Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Beginnings

Early College High School (photo: Wikipedia)

The start of a new year: I'm beginning a new job!

Early College High School, located on the NCCU campus, is geared toward students who have a drive to succeed: they are high schoolers who will complete two years of college during their four years. 

This first semester, I'm teaching World Literature. We're going to examine how geography and culture shape writing; for each place study, I'm going to feature classic and contemporary pieces, fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose.

As part of understanding each country of study, I want to infuse the author's culture into the class. We'll look at art, listen to music, and eat the food. Clips of Anthony Bordain will definitely make an appearance!

"If you want to know a country - read its writers" - Aminatta Forna

REQUEST: I'm gathering suggestions for both classic and contemporary authors (poetry and prose). The authors must be from Asia, Africa, The Middle East, Eastern Europe, or South America. (No British or American authors - that's another class)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to all of you who have commented in other forums and given me some great ideas!