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Contemporary Global Literature: multiple worlds on a single planet

Focus: Modern Languages

This short course is an introduction into the studies of approximations between contemporary prose fiction in English (both original and in translation) and sociological concerns in the field of globalization studies. Five short excerpts from novels or short stories penned by contemporary authors will be read and analysed along with fragments of theoretical and critical material on the following topics:
1- the history of the term “globalization”
2- globalization and migration
3- globalization and cosmopolitanism
4- globalization, utopia and dystopia
5- globalization, mass culture and the fiction of a new world order
Each of the five sessions will last two hours and cover one of the topics listed above. The fictional and theoretical texts will be made available on digital formats the week prior to the first session.

Professor: Anderson Bastos Martins (UFJF)

Language: English

Mode of instruction: online

Courseload: 10 hours

Date&Time: July 25-29, 1pm-3pm

Target audience: undergraduate and graduate

Spots available: 95

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): 

SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions