EN209: Radical Decade
Prof. Glynis Carr


References for Lectures
and Recommendations For Further Study

Books on Reserve at Bertrand Library

Charters, Ann, ed. The Portable Beat Reader. New York: Penguin, 1992.

Jones, Leroi, and Larry Neal, eds. Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1968.

Searles, George J., ed. A Casebook on Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Albuquerque: U New Mexico P, 1992.


Library's "Wizard Page" for this course Thanks Isabella!



Week 1: Introduction to the Course


Selected General Criticism and History

Anderson, Terry. The Sixties. NY: Longman, 1999.

Bloom, Alexander, and Wini Breines, eds. "Takin' it to the streets": A Sixties Reader. NY: Oxford UP, 1995.

Bradbury, Malcolm, and Howard Temperly, eds. Introduction to American Studies. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1989.

Burner, David. Making Peace with the 60s. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1996.

Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. NY: Bantam, 1987.

Sayres, Sohnya, Anders Stephanson, Stanley Aronowitz, and Frederick Jameson, eds. The 60s Without Apology. Minneapolis: U Minnesota P, 1984. [Corresponds to a special double issue of Social Text, Vol. 3.3 and 4.1, Spring-Summer 1984.]

Online Journals

Vietnam Generation: A Journal of Recent History and Contemporary Culture. Online issues 1991-92, including the special issue, "Nobody Gets Off the Bus: The Viet Nam Generation Big Book." Searchable. Maintained by the Institute of Advanced Technology in the Humanities (LATH) at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and The Sixties Project.




Week 2: The Beats

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Charters, Ann, ed. The Portable Beat Reader. NY: Viking/Penguin, 1992.

Corso, Gregory. "Variations on a Generation." The Portable Beat Reader. Ed. Ann Charters. NY: Viking/Penguin, 1992. 184-85.

Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems. Intro. by William Carlos Williams. 1956; 1959. 50th printing. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1993.

---. Howl: The Original Draft Facsimile, Transcript & Variant Versions . . . . Ed. Barry Miles. 1956. NY: HarperCollins/Perennial, 1986. [Includes an "Author's Preface," pp. xi-xii.]

Kerouac, Jack. "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose." The Portable Beat Reader. Ed. Ann Charters. NY: Viking/Penguin, 1992. 57-58.

---. On the Road. 1957. Ed. and intro. Ann Charters. NY: Penguin, 1976.

Knight, Brenda. Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution. "Foreward" by Anne Waldman. Berkeley, CA: Conari P, 1996.

Kubrick, Stanley, dir. Dr. Strangelove or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. b&w. 93 min. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1987.

Lumet, Sidney, dir. Fail-safe. b&w. 113 min. 1964. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1995.

McDarrah, Fred W., and Gloria S. McDarrah. Beat Generation: Glory Days in Greenwich Village. NY: Simon & Schuster/Schirmer, 1996.

Phillips, Lisa, et al. Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965. NY: Whitney Museum of American Art/Flammarion, 1995.

Waldman, Ann. Fast Talking Woman. 1975. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1996. Pocket Poets Series No. 33.

Watson, Steven. The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944-1960. NY: Pantheon Books, 1995.

Literary Kicks. A personal page by Levi Asher.




Week 3: A Raisin in the Sun

Carson, Clayborne, et al., eds. The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader. NY: Penguin, 1991. [See especially Ch. 8, "Two Societies," which deals with struggles over housing in Chicago and other northern cities.]

Domina, Lynn. Understanding A Raisin in the Sun: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1998.

DuBois, W.E.B. 1903. The Souls of Black Folk. "Introduction" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. NY: Bantam, 1989.

Eyes on the Prize. [6 60-min. videorecordings] I: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. Blackside, Inc. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1989.

Eyes on the prize. [8 60-min. videorecordings] II: America at the racial crossroads, 1965-1985. Blackside, Inc. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1989.

Hansberry, Lorraine. 1959. A Raisin in the Sun. [The complete original stage version.] NY: Signet, 1988.

---. 1961. A Raisin in the Sun. [Videorecording.] NY: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video,1985.

---. 1959. A Raisin in the Sun. [The unfilmed original screenplay.] "Introduction" by Margaret B. Wilkerson. Commentary by Spike Lee. NY: Plume, 1992.

Williams, Juan, with the Eyes on the Prize Production Team. Eyes on the Prize. Companion volume to PBS series. NY: Penguin, 1989.

Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement. Seattle Times.




Week 4: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Forman, Milos, dir. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. [Videorecording.] Los Angeles: Republic Pictures Corp., 1993.

Goshe, Charles E., comp. Documentary History of Psychiatry: A Source Book on Historical Principles. NY: Philosophical Library, 1967.

Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. 1962. NY: Penguin, 1976.

Slotkin, Richard. Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1973.

Wolfe, Tom. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. NY: Farrar, Strauss, Giraux, 1968.




Week 5: The Bell Jar and the Prefeminist Paradox

De Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. 1949. 1953: Trans. H. M. Parshley. NY: Vintage, 1974.

Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. 1963. NY: Dell Publ., 1974.

