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WIKI FOR LIT 101 (former AIU19) SPRING 2011: Syllabus with links


1/26 Introduction: Literature in a globalizing world.
Goethe and Marx on Weltliteratur; Borges on Cervantes; Calvino on Marco Polo and Kublai Khan; Walcott on Conrad and Joyce

1: Nations and Colonies

2/2 Aphra Behn, Oroonoko
Voltaire, Candide

2/9 Emile Habiby, The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist (PdfIcon16x16.gifPart One Info_circle.png; PdfIcon16x16.gifPart Two Info_circle.png)

2/16 Nguyen Du, from The Tale of Kieu (photocopied; click here for an audio selection); poems by Ho Xuan Huong PdfIcon16x16.gifpoems Info_circle.png
Marguerite Duras, The Lover

2/22 Tuesday evening screening: Annaud, L'Amante and scenes from Minh-ha, A Tale of Love
2/23 Discussion of Duras, Minh-ha, and Annaud

2: Centers and Peripheries

3/2 Alexander Pushkin, “The Bronze Horseman”
Nikolai Gogol, “Diary of a Madman”
Lu Xun, “A Madman’s Diary”

3/9 Oswald de Andrade, "Cannibalist Manifesto"
Jorge Luis Borges, PdfIcon16x16.gif“The Argentine Writer and Tradition,” Info_circle.png PdfIcon16x16.gif“Pierre Menard” Info_circle.png
“The Garden of Forking Paths,” “The Library of Babel”
Clarice Lispector, PdfIcon16x16.gif“The Egg and the Chicken,” “Five Stories on a Single Theme” Info_circle.png and PdfIcon16x16.gifHappy Birthday Info_circle.png
Julio Cortázar, wiki Axolotl PdfIcon16x16.gif“Axolotl” Info_circle.png

3/16 Spring break

3/23 Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

3: (Post)-Colonial (Re)writing

3/30 Charlotte Brontë, selections from PdfIcon16x16.gifJane Eyre Info_circle.png Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

4/6 Duro Ladipo, PdfIcon16x16.gifOba Waja Info_circle.png (The King Is Dead)
Wole Soyinka, Death and the King’s Horseman
First draft of paper due in section

5: Reading Globally, Writing Locally

4/13 Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

4/19 Tuesday evening film screening: Ang Lee, Lust, Caution
4/20 Lust, Caution (novella), PdfIcon16x16.gif"Lust, Caution" Info_circle.png
Ang Lee, Lust, Caution (film)

4/27 Salman Rushdie, "Chekov and Zulu"
Derek Walcott, “A Far Cry from Africa,” “The Fortunate Traveller”
Lyrics by PdfIcon16x16.gifLouise Bennett Info_circle.png and PdfIcon16x16.gifBob Marley Info_circle.png Bob Marley and by Vusi Mahlaselah, K-Maro, and Namie Amuro
PdfIcon16x16.gifLyrics Info_circle.png from Vusi Mahlaselah, K-Maro, Namie Amuro, and others
Final draft of paper due in class


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