WL II Introduction

WL II Introduction - World Literature II Influences that...

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Unformatted text preview: World Literature II Influences that reflect the shrinking of the world, crossing of global boundaries, and the rise of a global literature and culture. Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcomes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Define important vocabulary Define the scope of this course Identify and consider paradoxes in world literature Discuss the purpose of literature Compare ideas regarding heroes and heroines Create a plan for successful reading of world literature Vocabulary Vocabulary ► Imperialism ► Colonialism ► Ethnocentric ► Globalism ► Diasporia ► Post­colonialism Scope of the Course Scope of the Course ► Travel and Encounter in the 17th/18th centuries ► Women and Society ► India: Imperialism and Post­colonialism ► Africa: Colonialism and Post­colonialism ► Illusion and Reality ► Globalization in the Modern World Paradoxes in World Literature Paradoxes in World Literature Paradox: a combination of ideas that at first seem contradictory but prove to be true ► The world is both so large and _________. ► Time both binds us together and ________. ► Human existence is universal and _______. Considering These Paradoxes Considering These Paradoxes ► Try to look at both sides of each paradox: Breadth of human experience ►Appreciate the differences in our world and the worlds Depth of human experience we will enter this semester. ►Broaden your insight as you experience new situations ►Appreciate the similarities among all people. ►Deepen your understanding of your own human journey by empathizing with other humans. Purpose of Literature Purpose of Literature ► Reflect life ► Drive life ► Remember and record the past ► Understand ► Entertain provide personal and cultural identity Unify people and align thoughts ► Expose hypocrisy and other human failings ► Discuss issues that don’t have clear answers Heroes and Heroines Heroes and Heroines • In your opinion, what qualities are most important for a hero to possess? Is the order the same for a heroine? Wit Courage Selflessness Beauty/attractiveness Strength Compassion Responsibility Wisdom Combat ability Loyalty Patience Adaptability Empathy Other? Reading World Literature Reading World Literature ► Sink into the story or poem ► Ask yourself: Align yourself with the characters Imagine yourself in the situations What decisions would I make? What would I feel? What would be important to me? How does this relate to my life? Reading World Literature Reading World Literature ► Annotate your book, marking passages that: ► Use your reading guides and journal Raise important questions. Articulate a feeling or experience especially well. questions Refer to the list of characters Read the plot summary to enhance your reading of the literature, not replace it. Consider journal questions while you read to deepen your experience Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcomes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Define important vocabulary Define the scope of this course Identify and consider paradoxes in world literature Discuss the purpose of literature Compare ideas regarding heroes and heroines Create a plan for successful reading of world literature ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course ENG ENG202 taught by Professor Skjeveland during the Spring '09 term at Hagerstown CC.

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