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

Spring 2010

E 316K • Masterworks of Lit: English

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34355 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Par 302

Course Description

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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