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

Fall 2009

E 316K • Masterworks of Literature: English

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34800 to 34845 Multiple Sections

Course Description

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

Literature in History-- 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 informedly.

Grading Policy

Five quizzes, 20%; Two tests, 20% each; Final, 20%; Discussion section work, 20%


Dream of the Rood, Battle of Maldon; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Shakespeare, Henry IV, part 1; Milton, Paradise Lost, Books I, II, IX, and XII; Lillo, The London Merchant; Pope, The Rape of the Lock; Swift, selections from Gulliver's Travels; Johnson, the Preface to Shakespeare ; Wordsworth, Preface to The Lyrical Ballads; Keats, selected poems; Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein; Tennyson, selected poems; Browning, selected poems; Eliot, selected poems and essays; Beckett, Happy Days


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