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CMLT 2220

Western World Literature from the 17th Century to Present
Course Time: 
MWF 9:05-9:55
3 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

Western World Literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. No prerequisite. The primary objectives are to introduce students to major works of Western world literature written from the 17th century to the present and to help students situate those works within larger historical and cultural contexts, whether questions of revolution, government, education, or social criticism.

  The following is a sample syllabus of readings for a single semester: 
Swift,  Gulliver's Travels, Book IV 
Voltaire, Candide 
Rousseau, Confessions (selections)
Lermentov, A Hero of our Times
Eliot, The Wasteland 
Sartre, No Exit 
Silko, Yellow Woman

Fall Semester Information: 
Western World Literature from the seventeenth to twentieth century. Think of this course as a journey through the literary imagination of the West. We will read stories, novels, poems, and plays from the 17th century up to the present day, from Eastern Europe all the way to North and South America. In our travels we will encounter such literary giants as Voltaire (Candide), Gogol ("The Overcoat"), Blake ("The Tyger") Flaubert (Madame Bovary), Kafka (The Metamorphosis), and many others. These encounters will help us understand the ways in which Western literature has evolved in the last four hundred years, how literature became modern. This journey will also serve as an introduction to comparative literature, which is the study of the relationships among different cultures and languages and their respective literary productions.
Course Description: 

Western World Literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. No prerequisite

Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
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