01:195:101Introduction to World Literature (3) Study of outstanding works of fiction, plays, and poems from European, North and South American, African, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Middle-Eastern parts of the world through a different theme every semester. Focus on questions of culture, class, gender, colonialism, and on the role of translation.
0:195:110 Introduction to Heritage Culture and Language Studies (3)Analysis and understanding of
cognitive, social, and cultural aspects related to bilingual speakers of a minority language in a majority-language society. A hybrid online course. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:110.
01:195:120Global Science Fiction (3)Novels, short stories, and films from around the globe in the genre of science fiction. Works approached as experiments in the narrative imagination of world-making and -unmaking; and for the light they shed on the relation between science and fiction in different global contexts over the past two centuries. Attention also given to language, environment, nation, race, gender, and sexuality as aspects of fictional worlds.
01:195:135Short Fiction (3) Study of various genres of short fiction, in English translation, by some of the most important writers in world literature. Course themes focus on the city, the nation, migration and exile, colonialism, science fiction, the fantastic, magical realism, horror, mystery, among others.
01:195:137The Haunted (3)Examines what haunts us, both from within and without.
Different approaches to understanding our own ghosts--as individuals and as a
society--by turning to what haunts some of the key works of modern Western
01:195:140Being Human (3)Definitions in literature and film of what it means to be human. Ancient conceptions of the ideal human being; early modern and modern definitions of the human in relation to ethnic others, animals, aliens, and machines.
01:195:145Heroes and Heroines (3)An introduction to the heroic dimension of human life as
represented in literature.
01:195:150World Mythology (3) Story, structure, and meaning in myths of many cultures. Myth as a primary literary phenomenon, with some attention to anthropological and psychological perspectives.
01:195:170The Art of Comparison (1.5)An introduction to the arts and methodologies of comparison as practiced in the field of comparative literature, through topics that change each time the course is offered. Topics include love, envy, greed, etc. Development of skills in close reading and writing through an exposure to literary texts from a variety of cultures, as well as the capacity to reflect on the role that the topics play in their own lives.
01:195:201Literature across Borders (3) Concept and practice of comparative literature across historical periods, cultures, and genres. Topics vary from year to year: war, metamorphosis, friendship, sex, being human, poison, and love among others.
01:195:203Masterworks of Western Literature (3) Journey through Western literature from its beginnings to the 20th century. The epic, love poetry, drama, novels, and short novels. Classic Greek and Roman, medieval, Renaissance, modern French, German, English, and Russian literatures. European literary texts in their literary and sociopolitical contexts.
01:195:204Masterworks of World Literature (3)Key works of literature from a variety of literary traditions, Western and non-Western, modern and ancient. Topics such as class, gender, politics, time, identity, and translation. All texts read in translation.
01:195:216Introduction to World Literatures in English (3) Survey of English language literatures, including Asian, African, and Caribbean, in a global context. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:216.
01:195:220Our World: Social Justice and the Environment (4)Study of the imagining of human/nonhuman relationships in recent social movements as represented in world literature, film, visual arts, and social networks on the internet. Interpretation of these representations within their cultural traditions, and in dialogue with local, regional, or planetary environmental changes and activism.
01:195:221Introduction to the Literatures of the Middle East (3)Literatures of the Middle East from their origins to the present.Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:221 or 01:685:221.
01:195:227Tales of Horror (3)Examination of historical and political context,
and psychoanalytical underpinnings, of horror tales in literature and film of
the Western tradition from Brothers Grimm to Alfred Hitchcock. Focus on some of
the most spellbinding creatures from this tradition: Frankenstein and Dracula,
vampires and zombies, Doppelgängers, ghosts, artificial humans, and other figures
that continue to haunt the cultural imagination.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:227.
01:195:230Modern Jewish Culture: Key Texts and Their Afterlives (3) Examines four key texts, written between 1894 and 1944, that have become fixtures not only of modern Jewish culture but also of world
culture, primarily through adaptations and remediations in stage, film,
broadcasting, music, and visual art.Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:230.
