Creative Writing
EnglishCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 366: The Idea of a World Literature

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Credits: 3

Examines history and current status of conceptions of world literature, considering such topics as non-European influences on Western literature, shifting horizons of comparative literature, rise of postcolonial literature, place of translation, and role of international institutions such as UNESCO and the Nobel Prize. Focuses on degree to which these initiatives have been successful in promoting global understanding of literary production.

Satisfies General Education requirement for global understanding.

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