Doris Zames Fleischer, Ph.D.
Literature 331: World Literature I - Europe; Asia; Africa and the Middle East - LIT 331
This course offers students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of contemporary global interactions by exploring a diverse array of culturally expressive artifacts---novels, short stories, and poems--grouped geographically by region. Course readings represent the following regions: Europe, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East. A second course, Literature 330, covers the literature of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Australia and Oceania.
All or portions of the following texts will be assigned:
- The Writing, Speaking, and Thinking Curriculum: Three credits of English are required.
- The Basic Social Science Curriculum: Six credits of basic social science are recommended.
- The Cultural History Curriculum: Six credits of cultural history are required.
- *World Lit I is not a prerequisite for World Lit II
- Norman A. Spenser and Shirley Geok-Lin Lim. One World of Literature. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
- Graham Greene. The End of the Affair. 1951. New York: Penguin, 1999.
- Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart. 1959. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
- Sylvan Barnet. A Short Guide to Writing about Literature. 9th ed. New York: Longman, 2002.
- The End of the Affair (1999)
- Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
LECTURES ARE AVAILABLE ON CD ROM AND STREAMING VIDEO