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

Ernest Kaulbach

Professor Ph.D., 1970, Cornell University

University Distinguished Teaching Professor

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E 316N • World Literature

34625 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
(also listed as C L 315 )
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E 316N  l  World Literature

Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  34625

Semester:  Spring 2015

Cross-lists:  C L 315

Restrictions:  n/a

Computer Instruction:  No

Flags:  Global Cultures

Prerequisites: One of the following: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important.

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd edition, Volume A; Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Requirements & Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an “A” you must have an “A” in all three areas; same for a “B”. If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than two classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E 317C • Classics And Classes

34630 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.102
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E 317C  l  Classics and Classes

Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  34630

Semester:  Spring 2015

Cross-lists:  n/a

Restrictions:  n/a

Computer Instruction:  No

Flags:  Writing

English 314J (Topic: Classics and Classes) and 317C may not both be counted.

Prerequisites: One of the following: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: First, what do we mean by “Classics.” Second, how a socio-economic class, or ethnic/color/geographic class, or age/IQ class affects our reception of these “Classics.”

Method: To begin, you will make up a list of your “Classics” and I will make up a list of my “Classics.” We’ll make a hybrid list (yours and mine); we’ll read the list; for each choice, we’ll write the required essay (writing component) as a group. In the process, we’ll find out how to summarize, dumb down, revise or bowdlerize the Classics by turning them into Cliff Notes, Wikipedia Articles, video games, cartoons, commercial movies or SAT questions. The point of this: to define what is a “Classic” and what parts of that “Classic” are essential to our present culture.

This class helps to prepare students for success in the English major by making them better readers, writers, and thinkers, by teaching basic research skills, and by providing models for approaching literature with various historical and cultural contexts in mind.

Texts: are up to us. We will begin A) with a list of “Classics” (give me at least 10, prioritized by next class) and B) with a decision to join a “class” (social, economic, ethnic, color, age, region, etc.).

Requirements & Grading: (paper(s) -60% of your grade; attendance/discussion -40% of your grade (miss more than 2 classes and I’ll drop your grade by one full letter).

E 375K • English And American Satire

34915 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 310
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E 375K  l  English and American Satire

Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  34915

Semester:  Spring 2015

Cross-lists:  n/a

Restrictions:  n/a

Computer Instruction:  No

Flags:  n/a

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay and move into some of the well-known authors (e.g., Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduces what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Most time is devoted to contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

Texts: Xeroxes (for two wks); paperbacks of readings we choose to do (order online by ISBN).

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc., no matter how you score on your papers or the exam. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend, write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B” on the final, to get an “A” or “B”.

E 316N • World Literature

35600 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 204
(also listed as C L 315 )
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  35600

Semester:  Fall 2014

Cross-lists:  C L 315

Flags:  Global Cultures

Prerequisites: One of the following: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important.

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd edition, Volume A; Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Requirements & Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an “A” you must have an “A” in all three areas; same for a “B”. If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than two classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E 358J • The Bible As Literature

35860 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
(also listed as CTI 345, R S 355 )
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  35860

Semester:  Fall 2014

Cross-lists:  CTI 345, R S 355

Flags:  Writing

Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: C L 315, E 603B, 316L (or 316K), 316M (or 316K), 316N (or 316K), or 316P (or 316K), or T C 603B.

Description: Become familiar with the principal texts, interpretations, and images of the Old and New Testaments, so as to be able to recognize the use of the Bible in any form of literature, e.g., sciences, history, medicine, law, music, art, etc. Since the West depends upon the interpretation of “Alexandria,” that's the interpretation we will study, although we will find that the West incorporates Jewish, Muslim, and pagan interpretations (as indicated by the required second text).

A list of readings will be distributed on the first class day. Students will be expected to read them all, even though I spend half of the semester only on Genesis.

Texts: Any RSV (Revised Standard Version) Bible; The Bible As It Was, James L. Kugel.

