E 316K Spring 08 Syllabus

E 316K Spring 08 Syllabus - English 316K, 33935-33985...

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English 316K, 33935-33985 Dr. B. Berry Masterworks of American Literature Calhoun 303 Spring 2009, T Th 12 Noon-1:45 pm Office Hrs.: MW 12 noon-1:30 JES A121A bbarama@mail.utexas.edu SYLLABUS Course Texts, All Required — * Buy these editions at the beginning of the course * o George McMichael, general editor, Concise Anthology of American Literature , Sixth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2006) o Stephen Crane, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, and Other New York Writings , (Modern Library, 1893; rpt. 2001) o A. Van Jordan, M A C N O L I A , (W. W. Norton, 2004) o Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (Perennial Classics, 1963; rpt. 1999) o Tim O’Brien, In the Lake of the Woods (Houghton Mifflin, 1994; rpt. 2008) o Cormac McCarthy, The Road (Vintage International/Random House, 2006) Grading Percentages 25% — Exam 1 [ DATE ] 30% — Exam 2 [ DATE ] 30% — Final Exam/Exam 3 [Saturday, May 16th, 9 am in location TBA] 15% — Discussion Section Performance: pop quiz average (the lowest grade will be dropped), attendance, and general participation. JANUARY 20 T: FIRST CLASS : INTRODUCTION : Intro to instructor, TAs, and course: course focus, description, and aims. Syllabus handout; Course Policy Statement handout. 22 Th: Puritans/Calvinists/Colonialists/Early American Lit: The year is 1620 . Read William Bradford, author bio & essay “Of Plymouth Plantation,” pp. 53-55 & pp. 61-73. [We will seat discussion sections, fill out bio cards, and hand out Syllabus and Course Policy Statements.] 27 T: “New England Primer,” pp. 89-90; Samuel Sewall, bio & “The Diary of Samuel Sewall,” pp. 137-148. 29
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