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Rethinking World Literature
ENGL 316
Spring 2023 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)

Last Updated on JUN-22-2024
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