Cross-Cultural Literature WEA Sydney

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$252 Limited inc GST / $227

Cross-Cultural Literature

<p>People who are fascinated by different cultures and love reading fiction will be able to combine their interests by participating in this course. We compare and study various themes within short

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People who are fascinated by different cultures and love reading fiction will be able to combine their interests by participating in this course. We compare and study various themes within short stories and novellas set in locations all over the world. We will compare novels set in the UK, the Continent, the Americas, The Middle East and Africa. For example, while Conrad was exposing the cruelty of English colonisation in Africa in the late 19th century, Melville was exploring the complications of Spanish slavery management in South America.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Read or listen to one story each week focusing attention on the nominated theme which goes over 2 weeks
  • Learn about the background and historical context of each text
  • Make comparisons of authors’ expressions of the nominated theme
  • Compare and discuss differing literary techniques used by each author
  • Discuss the authors’ purposes and evaluate their achievements.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the global contexts of international texts
  2. Closely compare, analyse and understand international texts
  3. Gain knowledge of international texts in historical context
  4. Evaluate authors’ communication of themes

Linda Moctezuma

Linda Moctezuma has been an English Teacher in a Sydney High School for most of her career. She taught adults at WEA in the late 90's and recently completed a Masters by Research degree in English...