SHUM 4801

SHUM 4801

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This course examines how Homer's epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad, have been read in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Homer has long been understood as important for defining and contesting European modernity (as a 'classic' or as 'universal'). We will be investigating what happens to Homer when writers and translators, such as Tariq Ali, CLR James, and Derek Walcott write back to Eurocentric ideas of modernity. Therefore we will trace the receptions in various media (popular film, critical theory, the novels of Toni Morrison) to understand how Homer articulates the concepts and crises of contemporary global culture.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)

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  • 16476SHUM 4801  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online