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

Summer 2007

E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: British

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84260 MTWThF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
PAR 105

Course Description

This course seeks to introduce you to some of the best works of literature written in English. Concentrating on poetry, we will investigate the changing shapes of literary representation over the centuries. One of our primary topics will be the relation of form to content. How do these poems work? In what ways do literary forms shape what they present---and, at the same time, our responses to them? How has literature been affected by changes in society? What role does the speaking voice play in our understanding of poetry? How do various poems wish to be read? These are a few of the many questions we will address in our daily discussions.

Grading Policy

Quizzes (number to be determined) 15%
First Examination 35%
Second Examination 35%
Participation 15%


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