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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)
I chose Classics 101 because I love the classics.
- The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde – I love Oscar Wilde.
- Villette by Charlotte Brontë – I think this is a great alternative to studying Wuthering Heights because you’re still reading a Bronte novel but I think Villette is better.
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – You couldn’t each a class on classic books without talking about this book.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – I’d have to teach a Dicken’s book and this is one of my favourites.
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells – I prefer this book to The War of the Worlds but both would be great books to teach.
- The Trial by Franz Kafka – I like Kafka and most courses include The Metamorphosis so I’d use The Trial instead.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – This book is a classic and while I’m not a fan of it I would teach it.
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – I’d have to include this controversial book.
- 1984 by George Orwell – This is more of a modern classic but it’s one of my favourites.
- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare – I can’t make a list about classics without talking about Shakespeare. I think Twelfth Night is such a great play and it was the first Shakespeare play I ever read.
What class would you choose to teach?
Note: This post was scheduled. I am currently on hiatus until the 1st of September 2015.