EN 580 Seminar in World Literature 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

Major trends in world literature as a field of investigation distinct from recent and contemporary English and American literature, explored in a sustained way through texts translated from non-Western languages and/or composed outside Europe and North America. Concentration on literature(s) frequently subordinated to dominant First-World concerns. Works from one of the following marginalized spaces provide the exclusive focus of this introduction to global perspectives: Africa, Caribbean, Asia, Latin America, Middle East.