CWRU M.A. Reading List

Part I – 90 Minute Oral Examination

works rev. 13 August 2019

film petition language rev. 20 September 2016


1. Unknown Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Norton (Bilingual Ed), Trans. Heaney
2. Chaucer Canterbury Tales Norton Critical, Ed. Kolve
3. Spenser The Faerie Queene, Book I Longman, ed. Hamilton (2006)
4. Shakespeare King Lear & Twelfth Night Lear: Pelican; 12th: Arden
5. Cavendish The Blazing World Penguin, ed. Lilley
6. Marvell Complete Poems Longman, ed. Nigel Smith
7. Milton Paradise Lost Merritt Hughes/David Kastan
8. Richardson Pamela; Or, Virtue Rewarded Oxford, E.d, Keymer
9. Wordsworth The Prelude (1805) Norton
10. Austen Emma Oxford
11. Whitman The Leaves of Grass (1855) Dover Thrift (2007)
12. Melville Moby-Dick Norton, ed. Parker
13. Dickinson Selections in Norton Anthology of Poetry Norton, Full 5th edition
14. Eliot Middlemarch Oxford
15. Joyce Dubliners Norton
16. Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop Vintage
17. Beckett Molloy Grove
18. Bishop Geography III: Poems Farrar, Straus & Giroux (2008)
19. Morrison Beloved Vintage
20. Munro Selected Stories Vintage
21. Rankine Citizen: An American Lyric Graywolf
22. Five Films*


Sunrise (F. W. Murnau, 1927)

Intolerance (D. W. Griffith, 1916)

Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

At Land (Maya Deren, 1946)


* If a student wishes to answer questions about the films, she/he must petition the Graduate Committee by the end of the second semester of study.