Intertextual Issues Paper
Write a 900-1200 word (3-4 page typed, double-spaced, 11 or 12-size font) discussion of how your reading of at least two (preferably three) of the assigned literary texts helps us to better understand the complex nature of a significant international news event. Start by describing why the news event is significant and then develop a discussion about how the literary texts you’ve chosen especially resonate with the contemporary topic. What is similar in both the texts and the contemporary event? What are some notable differences in the texts and the contemporary event? How can you help your reader better understand the contemporary event thru the lens of the texts? Be as creative with your choice of texts and discussion as you wish, but you must ground your discussion by quoting and paraphrasing directly from the literary texts as often as possible. Be sure to give your paper an attractive title that reflects the main idea of your discussion..
“Europe and the New World” (NAWL PP. 123-133, Vol. C:
“Circling the Mediterranean: Europe and the Islamic World” (NAWL pp. 3-17 Vol. B)
“Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Literature” (NAWL pp.3-21, Vol. A)
International News Event:
‘Mr. Marlboro’: The veteran jihadist behind the attack in Algeria
By Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank, CNN