Rethinking World Literature|
Spring 2021 not offered
Globalization has changed the speed at which people, goods, information, and ideas circulate in space, altering how we read and write and what we read and write about. This course examines the resurgence of the category "world literature" to explore how globalization affects practices of writing and reading in the 21st century. What does the "world" in "world literature" mean, and who writes world literature? To better understand how economic, environmental, technological, and political transformations affect our understanding of world literature, we will read pivotal theoretical works in the expansive field of world literature alongside several recent novels that thematize these scales of global comparison.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Indra Sinha, ANIMAL'S PEOPLE
Han Kang, THE VEGETARIAN
J.M. Coetzee, DISGRACE
Franco Moretti, GRAPHS, MAPS, TREES
Mohsin Hamid, HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA
Viet Thanh Nguyen, THE SYMPATHIZER
Yaa Gyasi, HOMECOMING
|Examinations and Assignments: |
--Two 5 pp. response papers
--One 10-15 pp. paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference major requirement and contributes to the Race & Ethnicity concentration of the English major.
Research Option for Honors candidates.
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