Teaching world literature
Modern Language Association of America, 2009 - Education - 432 pages
This is an exciting, and unsettling, time to be teaching world literature, writes David Damrosch. Because the range of works taught in world literature courses has expanded enormously, both historically and geographically, the task of selection--and of teacher preparation--has grown more challenging. Teachers of this field must grapple with such issues as coverage, cultural difference, and the role of translation in the classroom. Should one emphasize masterpieces or traditions, concepts or themes? How does one avoid making a work bear the burden of representing an entire tradition? To what extent should anthologies be used? Can a course be global in scope and yet focus on a few works, authors, moments?This collection of thirty-two essays in the MLA series Options for Teaching offers an array of solutions to these challenges, reflecting the wide variety of institutions, courses, and students described by the contributors. An annotated bibliography is provided, with a listing of useful Web sites.
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Review: Teaching World LiteratureUser Review - Xiaomin Zu - Goodreads
Read assigned chapters for coursework. This is a fantastic tool for teachers, not just of world literature, but also world religion, world history and so on because many of the same problematics ... Read full review
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