We will read literature (poetry,
drama, fiction, and perhaps an essay or two) from around the world during the
last 200 years. We will read the work of men and women you have probably heard
of, and some you may not have heard of; in each case, we’re going to try to
figure out just why an educated person ought to be familiar with these names
and the literature they have created. What you read in this section may be
startling and controversial, and will range from eighteenth-century France to
twenty-first century Pakistan. I have a hunch that the texts for this class
will be books you will WANT to keep, books that will form part
of your expanding personal library, books worth reading again and again.
The required texts are:
- The Shorter
Second Edition of THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD LITERATURE, Vol. 2
Norton Critical Edition of MADAME BOVARY
- Uzma Khan’s THE GEOMETRY OF GOD.
At the UH Bookstore, MADAME BOVARY will be bundled together with the NORTON
ANTHOLOGY VOL. 2 at no additional cost.