This site is an online reading list for English 111-A, Writing through Literature, taught  at Gettysburg College. All of the reading assignments listed and linked are either in the public domain in the USA or have been made available for educational use by the copyright holder. The works are organized above by genre, and they appear roughly in the order the class will study them. This list represents only a part of ENG 111, as a portion of the class is spent in writing instruction.

TO STUDENTS IN THE CLASS: When preparing for class, refer to the the course Moodle site first. It contains the schedule of reading and writing assignments. Once you know what you are assigned to read, you’ll come here to find some brief context from me and a links to digital copies of the reading assignments.

TO ANYONE ELSE:  Rather than keeping all the assignments on our course management system, hidden behind a student login, I was encouraged to make it a public resource. I hope it’s helpful, at least as an example of what a teacher might do. I’ve also created a “blog” tab in the menu above. It contains some instructions for accessing digital texts if you need them. As time allows, I’ll also write a few entries there about how this project came to be and how it turns out.

Ian Clarke
Adjunct Associate Prof. of English
Gettysburg College