World Literature 1
Dr. Mary Tighe Longo
3 Semester Hours
12 reading responses, one event paper, two literary analyses, two exams
A study of representative works of world literature from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. The course emphasizes the study of the literary, cultural, and human significance of selected great works of the Western and non-Western literary traditions. An important goal of the class is to promote an understanding of the works in their cultural/historical contexts and of the enduring human values which unite the different literary traditions. Readings include originals and translations; works of prose and poetry; epics, drama, lyric poems, and novels.
Texts: The Bedford Anthology of World Literature, Books 1, 2, and 3, ed. Paul David et al. (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004).