Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

* Literature in English around the World

Code:         409

Title:          Literature in English around the World

Rating:      3 Credit hours


Three Semesters of MA I & II

The course introduces students to a range of writers writing across the world by highlighting diverse historical, postcolonial and political realities that shaped twentieth-century literary discourse. The students will compare the use of English as second language with the use of English by native writers. The course also focuses on the background of the phenomenon of World Englishes. It also brings new perspectives and critical writings on the diverse sociopolitical reasons for the emergence of a Pakistani national literature in English.

The objective of this course is to engage with different texts that represent variety of cultures which will promote sensitivity towards cultural diversity. It intends to construct the ability to think critically by experiencing different cultures and writing styles.
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca.
Translations by Brian Freil.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Selected Poetry.

The course emphasizes close reading of the selected texts. The students are supposed to contribute to the class discussion, do presentations along written assignments.
Credit hours/ Marks:- 03

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