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

Spring 2009

E 342 • Life and Literature of the Southwest: Mexican American

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34385 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
PAR 206

Course Description

A course based on close reading. Class participation is a must during the recitation periods. Take home papers will also be assigned for each work. Review of previously read material and discussion is also a requirement.

Grading Policy

Minimum of six essays (minimum of 750 words each) 80%
Pop Quizzes 20%
Attendance is required and monitored.


G.S. Perry, Hold Autumn in Your Hand
Larry McMurtry, Horseman, Pass By
Francisco Jiménez, The Circuit
Rolando Hinojosa, Ask a Policeman
B. L. Brammer, The Gay Place
We will read two novels of the three in Brammer's.
If available, we will read Francisco Jiménez sequel to The Circuit, Breaking Through.


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