GLITS 251 A: Introduction to Global Literatures: Cross-Cultural Themes

Autumn 2023
Meeting:
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm / HRC 135
SLN:
16123
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
C LIT 251 A , SLAVIC 200 A
WAR LITERATURE SAME AS C LIT 251 A, SLAVIC 200 A
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

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While wars seem “never ending, still beginning,” we seldom pay attention to what wisdom, if any, can be gleaned from how they are portrayed by poets and writers. While the genre of war literature, which ranges from eyewitness accounts of combat to the depictions of civilians caught in the crossfire, has had many practitioners over the centuries, our readings will include works by David Diop (France), Bertolt Brecht (Germany), Anna Świrszczyńska (Poland), Yusef Komunyaaka (USA), Tarfia Faizullah (Bangladesh/USA), Don Mee Choi (Korea/USA), Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine), among others. In addition to focusing on close-reading and comparative analysis of novels, short stories, hybrid works, and poetry, we will also examine various social, political, and cultural contexts to see if and how they might have impacted the authors under discussion. All readings are in English. No prerequisites. F23 War Literature syllabus -1.docx

Catalog Description:
An introduction to literary study. Literature from around the globe, with focus on themes such as love, friendship, war, family, art, hope, joy, goodness, or justice. Topics vary.
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
March 2, 2024 - 12:28 pm