01:195:231Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature in Translation (3)Reading and interpretation of outstanding Hispanic writers. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:241. Prerequisite: 01:940:201, 202, 203, or 204 only for students who wish to count this course for the Spanish major or minor, and if all written work is done in Spanish.
01:195:232Women Writers of South Asia (3)Survey of recent writings by women from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and regional areas of South Asia. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:232 or 01:098:232.
01:195:234The Power of Myth (3)An introduction to the study and analysis of
mythology especially in literature and film; psychological and cultural
01:195:235Detective Stories (3)The detective story in its historical and philosophical context. The formal logic of the 19th-
and early 20th-century detective story examined in respect to concepts such as identity, action, time, and social agency in works by American, Argentinian, British, French, and German authors. All non-English texts read in translation.
01:195:237Arabic Classical Literatures (3) Survey of a wide selection of Arabic literary texts in translation, dating from the sixth to the 12th centuries, including poetry and prose in both classical and colloquial Arabic. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:343. All works studied in translation.
01:195:240Animals and Humans (3)Animals and humans in global literary and filmic texts. Animals as moral teachers; symbolic animals; animal narrators; humans turning into animals in metamorphosis stories; and ecofeminist versions of human-animal relations.
01:195:241Masterpieces of Modern Greek Literature (3) Reading and discussion of great works of modern
Greek literature including short stories, poetry, and a novel. Course will include selected parallel films for additional insight and analysis. In translation. Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:241 or 01:489:340.
01:195:242The Portuguese-Speaking World: A Literary Introduction for English Speakers (3)Introduction to literary texts from the
Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa).Credit not given for both this course and 01:810:242.
01:195:243Introduction to the Literatures of South Asia (3) Literatures of South Asia
from their origins to the present. All works studied in translation.Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:231.
01:195:244Introduction to Myth (3) Myths of various cultures; their structures and functions in social and especially literary contexts. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:244 or 01:358:244.
01:195:245Introduction to Folklore (3) Major genres of folklore, including folktale, folk song, and legend, with attention to the methods of collecting and analyzing these materials. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:245 or 01:358:245.
01:195:246Fairy Tales Then and Now (3)Analysis of structure, meaning, and function of fairy tales and their enduring influence on literature and popular culture. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:225.
01:195:247PSY-FI: Literature and Psychoanalysis (3)Key psychoanalytical concepts explored through readings of literature, film, case studies, and literary theory. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:247.
01:195:249Modern Literatures of South Asia (3) Literary works from modern South
Asia.Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:331. All works studied in translation.
01:195:250Comparative Approaches to African Literatures (3)Reading and discussion of literature in translation from different geographic, linguistic, and cultural areas of Africa.Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:250.
01:195:251Major French Writers in Translation (3)Landmarks
of French literature from the Renaissance to the present. Plays, novels, and
essays of such authors as Moličre, Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Flaubert,
Sartre, and Camus.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:241 or 01:420:242.
01:195:255The City and Literature (3)Reading and discussion of
different forms of representation of major cities in the United States, South America, Europe,
and East Asia. Analysis of poetry, short stories, novels, film, and critical
essays with emphasis on the similarities and differences between discourses about
urban centers such as Paris, New York, London, Mexico City, Săo
Paulo, Moscow, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
01:195:256Introducing Italy, City by City (3)A sequence of courses, each concentrating on one Italian
city. Initial semester, Naples, to be followed by other semester courses taught
by different members of the Italian department. Language of instruction, English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:256.
01:195:257The Postcolonial City (3)Study of literary and cultural
representations of cities around the postcolonial world. Discussions regarding
issues of community, violence, migration, displacement, homelessness, mass
communication, and mass transportation.
01:195:258From Nietzsche to Superman (3)Examination of transformation of Nietzsche's Ubermensch (overman) into the American Superman heroes of our contemporary culture. Analysis of impact of this motif on gender studies, animal studies, and contemporary media technologies: Hitler's racist Aryan superman and its dismantling in modern art; female versions of Superman such as
Wonder Woman or the "material girl" in pop culture; attention also to the figures of the "outlaw," the "idiot," and the cyborg.Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:254 or 01:470:258.
