Summer 2019 - WL 100 C100

What is World Literature? (3)

Class Number: 3079

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 9, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby



Explores how texts travel beyond their cultures of origin, influence other cultural contexts and ideas, and become works of world literature. Introduces the concepts of cross-cultural literary criticism and translation. Breadth-Humanities.


  • Online Discussions 15%
  • 2 Papers 45%
  • Mid-term Project 15%
  • Final Exam 25%



All Required Readings listed below are not provided by the Distance Education Office (CODE).


The Odyssey (Penguin Classic), Knox & Fagles
ISBN: 9780140268867

The Complete Sophocles: Vol 1: The Theban Plays (2011), Burian & Shapiro
ISBN: 9780195388800

The Bombay Plays (2017), Irani
ISBN: 9781770917668

Heart of Darkness (2007), Conrad
ISBN: 9780141441672

Season of Migration to the North (1991), Tayeb
ISBN: 9781590173022

Apocalypse Now (Film) Suggest renting at a local DVD rental, or download from ITunes (Links to an external site.)

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