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Explore World Literature with AU

Looking to expand your literary horizons? These recently revised Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences World Literature courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, may be perfect for you.

English 341

Explore the world through literature with ENGL 341: World Literature. This recently revised course introduces you to literature from around the world and covers works originally written in English and/or translated into English from other languages, in a variety of forms from the ancient world to the twenty-first century.

These works include epic poetry, Athenian drama, religious song, modern verse, haiku, modernist prose, short fiction, autobiography, political treatise, letter, report, and travelogue, as well as both canonical and lesser-known authors—from Homer to Jamaica Kincaid, and from Confucius to Hanan Al-Shaykh.

English 341 is a six-credit senior-level individualized-study course with a 12-month contract. The course is available to those who have completed ENGL 211 and ENGL 212 or equivalent first-year English course(s).

To learn more about ENGL 341, visit the course website today.

Literary Studies 551

Previously known as ENGL 551: Comparative Canadian Literature, LTST 551: World Literature has been recently revised.

The course covers the seventeenth century to the present, including diverse forms of literary representation, from broadside ballads to Instapoetry, The Thousand and One Nights to Aboriginal science fiction, as well as drama, short fiction, graphic memoir, and manga. The course explores a range of theoretical and international issues such as postcolonialism, globalization, and indigenization.

Literary Studies 551 is a three-credit graduate level individualized study course. It precludes ENGL 341, ENGL 355, and ENGL 336.

To learn more about LTST 551 and to register for this exciting course, you can visit the course page.

  • July 2, 2020