Thursday, January 27, 2022

Building a Reading List

I'm teaching Introduction to Global Literature in the spring, and would like to move away from the anthology-based model. (I've used anthologies in the past, but I usually don't like the translations or the selection available.)

The way "global literature" is defined at my university is "any literature which is not American literature." This is because we also have a two-semester American Lit class, so students get that there.

Anyway, this is my tentative reading list at this point. I'm also going to add in some works that are available for free online -- Catullus, for example, and maybe Iphigenia at Aulis.

What I'm looking for is suggestions to add to the list, so if you see something I've missed, please comment!

Books for Global Lit 2013 Fall 2022



Trans. Steven Mitchell                                                             $11.00

ISBN 978-0743261692


The Symposium                                                                          $10


ISBN 978-0199540198


Beowulf                                                                                      $17

Trans. Maria Dahvana Headley

ISBN 978-0374110031


 Persopolis                                                                                  $15

Marjane Satrapi

ISBN: 978-0375714573


Night                                                                                           $12

Eli Weisel

ISBN 978-0374500016


Jo Walton,                                                                                  $19

My Real Children                          

ISBN 978-0765332684





Bardiac said...

Sounds like a really good, interesting reading list!

Anonymous said...

Shusaku Endo's "Silence", perhaps?

delagar said...

Thanks, I'll have a look at that one!

Nicky said...

Can I suggest 'Whale Rider' by Witi Ihimaera.

delagar said...

Oh, that's a good one!