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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Fall 2007

T C 603A • Composition and Reading in World Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44675 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
CRD 007A

Course Description

The fall semester of this year-long world literature course will be centered on select classical narratives and plays; the spring semester will focus on 20th century modernist and postmodernist works. We will also be looking at visual works of art.

About the Professor

Professor Biow works primarily on Renaissance Italian literature, culture, and history. He has written four books and will probably write some more. He has been the recipient of a number of scholarly awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. From time to time he plays the violin, though admittedly no longer very well. He has four children, with one daughter (probably roughly the same age as his students in this class) in college. He cooks fairly well.

Grading Policy

Your grade will be based on six short papers (4-6 pages typed) in the fall and spring (60%), final presentation, as well as exams and/or quizzes (20%) and class participation (20%). Attendance is required.


Virgil, Aeneid Aristophanes, Clouds Dante, Inferno Homer, Odyssey Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus Petronius, Satyricon Plato, Symposium


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