I find myself designing an independent study for two honors students who need to study popular romance and non-Western works. I imagine using written texts or film, but graphic works, digital works--all fair game. Half of the primary texts need to be non-W in order to pass muster with the assigners of general education tags--our curriculum committee.
What non-W works in English translation/with English subtitles, accessible to honors undergrads (both students are in our honors program) would you recommend?
Or, more specifically, for the following list of W romances, what non-W romances, would you pair with any of them?
Austen. Pride and Prejudice
Bronte. Jane Eyre (bildung and romance, in my view)
Crusie. Bet Me
Kinsale. Flowers from the Storm
Shields. The Republic of Love
Chase. Lord of Scoundrels
Heyer. Civil Contract (my fave Heyer) or Devil's Cub (everyone else's fave Heyer)
Roberts. Chesapeake Trilogy or Robb first two In Death
James. When Beauty Tamed the Beast
Ward. Dark Lover
SEP. Heaven, Texas
Nothng sacred about that list. If you know of a W/non-W pairing that makes sense, I'd love to hear of it.
Thanks!This came in at the RomanceScholar listserv, and has already gotten a handful of replies, including some from me (I had some Korean TV-dramas to suggest, and a couple of Indian films). But we could sure use more help--and if anything comes to mind, we'd love to hear from you!