Modern Masterpieces of World Literature

MOOC
Modern Masterpieces of World Literature
Language
English
Duration
8 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Modern Masterpieces of World Literature
What will you learn?
The recent history of World Literature
How literary works are transformed by cultural transmission
How to critically analyze literary works
Historical and political context in China, Argentina, Turkey, and more
About the course

Based on the second half of the Masterpieces of World Literature edX MOOC, this short literature course examines how writers reach beyond national and linguistic boundaries as worldly readers and travelers, and how their modern fictions rise to the status of world literature.

These masterpieces of modern world literature take part in a tradition of weaving small stories into ambitious projects—one that reaches back to medieval tales and extends forward to contemporary novels. Throughout the course, you will learn how these writers use their fictions to engage directly with the political and social concerns of their present and of a globalized modernity, relating experiences of exploration, migration, international conflict, and cultural exchange.

Program
Modern Masterpieces of World Literature
Examine how great modern writers capture the intricacies of our globalized world and how their works circulate within that world to find their own audiences.
Lecturers
David Damrosch
David Damrosch
Martin Puchner
Martin Puchner
Platform
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