Reading Schedule

Unit One: Global Fiction and Adichie’s Americanah
Reading: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
English, Chapter 12, “The New Geography of Prestige,” from The Economy of Prestige (available online via MSU libraries)
Asch, “We Must Do Better: In Praise of Chimamanda Adichie
Ortberg, “Americanah, Pride and Prejudice, and All of the Feels

May 15: Parts One through Three (through pg 351)
May 16
May 17
May 18
May 19: Slack Accounts must be set-up. Once you have created your account, introduce yourself in the #general channel
May 20
May 21: Last-in for reaction vlog on Americanah, pgs 1-351
May 22: Parts Four through Seven (355- end)
May 23
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28: Last-in for blog post on Americanah

Unit Two: Literature in Translation
Reading: Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
Loofbourow, “The Outing of Elena Ferrante and the Power of Naming
Emre and Gutkin, “The Elenic Question
Mesle and Blackwood, “This Week in Ferrante

May 29
May 30
May 31
June 1: Book of the Month, Class Vote
June 2: Last-in for vlog on My Brilliant Friend, up to page 183
June 3
June 4: Last Day to Place BOTM Order
June 5
June 6: Last-in for blog post on My Brilliant Friend

Unit Three: Auto-fiction
Reading: Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts
Ali, “Autostraddle Book Club #8, Let’s All Read…
Ali, “Autostraddle Book Club #8, Let’s Talk About…
Paige, “Queering the Memoir

June 7
June 8
June 9: Last in for reaction vlog on The Argonauts, up to page 46 (“I finish a first draft of this book and give it to Harry.”)
Review Essay/Creative Piece Due
June 10
June 11
June 12
June 13: Last-in for blog post on The Argonauts

Unit Four: Upmarket Literary Fiction
Reading: Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
Watters, “Infographic: Upmarket Fiction

June 14
June 15
June 16: Last-in for reaction vlog on Station Eleven, up to ch 26
June 17
June 18
June 19
June 20
June 21: Last-in for blog post on Station Eleven

Unit Five: Commercial Fiction and Book of the Month
Reading: Title TBD
Radway, “The Book-of-the-Month Club and the General Reader: On the Uses of ‘Serious’ Fiction” (available online via MSU Library)

June 22
June 23
June 24
June 25
June 26
June 27
June 28: Last-in for reaction vlog on BOTM
June 29
June 30: Long Essay Due