DYNAMITE READS -- WORLD LITERATURE AND THE NOBEL PRIZE
C LIT 200 & SLAVIC 175
PLEASE NOTE: C LIT 200 AND SLAVIC 175 A ARE TWO SECTIONS OF THE SAME CLASS
IF C LIT 200 IS FULL, PLEASE ENROLL IN THE SLAVIC 175 A!
Coordinator: Professor Gordana Crnković
This course offers a grand tour of world literature as seen through the writings of Nobel Prize winners. Each year, it features a different group of authors from a range of countries, languages, and traditions.
This class is team-taught: a different faculty member gives a lecture each week about the work of a writer from their area of expertise. In this way, this team-taught course will also provide you with a unique view of the many language and literature departments and disciplines at the UW, including Asian, Classics, English, French and Italian, Germanics, Near Eastern, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Spanish and Portuguese, as well as-- prominently-- Comparative Literature, a major with its home in the CMS Department. You will see that these departments, while providing a unique opportunity to learn many world languages and read their literatures in the original language, also offer a large number of classes, as well as majors and minors, that do not require a foreign language study. This class gives you a small taste of such classes, majors and minors, as all our non-English texts are given in English translation and can be read, enjoyed, and studied in such translation.
Lectures by faculty from each unit will focus on the writer and text of the week, but also discuss the wide-ranging questions of literature, the politics of prizes, and the lasting global appeal of these literary works.
Professor Crnković, the class coordinator for this year, will ensure the continuity of the class and work with our TA on the quiz (discussion) sections. if you have any questions, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a 3-credit, C/NC class, VLPA.
Requirements: some 20 pages or so of readings per week (a selection from the work of that week's author), lectures, 3 or 4 multiple-choice quizzes, some non-graded writing. 75% of the grade is a pass.