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

Summer 2007

E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: World

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
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Course Description

The course will begin with readings from the 18th and 19th Century in Europe and end with tours of Japan and Africa through literature. In the first part of the course we will learn about genres (satire, travel narrative, Romantic and French Symbolist poetry, the short story) and literary periods (Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism). In the second part we'll explore different cultural traditions in both the formal aspects (Noh theater, post-colonial theater and film, the epistolary novel, etc.) and social aspects (identity formation, effects of globalism and colonialism, issues of women's rights, etc.).

Grading Policy

Course participation and in-class discussion 10%
Quizzes on reading assignments (Best 6 of 8) 10%
Film Review from list provided (2-3 pages) 10%
Exam One (June 13): Terms, Periods, Texts 20%
Essay, 3-4 pages, on texts from June 14-July 2 20%
Final Exam, all texts from June 14 to July 5 30%


Longman's Anthology of World Literature, Vols. D-E-F
Stoppard, Tom, Travesties


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