Requirements & Grading: Papers (50%), attendance (25%), final (25%); have to attain “A” in all three areas or “B” in all three areas to receive the respective “A” or “B.”

E S375K • English And American Satire

83440 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 830am-1000am MEZ 2.124
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  83440

Semester:  Summer 2014, second session

Cross-lists:  n/a

Flags:  n/a

Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay, and move into some of the well-known authors (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduce what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Usually we’ve spent most of the semester on contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

The readings could change. Please let me know what you want to read.

Texts: Packet of readings from IT Copy Service (MLK next to Fire Station); Paperbacks of readings we choose to do.

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend and write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B”.

E 314J • Classics And Classes

35140 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 103
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  35140

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: First, what do we mean by “Classics.” Second, how a socio-economic class, or ethnic/color/geographic class, or age/IQ class affects our reception of these “Classics.”

Method: To begin, you will make up a list of your “Classics” and I will make up a list of my “Classics.” We’ll make a hybrid list (yours and mine); we’ll read the list; for each choice, we’ll write the required essay (writing component) as a group. In the process, we’ll find out how to summarize, dumb down, revise or bowdlerize the Classics by turning them into Cliff Notes, Wikipedia Articles, video games, cartoons, commercial movies or SAT questions. The point of this: to define what is a “Classic” and what parts of that “Classic” are essential to our present culture.

This class helps to prepare students for success in the English major by making them better readers, writers, and thinkers, by teaching basic research skills, and by providing models for approaching literature with various historical and cultural contexts in mind.

Texts: are up to us. We will begin A) with a list of “Classics” (give me at least 10, prioritized by next class) and B) with a decision to join a “class” (social, economic, ethnic, color, age, region, etc.).

Requirements & Grading: (paper(s) -60% of your grade; attendance/discussion -40% of your grade (miss more than 2 classes and I’ll drop your grade by one full letter).

E 375K • English And American Satire

36177 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 206
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  36177

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay and move into some of the well-known authors (e.g., Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduces what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Most time is devoted to contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

Texts: Xeroxes (for two wks); paperbacks of readings we choose to do (order online by ISBN).

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc., no matter how you score on your papers or the exam. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend, write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B” on the final, to get an “A” or “B”.

E 376 • Chaucer

36180 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm PAR 210
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 Instructor:  Kaulbach, E

Unique #:  36180

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Description: Readings of The Canterbury Tales with as much attention to the language and background of the literature as is possible. For the first few weeks, emphasis falls on language. For the rest of the semester, emphasis on backgrounds of the literature. Please keep ahead of me. I’ll be going slowly.

Readings: General Prologue

               Knight’s Tale

               Miller’s Tale

               Nuns’ Priest’s Tale

               Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale

               Clerk’s Tale

               Merchant’s Tale

               Franklin’s Tale

               Parson’s Prologue and Chaucer’s Retractation

Text: Hieatt, The Canterbury Tales (Bantam PB)

Requirements: quizzes on the language; final paper or exam; daily attendance. Do not miss more than two classes.

Grades: Class attendance (33%), language quizzes (33%), final exam or paper (33%): you must have an

“A” in all three areas to receive an “A.”.           

E 314J • Classics And Classes

34910 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 308
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  -- / A

Unique #:  34910            Flags:  Writing

Semester:  Fall 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  n/a

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: How are literary classics made, and what do they themselves make? What is the relationship between the Classics and various classes, or categories, of identity, whether socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, sexual, or generational? Do the Classics themselves support the division of people into different classes? What about popular adaptations of and glosses on the Classics?

For the first weeks, this class will forget, dumb down, downsize, revise or bowdlerize the Classics by going online: regarding them as Cliff Notes, Spark Notes, Wikipedia Articles, PBS Dramas, commercial movies, Commercials or even “Ms. (School) Marm’s Helpful Hints.” In the next few weeks of this course, we will go offline – to the library – to find works (poetry, drama, fiction) inspired by the original texts (of Milton, Bible, Shakespeare, Chaucer, etc.). For the rest of the semester, we’ll be reading the original texts, line by line.

