North American Literature Since 1600
This course aims to open up to you some of the great literature of continental Europe and non-European countries, written in the past five hundred years. You will be challenged to think about the culture, history, and societies of non-English speaking peoples, as portrayed in their own writings, as well as to consider how English speakers have thought and written about other parts of the world. As you work through the course you will also find that some philosophical and literary movements have swept across national boundaries and language barriers. Over the course of the year, you will learn about the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, and Modernism; Russian, Asian, African, and South American Literature; the Jewish Diaspora and British colonialism. The scope of the course is broad; thus the stories, poems, novels, and plays have been carefully selected to represent the various cultures and movements of world literature since 1600. This course is organized in our new daily schedule format.