The low point of my otherwise fine education at the University of Chicago came when a professor on the brink of retirement screwed up his book order. When we, in some puzzlement, inquired as to the whereabouts of the books, he shrugged and said, "Eh. We just won't use any."
Needless to say, this arrangement predated GoogleBooks and company. I retitled the course, appropriately enough, "The Course with No Books."
Right now, my courses are also without books. I sincerely hope this is a temporary arrangement. In the meantime, perhaps I should rename them...
Reimagining British Literature, Because We Have None to Read
The Poetics of Invisibility
Erasing the Canon
Post-Textual Studies in British Literature
Making Words Mean Many Different Things: The Collaborative Reconstruction of British Literature in the Twenty-First Century Classroom
An Instructor Reads Aloud: Reviving Medieval Pedagogy for the Modern Day
Literary Study by Vulcan Mind-Meld: A Group Experiment
Mediums and Media: Studying Victorian Poetry through Seances