Playlist Library

For the fall 2023 semester, English 152W students created playlists for short stories that amplify contemporary BIPOC voices. Choosing from either “There He Go” by Ladee Hubbard or “Earth, Speak” by Morgan Talty, students selected five songs they felt related to the plots, characters, themes and issues of their selected text. Their choices have been consolidated into two mega-playlists, one for each fiction selection:

“There He Go” by Ladee Hubbard

“Earth, Speak” by Morgan Talty

For the spring 2023 semester, English 152 students split into groups to create playlists for texts from the American Gothic, Romantic, Naturalist and Realist traditions. Happy listening!

Click here to see a complete example of a four-song playlist for Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Jamie’s Playlist: “I measure every Grief I meet” by Emily Dickinson

Group 1: “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe

Group 2: “The Rats in the Walls” by H.P. Lovecraft

Group 3: McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (ch. 18-19) by Frank Norris

Group 4: “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane

Group 5: “The Wives of the Dead” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Group 6: “Beyond the Bayou” by Kate Chopin