This class helps to prepare students for success in the English major by making them better readers, writers, and thinkers, by teaching basic research skills, and by providing models for approaching literature with various historical and cultural contexts in mind.

Texts: Texts to be selected from among the following.King James Bible; Wycliffe Bible; “Chapman’s Homer”; Rushdie’s Qu’ran; Shakespeare (Sonnet, Tempest, Historical Play); Chaucer (Chaucer’s Dante, Boethius, Boccaccio, Jean de Meun?); Voyage of the Beagle; Milton, Samson Agonistes; Dryden’s Aeneis; Alice in Wonderland; Biography of Malcolm X; M.S. Bell, All Souls’ Rising; Ramayana/Adam’s Bridge; Hakluyt’s Voyages.

Requirements & Grading: Requirements: Short response papers and critical essays, consistent engagement with our reading and with class discussion, final exam.

Grades: 50% (papers), 30% (interaction with texts/other class members), 20% (final exam).

E 358J • The Bible As Literature

35865 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
(also listed as CTI 345, R S 355 )
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History of the Exegesis of the Septuagint (Greek) Bible to reference the use of the Bible in Art, Law, Medicine, Science, Literature, Music, etc. up to 1500 CE. Progress assessed by short quizzes and final exam, although the principal assessment will be determined by a lengthy research paper (done and edited in stages).

 

Texts:

Any RSV version of the Bible.

 

Grading:

1.) attendance2.) weekly quizzes3.) final4.) paper.To receive an “A,” one must have an “A” in all four areas (same for “B”). A lesser grade “B” or “C” means that the student receives the lesser grade for the entire course. Miss more than two classes and you receive a “B.”

E F375K • English And American Satire

83585 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 830am-1000am CLA 1.102
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  III / U

Unique #:  83585            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Summer 2013, first session            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay, and move into some of the well-known authors (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduce what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Usually we’ve spent most of the semester on contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

The readings could change. Please let me know what you want to read.

Texts: Packet of readings from IT Copy Service (MLK next to Fire Station); Paperbacks of readings we choose to do.

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend and write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B”.

E 358K • Bible In British And Amer Lit

35550 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 308
(also listed as R S 355K )
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  V / U

Unique #:  35550            Flags:  Writing

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The titles, “Paradise Lost” or “East of Eden” or even “Wealth of Nations,” tell us right off that the subject matter so titled has some relationship to the Bible: Adam and Eve lost Paradise, one brother killed another, the wealth of the world makes a pilgrimage to England. Our textbook sets passages from the Bible right next to extracts from these works of English and American literature.

In this class, we will explicate the extract in terms of the Biblical passage to develop some interpretive skills. We will learn about the author’s use of Biblical allegory, typology and the such which give his/her work sobriety; but we will also learn about the author’s use of irony, bathos and the such which make his/her work more lively.

Texts: The Bible and Literature: a Reader, D. Jasper and S. Prickett

Requirements & Grading: Writing assignments 50%, class attendance 50% (do not miss more than two classes unless you want to have your grade reduced one full letter).

E 375K • English And American Satire

35665 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  III / U

Unique #:  35665            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay, and move into some of the well-known authors (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduce what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Usually we’ve spent most of the semester on contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

The readings could change.  Please let me know what you want to read.

Texts: Packet of readings from IT Copy Service (MLK next to Fire Station); Paperbacks of readings we choose to do.

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend and write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B”.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

35280 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 900am-1000am CBA 4.326
(also listed as C L 315 )
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  35280            Flags:  Global cultures

Semester:  Fall 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  C L 315            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important.

