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ENG 109 World Literature in Translation

The course will focus on literature in translation from Europe, Japan, India, and Mexico from the 7th through the 17th centuries. Thematically, the course will address conquest, spirituality, and love with the aim of cultivating the student’s ability to consider critically class, gender, religion, and the idea of the “other” in medieval Europe and beyond. Texts will include Beowulf, The Tale of the Genji, Dante’s Inferno and the poetry of Rumi. This course is offered in the spring semester.

Credits: 1