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Afro-Asian Literature

Course Outline

Unit I.. Afro-Asian Literature

*African Literature

African Writers and Poets

Africa by David Diop

Once Upon a Time by Gabriel Okara

Short Story

Anticipation by Mabel Dove-Danquah Ghana

Unit II. Egyptian Literature


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Types of Egyptian Literature

Egyptian Tales
Love Songs

To Whom Should I Speak Today by T. Eric Peet

Egyptian Myth and Legend

The Tale of Sinuhe

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Unit III. Arabian Literature

Arabic literature

Arabic Prose

Arabic Poetry

The Koran
The Arabian Nights
The Lady and Her Five Suitors
Love by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet
The Twelve Apostle
Bewildered Arab
The Food of Paradise
The Greedy Jackal
Count Not Your Chickens Before They Hatched

Unit IV. Chinese Literature


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A Wife Mourns For Her Husband

Chinese Poets

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Chapter V. Hindu Literature




Pachantantra Stories

Bhagavad Gita

Rabindranath Tagore



Chapter VI. Hebrew Literature


The Bible

Genesis: The Creation

The Sermon on the Mount

Psalm 23

The Ecclesiastes

The story of Joseph

The Story of Ruth

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Parable of the Last Seat

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The Parable of Talents

Chapter VII. Persian Literature


Characteristic of Persian Literature

Persian Prose

Omar Khayyam






Chapter VIII. Japanese Literature

About Japan

Tale of Genji

Tale of Genji (pdf)

Murasaki Shikibu


The Madman on the Roof

Chapter IX. Korean Literature

  1. About Korea
  2. Literary Works of Korea

The Character of Korean Literature

Modern Literature of Korea

Korean’s Classical Literature


Jumong on Youtube

The Legend Korean TV Series

Chapter X. Vietnam Literature

  1. Facts about Vietnam
  2. Vietnam Poetry and Short Stories
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nhat_Hanh

Chapter XII. Thailand Literature

Fact and figures about Thailand

Thailand Short Stories



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English and American Literature

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I. Old English – Beowulf

II. Middle English Literature – Geoffrey Chaucer “The Canterbury Tales”

III. Renaissance Literature – “Paradise Lost”

The major literary figures in the English Renaissance include:

IV. Elizabethan Era –

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, English Sonnet

V. Jacobean Literature – Miguel De Cervantes ” Don Quixote

VI. Caroline and Cromwellian Literature – John Milton “Paradise Lost”

VII. Restoration Literature – John Bunyan “Pilgrim’s Progress

VIII. Augustan Literature – Jonathan Swift “Gulliver’s Travel

IX. 18th Century Age of Renaissance – Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathematica”

X. Romanticism –

Jean Jacques Rosseau’s “Emile”

William Wordsworth “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways”

Lord Byron “She Walks in Beauty”

Percy Bysshe Shelly “Ozymandias”, “Ode to the West Wind”

Mary Shelly”Frankenstein”

Sir Walter Scott “Ivanhoe”

Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice”

XI. Victorian Literature

Charlotte Bronte “Jane Eyre”

Emily Bronte “Wuthering Heights”

Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

Robert Louis Stevenson “Treasure Island”

XII. Modernism

William Butler Yeats “Second Coming”

Virginia Woolf “To the Lighthouse”

D.H. Lawrence “Piano”

T.S. Eliot “Portrait of a Lady”

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The Canterbury Tales

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English and American Literature

Construction and Evaluation of Visual Aids

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