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd edition, Volume A; Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Requirements & Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an “A” you must have an “A” in all three areas; same for a “B”. If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than two classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E 375K • English And American Satire

35640 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  III / U

Unique #:  35640            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Fall 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay, and move into some of the well-known authors (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduce what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Usually we’ve spent most of the semester on contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

The readings could change.  Please let me know what you want to read.

Texts: Packet of readings from IT Copy Service (MLK next to Fire Station); Paperbacks of readings we choose to do.

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend and write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B”.

E S314J • Classics And Classes

83815 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm PAR 204
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  83815            Flags:  Writing

Semester: Summer 2012, second session            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  n/a

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: How are literary classics made, and what do they themselves make? What is the relationship between the Classics and various classes, or categories, of identity, whether socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, sexual, or generational? Do the Classics themselves support the division of people into different classes? What about popular adaptations of and glosses on the Classics?

For the first weeks, this class will forget, dumb down, downsize, revise or bowdlerize the Classics by going online: regarding them as Cliff Notes, Spark Notes, Wikipedia Articles, PBS Dramas, commercial movies, Commercials or even “Ms. (School) Marm’s Helpful Hints.” In the next few weeks of this course, we will go offline – to the library – to find works (poetry, drama, fiction) inspired by the original texts (of Milton, Bible, Shakespeare, Chaucer, etc.). For the rest of the semester, we’ll be reading the original texts, line by line.

This class helps to prepare students for success in the English major by making them better readers, writers, and thinkers, by teaching basic research skills, and by providing models for approaching literature with various historical and cultural contexts in mind.

Texts: Texts to be selected from among the following. King James Bible; Wycliffe Bible; “Chapman’s Homer”; Rushdie’s Qu’ran; Shakespeare (Sonnet, Tempest, Historical Play); Chaucer (Chaucer’s Dante, Boethius, Boccaccio, Jean de Meun?); Voyage of the Beagle; Milton, Samson Agonistes; Dryden’s Aeneis; Alice in Wonderland; Biography of Malcolm X; M.S. Bell, All Souls’ Rising; Ramayana/Adam’s Bridge; Hakluyt’s Voyages.

Requirements & Grading: Requirements: Short response papers and critical essays, consistent engagement with our reading and with class discussion, final exam.

Grades: 50% (papers), 30% (interaction with texts/other class members), 20% (final exam).

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

35145 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 308
(also listed as C L 315 )
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  35145            Flags:  Global cultures

Semester:  Spring 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  C L 315            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important.

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd edition, Volume A; Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Requirements & Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an “A” you must have an “A” in all three areas; same for a “B”. If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than two classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E 324 • English As A Language Of Law

35200 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
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Instructor:  Kaulbach, E            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  35200            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Spring 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

E 322 and 324 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: E 320M, 324, 376L, 379M, 379N.

May not be counted toward a major in English.

Prerequisites: C L 315, E 603B, 316K, or T C 603B.

Description: We will study the early history of English Law by learning the early meaning of legal terminology, e.g., the meaning of “law,” “fee,” “lord,” “sake,” “moot,” “ court,” “plea,” “procedure,” “brief,” etc. We will begin with the terms from Alfred (Anglo-Saxon), work our way through terms from Henry I and II (Anglo-Norman), and add on elements from Latin, Old Norse and German.

Texts: TBA—special arrangement with publisher.

Requirements & Grading: Short ½-page papers. Grades:  1/3 attendance, 1/3 papers, 1/3 final exam—not averaged (you have to have an “A” in all three areas to earn an “A”).

E 314J • Classics And Classes

34500 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 310
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Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: How are literary classics made, and what do they themselves make? What is the relationship between the Classics and various classes, or categories, of identity, whether socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, sexual, or generational? Do the Classics themselves support the division of people into different classes? What about popular adaptations of and glosses on the Classics?

