?. Responses embodied a nice range of genres, nations of origin, subjects, themes and author genders – a great testament to what potential majors might look forward to someday.