COML 2271

COML 2271

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course will explore how in the body of world literature humans have construed, narrated, imagined the end of time and of the world and sometimes its new beginning.  Spanning from ancient epic and origin myths through nineteenth century novels and colonial narratives to contemporary science fiction, we will inquire, through our reading: what is a world?  How does the labor of the imagination construct a world or the world and deconstruct or undo worlds?  Readings will range widely across time and world space (with authors such as Hesiod, Balzac, Marquez, Murakami, Alexievich, Bacigalupi) and will include attention to contemporary theories of world literature.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, GLC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17441COML 2271  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Melas, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online