For the first weeks, this class will forget, dumb down, downsize, revise or bowdlerize the Classics by going online: regarding them as Cliff Notes, Spark Notes, Wikipedia Articles, PBS Dramas, commercial movies, Commercials or even “Ms. (School) Marm’s Helpful Hints.” In the next few weeks of this course, we will go offline – to the library – to find works (poetry, drama, fiction) inspired by the original texts (of Milton, Bible, Shakespeare, Chaucer, etc.). For the rest of the semester, we’ll be reading the original texts, line by line.

This class helps to prepare students for success in the English major by making them better readers, writers, and thinkers, by teaching basic research skills, and by providing models for approaching literature with various historical and cultural contexts in mind. 

Texts: Texts to be selected from among the following. King James Bible; Wycliffe Bible; “Chapman’s Homer”; Rushdie’s Qu’ran; Shakespeare (Sonnet, Tempest, Historical Play); Chaucer (Chaucer’s Dante, Boethius, Boccaccio, Jean de Meun?); Voyage of the Beagle; Milton, Samson Agonistes; Dryden’s Aeneis; Alice in Wonderland; Biography of Malcolm X; M.S. Bell, All Souls’ Rising; Ramayana/Adam’s Bridge; Hakluyt’s Voyages.

Requirements & Grading: Requirements: Short response papers and critical essays, consistent engagement with our reading and with class discussion, final exam.

Grades: 50% (papers), 30% (interaction with texts/other class members), 20% (final exam).

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

35110 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 304
(also listed as C L 315 )
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Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important. 

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed., Volume A; 
Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee
; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; 
Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Requirements & Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your final grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an "A" you must have an "A" in all three areas; same for a "B". If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than 2 classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

35115 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm PAR 310
(also listed as C L 315 )
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Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important. 

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed., Volume A; 
Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee
; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; 
Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Requirements & Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your final grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an "A" you must have an "A" in all three areas; same for a "B". If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than 2 classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E S375K • English And American Satire

83835 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm PAR 204
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Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

 

Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay, and move into some of the well-known authors (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduce what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Usually we’ve spent most of the semester on contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita).

 

The readings could change. Please let me know what you want to read.

 

Texts: Packet of readings from IT Copy Service (MLK next to Fire Station); Paperbacks of readings we choose to do.

 

Requirements & Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend and write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B”.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

35365 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 308
(also listed as C L 315 )
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Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Course Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important.

Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed., Volume A; 
Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee
; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; 
Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your final grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an "A" you must have an "A" in all three areas; same for a "B". If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than 2 classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

E 324 • English As A Language Of Law

35424 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 1.122
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This couse is not applicable to the English Degree.

 

We will study the History of Early English Law by way of learning terms and

 meaning of law terms, e.g., “law,” “case,” “fee,” “tenant,” “sake,” “moot,” “plea,” “procedure,”

 “brief.” We will start with Anglo-Saxon terms, proceed to Anglo-Norman terms and add on

terms and notions borrowed from Latin (Rome), Old Norse (Vikings) and German (Riparian).

The three texts: Alfred’s Saxon, Henry I’s and II’s (Anglo-Norman/Latin) and the “Pleas of the

Crown” (Anglo-Norman Justices in Eyre, Old French with facing English translation). We will

not go much beyond 1300.

 

Requirements: upper division standing, short papers/quizzes, final exam.

 

Grades: assigned on attendance, papers/quizzes, final. You have to have an “A” in all three

areas to earn an “A.” Miss more than two classes and I will drop your grade one full letter.

 

Texts: all texts are Xeroxed, at IT Copy (next to Firehouse on MLK)

E 358J • The Bible As Literature

35645 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 103
(also listed as R S 355 )
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Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: Become familiar with the principal texts, interpretations, and images of the Old and New Testaments, so as to be able to recognize the use of the Bible in any form of literature, e.g., sciences, history, medicine, law, music, art, etc. Since the West depends upon the interpretation of “Alexandria,” that's the interpretation we will study, although we will find that the West incorporates Jewish, Muslim, and pagan interpretations (as indicated by the required second text).

