GLITS 252 C: Introduction to Global Literatures: Literary Genres Across Time and Place

Spring 2024
Meeting:
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm / MEB 248
SLN:
15077
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
C LIT 252 C , SLAVIC 200 A
Instructor:
INTRO TO WORLD POETRY SAME AS C LIT 252 C, SLAVIC 200 A
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

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This quarter we will immerse ourselves in the reading of poems in order to learn how poems are made and received. In addition to focusing on close-reading and insightful analysis of poetry sampled from around the world—as well as issues pertaining to translation and cross-cultural dialogue—we will also investigate various social, political, and cultural contexts and themes, such as war, death, feminism, and nationhood, to see if and how they might have impacted the authors under discussion. Furthermore, students will also have opportunities to hear guest speakers and to write their own original poems, with the idea that hands-on learning gives us a higher appreciation for the subject under discussion. Our goal will be to experience the creative and critical processes together, so that our communal experience is not just an addendum to act of reading and discussing poetry, but an extension of it. All readings in English. No prerequisites.

Intro to World Poetry syllabus.docx

Catalog Description:
An introduction to literary study. Literature from around the globe, with focus on a specific genre such as novel, short story, fairy tale, myth, drama, lyric or epic poetry. Topics vary.
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
April 12, 2024 - 2:37 pm