World Literature

Report
World Literature 2011
The Year in Review
Guiding Prompts
• What is your worldview?
• What implications does our vision of how the world looks have on
our knowledge and understanding of the world in which we really
live?
• What is absolute about the human experience?
• What effect does the incorporation of fantasy and the supernatural
have on a literary work?
• Why does conflict dictate so much of human relations worldwide?
• How are differing cultures reflected in western media today?
• What issues arise from “media driven understandings” of cultures
worldwide?
• Is progress or tradition more important for the many diverse
cultures on Earth, trying to establish an identity in the modern
world?
Your final prompt(s)
• What is culture?
• How is culture reflected in literature?
Your Exam
You will answer both of these prompts in a
structured oral presentation, between three and
eight minutes, accompanied by a visual artifact
to represent your points(s).
Criteria
• Content (1-4)
• Organization (1-4)
• Language Use (1-4)
• Voice (1-4)
• Artifact (1-4)
4 – Excellent
3 – Good
2 – Needs Improvement
1 – Failing
Works We’ve Read This Year
Novels:
• Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
• A Walk In My World, assorted authors
• The Stranger by Albert Camus
• Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
• Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
• Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
• Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(close reading excerpt)
Works We’ve Read This Year
Short Stories:
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“The Heavenly Christmas Tree” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The Shadow” by Hans Christian Anderson
“The Wall” by Jean-Paul Sartre
"Prince Huo's Daughter“ by Jiang Fang
"A Certain Night” by Ting Ling
"The New Year's Sacrifice"by Lu Hsun
“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel
Garcia Marquez
• “The Rain Came” by Grace Ogot
Works We’ve Read This Year
Poems:
• “Worldview” by Carl Casmeyer
• “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats
• “Prayer to Masks” by Leopold Senghor
• Misc. Chinese Poetry
To be continued this week…
Media
Primary (full length) Films:
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Baraka
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Like Water For Chocolate
Persepolis
A Map for Saturday
Media
Supplemental
Films:
Supplemental
media:
• “Hope - The World at Hand”
(YouTube)
• “Cartographers for Social
Equality” (West Wing excerpt)
• “Human, All Too Human”
(YouTube)
• The Mexican Revolution of
1910 (YouTube)
• “The Magically Real Artwork
of Ron Gonzalves” (YouTube)
• “Unwrapping Iran” (National
Public Radio Series)
• “Birth of Voodoo” (YouTube)
• “ Flip Flotsam” (YouTube)
Critical Theory
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Psychological Realism
Existentialism
Magical Realism
Cultural Historicism
Feminism(s)
Post-Colonialism
Negritude
Places We’ve Been
(Figuratively)
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USA
Indonesia
Brazil
Russia
Denmark
France
Germany
Algeria
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China
Columbia
Mexico
Iran
Ireland
Nigeria
Senegal
Kenya
©2011 Worldwide Hock

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