Where: The Hampton Inn

Cost: $165.00 for 6 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Judy Harper, M.A., taught English, literature, composition, and business writing for 13 years at San Jose State University and California State University, Northridge.

Global Perspectives in Contemporary Literature

Have you ever been to Zimbabwe? India? Botswana? Greece? Would you like to go? Are you interested in knowing more about what life is like in these countries? There is no better way to understand the cultures and mores of a country than by reading works written by an author who has lived there and experienced it firsthand. We will read works by authors from Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh, among others. In reading these works, we will see both what separates us and what unites us as members of the human race. The stories are vivid, compelling, complex, and current, offering us an intimate view into the lives of people all over the world.

Our text book will be One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories, New Internationalist, London, 2009, available for sale on-line through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Walmart. Each week, we will be reading and discussing three or four selections from this book. There will be a very brief lecture component to the class where pertinent background information and a framework for the discussion will be presented. The vast majority of the course is discussion driven, so please plan to do your reading ahead of time and bring your book to class for what will certainly be a lively, engaging, and revealing talk.

Before our first class session, please plan to purchase the book and read the first three selections. Readings for subsequent weeks will be assigned at the end of each class session.

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