Course Descriptions

World Literature, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

WRLD: World Literature

WRLD 100 (3) A World History of Horror
Introduction to the idea of horror across historical times, geographic regions, and genres, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary methodologies and theories of World Literature. [3-0-0]
WRLD 200 (3) Introduction to World Literatures
A thematically organized introduction to world literatures, interconnecting a range of cultures and historical periods. Texts will be studied in English translations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of first year English
WRLD 304 (3) World Theatre and Cultural Performance
Explorations of world theatre and cultural performance traditions and practices from South, Southeast and East Asia; Oceania; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East; and the Americas; includes Indigenous theatre. Credit will be granted for only one of THTR 304 or WRLD 304.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: THTR 304.
WRLD 310 (3) Mythologies in Motion
Literary study of a selection of transcultural myths and their influence across time. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third year standing.
WRLD 313 (3/6) d Dramatic Literature in Performance
Explores the performance of dramatic literature through a combination of interactive lectures and acting/directing training for a selected dramatic repertoire. Rehearsals outside class time required. Culminates in a public presentation. With different topics, the course can be taken more than once for credit. Credit will be granted for no more than a total of 6-credits of THTR 313 and WRLD 313.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: THTR 313.
WRLD 360 (3) Literature and Power
Explores the intersections of literature and power, featuring poems, short stories, and novels from nations as geographically, politically, and ethnically diverse as Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Italy, and Great Britain. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Third year standing.
WRLD 370 (3) Story and Image Across the Islamic World
Selections from the arts of the book across the Islamic world (8th to 19th C) showing how literature inspired painters and calligraphers to weave together word and image. Digital art historical approaches will normally be used, though no computing experience is required. Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 370, DIHU 370, or WRLD 370.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ARTH 370, DIHU 370.
WRLD 375 (3) Encountering India: The Age of the Mughals
An examination of interrelated arts, visual cultures and texts in South Asia (15th to 19th C) within their historical and cultural contexts. Topics include the rise of the multicultural Mughal Empire, the roles of Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism, and encounters with Renaissance and Colonial Europe. Digital art historical approaches will normally be used, though no computing experience is required. Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 375, DIHU 375, or WRLD 375.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ARTH 375, DIHU 375.
WRLD 382 (3) Cross-cultural Travel Narratives
Experiential learning course combining introduction to intercultural communication theory and the literary study of cross-cultural migration narratives.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
WRLD 403 (3) Global Surrealism
The development of Surrealism from its roots in 20th-century French thought to its global proliferation in film, literature, visual culture and contemporary theories. Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 403 or WRLD 403.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ARTH 403.

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