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

Spring 2006

E 377K • The American Novel after 1920

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33785 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Course Description

This course explores 1) the inherent relationship between technique and aesthetic effect, 2) cultural history and cultural psychology vs. individual history and individual psychology in the American Novel after 1920.

Grading Policy

Five analytical essays (5-10 pages each) 80%
Pop quizzes 10%
Discussion 10%


John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Nathanael West, Miss Lonelyhearts
J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
Ana Menendez, Loving Che
Cristina Garcia, Dreaming in Cuban
Gwendolyn Brooks, Maud-Martha
Don DeLillo, White Noise
Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son


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