ENGL 20101 World Literature: Masterpieces of the Modern World

GE-Human Culture: Literature/Human Diversity What is modernity? What distinguishes it from the centuries upon centuries of premodernity that preceded it? And how do we remain sensitive to distinctions of national and cultural identity in the modern world’s global civilization? We will seek answers to these questions through our reading of some of the most influential stories produced in cultures from around the globe since the beginnings of modernity in roughly 1600 CE down to the present day. As we read each text, we will consider how it sheds light on the character and thought of the particular culture that produced it, as well as on the transcultural themes that link together our shared humanity.




ENGL 15000 or EPP 15000 with a C or better.