Masterpieces of World Literature: V Tale of Genji

Notes for week 5, Masterpieces of World Literature (or Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature and Modern Masterpieces of World Literature) by David Damroschand Martin Puchner from HarvardX: HUM12x on edX.

The Floating World: The Tale of Genji

 

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Masterpieces of World Literature – IV The Thousand and One Nights

Notes for week 12, Masterpieces of World Literature (or Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature and Modern Masterpieces of World Literature) by David Damroschand Martin Puchner from HarvardX: HUM12x on edX.

West-Eastern Conversations: The Thousand and One Nights

أَلْف لَيْلَة وَلَيْلَة‎ / ʾAlf layla wa-layla

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MOOC Masterpieces of World Literature

Notes for the HarvardXWorld Literature MOOC by David Damrosch and Martin Puchner (HUM12x) on edX.

Duration: 13 weeks

Course Outline

  1. Goethe and the Birth of World Literature
  2. The Birth of Literature: The Epic of Gilgamesh
  3. Homer and the Archeology of the Classical Past: The Odyssey
  4. West-Eastern Conversations: The Thousand and One Nights
  5. The Floating World: The Tale of Genji
  6. The First National Epic: The Lusiads
  7. Enlightenment in the Colonies: Candide
  8. China and Its Neighbors:
  9. Inventing Latin America: Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones
  10. From Empire to Globe: Wole Soyinka, Death and the King’s Horseman
  11. East-West Encounters: Salman Rushdie & Jhumpa Lahiri
  12. Istanbul in – or as – the World: Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
  13. World Literature Today

Masterpieces of World Literature – XII Pamuk

Notes for week 12, Masterpieces of World Literature (or Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature and Modern Masterpieces of World Literature) by David Damrosch and Martin Puchner from HarvardX: HUM12x on edX.

Istanbul in – or as – the World: Orhan Pamuk

Ferit Orhan Pamuk (born 7 June 1952), the first Turkish Nobel laureate (2006).

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Masterpieces of World Literature – VI Os Lusíadas

Notes for week 6,  Masterpieces of World Literature (or Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature and Modern Masterpieces of World Literature) by David Damrosch and Martin Puchner from HarvardX: HUM12x on edX.

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The First National Epic

Luís Vaz de Camões (c. 1524/5 – 1580)

The poem consists of ten cantos, each with a different number of stanzas (1102 in total). It is written in the decasyllabic ottava rima, which has the rhyme scheme ABABABCC, and contains a total of 8816 lines of verse.

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Masterpieces of World Literature – XI Rushdie & Lahiri

Notes for Masterpieces of World Literature (or Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature and Modern Masterpieces of World Literature) by David Damrosch and Martin Puchner from HarvardX: HUM12x on edX.

East-West Encounters

Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947)

Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri (born on July 11, 1967)

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Masterpieces of World Literature – X Soyinka

Notes for week 10 Masterpieces of World Literature by David Damrosch and Martin Puchner from HarvardX: HUM12x on edX.

From Empire to Globe: Wole Soyinka

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