Department of English

Joseph E Kruppa


Professor EmeritusPh.D., 1964, Johns Hopkins University

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E 338 • Amer Lit: From 1865 To Present

34595 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm PAR 204

Course Description: This is basically a course from Whitman to DeLillo, from 19th-century realism to 20th-Century post-modernism.  We will read a wide range of writers, from the obvious canonical figures to the not so obvious marginalized voices, and examine how recent American Literature is being reshaped and rethought.

Texts: McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 7th Edition, (Macmillan); Hacker, Diana, A Pocket Style Manual, Bedford/St. Martins.

Grading: Three papers (4-5 pages each, typed), 25% each; One longer paper (6-8 pages, typed), 25%. Attendance essential, only one unexcused absence allowed.  Excessive absences will affect your grade.

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

E 338 • Amer Lit: From 1865 To Present

34600 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 308

Course Description: This is basically a course from Whitman to DeLillo, from 19th-century realism to 20th-Century post-modernism.  We will read a wide range of writers, from the obvious canonical figures to the not so obvious marginalized voices, and examine how recent American Literature is being reshaped and rethought.

Texts: McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 7th Edition, (Macmillan); Hacker, Diana, A Pocket Style Manual, Bedford/St. Martins.

Grading: Three papers (4-5 pages each, typed), 25% each; One longer paper (6-8 pages, typed), 25%. Attendance essential, only one unexcused absence allowed.  Excessive absences will affect your grade.

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

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: American

83245 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am WCH 1.120

Course Description: This course is a historically arranged survey of American masterworks, from the 17th through the 20th century, including writers such as Bradstreet, Franklin, Edwards, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Eliot, Williams, and Frost. Besides considering the works in terms of literary artistry, this course traces the development of major literary forms, themes, and historical and cultural trends reflected in the literature. 

Texts: McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 7th Edition, Macmillan; Supplement packet.

Grading: Two one-hour exams and a final three-hour exam (33% each). We may have short reading quizzes that could affect your final average. Only one unexcused absence allowed from class; extra absences could affect your final average.

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.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: American

34165-34210 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 800-930 FAC 21

Spring 2010—E 316k—Masterworks of American Literature

Professor Kruppa—Office hours: TTH, 9:45-10:30,12:45-1:30—Calhoun 11
Unique #s: 34165, 34170, 34175, 34180, 34185, 34190, 34195, 34200, 34205, 34210

A survey course in the evolution of american literature with an emphasis on cultural and historical elements—three lecture hours a week for one semester plus a required discussion section weekly. Prerequisite: completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including english 603a, rhetoric and writing 306, 306q, or tutorial course 603a, and a passing score on the reading section of the texas higher education assessment (thea) test. Only one of the following may be counted: cl 315, e 603b, 316k, tutorial course 603b. Only one version of 316k may be taken for credit.

Grading policy:

Three exams in class and a final three-hour exam. Each exam counts for 25% of your grade. Attendance important—there will be a seating chart. Only one unexcused absence allowed from lectures and one from discussion sections. Excessive absences can lower your final grade.

Mandatory discussion sections meet on Thursday and Friday.n your ta may pass out supplementary materials and give short quizzes.

Texts:

McMichael, Concise Anthology of American Literature, Sixth Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, and a reading packet available at Speedway Copy in Dobie Center.

Scheduling of the final exam is done by the university about four weeks before the semester ends. Consult the registrar’s page for details: http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/exams/index.htm;

Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations from the division of diversity and community engagement, services for students with disabilities, 471-6259.

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 379S • Senior Seminar-W

35130 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm PAR 310

Spring 2010—E 379s—Film Noir: Texts and Films

Professor Kruppa—35130: TTH, 11-12:15, Parlin 310—35135: TTH, 2-3:15 Mezes 1. 122
Office hours: TTH, 9:45-10:30, 12:45-1:30, Calhoun 11

A course that studies the evolution of film noir from the 1940’s to the early 1980’s and the texts that were adapted into film or the original screenplays where appropriate. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Prerequisite:

Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing. Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.

Work for the Course:

Three short papers (4 typed pages each) and one final longer paper (6 typed pages). Each one counts for 25% of your final grade. Class attendance mandatory—only two unexcused absences allowed. Class participation can affect your final grade. Because this is an swc course you will often be asked to do rewrites.

Texts:

Available at the coop, but you can buy them anyway you wish or check them out of the library. A required reading packet available at Speedway Copy in Dobie Center.

Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations from the division of diversity and community engagement, services for students with disabilities, 471-6259.

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: American

34465-34510 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 900-1000 FAC 21

Unique #s: 34465, 24470, 34475, 34485, 34495, 34500, 34505, 34510

E 338 • Amer Lit: From 1865 To Pres-W

35085 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 1100-1200 PAR 105

E 338: American Literature: from 1865 to Present

Professor Kruppa, Fall 2009
Unique #35085: MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM  /  Unique #35090: MWF 1:00 - 2:00PM

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