01:195:260Introduction to Caribbean Literature (3)Reading and discussion of poetry, prose, and drama by major literary figures representative of different histories and cultures of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:270 or 01:940:270.
01:195:261Introduction to Theater (3)Survey of various genres of
theater across multiple cultures; its function in social and literary contexts.
01:195:262Life Writing in France (3)Critical interpretation of autobiographical texts, with particular attention to the distinction of fact and fiction, and theories of subjectivity, identity, and memory.Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:261.
01:195:267Latino Literature (3)Latino experiences in the United States through literary
voices drawn from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Central American, and
Cuban diasporas and native cultures. Topics include: cultural identity,
hybridity, mestizaje, border writing, transnationalism, transculturation, language
appropriation, subversion and negotiation, and gender issues.Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:267.
01:195:268Walking in the City (3)Representations of walking in modern European
culture. Readings: Baudelaire, Calvino, Serao, Mansfield, Marinetti, Ortese, and Woolf. Screenings: Rossellini, De Sica, Sorrentino. Taught in English.Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:268.
01:195:269Dominican Literature (3)Study of the development of
Dominican literature from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Emphasis
on major writers such as Columbus, Pané, Galván, Bosch, Alvarez, Danticat,
Andújar, Rita Indiana, and Junot Díaz. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:269 or 01:940:331,332. Reading knowledge of Spanish recommended.
01:195:270Past Today (3)Analysis of
21st-century conflicts through historical context, using literature, film, and
other visual arts, music, architecture, and other forms of cultural production.
01:195:272Russia: Between Empire and Nation (3)Study of Russia's imperial culture, history, and politics
from the 19th to the 21st century as a window onto geopolitical shifts in
contemporary Russia's relations to the wider world.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:860:272 or 01:195:334 or 01:860:334.
01:195:276Realism and Revolution (3)Introduction to 19th-century German literature and its response to and critical reflection of the French Revolution.
Taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:276.
01:195:277Avant-Garde: Dada to Punk Rock (3) Introduction to the major movements and
protagonists of early 20th-century European avant-garde--Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism--and the impact of these movements on Pop Art and
Punk Rock of the 1960s and 1970s. Includes examples from visual works (Kirchner, Kandinsky, Duchamp, Ernst), literature (Wedekind, Ball, Marinetti, Apollinaire), and cinema (Murnau, Richter, Buńuel, Warhol). Taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:277 or 01:470:358.
01:195:280Textual Transformations (3)
Introduction to a broad
range of possible textual transformations such as literary translation, film
adaptation, transcription, ekphrasis, and dramatization. Discussion regarding notions of
originality and derivation and examination of the ways artists use form to
domesticate, subvert, celebrate, or modernize other artists' works.
01:195:282 Music, Culture, and Memory in the French-Speaking World (3)The place of music in French and Francophone
culture, with particular attention to its role in historical events and in the way they are remembered.Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:282.
01:195:295Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies (3)Comparative study of Latino and Caribbean cultures by reviewing key definitions of culture, paying attention to the historical and disciplinary development of the term, as well as the key debates on cultural studies in the humanities. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:295 or 01:050:295.
01:195:301Introduction to Literary Theory (3) An examination of theoretical concepts and contexts that constitute and frame contemporary views of literature. Critical analysis of formalist, psychoanalytic, structuralist, poststructuralist, Marxist, and feminist approaches to theory and literature. Structured to familiarize students with recent debates in critical and cultural theory.
01:195:302Writing in the Discipline: Literary and Cultural Studies (3) Advanced writing course for students of literature and humanities. Introduction to research methods,
library resources, and scholarly writing in general. Assignments include the writing of abstracts, book reviews, research papers, and preparation for longer writing projects such as honors theses and sample writings for admission to graduate school.
Prerequisite: One second-level writing course or permission of the department.
