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

Summer 2006

E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: American

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84210 MTWThF
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
PAR 105

Course Description

This is a survey course in American Literature from the Puritans to the end of the 20th century. We will read major authors of each period, locating the writer in his/her time and place. Careful attention is paid to the works and their backgrounds. There will be plenty of poetry, short fiction, and a couple of novels along the way.

Grading Policy

Pop quizzes 10%
Mid-term 40%
Final 50%


George McMichael and James S. Leonard, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, Sixth Edition, Prentice-Hall
Tim O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods, Penguin Books
A novel to be announced.


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