ENGL 20108 World Literature: Text Messages from Beyond the Grave

GE-Human Culture: Literature/Human Diversity Have you ever seen or heard a ghost? Have you ever wondered what those who have gone before us might have to say? If so, we’ve got you covered! Put away the electromagnetic field detectors, thermal imaging cameras, spirit boxes, and Ouija boards. You won’t need a medium either. The dead have conveniently left their text messages behind for our consideration. Wouldn’t you like to know what they have to say, before we join them in the great beyond? You’ll hear from murdered King Hamlet’s ghost, various persons impossibly returned from the dead in Voltaire’s Candide, the Devil himself in Goethe’s Faust, a man burning in Hell in Rimbaud’s “Night of Hell,” and what remains of Gregor Samsa’s humanity after he’s been “changed into a monstrous cockroach” in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. This course is not for the squeamish!




ENGL 15000 or EPP 15000 with a C or better.