UST Class Action

Challenging Literature

Challenging literature the English Department could be used to “stimulate critical thinking”:

Dialogues of Plato
Plato’s Republic
The Iliad, Homer
The Odyssey, Homer
The Bacchae Euripedes
The Birds Aristophanes
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
Divine Comedy, Dante
Don Quixote, Cervantes
David Copperfield, Dickens
Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky
Notes from Underground, Dostoevsky
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Solzhenitsyn
Brideshead Revisited, Waugh
Oresteia Aeschylus
Aeneid Virgil
Pensees Pascal
Pride and Prejudice Austen
Song of Roland
Canterbury Tales
, Chaucer
Confessions Augustine
As You Like It, Shakespeare
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare
The Tempest, Shakespere
My Antonia Cather
Quo Vadis Sienkiewicz
Man Who was Thursday Chesterton
The Violent Bear it Away, A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor
Poems of T. S. Elliot, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Marlowe, Dickenson, Poe, Burns, etc.
Essays by Charles Peguy, Chesterton, Alice Meynell…

Examples of works that would “deepen the students’ understanding of diversity”:

Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America (1528) by Cabeza De Vaca Early explorer across the American south from Tampa Bay, Florida, to Arizona and the Pacific coast of Mexico, writes about his amazing journey, the differences among Indian tribes, his enslavement and royal treatment by Indians, and Spanish treatment of Indians. Fascinating and true.  My Grandfather’s Son, by Clarence Thomas.