Rethinking World Literature|
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)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 Online|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (2006)
Teju Cole, OPEN CITY (2011)
Yaa Gyasi, HOMEGOING (2016)
Mohsin Hamid, EXIT WEST (2017)
Han Kang, THE VEGETARIAN (2007)
Franco Moretti, GRAPHS, MAPS, TREES (2005)
Lawrence Osbourne, BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS (2017)
Indra Sinha, ANIMAL'S PEOPLE (2007)
|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.
Class of 2023 and beyond: This course fulfills the Literary History 3 and World Literature requirements of the English Major.
|Instructor(s): Saint,Lily Leopold Times: ..T.R.. 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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