World Literature

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 211

World Literature examines and draws connections between literary texts originally produced in various parts of the world (Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas) from the early 20th century to the contemporary period. Throughout the semester, we will move across different Western and Eastern cultures, experiences of modernity, and literary genres (mostly fiction and poetry, but also drama, movie adaptations and graphic novels). We will pay close attention to how the development of world literature accompanies dynamics in colonialism and postcolonialism. This class provides an introduction to the concept and practice of comparative literature for undergraduates majoring and minoring in Comparative Literature, Comparative Arts, IPH, or with related interests in literature and global culture. No prerequisites. First-year students are welcome
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM

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World Literature
INSTRUCTOR: Purchase
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