ENGL 7730 Novels of the World (Spring: 3 )
This course will focus on contemporary novels by authors from various places in the world as well as on the question of how to teach such novels. We will explore the ideas as well as narrative structures and styles (the aesthetics) of writers such as Sebald (Germany), Coetzee (South Africa), Pamuk (Turkey), Hosseini (Afghanistan), Mahfouz (Egypt), and Kundera (former Czechoslovakia). We will address political, social, and historical dimensions and contexts. Although it will be difficult to generalize from a few novels, we will engage issues of cultural difference. We also may consider some relevant post-colonial and/or psychoanalytic theory.
Instructor(s): Frances Restuccia
Last Updated: 22-Jan-15