01:195:304Fiction and Ideology (3) Fictional narratives as statements about the social order. Texts by major thinkers such as Marx, Lukács, Goldmann, Benjamin, and Williams.
01:195:305Readings in Latin American Literature and Theory (3) Analysis of Latin American literature as theory and
criticism. Close readings of texts in Anglo-American and French criticism along
with Latin American literary and cultural production to compare the
relationship and articulation of these different theoretical modes; that is,
theory as "pure" vs. theory as culturally inscribed.
01:195:306Literature and Cultural Conquest (3) Dissemination and reception of hegemonic literatures: the function of travel literature; the transformation and appropriation of popular cultures. Credit not given for both this course and 01:353:326 or 01:359:345. 01:353:326 may be counted for major core requirement with permission of undergraduate director.
01:195:307Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures and Theories (3) Study of novels, poetry, essays, and films from regions of the world deemed postcolonial, which may include Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Discussion of major issues in postcolonial theory and criticism. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:307.
01:195:308Gender, Race, and Textual Imagination (3) Literature as the privileged representation of the other. The connection between the form(s) of creative writing and the evolution of the very notion of sexual and/or racial differences.
01:195:309Major Literary Trends (3) Survey of the major literary periods or movements such as classical, medieval, Renaissance, romanticism, realism, and naturalism.
01:195:310Literary Institutions (3) Literature as a socially determined phenomenon. The historical evolution of the status of the writer, of the work, of the critic, as well as of the means of, and the obstacles to, the dissemination of literary writing in various societies.
01:195:311Dostoevsky (3)Major works in historical, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, and short works. All readings and discussion in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:860:330.
01:195:315Dante and Medieval Culture (3) Dante's work in historical perspective: the theological antecedents,
memory of the classical writers, and new profane literary experience.Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:315.
01:195:316Politics, Literature, and the Arts (3) Discussion and analysis of political elements in selected aesthetic works that vary with the instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:316.
01:195:318Postmodern Approaches to Sacred Literature (3) Postmodern literary analysis of religious texts drawn from Jewish, Christian, and Hindi traditions. Credit not given for both this course and 01:840:362.
01:195:319Unraveling Race in Latino and Latin American Studies (3)Study of the history and cultural
representation of race and ethnicity in Latin American and Latino Studies from
the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on major writers working with race, miscegenation, and radicalization. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:319.
01:195:320World Cinema I (3)Developments in French, Italian, British, Russian, and other national cinemas from 1896 to World War II; also examines cross-influences between foreign and American cinema. Credit not given for both this course and 01:354:320 or 01:175:320.
01:195:321World Cinema II (3)Major developments in
global filmmaking from the 1950s to the present, with an emphasis on specific
national and transnational cultures and their industrial and artistic
practices.Credit not given for both this course and 01:354:321 or 01:175:321.
01:195:324Twentieth-Century Literature in a Global Context (3)Twentieth-century writing in English other than British and American. Credit not given for both this course and 01:350:378 or 01:358:361.
01:195:326Sexuality and Literary Studies (3)Survey of how sexual identities (gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and others) relate to narrative
and cultural theory.Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:315. Prerequisite: 01:355:101 or equivalent.
01:195:327Women's Traditions in Literature (3)Focus
on the social context of a feminine literary tradition and the
relationship between gender and genre. Prerequisite: One course in women writers or permission of instructor.
01:195:329Japanese Selves, Western Others (3)The Japanese gaze on European and American
concepts, people, and objects in fiction from the late 19th century to the present. Japanese identity defined through the encounter with the Western Other.
01:195:330Literature and Culture of Brazil (3)Reading and discussion of selected
works of fiction and nonfiction with emphasis on their place in the development
of Brazilian literature and their relationship to Brazilian culture.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:810:330.
01:195:331The Novel, East and West (3) The novel of the last one hundred years as a cross-cultural form. Comparison of novels from America, Europe, Asia, India, and Africa.
01:195:332The Samurai Tradition in Japanese Literature and Film (3)The samurai warrior as a
focus of cultural and political expression in Japanese literature and cinema.
