Global Literature 1

Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff, Global Literature 1, Fall 2015

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on diverse literary texts which include oral, written, visual and digital forms, from around the world; examines the definition of “global literature”; explores forces and trends that have shaped and influenced its characteristics and production; discusses recurring issues and themes such as migration, trans-nationality, and globalization; and analyzes its significance and impact upon the global community.

Required Texts:

1. Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book
2. The Epic of Gilgamesh
3. Ramayana
4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
5. Nam Le’s The Boat

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Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff, Global Literature 1, Spring 2015

Course Description:

An introductory course that draws on diverse literary texts which include oral, written, visual and digital forms, from around the world; examines the definition of “global literature”; explores forces and trends that have shaped and influenced its characteristics and production; discusses recurring issues and themes such as migration, trans-nationality, and globalization; and analyzes its significance and impact upon the global community.

Required Texts:

-Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book
-Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior
-Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns
-Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things
-Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

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