English 201


ENGLISH 201 Honors: Special Topics in World Literature: Nobel Prize.

Dr. Jolanta Wawrzycka

CHBS Building 4117 E-mail: jolanta@radford.edu

Full Course Syllabus is available on D2L.

Typically, readings in this course include:

  1. Homer: The Odyssey (Selected passages). Translation by Ian Johnston.

  2. Poems by W. B. Yeats.

  3. Poems by Seamus Heaney (links in the syllabus).

  4. Gabriel Garcia Márquez, “A Very Old Man With
       Enormous Wings.”

  5. Rabindranath Tagore, “Punishment.”

  6. Naguib Mahfouz, “Zaabalawi” and “Echoes from an

  7. Nadine Gordimer, selected stories from Jump.

Other online resources:

  1. Digital Portfolio.

  2. Reading Logs.

  3. The Nobel Foundation.



Additional Nobel Prize Laureates presented and studied in this course include:

Selma Lagerlöf  (1909)                            Naguib Mahfouz (1988)

Rabindranath Tagore (1913)                   Nadine Gordimer (1991)

W.B. Yeats (1923)                                 Boris Pasternak (1958) 

Pearl Buck (1938)                                  Derek Walcott (1992)            

T. S. Eliot (1948)                                   Kenzaburo Oē (1994)

Pablo Neruda (1971)                              Seamus Heaney (1995)

Gabriel García Márquez (1982)               Wisława Szymborska (1996)

William Golding (1983)                                 J. M. Coetzee (2003)


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