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Elizabeth Engelhardt, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Summer 2005

AMS S322 • Psychological Themes in Modern American Drama

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
82140 MTWThF
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
PAR 301
Trimble

Course Description

This course showcases the cream of American dramatists: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee. We will read two or three of the best plays by each, seeking to learn, among other things, what these plays can teach us about ourselves. An ancillary text will be Neurosis and Human Growth by Karen Horney, a leading theorist in modern ego psychology.

Plan on keeping a reading journal, handwritten or typedroughly 2 pages per play. From time to time I will invite you to read aloud excerpts from it on that day's assignment.

Texts

Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, Night of the Iguana Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, Incident at Vichy, The Price, After the Fall Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Iceman Cometh Karen Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth John Trimble, Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing, 2nd Edition

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