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

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