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boring anthologies from Norton etc.

I am going to attempt a theme based English 101 class next fall on counter culture. Include movies that deal with the idea of counter culture and revolution such as Fight Club, The Matrix (part two).

Longman has an anthology of counter culture essays (mostly from the sixties). Just ordered Daphne Gottlieb's Final Girl and thinking of using it for the 101 class as well.

Still trying to decide what books to use for intro to lit. Don't want to use one of those boring intro to lit. anthologies (Norton etc.) I am thinking:

Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson (for the short story)
The Postmoderns ed. Donald Allen (for the poetry section)
On the Road (for the novel section)

not sure what to do for the drama section yet.

Mostly Freshman, so it's tricky to work out challenge versus shut down.


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