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

Fall 2004

E 338 • American Literature: From 1865 to the Present

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32940 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
PAR 304

Course Description


This course is organized around the theme of captivity. It poses the question of what the freedom commonly attributed to American Democracy means to those who have historically been unable to set and maintain the boundaries governing their personal or communal space. The course has a multicultural emphasis and includes writing by Native American, Anglo-American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American authors.

Grading Policy

Class Participation 10%
Surprise Quizzes 20%
First Short Paper 15%
Second Short Paper 20%
Final Paper 35%


Stephen Crane, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Nella Larsen, Quicksand and Passing
Chester Himes, If He Hollers Let Him Go
John Okada, No-no Boy
Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues
José Antonio Villareal, Pocho
Octavia Butler, Dawn
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