interstellar albatross (ai_ga_fusei) wrote in mlhsib,
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Hi. There was a post earlier asking for the books we've read in the past four years, and this is in response to that. I chose to make it a fresh post because more people will see it. I don't have everything, I'm sure, but here's my list of books (and projects) for freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year under DeRuysscher, Hall, Christiansen, and Roberts, respectively.

Senior Year (Roberts):
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
Kokoro, Natsume Soseki
So Long A Letter, Mariama Ba
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
Projects: World Literature Papers; various visuals

Junior Year (Christiansen):
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut
The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare
Poetry – Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
The Stranger, Albert Camus
Projects: Performance of a scene from Taming; Harlem Rennaissance project; IOP; IOC. Existentialist bumper stickers?

Sophomore Year (Hall):
Othello, William Shakespeare
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Michael Dorris
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
One book of choice (I did A Confederacy of Dunces by Jonathan Kennedy O’Toole)
Projects: Creative or Analytical accompaniment to Othello; performance of a scene from Othello; Rennaissance Faire; Mock Trial for Lord of the Flies; various art projects; Oppression to Empowerment; report & presentation on poet of choice

Freshman Year (DeRuysscher):
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
The Hot Zone, Richard Preston
The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Projects: Story for Hero’s Journey; Enemy of the People; Utopia; Disease; Poetry Samples
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A couple of edits:

First of all, I know we read </i> The Merchant of Venice </i> freshman year, though I'm sure that probably makes little difference.

For those of you who were in in Ms. Plante's freshman class, we read Kindred by Octavia Butler, but did not read Oedipus Rex.

For those of you in Mr. Roberts' class sophomore year, we read The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima, Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice, and Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock.

Finally, for those of you who had Ms. Reinheimer junior year, we read Macbeth instead of Taming of the Shrew and read Sylvia Plath poetry instead of Robert Frost/Margaret Atwood.

That's all. :) Good job with the compilation, Cambria!
ah, okay. I'll fix that then.