Over the last two years I’ve been studying A111 Discovering the Arts and humanities and A112 Cultures. I’ve really enjoyed both of them, especially the literature sections. The next module I intend to study is A230 Reading and studying literature.
One recommendation that I have read from the module reviews has been: get ahead! Specifically, do try to read as many of the set texts as you can.
A couple of years ago, I bought a new eReader since my original version of the Amazon Kindle gave up the ghost. I’ve written a couple of articles that relate to eReaders. Remembering these articles, I realised that it might be possible to download some of the A112 set texts from Project Guttenberg which would allow me to get started. I wouldn’t be able to benefit from the notes that accompany the recommended editions that go with the module, but I could buy those separately if I needed to.
What follows is a summary of all the set texts I can find from Project Guttenberg, listed in alphabetical order.
I download each book to the desktop of my laptop, connect my eReader, which then appears as USB device, and copy the epub file into the reader’s filestore. It’s clear that I have a lot of reading to do!
- Aphra Behn, Oroonoko
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
- James Joyce, Dubliners
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
- William Shakespeare, Othello
- Voltaire, Candide
- John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
There are three other books I need to get: a book by Friel, another by Selvon, and a further one by Sebald.
Where should I start? I read Charlotte Bronte whilst studying A112, so I might start with Emily. I then go onto Shelly, and then onto Joyce. After that, I'm not quite sure.
Good luck to everyone who is studying A230!