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

Summer 2005

E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: British

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
83760 MTWThF
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
PAR 206

Course Description

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 Knight

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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