COMPLIT 222 - Great Books in World Literatures
Section: 001 Tales of Youth
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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How do different modern world cultures understand being young? And what does the modern world expect of the young? In this class we will think about youth as both concept and experience in the modern world. By reading closely a selection of key texts from the late 18th to the 20th century, we will discuss and reflect on how youth functions as a narrative theme and an insight into many a key value of modernity. All books will be read in English translation.

Readings will be drawn from many literary traditions. Among the authors we will read this semester are Goethe, Jane Austen, James Joyce, Natsume Soseki, Carlos Fuentes, and Tayeb Salih.

REQUIREMENTS: Regular CTools posts and submissions that demonstrate a critical engagement with reading assignments; 1 five-page critical and analytical essay at midterm, and 1final research paper, eight-ten pages. Total 13-15 pages. Active class participation, serious and regular attendance.

COMPLIT 222 - Great Books in World Literatures
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001 (REC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0812969901
The sorrows of young Werther, Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; a new translation, with an introduction, by Burton Pike., Publisher: Modern Library 2005
ISBN: 1551114798
Northanger Abbey, Author: Jane Austen ; edited by Claire Grogan., Publisher: Broadview Press 2nd ed. 2002
ISBN: 0140448101
Eugene Onegin : a novel in verse, Author: Alexander Pushkin ; translated with an introduction and notes by Stanley Mitchell., Publisher: Penguin New [ed.] 2008
ISBN: 0192839985
Portrait of the Artist as a Y, Author: James Joyce, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2000
ISBN: 0374507368
The good conscience, Author: by Carlos Fuentes., Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1985
ISBN: 9781590173022
Season of migration to the north, Author: Tayeb Salih ; translated from the Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies, introduction by Laila Lalami, Publisher: New York Review of Books [Rev. ed.] 2009
ISBN: 0809260956
Kokoro : a novel, Author: by Natsume Soseki ; translated from the Japanese and with a foreword by Edwin McClellan., Publisher: Gateway Editions 1967
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