Rethinking World Literature|
Spring 2015 not offered
If globalization has changed the speed at which people, goods, information, and ideas circulate in space, has it changed how we read and write, what we read and write, and what subjects we read and write about? Have practices of writing and reading in the 21st century noticeably changed worldwide? What does the "world" in "world literature" mean, and who writes world literature? To better understand how recent economic, cultural, environmental, technological, and political transformations affect our understanding of world literature, we will read several pivotal theoretical works along with literary works that thematize these scales of global comparison.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Conrad, HEART OF DARKNESS
Philip O'Neill, NETHERLAND
Indra Sinha, ANIMAL'S PEOPLE
Orhan Pamuk, SNOW
Marjane Satrapi, PERSEPOLIS
J.M. Coetzee, DISGRACE
Franco Moretti, GRAPHS, MAPS, TREES
|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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