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Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 12.32.29 PMPreviously in this gorgeous series.

Tess Durbeyfield (Tess of the d’Urbervilles)

A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Mary Wollstonecraft)

Eros the Bittersweet (Anne Carson)

Hard Choices (Hillary Clinton)

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge (Marc Aronson)

Clarissa Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway)

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (Amy Sedaris)

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)

Feminism is for Everybody (bell hooks)

Break, Blow, Burn (Camille Paglia)

Before Sunrise

Before Sunset

Before Midnight (dir. Richard Linklater)

Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter series)

“Some Popular Fallacies about Vivisection” (Lewis Carroll)

Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles (Wilhelm Wigworthy)

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)

Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby)

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (Adelle Waldman)

Between Men (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick)

MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction (ed. Chad Harbach)

Stevens (The Remains of the Day)

The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (William L. Shirer)

“i carry your heart” (e.e. cummings)

Prospero (The Tempest)

The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano (Olaudah Equiano)

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 7 (Miranda Goshawk)

Archive Fever (Jacques Derrida)

Trilby (George du Maurier)

“Crusoe in England,” Elizabeth Bishop

Amy March (Little Women)

White Girls (Hilton Als)

How Should A Person Be? (Sheila Heti)

Rookie Magazine

Twin Peaks

Kurtz (Heart of Darkness)

Black Skin, White Masks (Frantz Fanon)

A Bend in the River (V.S. Naipaul)

Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)

Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee)

Lambert Strether (The Ambassadors)

Clueless (dir. Amy Heckerling)

Stephen Dedalus (Ulysses)

Dictee (Theresa Hak Kyung Cha)

My Struggle (Karl Knausgaard)

Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)


Capital: Volume 1 (Karl Marx)

Discipline and Punish (Michel Foucault)

Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Giorgio Agamben)

Borderlands/La Frontera (Gloria Anzaldúa)

Jacquelyn and Ronjaunee teach English at UCLA. Ronjaunee usually writes about feminine singularity and Jacquelyn usually writes about alphabet books. Their mutual passions are television, cheese, Lacan, and Madame Sosostris.

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