An epic poem from ancient mesopotamia dating from the third dynasty of ur, it is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. I teach courses in composition, british literature, poetry, humanities, and comic books i earned my ba and ma from the university of tulsa, and my phd from miami university in ohio i also write novels, short stories, and articles on literature and teaching. Indexes to these great books lists western literature: modern (18th-21st centuries, plus auxiliary reading for all periods) non-western literature. The non-western and comparative studies requirement is designed to encourage students to explore societies, cultures and experiences beyond those of the western tradition.
Welcome to /r/literature, a community for deeper discussions of plays, poetry, short stories, and novelsdiscussions of literary criticism, literary history, literary theory, and critical theory are also welcome--strongly encouraged, even. The western canon is the body of western literature, european classical music, philosophy, and works of art that represents the high culture of europe and north america: a certain western intellectual tradition that goes from, say, socrates to wittgenstein in philosophy, and from homer to james joyce in literature. This paper explores ways in which western literature can be taught to non-western students this paper demonstrates that non-western values do not have to be overcome but rather western values can be highlighted and reinforced to deal with literary complexity values and ideals such as freedom, self.
The second wave of feminism is characterized by the international elements of feminism and culminated with the first un decade of women (1975-1985)w which accentuated the divides between western and non-western feminisms (gurel, 86). The study of a selection of major world authors from outside the traditional western literary canon, especially from african, asian, and caribbean cultures primary focus is given to contemporary works, and students apply different theoretical perspectives to the texts studied. So maybe alexandr solzhenitsyn for instance writes about a non-western-european culture a day in the life of ivan denisovitch is really good cry, the beloved country by alan paton is south african and is great, regarded as a modern classic and has timeless themes. The primary focus of this course is on literatures not often encountered this gives students the luxury of not focusing on a strong existing canon which would overshadow other literatures. Non-western perspectives - one 3 or more credit course natural science and mathematics - 12 credits from two different departments transfer credit earned before matriculation may be applied toward fulfillment of area requirements.
It's clear from this list that bloom reads no language besides english - a major red flag for someone claiming to be an expert on western literature frankly this is for me a red flag even for a humble professor of english literature and culture. Non-western fiction latin america africa mexico asia works: crystal frontier christopher unborn buried mirror masked days chac mool. Literature study guides learn more about characters, symbols, and themes in all your favorite books with course hero's free study guides and infographics. Both conflicts between religions and internal religious conflict are found to be central to the plot of many examples of 20th century non-western literature african and middle-eastern literature, in particular, addresses many aspects of religious conflict, both in the form of the individual and collective struggle. College of dupage english 2262 non-western literature read discover and discuss exciting novels from around the globe india, nigeria, south africa, and egypt will be among our travels in this course, perfect for students seeking to broaden their horizons and globalize their education in a fun atmosphere.
Final exam: non-western literature part one: this part of the exam is a series of short response questions based on the other books in the class (pre- persepolis ) bring two of these books with you, whichever books you either liked the most or feel most comfortable writing about. The nar-anon family groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's addiction as a twelve step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. Bound feet and western dress by pang-mei natasha chang in addition to class handouts, video clips and lectures on the relevant history and culture out of which these works came, in an effort to illustrate the impact of the west on the developing literary movements in the non-western world. Examination of works by women and men from countries that, by various definitions, are not considered to be part of the western world in this section, we will focus on works from the twentieth century that revolve around migration and diaspora, on the one hand, and, on the other, land and place, by writers of the atlantic and pacific. Like the renaissance, the enlightenment, and romanticism, modernism is a period or movement—an international movement in european, american, and world art, literature, and culture modernism occurs approximately 100 years after romanticism (late 1700s - mid-1800s or later) and, more precisely, after the realistic period in american literature and the victorian / edwardian periods in england.
This is the start of a website dedicated to presenting literature by non-western authors, making it more accessible to the english students of lillestrøm vgs and beyond i have chosen to present the novels in a blog format, so readers can comment. Western european literature could be viewed as a parade of movements—romanticism, realism, naturalism, futurism, structuralism, and so on indefinitely some of the more journalistic critics, indeed, have delighted to regard it in such a way. Western literature: western literature, history of literatures in the languages of the indo-european family, along with a small number of other languages whose cultures became closely associated with the west, from ancient times to the present. Non-western history, as well as their educational backgrounds in non-western history, and of student knowledge of non-western history will offer insight into the present state of non- western history instruction.
Western literature must only be a small part of world literature, yet i barely hear about authors from africa, asia and latin-america even western authors from countries like those in scandinavia seem to be entirely obscure to the general public i want to know what's out there anyone care to. Examines non-western popular culture, written texts, film and mythology through the lens of comparative literature and the shifting horizons brought on by dynamic changes in global social and cultural values.
World literature survey-english non-western literature-english this exciting anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama provides students with a window into the cultures and literatures of the caribbean, latin america, the middle east, sub-saharan africa, south asia, and east asia. The odyssey of homer is one of the greatest works of western literature there are many ways in which it has helped to shape the western canon there are many ways in which it has helped to shape the western canon.