Prerequisite: Open to juniors or seniors in the Honors Program, or with permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/3 credits)
A consideration of recent fiction which transcends boundaries of nation and language; such literary internationalism raises concerns of ethnicity, religion and political allegiance. How does a novelist modulate from local concerns to a global readership? From Africa the class might read Chinua Achebe and Nadine Gordimer; from the Arab world, Tayeb Salih; from the far east, Shusaku Endo; from Europe, Italo Calvino; from Latin America, Gabriel García Márquez; and from “America,” Vladimir Nabokov.