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  1. Semester 1 81 items
    1. Week 1 - General introduction to the course. Dr Elwira Grossman 0 items
    2. Section A: Living in Translated Worlds

    3. Week 2 - Comparative Literature versus Translation Studies - Dr Elwira Grossman 4 items
      What is a translation and what does translation do? Is translation a creative or re-creative task? What are (or should be) the major concerns of a translator?
      1. Digitised reading:

      2. Comparative literature: a critical introduction - Susan Bassnett 1993

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 7 available via Online Resource Button

      3. Recommended Reading:

      4. Illuminations - Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Harry Zohn 1992

        Book Recommended See: W. Benjamin, ‘The Task of the Translator’, pp. 70-82.

    4. Week 3 – Lost in Translation? Translating the Self and Translating the Other - Dr Elwira Grossman 3 items
      What is involved in transitional/ intercultural reading? Can there be intercultural spaces? What/who is an intercultural reader?
      1. Reading to purchase:

      2. Lost in translation: a life in a new language - Eva Hoffman 1990, c1989

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      3. Lives in translation: bilingual writers on identity and creativity - Isabelle De Courtivron 2003

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase See: E. Hoffman, ‘P.S.’ pp. 49- 54 via Online Resource Button

    5. Week 4 – Literary Geopolitics and Writing in Transcultural Zones Cosmopolitan Belonging and Languages - Dr Elwira Grossman 5 items
      This week, we will continue with the Hoffman text, and also discuss briefly Ugresic and Apter (see below).
      1. Readings:

      2. Nobody's home: essays - Dubravka Ugrešić, Ellen Elias-Bursać 2007

        Book  See: ‘What is European about European Literature?’ pp. 162-176. Available via Online Resource button.

      3. The translation zone: a new comparative literature - Emily S. Apter c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Chapter 15, ‘Everything is Translatable’ pp. 226-240. Print copy is also available.

      4. Recommended:

      5. Nobody's home: essays - Dubravka Ugrešić, Ellen Elias-Bursać 2007

        Book Recommended See: 'Transition: Morphs & Sliders & Polymorphs' pp. 177-201.

    6. Section B:  Foundational Texts and National Cultures

    7. Week 5 – The Modernist Paradigm: Nationalism and Culture - Dr Tatiana Heise 2 items
      1. Reading (to purchase)

      2. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson 1991

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase See: Chapters 1-6 and 11 [you can concentrate on Chapters 1-3 and 11]).

    8. Week 6 –Criticism of Modernist Paradigm: the Post-National - Dr Tatiana Heise 6 items
      1. Modernity and its futures 1992

        Book  See: S. Hall, Stuart, ‘The Question of Cultural Identity’. pp. 273-326.

      2. Recommended:

      3. Culture, globalization and the world-system: contemporary conditions for the representation of identity - Anthony D. King, State University of New York at Binghamton. Department of Art and Art History, Ebooks Corporation Limited, Symposium on Culture, Globalization, and the World-system, Contemporary Conditions for the Representation of Identity c1991 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See: S. Hall, ‘The Global and the Local: Globalization and Ethnicity’, pp. 19-38

      4. Questions of Cultural Identity 1996

        Book Recommended See: S. Hall, ‘Who Needs Identity’, pp. 1-17.

      5. The invention of tradition - E. J. Hobsbawm, T. O. Ranger c1983

        Book Recommended See: E. Hobsbawn, ‘Introduction: Inventing Traditions’, pp.1-14.

      6. Nation and narration 1990

        Book Recommended See: H. K. Bhabha, ‘Introduction: Narrating the Nation’, pp.1-7.

    9. Week 7 - Postcolonial Perspective: Some Theories - Dr Karen Benavente 4 items
      1. Readings (digitised and in GUL)

      2. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book  See: Introduction via Online Resource Button

      3. Recommended Readings (digitised)

      4. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon: trans. Constance Farrington: preface by J-P. Sartre 1967, c1965, 2001 printing

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 'On National Culture' via Online Resource button.

    10. Week 8 - Postcolonialism: An Example from Literature - Dr Laura Martin 1 item
      1. The bluest eye - Toni Morrison 1999

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    11. Week 9 - Universals in Literature? The Jungian Perspective. Dr Laura Martin 10 items
      1. Reading (digitised):

      2. Jungian literary criticism - Richard P. Sugg 1992

        Book  See: The Analytical Psychology of C.G. Jung and the Problem of Literary Evaluation, pp. 59-74. Available via Online Resource Button.