Supplementary readings of secondary sources on samurai culture and
thought. Credit not given for both this course and 01:565:320.
01:195:333Modern Writers and East Asia (3) Influence of Asian literature and philosophy on the development of Western poetry, drama, and fiction of the 20th century. Works include poems of Pound, Brecht, and Gary Snyder; plays of Yeats and Brecht; novels of Forster, Conrad, and Hesse.
01:195:336Literatures of Migration, Immigration, and Diaspora (3) Writings, mainly in English, that foreground representations of place, community, and identity in relation to national and international movement and displacement. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:366 or 01:358:384.
01:195:337Literature and Memory in the Arab World (3)Explores the interconnections between memory and literature through close readings of memoirs, novels, poems, short stories, films, and graphic art. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:346 or 01:685:347.
01:195:338Caribbean Pluralities and Indo-Caribbean Literature (3)A study of some of the major canonical works of the Anglophone Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean writers. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:335 and 01:595:335.
01:195:340Renaissance and Baroque (3) Intellectual currents and representative works, including epic, lyric, prose fiction, and drama of the European Renaissance. Readings from Marlowe, Rabelais, Montaigne, Erasmus, More, and others.
01:195:341European Neoclassicism (3) European literature in the 17th and early 18th centuries and its connections with political, philosophical, and scientific thought of the time. Authors: Galileo, Descartes, Corneille, Moličre, Milton, Dryden, Pope, and Grimmelshausen.
01:195:342The Romantic Movement (3) Intellectual currents and representative works, including lyric, prose fiction, and drama of the European romantic movement. Major romantic texts of France, Germany, and Russia.
01:195:345From Dostoevsky to The Wire: Serial Storytelling across Media (3)Investigation of serial narrative as a modern mode of storytelling, from the emergence of the serial
novel in 19th-century Europe and Russia through 21st-century American serial television and podcasts. Exploration of the enduring power of
this narrative form, in multiple media, to interweave fiction with the course
of current events and the rhythms of everyday life. All readings and discussions in English.Credit not given for both this course and 01:860:345 or 01:359:347.
01:195:346Classical Backgrounds of Literature (3) Influence on literature of classical Greek and Roman epic, tragedy, comedy, and other literary forms. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:317 or 01:358:302.
01:195:347The Life and Works of Odysseus Elytis (3) Examination of the works of Odysseus Elytis; the writers and artists who influenced his work. Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:347.
01:195:348Stories of Russian Life: Memory, Invention, Experience (3) Examination of how Russian writers have imagined and represented the self in various kinds of life narratives (such as
autobiography, diary, memoir, and semifiction). Memory and invention, history
and personality, genre and technique, from the medieval era to the present,
with emphasis on the 20th century.
Taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:860:348.
01:195:349The Bible and Western Literature (3) Influence of the King James and other versions of the Bible on literature in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:319 or 01:358:204.
01:195:350Theory of Narrative (3) Logic of narrative and its implications in modern culture. Theoretical texts by Jakobson, Foucault, Genette, and Propp. Modern fiction (Poe, Borges, Robbe-Grillet), newspaper articles, and advertisements. Prerequisite: One course in literature or permission of instructor.
01:195:352The European Novel (3) Comparative study of the emergence of forms, themes, and techniques of the novel from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
01:195:354The Nineteenth-Century Novel (3) Major works of fiction in their historical and social context. Authors from Europe, the Americas, and the non-Western world.
01:195:356Modern Fiction (3) Major works of fiction from 1900 to 1945 in their historical and political context. Works by such authors as Lawrence, Gide, Woolf, Mann, Malraux, Kafka, Proust, Sőseki, and Lu Xun.
01:195:357Contemporary Novel (3) Major novels written since 1945 by authors from Europe, the Americas, and the non-Western world.
01:195:358Odysseus, the Hero (3) Explores the Homeric figure Odysseus in
literature from Homer and Vergil, through Dante and modern masterpieces by
Nikos Kazantzakis, James Joyce, and Derek Walcott. Additional explorations in poetry, as well as
selected modern films.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:358. Taught in English.
