Introduction to Masterpieces of World Literature is a free online course, offered by the Harvard University, this course embarks on a global journey to explore the past, present, and future of World Literature.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge.
Interested candidates can enroll for this online course on or before March 1, 2017.
What are Masterpieces of World Literature course?
- This literature course explores how great writers refract their world and how their works are transformed when they intervene in our global cultural landscape today.
- No national literature has ever grown up in isolation from the cultures around it; from the earliest periods, great works of literature have probed the tensions, conflicts, and connections among neighboring cultures and often more distant regions as well.
- Focusing particularly on works of literature that take the experience of the wider world as their theme.
- This course will explore the varied artistic modes in which great writers have situated themselves in the world, helping us to understand the deep roots of today's intertwined global cultures.
What is learned?
- The history of World Literature.
- How literary works and books are transformed by cultural transmission.
- How to critically analyze literary works.
- The significance of major technological advances in writing.
Duration of the course?
- Length: 12 weeks
- Effort: 5-7 hours per week
- Price: Free
- Institution: HarvardX
- Subject: Literature
- Level: Introductory
- Languages: English
- Video transcripts: English