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

Summer 2006

E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: American

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84420 MTWThF
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
PAR 303

Course Description

This course surveys nearly four hundred years of North American literature. Among the many writers we will consider are Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Handsome Lake, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Helena Marða Viramontes, and Li-Young Lee. We will concentrate on both literary form and on relating the diverse texts to one another.

Grading Policy

Quizzes and brief, informal writing assignments
Two midterm examinations
One final examination
Punctual attendance to all class meetings


Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Sixth Edition)
Kate Chopin, The Awakening (Dover Thrift Edition)


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