494 qualifying novels.

Artist Song
tim weisberg  canterbury tales 
rainhard fendrich  othello 
james horner  the merchant of venice 
the legend of zelda: the wind waker  the fairy queen 
just jack  paradise (lost & found) 
mice parade  gulliver's travels 
bon iver  for emma 
antony and the johnsons  frankenstein 
therapy?  jude the obscene 
patrick wolf  to the lighthouse 
simon bookish  portrait of the artist as a fountain 
landed  walden 
toulouse engelhardt  young goodman brown joined the confederacy today 
deftones  birthmark 
mofungo  frederick douglass 
belle & sebastian  piazza, new york catcher 
slaid cleaves  call it sleep 
deadman  absalom! absalom! 
elvis costello  the invisible man 


60 minutes; for the students who were in my english 494 class. instead of taking the gre literature exam to be admitted to graduate school, students at my university who are english majors have to take english 494. the purpose of the class is to read a giant list of novels and poetry (british and american) and selected readings based on each person's "track": creative writing, literature, or rhetoric and criticism. sometime during our first year, we schedule a one-hour oral examination and are assigned two professors in the department at random with whom we have a test under the guise of an "intellectual conversation" about the reading list. for fun, i decided to compile songs that correspond to the novels or short stories we have to read and this was the result. next up on my list might be one of author's names, or perhaps references to the poetry we were assigned, although those mixes will be - admittedly - much harder to put together.