I took off the month of May because I was going to take a May Term class that was going to take up most of my time. Plus I had to move out of my Richmond place, so May was really busy. At the moment I’m in St. Louis working on my paper for my May Term class (it’s due on June 19) and preparing to go to GA.
Since I took May off, readers of the blog haven’t heard the big news (at least big news for me)…..one of my favorite professors asked me to be one of his Teaching Assistants this fall. Yipee!!!!! The class that I’m going to TA in is History of the African American Religious Experience. So I thought I would share the list of books that are required for the course.
__African American Religious History (edited by Milton Sernett)__Black Gods of the Metropolis (by Authur Fauset)
__The Fortress Introduction to Black Church History (by Anne Pinn and Anthony Pinn)
__Varieties of the African American Religious Experience (by Anthony Pinn)
And the optional books for the class:
__African American Religious Thought (edited by Cornell West)
__Risks of Faith (by James Cone)
__Sisters in the Wilderness (by Delores Williams)
__Slave Religion (by Albert Raboteau)
I’m not going to be able to get to all of them before the semester starts, mainly because I will be taking a writing class in August and there’s reading for that too.
___Creating Fiction (by Julie Checkoway)
___Faith Stories: Short Fiction on the Varieties and Vagaries of Faith (by C. Michael Curtis)
___What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers (by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter)
___The Country of Pointed Firs and Other Stories (by Sarah Orne Jewett)
___As I Lay Dying-the Corrected Text (by William Faulkner)
So as you can see, my summer is going to have lots of reading. I’ll write about it when I get the chance