Blurring of Cultural Boundaries in Global Literature

This week’s focus is on global literature, literature that shows the blending of two cultural identities. This week’s examples are as follows:  “The Perforated Sheet” by Salman Rushdie, a story about a man who has recently been educated in...
Symbolism and Choice in Latin American Literature

Symbolism and Choice in Latin American Literature

This week’s readings are full of examples of symbolism and choice. The works we will be studying this week are the following. The first is a set of two poems by Octavio Paz, called ‘I Speak of The City’ and ‘Central Park’. These two poems...
Contemporary Eastern Literature

Contemporary Eastern Literature

This week’s reading all have a theme of human connection. The first story is “Diary of a Madman” by Lu Xun, about a man suffering from delusions that everyone around him is a cannibal planning to eat him. Throughout the story, despite his delusions,...