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Module 9 a Rediscovery of the Literary World

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- “science of literature”

- Vulture’s eye - the theme of the Tell-Tale Heart story

MODULE 14: TRAVERSING EUROPE AND ITS INTRICACIES

- France - modernism and existentialism

- Germany - Weltliteratur

- LITERARY CRITICISM:

Romanticism - emotions and imagination

- a movement that responded against the disillutionment of the Enlightenment values of reason after French Revolution of 1789

- liberty of a person’s idea

- egocentric… the person has to look at his or her own emotions before looking at the world

- individualism… the person must think on his or her personal liberalism

- Famous LYRICAL BALLADS

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

- William Wordsworth - “spontaneous overflow of emotions”

- William Blake - the third principal poet of the movement in the UK

- Sir Walter Scott - invented the historical novel

- WHO and WHAT:

- Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm or the Brothers Grimm - wrote Little Red Cap

- William Shakespeare - greatest writer in English and a premiere dramatist

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream … most popular plays of Shakespeare

MODULE 15 THE MAGIC OF LATIN AMERICA

- Foundational Fictions - novel that were written in either the romantic or the naturalist tradition

- Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda - wrote Sab (published in 1841) ; it is a novel that is romantic in nature but has subtle critiques of the treatment of women in Cuba

- Modernismo - a new poetic movement ; first true Latin American Literature

- came from Ruben Dario’s work entitled Azul

- Indigenismo - dedicated to fostering of indigenous cultures and the injustices these cultures were suffering from

- Alejo Carpentier - coined the terminology “lo real maravilloso “ (marvelous realism)

- LITERARY CRITICISM:

Postmodernism - simply rejects the modernist way of doing things ; it implores you to make something new that moves beyond just the act or product itself; it asks yo to exist and to become the art

- WHO AND WHAT:

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez - wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude ; “the earth is round, like an orange. “

- Jorge Luis Borges - embrace the “character of unreality in all of literature” ; wrote Tthe Mythical Founding of Buenos Aires

MODULE 16 DEEP INTO AFRICA

- Africa is the birthplace of mankind.

- Writing - invented in Northeast Africa during the Bronze Age - specifically, in Egypt

- Arabs came to Africa and spread Islam to North Africa

- KINGDOMS:

- Ghana - a kingdom rich with gold

- Ife of Southwest Nigeria - terracotta sculptures and bronze statues

- Benin, Mali - so powerful and its people traded gold, slaves, horses and salt

- Songhai and Kanem Bornu - traded metal

- When Europeans colonized parts of Africa in the 16th century, the slave trade began to happen across the Atlantic

Triangular Trade - 18th century slave trade from Africa to Britain in exchange with goods like sugar, rum and other commodities

- WHO AND WHAT:

- Nelson Mandela or “Mandiba” - first balck and democratically elected president of South Africa and also known as the “Father of the Nation”

- Desmond Tutu - a fierce opponent of the apartheid in Africa

- the first black South African Bishop of Cape Town

- Charlize Theron - first South African to win an Academy Award or an Oscar

- Nadine Gordimer - wrote the Loot

- Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Babatunde Soyinka or Wole Soyinka - the first African to be honored the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986

- LITERARY CRITICISM:

Postcolonialism - (read at Module 11)

MODULE 7 THE ATLAS OF WORLD LITERATURE

- Internet - a kind of information democracy that receives news and being informed of global issues

- Pros of using internet

- the increasing concern and information campaign for the people’s stand against climate change or environmental hazards

- Ecocriticism - the union of science and literature that look at certain texts or literary selections as commentaries or sources of possible ideas or solutions against environmental degradation.

- Workshop - meant to gather professional and nonprofessional writers together to share their ideas about one another and to facilitate constructive criticisms about one another’s work.

- Mini-class conference - constructively criticize one another’s papers and clarify some issues that were raised in the topics discussed ; group yourselves in accordance to the topics of your papers with at least 4 to 6 persons per group

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