World Literature explores how stories shape humanity and how humanity has shaped our stories. This full-year group tutorial has weekly 90-minute meetings over two 15-week semesters and covers time-honored classics of world literature. Each text is broken down incrementally to ensure complete understanding. Highlights and key points for each work are discussed in class. Students should be proficient in basic essay writing as we will focus on polishing literary analysis skills and working with advanced style techniques. Grammar and vocabulary are discussed in context. Students who prefer audio versions of the books are welcome to use them. The tutorial requires weekly note taking.
World Literature is offered in a yearly rotation with Contemporary Literature and is scheduled for 2023-2024.
Day/Time Not offered in 2022-2023 Academic Year
Min/Max Students 5/12
The Iliad by Homer
The Ramayana by Valmiki (R.K. Narayan prose translation)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
The Inferno by Dante
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Tuition $450 plus a $20 non-refundable registration fee
Platform The tutorial uses the flexible Google Classroom interface along with Zoom for live meetings, which are recorded in case of absence.
Registration Not offered in 2022-2023 Academic Year