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World Literature


Year 2022 – 2023

September 12, 2022 – May 12, 2023

Marvine Stamatakis

Interlochen Arts Academy, emerita




Upper or Honors


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.


Subject Area



Upper, Honors