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“Adding Africa and Mesoamerica to World Lit 1: An Introduction to Sundiata and the Popol Vuh”: EPDS
March 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cumming | 262
Dahlonega | BH 315
Gainesville | Nesbitt 5105 (VTC launch site)
Oconee | 564
Facilitated by Steve Pearson
Although it is not difficult to create a truly global World Lit 1 course–China, Japan, India, and the Middle East have plenty of great texts–finding material for teaching early African and Mesoamerican literature can be more challenging. Two of the most widely anthologized texts for those areas, the Sundiata and the Popol Vuh, are both useful but can be daunting to newcomers. This presentation gives an overview of the two stories and provides ideas about how to connect them to other texts on your syllabus.