Armchair literary analysis from my years as an English major. Can you believe I got As for this
nonsense valuable pedagogical information?
Pages are sorted alphabetically by author’s last name, then alphabetically by title within each author – except for the ones about particular literary movements, which are lumped together at the end under the heading “Literary Movements.”
I wrote most of these mumblety years ago, as an undergraduate, in the days when the Internet was in its infancy and we all pegged our jeans and rode dinosaurs to class. I make no promises about the quality of any of them, except that I can verify that I was not drunk when I wrote them – even though I did write them as an undergraduate. (That’s a joke. Don’t drink, under-21 undergrads. Drink responsibly, 21-and-over undergrads.)
Kelly Oliver, Witnessing
Lori Ostlund, “Talking Fowl With My Father” (Not my favorite story in Lori Ostlund’s The Bigness of the World, but one of the most accessible for me.)
Lori Ostlund, The Bigness of the World (Yes, I used the phrase “emotional mycology.” Because I am incorrigible.)
(Note: feel free to cite, but do not plagiarize. Nothing that appears in any of these linked pages is anything a college student can’t do hirself, and it’s not worth throwing your chances of a degree – along with a LOT of tuition money – down the sewer if you’re caught. Professors may look as if they’re embalmed and stored in the library basement every night – but even a zombie can Google.)