Best of the Winter 2010 Course Lists

January 20th, 2010 by EVENTS

Some of the most intriguing book lists, as selected by Douglas Riggs, the Co-op’s coursebooks manager.

Ordinariness: An Introduction
Professor Lauren Berlant

On Anxiety by Renata Saleci
Don’t let Me Be Lonely Tonight by Claudia Rankine
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin
Remainder by Tom McCarthy

To Hell With the Enlightenment
Professor Bernard Silberman

The World as Will & Idea by Arthur Schopenhauer
On The Genealogy of Morals & Ecco Homo by Friedrich Nietzche
On Social Psychology by George Herbert Mead
Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard
Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno

American Addictions
Professor Henry Scotch

Alcoholic Republic by William J. Rorabaugh
Tastes of Paradise by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
John Barleycorn by Jack London
Modern Mephistopheles by Louisa May Alcott
How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

Witches, Revivals and Revolution
Professor Catherine Brekus

Daughters of Light by Rebecca Larson
Entertaining Satan by John Putnam Demos
Name of War by Jill Lepore
New England Soul by Harry Stout

Poetics of Dislocation
Professor Jennifer Scappettone

Arab Apocalypse by Etel Adnan
Zong! by Marlene Nourbese Philip and Setaey Adamu Boateng
Prairie Style by G.S. Giscombe
Born to Slow Horses by Kamau Braithwaite
Paul Celan: Selections by Paul Celan

Catharsis and Other Aesthetic Responses
Professor Loren A Kruger

Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke
Brecht on Theater by Bertolt Brecht
Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes
Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind by Patricia Meyer Spacks
Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambro
An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening and The Hunchback Variations by Mickle Maher

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