Oral Qualifying Exam Reading Lists

reading lists

Below, you will find the English department's Qualifying Exam Field Reading Lists.  From these, each Ph.D. student selects the one on which they will be examined during the Oral Qualifying Exam at the end of their second year in the Doctoral Program

These lists have not been designed to be all-inclusive.  Rather, each aims to reflect the canonical contours of the field as these have endured, been contested, and continue to shape the field’s disciplinary, aesthetic, and academic identity.