SLE B-Sides

  • Beckett, Molloy
  • Goethe, Elective Affinities
  • Antelme, The Human Race
  • Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker
  • Plato, Phaedrus
  • Benjamin, Berlin Childhood around 1900
  • Duras, The Malady of Death
  • Paul Celan, Breathturn


  • Bernard Mandeville, Fable of the Bees
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile
  • Michel de Montaigne, Apology for Raymond Sebond
  • Christine de Pizan, City of Ladies
  • Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
  • Voltaire, Letters on the English
  • Montesquieu, Persian Letters


  • The Hebrew Bible
  • Stendhal, The Red and the Black
  • Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Petrarch, Il Canzoniere
  • Dali, Hidden Faces
  • Camus, The First Man
  • Blanchot, The Last Man
  • Kierkegaard, Complete Works
  • Heidegger, everything


  • Aristotle, Metaphysics
  • Hipponax
  • Seneca, Apocolocyntosis divi Claudii (Pumpkinification of the Divine Claudius)
  • Anselme, Proslogium
  • Aquinas, De Ente et Essentia (Of Being and Essence)
  • Kant, Critique of Judgment
  • J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor
  • Guillaume de Machaut, Messe de Nostre Dame


  • The Book of Job
  • Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Confucius & Mencius
  • Chuang Tzu
  • Christine de Pizan, Book of the City of Ladies
  • Montaigne, Essays
  • Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
  • Camus, The Plague


  • The Presocratics
  • Plato, Phaedo
  • Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy
  • Teresa of Ávila, Autobiography
  • The Trobairitz
  • Chandler, The Big Sleep
  • Freud, Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria


  • Camus, The Plague
  • Anything by Kafka (the Diaries)
  • James, Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Salih, Season of Migration to the North

Barnard First-Year English

  • Hymn to Demeter
  • The Book of Margery Kempe
  • La Princesse de Cleves (Madame de Lafayette)
  • Candide (Voltaire)
  • La Boheme (Puccini)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston


  • City of God, Augustine
  • Herodotus, Histories
  • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Epicurus, Letters to Herodotus +Menoeceus, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings
  • Epictetus, Handbook
  • Isaiah, Ecclesiates, Romans, Galatians
  • Hildegard
  • New World: Vitoria (On the American Indians), de Sepulveda (Democrates Alter)
  • Letter to the Grand Duchess, Galileo
  • Montaigne, Essays
  • Hobbes, Leviathan
  • Locke, Letter on Toleration
  • Hume, Enquiry Concerning Principles of Morals, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • Smith, Wealth of Nations
  • Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
  • American Revolution: Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federalists 1, 2, 9, 10, 23, 47, 84, Anti-Federalist Writings
  • French Revolution Texts: Declarations of the Rights of Man and the Citizen: Preface to the Constitution of 1789, Robespierre, On the Moral and Political Principles of Domestic Policy
  • Tocqueville, Democracy in America
  • Hegel, Introduction to the Philosophy of History
  • Mill, Utilitarianism
  • duBois, The Souls of Black Folk
  • Freud - Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Civilization and its Discontents
  • Schmidt - The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy
  • Woolf, Three Guineas
  • Arendt, The Human Condition
  • Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Rawls, A Theory of Justice
  • Foucault, Discipline and Punish
  • MacKinnon, Towards a Feminist Theory of State

Optional CC readings:

  • The Essential Kabbalah
  • Ayala, Appeal Concerning the Priests
  • Rushd, On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy
  • Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love
  • Maimonides, On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy, The Guide of the Perplexed
  • duBois, The Souls of White Folk
  • Hegel, Phenomenology of the Spirit, on "Lordship and Bondage"
  • Madison, Federalist 51
  • Bentham, Anarchical Fallacies
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Douglass, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
  • Preface to the Constitution of 1793
  • 1805 Haitian Constitution
  • Foucault, What is Enlightenment?
  • Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments

Art Hum - Helpful Texts:

  • Sylvan Barnet, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, 8th edition (New York, 2005)
  • James Pierce, From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History, 7th edition (Englewood

Cliffs, 1987)

  • Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture, 2nd edition (Cambridge, 1964)
  • Joshua C. Taylor, Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts, 2 edition

(Chicago, 1981)

Music Hum - Helpful Texts:

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