World Literature RenaissanceNovember 6, 2013 – 12:34 pm

World Literature Renaissance

The Renaissance in Europe was in one sense an awakening from the long slumber of the Dark Ages. What had been a stagnant, even backsliding kind of society re-invested in the promise of material and spiritual gain. There was the sincerely held belief that humanity was making progress towards a noble summit of perfect existence. How this rebirth – for Renaissance literally means rebirth – came to fruition is a matter of debate among historians. What…

World Literature playsMarch 21, 2014 – 12:41 pm

World Literature plays

As a follower of Christ and an academic I take for granted that the stuff I teach my students in class is fair game for religious discussion. But, I have the feeling that the majority of my students do not automatically use a faith-based approach to the reading of most of the texts we read in my world literature course . The difficulty of the ancients like the Epic of Gilgamesh, the eroticism of A Thousand and One Nights, or the wit and sarcasm of…

World Literature PublicationsJune 20, 2015 – 07:34 am

World Literature Publications

Three Women of Liege: A Critical Edition of and Commentary on the Middle English Lives of Elizabeth of Spalbeek, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d’Oignies - Jennifer Brown Elizabeth of Spalbeck, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d’Oignies were three of the famous late twelfth-/early thirteenth-century holy women from the region of Brabant and Liege: their life stories (written in Latin by Philip of Clairvaux, Thomas of Cantimpre, and Jacques of Vitry)…

World Literature poetsOctober 19, 2013 – 04:57 pm

World Literature poets

In an address to the Yale Political Union on April 23, 2013, Meena Alexander began with a line from Shelley’s 1821 essay, “A Defence of Poetry.” The resolution—“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”—led to a lively debate. What follows is a slightly revised version of the text she wrote for that occasion. Photo: Valentina Storti A while back, I was in Colorado in a hall with huge windows that gave out onto the Rockies. I was stunned…

World Literature Reading listsAugust 4, 2015 – 07:22 am

World Literature Reading lists

There’s something about the frenzied vigor of snowflakes, shopping outings, and journeys back home, that make us want to take a break and curl up with a good book. The classics are always a perfect pick for a good read during the holiday season. We compiled some of the best books from American literature to read when you’re looking to escape into a story. Which is your favorite? Moby Dick by Herman Melville “Call me Ishmael.” And so begins one of…

World Literature AncientAugust 25, 2015 – 07:16 am

World Literature Ancient

Originality in Ancient Literature Most early works were written in the poetical metre which the writer had heard repeated over time and, therefore, the dating of such pieces as the Enuma Elish or the Odyssey is difficult in that they were finally recorded in writing many years after their oral composition. The great value which modern-day readers and critics place on originality’ in literature was unknown to ancient people. The very idea of according…

World Literature AssignmentsDecember 1, 2014 – 11:36 am

World Literature Assignments

World Literature Assignment Help Of The Best Kind Literature subjects have been flavor of every season. In fact, students studying literature are growing day by day. And, why not? Literature subjects are considered to be light and not brain racking. Students get to read and write short stories, novels and more. Moreover, increasing number of people are writing novels; and World Literature Festivals seem to be the order of the day. However, writing…