“This country will kill you in a heartbeat and still people love it.”
—Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
Instructor: Nate Logan
Class Meetings: Thursdays, Twilight
- American Water by Silver Jews
- Amor Prohibido by Selena
- The “Chirping” Crickets by the Crickets
- The Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
- No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
- No Country for Old Men, dir. Ethan and Joel Cohen
- The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr
- Paris, Texas, dir. Wim Wenders
Many of us have an idea about what Texas is—it’s landscape, people, and politics. Unfortunately, we can’t go there, but we can explore representations of the Lonestar State through film, literature, and music. What makes Texas, Texas and why? We can’t get all the answers through our limited resources and time this semester, but with robust analysis and discussion, we can perhaps arrive at some.
Nate Logan was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. His worked has appeared in or is forthcoming from Forklift, Ohio, glitterMOB, and Ninth Letter among others. He’s a contributor to ____ On Sports and chief editor of Spooky Girlfriend Press.