Global Literary Theory at Davidson

The Global Literary Theory major and interdisciplinary minor support the study of literature, literary criticism, and literary and cultural theory beyond the borders of a single national or linguistic tradition or history.

Such study requires not only that students study literary and cultural theory, but also that they explore literature in more than one language.

Global Literary Theory Minor

The interdisciplinary minor includes classes from Arab studies, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, philosophy, theatre and more.

Global Literary Theory Interdisciplinary Major

You may also apply for a global literary theory major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Courses You Might Take

FRE 224

Visions of the City


Is it possible to go home again?  Through poetry, novel, graphic novel, and film, we examine how francophone authors try to answer this question.  Readings and films from Césaire, Laferrière, Mabanckou, Teno, Gomis, Belkaïd, and Burton.




REL 320

The Genesis Narrative


A literary study of the book of Genesis, appropriating midrashic, intertextual, and post-modern strategies of interpretation.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.

Students at all levels welcome.

SPA 320

Span Lit Through Golden Age


Major works from medieval times through the seventeenth century, studied against a background of historical developments and literary currents. Conducted in Spanish.

Satisfies Area I for the major in Hispanic Studies and counts towards the interdisciplinary minor in…