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

Spring 2007

E 342 • Life and Literature of the Southwest

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34565 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
PAR 204

Course Description

This course examines how Texas authors dramatize and explore the diversity and complexity of a state too often seen in terms of myth and caricature. We will also see two documentary films dealing with Texas culture.

Grading Policy

Sixteen pages of prose on written texts and films 90%
Attendance, participation, & short answer exams 10%


We will read fiction from four traditions:

The South (East Texas)
The West
The Border
Town & City


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