World Literature since the RenaissanceAugust 17, 2016 – 01:04 am

World Literature since the Renaissance

In 1938, in the midst of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt declared that the South was “the nation’s number one economic problem.” By any measure—education, literacy, per capita wealth—the South lagged far behind the rest of the United States. But the region which was more associated with racism than reading was on the verge of making astonishing contributions to American literature. The years between the two world wars were a remarkably fertile…

World Literature for Young AdultsAugust 9, 2016 – 12:43 am

World Literature for Young Adults

Reading makes immigrants of us all - it takes us away from home, but, most important, it finds homes for us everywhere. Young adult literature from other countries offers teachers and students a powerful resource for learning. Although it can be difficult to locate foreign YA literature, the benefits of using these books are significant. Foreign YA literature can open up the world to American readers, creating new understanding of and appreciation…

World Literature Assignment ideasAugust 5, 2016 – 12:00 am

World Literature Assignment ideas

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A number of seminal figures come to mind when one considers the formative moments of world literature: Goethe, Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz, Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett, and sometimes Engels and Marx, if only to give global capitalism its due. On a more contemporary scale, Franco Moretti, Pascale Casanova, and David Damrosch offer models for a new world literary history and system, steadily…

World Literature practice testJuly 27, 2016 – 11:41 pm

World Literature practice test

Ace the CLEP test using our CLEP exam study guide with practice questions. Quickly Solve Difficult CLEP Test Questions with the CLEP Flashcard Study System. The College Board administers the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) to give students an opportunity to demonstrate undergraduate-level understanding of core subjects. Most of the universities and colleges in the United States will reward qualifying scores on the CLEP exams with college…

World Literature for KidsJuly 7, 2016 – 08:51 pm

World Literature for Kids

~posted by Ruth This year, Jacob and Molly are joining their school’s orchestra, which means it’s time for music lessons! Excitement has mounted as they chose their instruments: Molly loves the clarinet and Jacob is excited to play the violin. Of course, it made me think of how to pair books and music and luckily, I found several that fit the bill. Can You Hear It? by William Lach The perfect book to introduce young readers (and young musicians) to…

World Literature ClassicsJuly 3, 2016 – 08:48 pm

World Literature Classics

Welcome! This annual scholarly journal is published by students in the Department of Comparative World Literature & Classics at California State University, Long Beach. Genre is dedicated to publishing creative and scholarly work in the Humanities as well as essays related to the annual Comparative Literature conference. Reviews of current works of literary criticism, literature and local Southern California art exhibitions are also featured…

World Literature? David DamroschJune 29, 2016 – 08:35 pm

World Literature? David Damrosch

World literature has become a subject of lively – sometimes heated – debate in recent years, both as a body of texts and as “a problem, ” as Franco Moretti remarked in his influential pair of conjectural articles (Moretti 2, 2003). Much of the discussion since then has focused on issues of scale and the challenges of incorporating a meaningful range of the world’s literatures in our work, whether when teaching a sophomore-level survey course or in…