Texts for English 25 (Spring 2022)

Texts for English 25 (S 2022)

Literature and the Information, Media, & Communication Revolutions


Books to Purchase (required)

The following two print books are required:

Please purchase the two required print books for English 25 from the UCEN bookstore or an online vendor. (If you are purchasing online, search for these specific editions if possible.)

Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
(Harper Perennial, 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0060913076
(Please purchase this specific edition if possible: ISBN-13 number: 978-0060913076) (Same edition as ISBN-10: 006091307X)

Thomas Pynchon -- The Crying of Lot 49

William Gibson, Neuromancer
(ACE, 1984)
ISBN-13: 978-0441007462
(Please purchase this specific edition if possible: ISBN-13 number: 978-0441007462) (Same edition as ISBN-10: 0441007465)

William Gibson -- Neuromancer (this year's edition with green cover)


Online Readings (required)

All other readings are online either on the web or on the course GauchoSpace site.

See the course Schedule page, where readings are linked to online resources. These include a few paywalled materials requiring logging in through the campus VPN or Library proxy server (how to access), plus a few other materials in GauchoSpace requiring your UCSBNetID.

Because so many readings are online (an increasingly prevalent trend in college courses), students will need to develop a method or workflow for themselves that optimizes their ability to study the materials. (See the first of the required, ungraded assignments due in section meeting the second week of the course: “Create your system for working with online readings”.) While everyone has their own personal preferences and technical constraints, the following guide includes suggested options for handling online materials: “Guide to Downloading and Managing Online Readings.