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

Summer 2005

E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: American

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
83725 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Course Description

This course surveys nearly four hundred years of North American literature. Among the many writers we will consider are Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Sylvia Plath, Sherman Alexie, and Li-Young Lee. We will concentrate on literary form, as well as on relating the diverse voices of American literature to one another and to the social and historical contexts appropriate to each.

Grading Policy

Quizzes and brief, informal writing assignments
Two mid-term examinations
One final examination
Punctual attendance to all class meetings


Norton Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition
Kate Chopin, The Awakening (Dover Thrift Edition)


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