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

Fall 2005

E 375K • English and American Satire

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33450 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
PAR 303

Course Description

The course will begin with the traditional satirists (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce) and move into parodies of well-known texts and styles. After four weeks of this, it will be refreshing to read satires of texts never intended to be satirized (religious, social, philosophic, legal, etc.). For the rest of the term, we'll read well-known contemporary satires (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, for example).

Grading Policy

Attendance 33%
Short papers 33%
Final paper or exam 33%


Oxford Book of Humorous Prose, ed. Frank Muir
Xerox packet
Two or three paperbacks of contemporary satire


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