ENGL 2630 - Contemporary World Literature (IG) Credits: 3
This course surveys literature from all parts of the world—including Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East, and with a focus on postcolonial literature. The goal of the course is to promote an understanding of the literary works in their cultural/historical contexts and of the enduring human values that unite the different literary traditions. The course’s pedagogy gives special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity as well as comparative and interdisciplinary analysis. While a course in Contemporary World Literature can never hope to cover the world in all contexts (cultural/historical/political/socio-economic), these texts represent a variety of compelling works from distinctive traditions that have influenced cultural identity and literary discourse.
Semester: Fall & Spring
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