Saturday, January 14, 2017

Open Textbook: World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650

World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650
Laura Getty, North Georgia College & State University
Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia

Pub Date: 2015
ISBN 13: 978-1-9407713-2-8
Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

Table of Contents

Middle East, Near East, Greece 
  • Hebrew Bible, “Genesis” and “Exodus” 
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh 
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey 
  • Medea 
  • Oedipus the king
  • The Apology of Socrates 
  • The Analects 
  • The Art of War 
  • The Book of Songs 
  • The Mother of Mencius 
  • The Zhuangzi 
  • The Bhagavad Gita 
  • The Mahabharata 
  • The Ramayana 
  • The Aeneid 
  • Metamorphoses 

About the Book

This peer-reviewed World Literature I anthology includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided by time period in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.

About the Contributors


Laura Getty is an English professor at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, GA. 
Kyounghye Kwon is an assistant professor in the English department at the University of North Georgia. She received her doctoral degree in English and her certificate in Theatre and Performance from The Ohio State University. Her teaching and research areas include world literature, postcolonial studies, Asian/Asian American studies, gender studies, and performance studies. Her current research focuses on how Korean traditional puppet theatre preserves, alters, and adapts Korea's pre-colonial/indigenous memory in its performance repertoires for contemporary audiences, with particular attention to indigenous memory, gender, and the changing nature of the audience. She is co-editor of Compact Anthology of World Literature (UNGP, 2015), an open access textbook funded by a Complete College Georgia Grant. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Asian Theatre Journal, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, Pinter Et Cetera, and Text & Presentation.

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