English 100

Junior Seminar: Western American Literature

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
12 Spring 2007 Starr, George A.
Starr, George
TTh 2-3:30 109 Wheeler
Other Readings and Media

Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain): Roughing It; Austin, Mary: The Land of Little Rain; Norris, Frank: McTeague; London, Jack: The Valley of the Moon; West, Nathanael: The Day of the Locust; Chandler, Raymond: The Big Sleep; Stegner, Wallace: The Angle of Repose; Dick, Philip K.: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Didion, Joan: Slouching toward Bethlehem. Other assigned reading will be available either online or photocopied.


Reading, discussion , and writing about fiction, poetry, memoirs, and essays that have western settings, or that try to describe or account for western experience in ?regional? terms?emphasizing, for example, the formative influence of the natural landscape, or of racial, economic, and social groups in distinctive, defining relationships with their surroundings (and with one another).

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