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Online Texts for Program Readings: Spring Semester

This guide provides links to full-text resources and audio resources available for program readings.

Online Texts

This is a guide with links to full-text/audio resources of program works. Below is a list of databases with full-text sources and audio recordings.  Please contact Cara Sabolcik, Associate Library Director for help accessing these resources.

Digital Loeb Classical Library Early Modern Texts Naxos Music Library Naxos Spoken Word Library Open Library Project Gutenberg

Spring Semester Reading List

Date Reading Online Resources
January 25 Dostoevski: The Brothers Karamazov
January 28 Dostoevski: The Brothers Karamazov
February 1–18 Essay Writing Period
February 22 Melville: Benito Cereno
February 25 Nietzsche: Use and Disadvantage of History for Life
March 1 Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil
Books 1–3
March 4 Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil
Books 4–6

March 8 Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil
Books 7–9: Aftersong
March 11 Long weekend—no seminar
March 15 Conrad: Heart of Darkness
March 18 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
March 22
  • The Federalist, 78, 81 (first nine paragraphs)
  • Supreme Court Opinions (selections)
  • Constitution, Articles III and VI
  • See Spring Semester Appendix for readings
The Federalist
Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789
Senior Seminar Readings
U.S. Constitution 
March 25
  • Dred Scott Decision (available in bookstore), and Dissenting Opinion of Mr. Justice Curtis (separately available in bookstore)
  • Lincoln: selected speeches 
  • Frederick Douglass: selected speeches
  • See Spring Semester Appendix for readings
Senior Seminar Readings
(includes Lincoln, Douglass, Booker T. Washington readings)
Dred Scott Decision / Frederick Douglass Speeches
Lincoln Speeches
March 29
  • Lincoln: selected speeches
  • Frederick Douglass: selected speeches 
  • Booker T. Washington: selected speeches -
  • See Spring Semester Appendix for readings
April 1 W. E. B. DuBois: The Souls of Black Folk 
(selections) - See Spring Semester Appendix
April 5 W. E. B. DuBois: The Souls of Black Folk 
(selections) - See Spring Semester Appendix
April 8
  • Freud: “Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through”
  • “Mourning and Melancholia” (available in the bookstore)
April 12
Freud: Beyond the Pleasure Principle
April 15 Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
“The Window”
April 19 Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
“Time Passes” and “The Lighthouse”
April 22 Long weekend—no seminar
April 26 Faulkner: Go Down Moses, “The Bear” To obtain a copy of Go Down Moses "The Bear", contact Cara Sabolcik, Associate Library Director at: cara.sabolcik@sjc.edu.
April 29 De Beauvoir: The Second Sex 
(selections) - See Spring Semester Appendix
To obtain a copy of  the readings for The Second Sex, contact Cara Sabolcik, Associate Library Director at: cara.sabolcik@sjc.edu.
May 3 De Beauvoir: The Second Sex 
(selections) - See Spring Semester Appendix
May 6 Heidegger: Introduction to Metaphysics 
(selections) - See Spring Semester Appendix
May 10 Heidegger: Introduction to Metaphysics 
(selections) - See Spring Semester Appendix
May 13 Plato: Phaedrus