Group E (World Literature)

Literature Group E: One (1) course from the following World Literature courses:

ENGL 203 Global Perspectives in Literature
ENGL 266 Western Literature: Enlightenment to the Present
ENGL 277 Contemporary World Literature by Women
ENGL 342 Modern Drama
ENGL 361 Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 362 Russian Literature in Translation
ENGL 376 The Twentieth-Century Novel
ENGL 378 Studies in World Literature (depending on topic)
ENGL 382 Contemporary European Literature

ENGL 203 Global Perspectives in Literature (Gen. Ed. Goals 4, 11)
An introduction to contemporary literature outside of Europe and the United States. The course also includes Western writings which highlight international encounters between cultures. Readings are in English and draw on various genres.
Prerequisite: Completion of Gen. Ed. Goal 1 or permission of instructor.

ENGL 266 Western Literature: Enlightenment to the Present
A study of great continental writers of western civilization from the Enlightenment to the present. Representative selections from such writers as Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Ibsen, Kafka, Mann, Camus, and Duras are studied. Note: ENGL 265 Western Literature: Origins to the Renaissance is not a prerequisite for this course. Students may not receive credit for ENGL 266 Western Literature: Renaissance to the Present and ENGL 266 Western Literature: Enlightenment to the Present.
Prerequisite: Completion of Gen. Ed. Goal 1 or permission of instructor.

Note: ENGL 265 Western Literature: Origins to the Renaissance is not a prerequisite for this course.

ENGL 277 Contemporary World Literature by Women (Gen. Ed. Goals 4, 12)
An examination of the work of an international, cross-cultural selection of late twentieth and early twenty-first century women writers through a variety of critical approaches including feminism and postcolonialism.
Prerequisite: Completion of Gen Ed. Goal 1 or permission of instructor.

ENGL 342 Modern Drama
An examination of methods and types of modern continental, British, and American drama. Critical reading and discussion of plays by such writers as Ibsen, Chekhov, Pirandello, Anouilh, Ionesco, Shaw, Miller, Williams, and Albee.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 361 Postcolonial Literature
A study of postcolonial literature by authors with cultural roots in South Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and other former colonies that achieved independence in the second half of the twentieth century. Readings may include Commonwealth literature from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada; translated texts; and postcolonial criticism.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 362 Russian Literature in Translation
A study of novels, short stories, plays, and poetry by Russian writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Mayakovsky, Olesha, Babel, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and Yevtushenko. The works are studied for the purpose of tracing the continuing concerns of the Russian writers before and after the Revolution. All readings are in English translation.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 376 The Twentieth-Century Novel
A study of major writers, ideas, and forms of the twentieth-century novel in Europe and America, with emphasis on the first half of the century. Close reading and discussion of representative works by such writers as Joyce, Hesse, Faulkner, Camus, and Bellow.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 378 Studies in World Literature
An examination of a special topic in world literature. Particular works covered may range from classical to contemporary texts, in English or in translation. Topics change each time the course is offered and may include the classical literature of Greece and Rome, the nineteenth-century European novel, and contemporary African literature. Depending on the topic, the course may fulfill the requirement for either Group D or Group E.
Prerequisite: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

ENGL 382 Contemporary European Literature
An examination of ideas, trends, and forms in recent literature from Europe, as well as recent works reflecting European consciousness from elsewhere in the world. The course begins with “classic” mid-twentieth century authors such as Beckett and Camus, and moves to writers who came to prominence more recently, such as Berger, Calvino, Coetzee, Duras, Handke, and Kundera. Note: Students will not receive credit for both ENGL 382 Contemporary European Literature and 21.379 Contemporary European and American Literature.
Prerequisites: ENGL 204 Literary Study or permission of instructor.

For Spring 2013
ENGL 203 Global Perspectives in Literature
ENGL 266 Western Literature: Enlightenment to the Present
ENGL 277 Contemporary World Literature by Women (Honors)
ENGL 376 The Twentieth-Century Novel

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