Freud, Sigmund. Freud on Women: A Reader. Ed. Elisabeth Young-Bruehl. NY: Norton, 1990.

Frye, Marilyn. "Oppression." The Politics of Reality. Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press, 1983.

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar. 1963. NY: Bantam Books, 1981.

Plumwood, Val. Feminism and the Mastery of Nature. NY: Routledge, 1993.

Willis, Ellen. "Don't Turn Your Back on Love." Booklet accompanying Janis [3 cd box set]. Columbia: C3K48845. 1993. 19-27.

Janis Joplin. Site with discography and lyrics (unknown authorship).




Week 6: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and the Rise of Postmodern Fiction

Bove, Paul A,, ed. Early Postmodernism: Foundational Essays. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1995.

Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. 1990. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1991.

Pynchon, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966.

---. The Crying of Lot 49. NY: Viking P, 1973.

Reed, Ishmael. Yellow Back Radio Broke-down. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969.

Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. Cat's Cradle. NY: Delacourte P, 1963.

---. Galapagos: A Novel. NY: Delacourte P/Seymour Lawrence, 1985.

---. Slaughterhouse-five, or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death. 1968. NY: Dell, 1988.

The following were also recommended for Week #2:

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Kubrick, Stanley, dir. Dr. Strangelove or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. b&w. 93 min. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1987.

Lumet, Sidney, dir. Fail-safe. b&w. 113 min. 1964. Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1995.




Week 7: James Baldwin/"...end the racial nightmare..."

Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. NY: Dial P, 1963. Rpt. NY: Doubleday, 1988.

---. Giovanni's Room. NY: Dial P, 1956.

---. Go Tell It On the Mountain. NY: Dial P, 1953.

Mead, Margaret, and James Baldwin. A Rap on Race. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1971.

Messer-Davidow, Ellen. "The Philosophical Bases of Feminist Literary Criticisms." New Literary History 19.1 (Autumn 1987): 65-103.

Rothenberg, Paula S., ed. "Some Definitions of Racism and Sexism." Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study. Ed. Paula S. Rothenberg. NY: St. Martin's P, 1988. 20-21.

United States Commission on Civil Rights. Civil Rights U.S.A. NY: Greenwood P, 1968. [Excerpt published as "The Problem: Discrimination" in Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study. Ed. Paula S. Rothenberg. NY: St. Martin's P, 1988. 9-19.]

---. Numerous other works. [The United States Commission on Civil Rights has worked continuously since 1960s, publishing status reports and other materials in the 70s, 80s, and 90s: do an "author search" of on-line catalogue and see what you get.]




Week 8: Malcolm X

Bagwell, Orlando, producer. Malcolm X: Make It Plain. PBS/The American Experience, 1993. BU#4170V

Dyson, Michael Eric. Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X. NY: Oxford UP, 1995. BU# BP223.Z8.L573338.1995

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., ed. The Classic Slave Narratives. NY: NAL, 1987.

Wood, Joe, ed. Malcolm X: In Our Own Time. NY: St. Martin's P, 1992. BU# BP223.Z8.L5763.1992

The Malcolm X Picture Book. A personal page of Elke Moritz.




Week 10: Baraka/The Black Arts Movement

[Baraka, Imamu] Jones, LeRoi. Black Magic Poetry: Sabotage, Target Study, Black Art. Collected Poetry, 1961-1967. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1969.

[Baraka, Imamu] Jones, LeRoi and Larry Neal, eds. Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing. NY: Morrow, 1968.

Brooks, Gwendolyn, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Haki R. Madhubuti, and Dudley Randall. A Capsule Course in Black Poetry Writing. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1975.

Burner, David. Making Peace with the 60s. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1996.

Cook, William W. "The Black Arts Poets." The Columbia History of American Poetry. Ed. Jay Parini. NY: Columbia UP, 1993. 674-706.

Framing the Panthers in Black and White: Dhoruiba Bin Wahad, the Black Panther Party and the FBI's Counter-Intelligence Program. NY: Pressa, 1990. Videotape. Color 30 min. [E185.615.F75 1990.]

Gayle, Addison Jr., ed. The Black Aesthetic. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1971.

Henderson, Stephen. Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black speech and Black music as poetic references. NY: Morrow, 1973.

King, Woodie, ed. Black Poets and Prophets. 1972.

---. BlackSpirits: A Festival of New Black Poets in America. With Artistic consultant Imamu Amiri Baraka. Foreward by Nikki Giovanni. Introduction by Don Lee. NY: Random House, 1972.

Major, Clarence, ed. The New Black Poetry. NY: International Publishers, 1969.

Neal, Larry. "The Black Arts Movement." DLB 38: 293-300.

Tachiki, Amy, et al., eds. Roots: An Asian American Reader. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1971.

Uyematsu, Amy. "The Emergence of Yellow Power in America." Roots: An Asian American Reader. Ed. Amy Tachiki, et al. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1971. 9-13.




Week 11: Lesbian Writing Comes Out

Adelman, Marcy. Long Time Passing: Lives of Older Lesbians. Boston: Alyson, 1986. [Personal experience narratives of women who came of age before Stonewall.]

