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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2006

E 314L • Banned Books and Novel Ideas

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32695 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Course Description


In this section of Banned Books, we will read novels that were considered objectionable and banned from classrooms, libraries, or media distribution due to their sexual content. Along the way, we will ask and try to unpack why individuals, educational institutions, or governmental organizations deem certain texts "obscene."

Grading Policy

Response Papers 20%
Formal Essays 25% each
In class writing and homework 20%
Participation 10%


Alan Ginsburg, Howl
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
Toni Morrison, Sula
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Manuel Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher In the Rye
Films (on reserve at UGL): Kinsey (2004) and Lolita (1997)


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