The primary focus of this course is on literatures not often encountered. This gives students the luxury of not focusing on a strong existing canon which would overshadow other literatures. Additionally, various critical hypotheses can be tested while working from a literary basis other than that from which those hypotheses were developed. In short, a large number of texts will be approached from a large number of cultures and a variety of perspectives.
Prerequisites: This is an advanced-level English course. Freshman and sophomore English courses should be completed prior to enrollment. Those unsure about taking this course should consult with their advisor.