See the attached list of Readings and read them all, even though I spend half of the semester only on Genesis.

Texts: Any RSV (Revised Standard Version) Bible; The Bible As It Was, James L. Kugel.

Requirements & Grading: Papers (50%), attendance (25%), final (25%); have to attain “A” in all three areas or “B” in all three areas to receive the respective “A” or “B.”

E 314J • Classics And Classes

33783 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 310
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Course Description: How are literary classics made, and what do they themselves make? What is the relationship between the Classics and various classes, or categories, of identity, whether socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, sexual, or generational? Do the Classics themselves support the division of people into different classes? What about popular adaptations of and glosses on the Classics? For the first weeks, this class will forget, dumb down, downsize, revise or bowdlerize the Classics by going online: regarding them as Cliff Notes, Spark Notes, Wikipedia Articles, PBS Dramas, commercial movies, Commercials or even “Ms. (School) Marm’s Helpful Hints.” In the next few weeks of this course, we will go offline – to the library – to find works (poetry, drama, fiction) inspired by the original texts (of Milton, Bible, Shakespeare, Chaucer, etc.). For the rest of the semester, we’ll be reading the original texts, line by line. This class helps to prepare students for success in the English major by making them better readers, writers, and thinkers, by teaching basic research skills, and by providing models for approaching literature with various historical and cultural contexts in mind.

Texts: Texts to be selected from among the following. King James Bible; Wycliffe Bible; “Chapman’s Homer”; Rushdie’s Qu’ran; Shakespeare (Sonnet, Tempest, Historical Play); Chaucer (Chaucer’s Dante, Boethius, Boccaccio, Jean de Meun?); Voyage of the Beagle; Milton, Samson Agonistes; Dryden’s Aeneis; Alice in Wonderland; Biography of Malcolm X; M.S. Bell, All Souls’ Rising; Ramayana/Adam’s Bridge; Hakluyt’s Voyages.

Grading: Requirements: Short response papers and critical essays, consistent engagement with our reading and with class discussion, final exam. Grades: 50% (papers), 30% (interaction with texts/other class members), 20% (final exam).

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

34405 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 310
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Restricted to students in the Longhorn Scholars Program.


Course Description: This is a course in early Classics: Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, and of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are important.
Texts: Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed., Volume A; 
Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee
; Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane; 
Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on corner of MLK & Lavaca).

Grading: An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your final grade: attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an "A" you must have an "A" in all three areas; same for a "B". If you fail any area, you fail the class. Miss more than 2 classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

Prerequisites:
Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

E 375K • English And American Satire

83300 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm PAR 105
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Course Description: The course will begin with some older models for satire (Horace, Boethius, Chaucer, for example), a critical essay, and move into some of the well-known authors (Dryden, Swift, Pope, Irving, Twain, Bierce). All the previous introduce what “satire” means. At this point, we sometimes read pieces suggested by you and could read pieces never intended to be satirical (e.g., Bible or Declaration of Independence). Usually we’ve spent most of the semester on contemporary works (Loved One, Confederacy of Dunces, Clockwork Orange, Catch 22, Doctor Strangelove, Lolita). The readings could change. Please let me know what you want to read.

Texts: Packet of readings from IT Copy Service (MLK next to Fire Station); Paperbacks of readings we choose to do.

Grading: Final Grade is comprised of attendance (33%), short papers (33%), and final paper or exam (33%). More than 2 absences will result in a “B” for final grade, more than 4 a “C,” etc. You may rewrite papers for a higher grade if the original paper showed some effort. In any case, you must attend and write “A” or “B” papers to get an “A” or “B”.

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing. 

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: World

34557 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 1000-1100 PAR 305
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E316K: Masterworks of Literature - World (34557)

Professor Kaulbach
Office: Calhoun 17
Phone: 471-8365
e-mail:ekaulbach@mail.utexas.edu

 

DESCRIPTION:

This is a course in early Classics – Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, of the Far East. We will read nothing written after the 1400’s. Works will be interpreted by teachers of the works, as nearly contemporaneous with the works as possible. Class lectures will tell you how and why these selections are “Classics” – how they influence your culture. It will take you several sessions to figure out what is meant by “Classics.”

