World Literature

The course will introduce the student to literature in English from around the world. Works of fiction from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America will be explored. The chosen texts will give the student a wider cultural horizon and a better understanding of “other” cultures and literatures and thus foster a basis for intercultural dialogue.
 

Week Topic
 1 Sunday Feb 12: Introduction to the course
Tuesday Feb 14: Introduction to World Lit
Thursday Feb 16: Collections of Mohammed Althobieti’s poems from New
                                 Voices of Arabia.
2 Sunday: Feb 19: Mahmoud Darwish’s “Forgotten As If You  
                                                     Never Were” and ““Identity Card”
Tuesday Feb 21: Nawal El-Saadawi’s “The Death of His Excellency,
                              The Ex-Minister”
Thursday Feb 23: The Kite Runner Movie 2007
 
3 Sunday Feb 26: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
Tuesday Feb 28: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
Thursday March 2: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
4 Sunday March 5: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
Tuesday March 7: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
Thursday March 9: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
5 Sunday March 12: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground
Tuesday March 14: Fyodor Dostoyevsky- Notes from the Underground Thursday March 16: Albert Camus- The Guest
6 Sunday March 19: Garcia Marquez- "Death Constant Beyond Love"
Tuesday March 21: Jorge Luis Borges- “Garden of Forking Paths”
Thursday March 23: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain- “Sultana’s Dream”
7 Sunday March 26: Grave of the Fireflies-Movie 1988
Tuesday March 28: Kincaid’s “Girl”
Thursday March 30: MIDTERM EXAM
  Spring Break
8 Sunday April 9: Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
Tuesday April 11: Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
Thursday April 13: Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
 
9 Sunday April 16: Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
Tuesday April 18: Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
Thursday April 20: Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
10 Sunday April 23: Leslie Silko- “Yellow Woman”
Tuesday April 25: Aesop’s Fables
Thursday April 27: Ghalib’s “I’ve made my home next to you”
11 Sunday April 30: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
Tuesday May 2: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
Thursday May 4: Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
12 Sunday May 7: Lessing’s “The Old Chief Mashlanga”
Tuesday May 9: Munro’s “Walker Brothers Cowboy”
Thursday May 11: Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
13 Sunday May 14 Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
Tuesday May 16: Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
Thursday May 18: Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
14 Sunday May 21: Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
Tuesday May 23: The Stoning of Soraya Movie 2008
Thursday May 25: Life is Beautiful Movie 1997
15 Sunday May 28: Revision and presentations
Tuesday May 30: Revision and presentations
Thursday June : Revision (Final Paper is due at 5 P.M
                                                                                on LMS)
Course Materials