Category Archives: World Literature

Starts in September 2012

World Literature, Week 5

In my sections of World Lit this week, we’ll start looking at graphic narratives/novels. Students are reading Guy DeLisle’s Burma Chronicles for next week. 1. Literary terms to use when discussing comics/graphic narratives: panel, a single box in which dialogue … Continue reading

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World Literature, Week 4

This week we’ll be discussing Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. In addition to reading the text, you can rent the 1994 film online (directed by Roman Polanski). 1) I usually have students, in groups, research the following topics to … Continue reading

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World Literature, Week 3

Sorry! Sorry!––I did not forget about you. This last week of September has ended more with a bang than a whimper. Anyway, here are some resources we use for discussion of Things Fall Apart. 1) Postcolonial Criticism. As we explore … Continue reading

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World Literature, Week 2

In World Literature this week we’re starting Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe), which I always think students will have already read but am always surprised, still, how many have not anymore. We always start, of course, with Yeats. I remember … Continue reading

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World Literature, Week 1

I’m teaching World Lit this semester both online and in person. We’ve switched to Blackboard 9 at school; Blackboard 9, how I loathe you. In addition to reviewing the syllabus and expectations for the course, the first week we look … Continue reading

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Creative Writing, Week 1

I returned late Sunday from a wedding this weekend (more details soon) & have found myself a wee bit behind/distraite ever since. Plus, I’ve had Alanis in my head ever since Robbie & I went to her concert in AC … Continue reading

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Required texts: World Literature

For anyone who will be following along at home with World Literature this fall, in addition to a trove of free online resources that we’ll be drawing upon, you will need to locate the following six texts: Things Fall Apart … Continue reading

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