David Damrosch, ed. Teaching World Literature. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009 [Book review]
journal contributionposted on 22.05.2017, 04:26 by Geoff Berry
Teaching World Literature is a compendium of sorts, comprising an introduction by the editor David Damrosch, with five sections on differing aspects of the problem ñ how to teach a world of literature when the canon keeps on opening up to new markets, genres and even traditions, and how to do so in the increasingly pressured humanities departments of today's universities. Each section addresses part of this challenge and while the book is designed to help teachers collate, develop and present such courses, providing answers to some of the issues that will inevitably arise along the way, it is not written as a guide or manual; the authors tells their own story of their experiences in an engaging and conversational manner.