T C E603A • Composition and Reading in World Literature
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Below is the reading list for our full year's work. Although we will generally take up the reading in chronological order, we will occasionally depart from this order so that we may better pursue certain concepts or themes in our readings. During the first semester, our class will pay special attention to the Trojan War, tracing the history and consequences of this extraordinary event. The Trojan War may seem rather arcane, but I can assure you that it will prove to be an exciting topic of investigation with surprising relevance to modern life. During the spring, we will focus on a particular modern genre, the novel.
About the Professor
Professor Charles Rossman taught his first Plan II course in 1969. Since then, he has taught either English 603 or a Plan II seminar in all but a few years. He also served as Plan II director, 1977-81. Professor Rossman has received a number of teaching awards, including the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, the President's Associates Teaching Award, the Texas Excellence Teaching Award, and the Chad Oliver Plan II Teaching Award. He was elected to the Academy of Distinguished Professors in 1996. His chief scholarly interests are late 19th- and 20th-century British literature (with special focus on the fiction of James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf), the 19th-century European novel, and the contemporary Spanish-American novel. He holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California.