ENGLISH 275 - Introduction to World Literature in English
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Global Catastrophe and Radical Transformation
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature


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At this critical time of both pandemic and social justice transformation, what can World Literature tell us about the relationship between bodies, disease and power—imperial, capitalist, and state power? What can literature tell us about the nature of health and well-being, what it means to be alive in a time of global catastrophe? What is the relationship between disease and the radical transformation of society? In each of the texts for this course, the body—its vitality and capacities—lies at the nexus of both social institutions and environmental relations with non-human life. As we re-imagine our world, how can these literary works inspire us to think of new paradigms, new social formations that also encompass the broader scope of the more-than-human? This is a course that engages the themes of race, environmental studies, and imperialism.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include: weekly response papers, regular attendance, final project.

Intended Audience:

Online-only students are welcome!

Class Format:

Exams: Asynchronous and Online

Lectures: Synchronous and Online

Class Discussions: Synchronous and Online


ENGLISH 275 - Introduction to World Literature in English
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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