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

Summer 2009

E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: English

Unique Days Time Location Instructor

Hedrick, E

Course Description

Please refer to the course schedule for course days, time, room location, prerequisites and possible cross-listings:

This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. During the semester we will examine briefly the historical and intellectual contexts of the works on the reading list and compare the ways in which particular ideas and genres appear in various literary periods. The course is also intended to offer students experience in reading literary works closely and writing about them clearly and cogently.

Grading Policy

Quizzes (3): 30%; Mid-term exam: 30%; Final exam: 30%; Participation: 10%


Dread of the Rood, Battle of Maldon; Sir Gawain and the Green Night; Shakespeare, Henry IV, part 1; Milton, Paradise Lost, Books I, II, IX, and XII; Swift, selections from Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal; Lillo, The London Merchant; Johnson, selected essays, prefaces, and poems; Wordsworth, selected prefaces and poems; Keats, selected poems; Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein; Tennyson, selected poems; Browning, selected poems; Eliot, selected poems and essays; Beckett, Happy Days


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