Aldrich, Ann. We, too, must love. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1958.

Bannon, A[nn]. Odd Girl Out. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1957.

Dreyfuss, Robert. "The Holy War on Gays." Rolling Stone. March 18, 1999. 38-41.

Faderman, Lillian. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America. NY: Penguin, 1991.

Kaiser, Charles. The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America Since World War II. San Diego: Harvest/Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky, and Madeline D. Davis. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community. NY: Routledge, 1993. [Ethnographic study of a lesbian community (Buffalo, NY) from 1930s through early 60s.]

McPartland, John. Sex in Our Changing World. NY: Berkley Publishing Corp., 1947.

Penelope, Julia, and Susan Wolfe, ed. Lesbian Culture: An Anthology: The Lives, Work, Ideas, Art and Visions of Lesbians Past and Present. Freedom, CA: Crossing P, 1993. [Emphasis on 1970s, but some earlier material.]

Rich, Adrienne. "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence." 1980. Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose, 1979-1985. NY: Norton, 1986. 23-75.

Stimpson, Catharine. "Zero Degree Deviancy: The Lesbian Novel in English." Writing and Sexual Difference. Ed. Elizabeth Abel. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1982. 243-59.

Zimmerman, Bonnie. "Exiting from Patriarchy: The Lesbian Novel of Development." The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development. Ed. Elizabeth Abel. Hanover: U P New England, 1983. 244-57.




Week 12: Native Americans: Pleas and Prophecies

Brandon, William, and the editors of American Heritage Magazine. American Heritage Book of Indians. Introduction by John F. Kennedy. NY: American Heritage/Wings Books, 1961.

Castenada, Carlos. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Berkeley: U California P, 1968.

Lame Deer, John (Fire), and Richard Erdoes. Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions. 1972. NY: Washington Square Press, 1976.

Lincoln, Kenneth. "Native American Literatures: "old like hills, like stars." Three American Literatures: Essays in Chicano, Native American, and Asian-American Literature for Teachers of American Literature. Ed. Houston A. Baker, Jr. NY: MLA, 1982. 80-168.

Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn. NY: Harper, 1968.

National Congress of American Indians. "Watts and Little Big Horn" [Editorial]. "Takin' it to the streets": A Sixties Reader. Ed. Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines. NY: Oxford UP, 1995. 199-201.

National Indian Youth Council. "Preamble to the Constitution," "Founding Resolution," and "Statement of Purpose." "Takin' it to the streets": A Sixties Reader. Ed. Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines. NY: Oxford UP, 1995. 196-199.

Lesiak, Christine, and Matthew Jones, producers. In the White Man's Image. Videorecording. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1991. [E97.5 .I58 1991]

Ruoff, A. LaVonne Brown. American Indian Literatures: An Introduction, Bibliographic Review, and Selected Bibliography. NY: MLA, 1990.

Welch, James. Winter in the Blood. 1974. NY: Penguin, 1986.




Week 13: The Bluest Eye: Interrogating "the smashing"

Awkward, Michael. "'The Evil of Fulfillment': Scapegoating and Narration in The Bluest Eye. Toni Morrison: Critical Perspectives, Past and Present. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah. NY: Amistad/Penguin, 1993. 175-209.

Harris, Middleton, et al. The Black Book. NY: Random House, 1974. [Toni Morrison worked "behind the scenes" to produce this.]

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. 1970. NY: Penguin/Plume, 1994. [Afterword by the author, 209-216.]

---. "What the Black Woman Thinks about Women's Lib." New York Times Magazine. August 22, 1971.




Week 14: Chicano Movement Literature

Cortina, Rodolfo, ed. Hispanic American Literature: An Anthology. Lincolnwood, Illinois: NTC Publishing Group, 1998.

Murrow, Edward R. Harvest of Shame. CBS Broadcast International. Rpt. NY: Ambrose Video, 1991. [Documentary showing the degradation and exploitation of migrant farmworkers in the United States. Originally aired in the late 50s, this broadcast lead to the passage of laws protecting the worker's rights.]

National Latino Communications Center. Chicano!: History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. 5-part video. Los Angeles: NLCC Educational Media [distributor], 1996. [Companion volume of same title, authored by Francisco A. Rosales, published by Houston, TX: Arte Publico P, 1996.]

Valdez, Luis, and Stain Steiner, ed. Aztlan: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.

Vento, Arnoldo C. Mestizo: The History, Culture, and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano: The Emerging Mestizo-Americans. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1998.




Week 14-15: Feminist Poetry

Cade, Toni, ed. The Black Woman: An Anthology. NY: New American Library, 1970.

Firestone, Shulamith. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. NY: Bantam, 1970.

Morgan, Robin, ed. Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement. NY: Vintage, 1970.

Rich, Adrienne. "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence." 1980. Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose, 1979-1985. NY: Norton, 1986. 23-75.

Schneir, Miriam, ed.. Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings. NY: Vintage, 1972.

SCUM Manifesto Scum: Society for Cutting Up Men.

Another version of the SCUM manifesto.

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