In this course, we expand our knowledge of world literature, analyze cultural influence on authors, and begin to appreciate the stories of other countries. Students will identify and develop a working knowledge of literary terms, definitions, and elements of a narrative; apply these concepts to the stories and novels in the course; build understanding of how culture and standpoint influence both the author’s and the reader’s experience of a text; and synthesize understanding into a creative final project that demonstrates the analysis of a short story. Texts examined include The Burial at Thebes by Sophocles; Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare, Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag, and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.
Year 2022 – 2023
September 12, 2022 – May 12, 2023
Interlochen Arts Academy, emerita
Upper or Honors