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This is a self-paced free online course. This short literature course examines how writers break the barrier of national and linguistic boundaries and how their modern fictions rise to the status of masterpieces.

You will be taught how to weave small frictions in to a large one either is that of mediaeval tales or of futuristic science fictions. This is a course for all the creative minded people who are interested international conflicts or cultural change.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer need to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: Harvard University

Course Curriculum

1.1 Introduction Fictions of the Modern World 00:15:00
1.2 World Literature and Writing Technologies 00:14:00
2.1 Goethe in Weimar 00:01:00
2.2 Goethe’s Garden House 00:02:00
2.3 Introducing Johann Peter Eckermann 00:02:00
2.4 Eckermann Travels to Weimar 00:03:00
2.5 Conversations with Goethe 00:01:00
2.6 The Birth of World Literature 00:03:00
2.7 Eckermann’s Role in World Literature 00:04:00
2.8 Goethe’s Corpus 00:04:00
2.9 Goethe’s Poetry 00:04:00
3.1 The 1001 Nights in Relation to the Epic 00:08:00
3.2 The Origin of the Tales 00:07:00
3.3 Orientalism, Translation, and Colonialism 00:07:00
3.4 A Comparison of Translations 00:04:00
3.5 Scheherazade, Dunyazade, and Harun al-Rashid 00:05:00
3.6 Reading in Historical Context 00:03:00
3.7 Modern Adaptations 00:09:00
3.8 The 1001 Nights as World Literature 00:02:00
3.9 Goethe’s Arabian Nights 00:04:00
3.10 Authorship, Transcription, Curation 00:06:00
3.11 Influence in the East and West 00:05:00
3.12 Influence on Contemporary Authors 00:06:00
3.13 Frame Stories 00:06:00
3.14 The Worldliness of the 1001 Nights 00:06:00
4.1 Biography of Voltaire 00:04:00
4.2 The Literary Marketplace 00:06:00
4.3 Candide, Satire, and Leibniz 00:11:00
4.4 The Best of All Possible Worlds El Dorado and Utopia 00:05:00
4.5 Comedy and Philosophy 00:06:00
4.6 Cultivating the Garden 00:07:00
5.1 Lu Xun in Context 00:08:00
5.2 China and Modernism 00:06:00
5.3 The Diary of a Madman  00:07:00
5.4 Imperial Bureaucracy and the Story of Ah Q 00:11:00
5.5 What is to Be Done 00:05:00
5.6 Lu Xun’s Place in Literary History 00:03:00
5.7 Interview with Yanping Zhang Lu Xun 00:07:00
5.8 Eileen Chang in Context 00:04:00
5.9 Irony and Modernity 00:07:00
5.10 Interview with Yanping Zhang The Style of Eileen Chang 00:13:00
6.1 Origins of Borgesian Modernism 00:02:00
6.2 The Library of Babel 00:04:00
6.3 Universalism and Genre 00:06:00
6.4 Metafiction and Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote 00:09:00
6.5 The Garden of Forking Paths and the Politics of Literature 00:05:00
6.6 Fiction and Futurity 00:07:00
6.7 On First Reading Borges 00:05:00
6.8 Populism and Politics 00:12:00
6.9 Conceptual Fiction and the Nation 00:08:00
6.10 Borges and Form 00:06:00
7.1 Postcolonial India and Britain 00:05:00
7.2 VideoRushdie’s Chekhov and Zulu  00:06:00
7.3 The Satanic Verses Controversy 00:03:00
7.4 Rushdie’s East, West 00:08:00
7.5 Main Themes of Chekhov and Zulu 00:11:00
7.6 Jhumpa Lahiri in Context  00:06:00
7.7 Theatricality and the Short Story 00:07:00
7.8 The Future(s) of Literary Form 00:03:00
7.9 Local or Cosmopolitan 00:05:00
7.10 Bombay and the Return to Paradise 00:05:00
7.11 Rushdie as Postcolonial Author 00:05:00
7.12 Public Reaction to the Satanic Verses 00:08:00
7.13 Film and Rushdie’s Fiction  00:09:00
7.14 Translatability and Untranslatibility 00:04:00
7.15 Jhumpa Lahiri and Colonial Heritage  00:08:00
7.16 The Jaipur Literary Festival Part 1  00:09:00
7.17 The Jaipur Literary Festival Part 2  00:06:00
8.1 Orhan Pamuk and the History of Turkey  00:06:00
8.2 My Name Is Red  00:05:00
8.3 Perspective, Form, and the Novel  00:06:00
8.4 Of Miniatures, Frames, and the Author  00:06:00
8.5 Themes of The Museum of Innocence  00:04:00
8.6 Interview with Orhan Pamuk Part 1  00:06:00
8.7 Interview with Orhan Pamuk Part 2  00:07:00
8.8 Interview with Orhan Pamuk Part 3  00:09:00
8.9 Interview with Orhan Pamuk Part 4  00:05:00
8.10 Interview with Orhan Pamuk Part 5 from  00:03:00
8.11 City Tour With Murat Belge 00:10:00
8.12 Tour of the Museum of Innocence  00:10:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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