Embark on a global journey to explore the past, present, and future of World Literature. The Masterpieces of World Literature course explores how great writers refract their world and how their works are transformed when they intervene in our global cultural landscape today.
About this course
No national literature has ever grown up in isolation from the cultures around it; from the earliest periods, great works of literature have probed the tensions, conflicts, and connections among neighboring cultures and often more distant regions as well.
Focusing particularly on works of literature that take the experience of the wider world as their theme, this course will explore the varied artistic modes in which great writers have situated themselves in the world, helping us to understand the deep roots of today’s intertwined global cultures.
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What you will learn from Masterpieces of World Literature?
- The history of World Literature
- How literary works and books are transformed by cultural transmission
- How to critically analyze literary works
- The significance of major technological advances in writing
- Goethe and the Birth of World Literature
- The Epic of Gilgamesh
- Homer, The Odyssey
- The 1001 Nights
- Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji
- The Lusiads
- Voltaire, Candide
- Lu Xun and Eileen Chang
- Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones
- Wole Soyinka, Death and the King’s Horseman
- Salman Rushdie and Jhumpa Lahiri
- Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red
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- Harvard University
- Online Course
- 1-3 Months
- Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
- Books and Manuscripts Culture History