This course will survey some of the
most important novels and plays from the neoclassical to modern eras of literature
assigned; authors will include Moliere, Voltaire,
Ichiyo, Lu Xun,
Kafka, Beckett, Al-Hakim, and Rushdie.
This course is both an introduction to some of the
of literature written during the past 300 years or
so. Including a
wide range of literary traditions. The historical
contexts of these works will receive some
attention, but the main
focus is upon the reading and analytical skills
understand and interpret these individual works.
about these rich and often controversial
masterpieces will be an
important part of the course.
Texts: The Bedford Anthology of World
Literature: Package B. New
York: Bedford/St. Martin, 2003; Ann Raimes, Pocket
Keys for Writers. Boston: Wadsworth, 2010.