READ AROUND THE WORLD: A VISIT TO EACH CONTINENT
Description: This course will allow participants to journey around the world as well as dive into history all from the comfort of their easy chair as we read novels and short stories from each continent (minus Antarctica).
Facilitated by Dr. Erika McCombs, each class will open with an introduction into the historic, literary, and political concerns of the text followed by a discussion of the work itself. In order to allow participants to follow a comfortable reading schedule, the course will interchange novels and short stories from each continent before moving on to the next locale. Many of the course’s texts are available on audiobook as well. Authors included Nikolai Gogol, Alice Munroe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yan Lianke, Mario Vargus Llosa, and Albert Camus among others. Course will run for twelve weeks. Please come having read the first text.