Please stay ahead of me in the Readings. I will start slowly (to show you the method of interpretation), pick up speed at mid-semester and fly at the end of the semester. 

READINGS:

  • “Contents” of  Anthology, vol.”A”  (pp.v-xvi)
  • “Genesis,” chs. 1-10 (Anthology, pp.50-60)
  • Timaeus, purchase separately (pp.28-60 in pb edition of Penguin)
  • Homer, Iliad, Bks. 1 (lines 1-302) and 22 (lines 5-486) in Anthology, pp.233-240, 259-269
  • Homer, Odyssey, Bks 9,10,11 (Anthology, pp.389-432)
  • Virgil, Aeneid, Bks 1 (lines 1-49) and 6 (lines 171-1025) in Anthology, pp. 1228-1250
  • Ovid, Amores (Xerox packet)
  • Krishna Dvaipaiyana Vyasa, The Mahabharata, “Introduction,” Bk.2, in Anthology, pp.829-850, and xerox
  • AshvaGhosa, Life of the Buddha, “The Four Signs,” Anthology, pp.1048-1056
  • Anonymous, “Love Poems from Sanskrit,” Xerox and Anthology, pp.954-960
  • Various Authors, “Love Poems from Tamil,” Xerox and Anthology, pp.947-953
  • Confucius, “Analects” (Anthology, pp.1091-1104)
  • Book of Songs (Anthology, pp.1069-1073, 1089)
  • Li Po, “Drinking Alone in the Moonlight” (xerox)
  • Song of Cheoyong (xerox)
  • Sei Shonagon, Pillow Book (xerox)
  • “Seafarer” (xerox)
  • Qur’an, Surah 2, “The Cow” (xerox)
  • Sundiata, purchase separately
  • Petrarch, Sonnet (xerox)

TEXTS:

  • Longman Anthology of World Literature, ONLY Volume A
  • Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee
  • Sundiata, ed. D.T. Niane
  • Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, on MLK west of Mcdonald’s & before Fire Station)

GRADES:

A combination (not average) of two areas, both of which contribute to your final grade: attendance/quizzes and final exam. To receive an “A,” you must have an “A” in both areas; same for a “B.” If you get a C in either area, you get a C for the class. Fail any area and you fail the class.  Miss more than 2 classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 358J • The Bible As Literature-W

34875 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 900-1000 PAR 103
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Bible as Literature

E358J (34875)/RS 355(44445)  MWF9-10  Par 103
Kaulbach
       Office:Calhoun Hall 17
       Office Hrs: MTWF 11-12
       Office Phone: 471-8365
       e-mail:ekaulbach@mail.utexas.edu

 

Description:

Become familiar with the principal texts, interpretations and images of the Old and New Testaments, so as to be able to recognize the use of the Bible in any form of Lit, e.g., sciences, history, medicine, law, music, art, etc.  Since the West depends upon the interpretation of “Alexandria,” that’s the interpretation we will study, although we will find that the West incorporates Jewish, Muslim and  pagan interpretations (as indicated by the required second text).

See the attached list of Readings and read them all, even though I spend most of the classes only on Genesis.

Requirements: 

substantial writing component, daily attendance (don’t miss more than two classes), and a final exam.

Grades:

paper (50%), attendance (25%), final (25%); have to attain “A” in all three areas or “B” in all three areas to receive the respective “A” or “B.” a “C” in any of the three areas means a “C.”

Texts:

  • any RSV (Revised Standard Version)  Bible
  • The Bible As It Was, James L. Kugel (suggested)

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 375K • English And American Satire

35215 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 1200-100pm PAR 105
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TBD

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