Topics


Nineteenth and twentieth century orientalism; comparative philology; world-making; globalization; the transnational and translocal

 

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Objectives


By reading significant theoretical influences on the field, from Goethe to Damrosch along with primary source texts and their translations, we will ask what is lost and who gains when literature transforms into world literature in English.

 

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Organisation


Classroom time comprises of lectures, student presentations and discussions

 

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Assessment


100% coursework, consisting of: 

  • Group oral presentation (20​%​)
  • Mid-term essay (20​%)
  • Final writing assignment (50%)
  • Participation (10%) 

 

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Texts


We will read sections of the following texts:

Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret (1850)
Damrosch, David, Teaching World Literature: A Companion to the Longman Anthology of World Literature (2005)
Mufti, Aamir, ‘Orientalism and the Institution of World Literatures’ (2010)

Additional texts will be provided via Moodle.

 

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Last updated: 18 December 2018