World Literature: Your Guide to Becoming Very Well Read

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Last updated on June 6, 2024 2:43 am

Enhance your understanding of World Literature with this unique course. Explore key texts, literary movements, and historical contexts. Perfect for literature enthusiasts and those pursuing further education. Enroll risk-free today!

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What you’ll learn

  • Discover key texts in World Literature
  • Understand key literary movements
  • Understand literary philosophies
  • Appreciate the historical and cultural events which shaped world literature
  • Discover exciting authors and texts from the ancient world to the present day
  • Gain an understanding of literature in depth enough to pass citizenship tests and university entrance exams
  • Discuss literature with the literati
  • Improve your skills in textual analysis and contextualising written works
  • Indulge in the sheer joy of reading
  • This course will help you if you are undertaking or plan to undertake further or higher education studies in literature
  • Monthly Zoom Book Club

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Do you really love to read? Do you want to be very widely read and understand key texts, literary movements and historical contexts in World Literature? Then this is the course for you.

This World Literature course is unique on Udemy. Coming from a historicist perspective, it examines texts from across the world and from ancient times to the present day in their historical, political, philosophical and cultural contexts. After the course you will have a thorough knowledge of world literature and be able to discuss literature with the literati.

I am a lecturer at the C.S. Lewis Literary Festival in Belfast. I hold a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the Queen’s University of Belfast (a Russell International Excellence Group University) and have taught at the Institute of Lifelong Learning at Queen’s University, as well as being a writer and professional lyricist. I’m looking forward to being your guide through World Literature.

We will learn about:

  • Greek and Roman mythology, history and epic poetry which still influences literature and popular culture today.

  • The influence of the Bible on texts ranging from Dryden’s Absalom and Achiptophel to Steinbeck’s East of Eden to Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

  • The growth of the Arthurian myths

  • Fairy tales (they weren’t always for children)

  • Key authors from different time periods in Europe, North and Latin America, Australia, Africa, the Far East and Asia.

Writers include Homer, Virgil, Malory, Dryden, Steinbeck, Cervantes, Dante, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, L.M. Montgomery, Margaret Atwood, Jeannie Gunn, Machado de Assis, Juana Inés de la Cruz, José Martí, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Kofi Anoonor, Confucius, Kim Young-ha, Roma Tearne, Monica Ali, Rabindranath Tagore and many more.

This course is an epic journey with alot to discover on the way. You can enrol today risk free due to Udemy’s 30 day money back guarantee. I’m looking forward to meeting you on the course.

Who this course is for:

  • People who love to read and aim to study literature

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