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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders English - Composition

2015-2018 ENG 3313 Core List

Theme = Resistance

Social Science and Public Service

Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley, Ballantine, 460 pp., $6.00, ISBN: 978-0345350688

Suggested Pairings:

  • Bombingham, Anthony Grooms, 304 pp., One World, $10.38, ISBN 978-0345452931
  • Battlestar Galactica,


The Complete Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman, Pantheon, 295 pp., $19.77, ISBN: 978-0679406419

Suggested Pairing:

  • Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life, Eliot Tiber and Tom Monte, Square One, 224 pp., $12.55, ISBN 978-0757003332


Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser, Mariner, 384 pp. $10.15, ISBN: 978-0547750330

Suggested Pairings:

  • The Jungle, Upton Sinclair, Dover Thrift Editions, 304 pp, $4.00, ISBN: 978-0486419237
  • Food Inc., dir. Robert Kenner, 91 minutes, $9.49
  • Super Size Me, dir. Morgan Spurlock, 96 minutes, $6.59


My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student, Rebekah Nathan, Penguin, $13.17, ISBN: 978-0143037477


My Name is Rachel Corrie, Rachel Corrie, Theatre Communications Group, 96 pages, 186 pp., $11.07, ISBN: 978-1559362962

Suggested Pairing:

  • Promises, B.Z. Goldberg, 106 minutes


Why We Can’t Wait, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Signet Classics, 166 pp., $9.35, ISBN: 978-0451527530

Suggested Pairing:

  • Warriors Don’t Cry, Melba Patillo Beals, Simon Pulse, 240 pp., $6.14, ISBN: 978-1416948827


Science and Technology

The Doctors’ Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis, Sherwin B. Nuland, Great Discoveries, 208 pp., $12.67, ISBN-13: 978-0393326253


Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, Gina Kolata, 352 pp., $14.29, ISBN: 978-0743203982


The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, John Kelly, Harper Perennial, 364 pp., $12.29, ISBN-13: 978-0060006938

Suggested Pairing:

  • Doomsday Book, Connie Willis, Spectra, 592 pp., $7.98, ISBN-13: 978-0553562736

High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, Carl Hart, Harper Perennial, 368 pp., $12.96, ISBN: 978-0062015891


It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. danah boyd, Yale UP, 296 pp, $10.96, ISBN 978-0300199000

Suggested Pairing:

  • Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, Sherry Turkle, Basic Books, 384 pp, $11.36, ISBN 978-0465031467


Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Mary Roach, WW Norton, $10.38, ISBN: 0393068471

Suggested Pairings:

  • Encounters at the End of the World, dir. Werner Herzog, 99 minutes, $9.16
  • The Universe, dir. The History Channel, 3055 minutes, $86.81


Humanities and Literature

Born on the Fourth of July, dir. Oliver Stone, 145 minutes, $7.78


Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko, Penguin Classics, 243 pp., $12.63, ISBN: 978-0143104919


The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman, Vintage, 224 pages, $12.18, ISBN 978-0804170390

Suggested Pairing:

  • The Laramie Project, HBO, 100 minutes, $6.59


No-No Boy, John Okada, U of Washington P, 264 pp., $17.00, ISBN: 978-0295955254

Suggested Pairings:

  • Obasan, Joy Kogawa, Anchor, 300 pp., $12.28, ISBN: 978-0385468862
  • When the Emperor Was Divine, Julie Otsuka, Anchor, 160 pp. $10.71 ISBN: 978-0385721813
  • Come See the Paradise, dir. Alan Parker, $17.49

Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood, Anchor, 389 pp., $10.24, ISBN: 978-0385721677


Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler, Grand Central, 352 pp., $9.72, ISBN: 978-0446675505


V for Vendetta, Alan Moore, Vertigo, 296 pp., $13.34, ISBN: 978-1401208417


Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, DC Comics, 448 pages, $26.14 ISBN: 978-1401238964

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