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First-Year English

USC's Carolina Reader for 101

Collaborative anthology put together by the English department is now being used in English 101.

For the 2014-2015 school year, FYE worked with textbook publisher Hayden-McNeil to create "The Carolina Reader for English 101." This anthology is organized to support the standard English 101 pedagogical sequence, which moves from close reading of written and visual texts to historical/cultural analysis and comparative analysis of two texts. Instructors can choose from nearly 40 texts, including classics like Faulker’s “A Rose for Emily” and excerpts from the graphic novel "Maus: A Survivor’s Tale." The anthology is also a collaborative effort by FYE staff, who edited the volume and provided assignment sheets for each unit, and USC graduate students and faculty, who wrote introductions and critical discussion questions for each short story, poem, play, essay, and book excerpt in the collection.