      3. Suggested (digitised):

      4. The collected works of C.G. Jung - C. G. Jung, Herbert Read, Michael Fordham, Gerhard Adler 79/1953

        Book  See: Psychology and Literature, vol. 15, pp. 84-105 via Online Resource button

      5. Recommended: 

      6. The essential Jung - C. G. Jung 1998

        Book 

      7. Man and his symbols - C. G. Jung 1978

        Book 

      8. On Jung - Anthony Stevens 1999

        Book 

      9. Jung - Anthony Storr 1973

        Book 

      10. How to read Jung - David J. Tacey 2006

        Book 

    12. Week 10 – World Literature and the Role of Translation - Dr Laura Martin 4 items
      1. Readings (digitised):

      2. What is world literature? - David Damrosch c2003

        Book  See: Chapter 6: Kafka Comes Home’, pp. 187-205 via Online Resource button

      3. Recommended:

      4. What is world literature? - David Damrosch c2003

        Book Recommended See: ‘World Enough and Time’, pp. 281-303.

    13. Week 11 – Revision for time limited assignment - Dr Laura Martin, Dr Elwira Grossman 0 items
    14.  

       

      December 2016:  Time limited assignment

    15. SEMESTER 2

    16. Section C: Matters of Equity: Literature, Law, and Justice

    17. Weeks 1-4: Taught by Prof. Laurence Davies 6 items
      1. Readings (digitised):

      2. An Duanaire, 1600-1900: poems of the dispossessed - Seán Ó Tuama, Thomas Kinsella 1981

        Book  See: Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill: ‘Lament for Art O’Leary’, pp. 198-219 available via Online Resource button. (An eighteenth century Irish lament, traditionally said to be the work of the murdered man’s widow, though some scholars think it’s the work of keening women).

      3. Metamorphosis and other stories - Franz Kafka 2009

        Book  See: ‘The Judgment’ and ‘In the Penal Colony’.

      4. Reading (to  purchase)

      5. Metamorphosis and other stories: works published during Kafka's lifetime - Franz Kafka, Malcolm Pasley 1992

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      6. Death and the king's horseman - Wole Soyinka 1975

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

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      Section D: Transcultural, Feminist and Postcolonial Readings of Shakespeare's The Tempest

    19. Weeks 5-8: Taught by Dr Laura Martin 5 items
      1. Readings (to purchase):

      2. The tempest - William Hershaw, William Shakespeare, William Hershaw 2015

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      3. A tempest: based on Shakespeare's The tempest, adaptation for a Black theatre - Aimé Césaire, Richard Miller, William Shakespeare 2002

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      4. A grain of wheat - Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo c2002

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      5. Indigo: or, mapping the waters - Marina Warner 1993

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    20. Week 9 and 10: Reading and writing weeks 1 item
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        Deadline for submitting course essays/projects: Monday, 20 March 2017.)

        Please remember that extensions will be granted for good cause only and must be agreed with Dr Martin before the essay due-date. Penalty points apply to late essays without an extension: please see the Honours Course Document for details.

    21. Texts for students purchase: 10 items
      1. A tempest: based on Shakespeare's The tempest, adaptation for a Black theatre - Aimé Césaire, Richard Miller, William Shakespeare 2002

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      2. Lost in translation: a life in a new language - Eva Hoffman 1990, c1989

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      3. The metamorphosis and other stories - Franz Kafka, Joyce Crick, Ritchie Robertson, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2009

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      4. The bluest eye - Toni Morrison 1999

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      5. The tempest - William Shakespeare 2014

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      6. Death and the king's horseman - Wole Soyinka 1975

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      7. A grain of wheat - Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo c2002

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      8. Indigo: or, mapping the waters - Marina Warner 1993

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      9. Recommended: 

      10. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson, American Council of Learned Societies c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    22. Other Recommended Texts: 14 items
      1. The post-colonial studies reader 2006

        Book Recommended

      2. Comparative literature: a critical introduction - Susan Bassnett 1993

        Book Recommended

      3. Illuminations - Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Harry Zohn 1992

        Book Recommended

      4. Comparative literature in the age of multiculturalism - Charles Bernheimer 1995

        Book Recommended

      5. What is world literature? - David Damrosch c2003

        Book Recommended

      6. Introducing comparative literature: new trends and applications - César Domínguez, Haun Saussy, Darío Villanueva 2015

        Book Recommended

      7. Nationalism - Ernest Gellner 1998, c1997

        Book Recommended

      8. Nations and nationalism since 1780: programme, myth, reality - E. J. Hobsbawm, American Council of Learned Societies 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      9. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book Recommended

      10. Comparative literature in an age of globalization - Haun Saussy, American Comparative Literature Association 2006

        Book Recommended

      11. Myths and memories of the nation - Anthony D. Smith 1999

        Book Recommended

      12. The antiquity of nations - Anthony D. Smith 2004

        Book Recommended

      13. Nobody's home: essays - Dubravka Ugrešić, Ellen Elias-Bursać 2007

        Book Recommended

      14. Post-colonialism: a very short introduction - Robert Young 2003

        Book Recommended