About The Literary Voice

The Literary Voice is an introduction to literature text created through the SUNY OER Initiative.  This is my tenth OER work.  More titles can be viewed at: https://sunyjefferson.libguides.com/JCCOERtextbooks

With few exceptions (noted in the credits for each page), the mini-lectures are self-created.  The Literary Voice has a genre-based focus, with the readings being listed within each genre’s chapter in rough chronology.  Many of the works are linked.  (In any cases where the link breaks, the work could be located using an author or title search or by adding PDF to the query.)

The text contains five plays and a lengthy literary nonfiction chapter in addition to the fiction and poetry chapters.  Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse’s modernist novel of India, is included in its entirety.  I intentionally include more readings than any one course would get through in case instructors wish to tailor the content.  Just as easily, they could organize the course either chronologically or thematically.  Several chapters discuss academic writing, specifically as it applies to literary analysis.  Several of the readings are personal favorites that adapt well to an introduction to literature survey.

Feel free to contact me at joshdickinson15@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Enjoy the text!