Survey of World Literature

Survey of World Literature

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Matajc Vanesa


The course synthetically represents the oldest (namely, Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylon-Assyrian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese literatures of the antique and the Middle Ages), classical (Greek and Roman) literatures, European literatures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism, Enlightment, Pre-romantic and Romantic, Realist and Naturalist literatures, literatures of the New Romanticism, Decadence and Symbolism (i.e., of the fin de siecle period), literatures of the modern Avant-garde movements of the 20th century, Expressionism, Existentialism, Modernism, Postmodernism and after-Postmodernist literatures. In addition, the course includes a short survey of the contemporary non-European literatures (such as literatures of the Latin America, African, Asian, Caribbean literatures) with a theoretical emphasis on the specific characteristics of the so called post-colonial literature.