Rethinking World Literature|
Spring 2019 not offered
Globalization has changed the speed at which people, goods, information, and ideas circulate in space. It has also changed how we read and write, and what we read and write. 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 key theoretical works that interrogate world literature as a category, along with literary works that thematize the scales of global comparison.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
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
|Examination 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.