Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Intro to Literature Course for Winter 2015

C LIT 200 with SLAV 200
SLN 19360
WIN 2015, TTh 9:30-11:20
Professor Gordana Crnković

Course Description:
Literature—from simple oral styles such as jokes or riddles to modern day music lyrics, stories, or novels—has a history that is as long as that of the human race itself, and that has shaped human history in crucial ways. Intended both for those who have had little or no experience with literature as well as for the avid readers, this course provides an introduction to the ways in which great literature works and creates its magic. We will read fiction and poetry from various times and places, a few selections from several of the world’s most famous novels, and one whole novel. From poetry set to music by the Beatles, Beethoven, or anonymous Slavic folk artists, to Hemingway, Kafka, Proust, Borowski, Kiš, Bulgakov, Steinbeck or Murakami, with an emphasis on literature written in English and that from the Slavic (East European) area, the readings of this course will give a small “taste” of the incredible wealth and pertinence of world literature.