English 100

Junior Seminar: Western American Literature


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Spring 2005 Starr, George A.
Starr, George
MW 12-2 106 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Austin, M.: Land of Little Rain; Norris, F.: McTeague; Stegner, W.: Angle of Repose; Twain, M.: Roughing It; West, N.: Miss Lonelyhearts and Day of the Locust; Chandler, R.: Farewell, My Lovely; a course reader will contain selections from: Browne, J.R.: A Peep at Washoe and Washoe Revisited; Muir, J.: The Yosemite; Ridge, J.R.: The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta; Stevenson, R.L.: The Silverado Squatters; + Jeffers, R.; Gunn, Th.; Hass, R.

Description

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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