01:195:359Literature of the Fantastic (3) Short stories of the 19th and 20th centuries, with some consideration of longer forms and parallel literary developments in ancient and Eastern cultures. Structuralist and psychological approaches to genre.
01:195:360Autobiography (3) Major works with special focus on theory and poetics. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:341 or 01:358:250.
01:195:361Brazil and the United States: Comparative Approaches (3)Comparative and interdisciplinary study
of Brazilian literature and culture as it relates to contemporary issues of
race relations, diversity, cultural dependency, and globalization. Course taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:810:361.
01:195:362Contemporary Caribbean Women Writers (3)Reading and discussion of recent writings by women from the Anglophone, Francophone, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
01:195:363Women Writers of Africa (3)Survey of recent writings
by women from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and regional areas of
Africa.Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:311.
01:195:364Big Bang: The Literature of Chaos and Order (3) Examination of selection of literary and philosophical works
from the Renaissance to the present, aimed at understanding how dramatic
upheavals in the physical universe have been conceived as analogies for crisis
and revolution in the realms of history, politics, psychology, science, gender,
and the arts.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:364.
01:195:365Modern Arabic Literature (3)Survey of representative works of modern Arabic literature in translation, including poetry, the novel, the short story, and plays. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:342.
01:195:370Germany Confronts the Holocaust (3) Analysis of the shifting role of the Holocaust in postwar German public life--in art, literature, museums and other memorials, film, television, and political discourse. Some attention will also be given to Austria and Switzerland; contrasts will be drawn to the place of the Holocaust in postwar and contemporary America. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:370 or 01:563:370.
01:195:371Holocaust Media (3)Examines the wide array of
uses of media to represent the Holocaust, from during World War II to the
present. Examples range from
wartime radio broadcasts and newsreels to documentaries, television dramas,
videotaping of Holocaust testimonies, art photography, as well as the use of
media in museum displays and tourist practices.Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:366.
01:195:374Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3)Exploration of the work of three German writers who revolutionized modern philosophy, theology, psychology, aesthetics, social and political science, gender studies, historiography, literature, and the arts. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:371 or 01:730:344.
01:195:375The Devil in the Text (3) An investigation of the devil's image in literature across cultures and
01:195:377Topics in World Cinema (3)Study of a particular
region, time period, movement, or theme in world cinema. Specific topic announced at
preregistration time.Credit not given for both this course and 01:175:377. May be taken more than once, if content is different.
01:195:380German-Jewish Literature and Culture from the Enlightenment to the Present (3) Survey of German-Jewish culture, 18th century to the present. Literature in political-historical context, with some attention to music, philosophy, and film. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:380.
01:195:381Topics in Comparative Cultural Studies (1.5) Seven-week course. Variable content. Studies in particular ideas, themes, forms, and historic units in literature and other fields in the
humanities. Specific titles available at registration.
01:195:382Kafka and World Literature (3) Introduction to Kafka's work and its impact on world
literature. Topics include: literary
modernism and European modernity; Jewish languages, culture, identity, and
music in the early 20th century and beyond; minor and postcolonial
literature; rethinking the relationship among humans, animals, hybrids, and
monsters; and new directions in art, literature, film, and music.
Taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:354 or 01:563:355.
01:195:383Nikos Kazantzakis (3) Works of Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957) and the Eastern and Western ideas that influenced him: Homer, Henri Bergson, Nietzsche, Freud, and Buddhist philosophy. Pre- or corequisite: 01:489:241 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:350 or 01:489:383.
01:195:384Poetry (3) Poetry from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century, including Western and Asian poetry.
01:195:385Modern Poetry (3) Comparative survey of poetry in languages other than English from 1850 to the present. Poets include Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Rilke, Brecht, Neruda, Vallejo, Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Pessoa, Apollinaire, and Artaud.
01:195:386Twentieth-Century Greek Poetry (3)Modern Greek poetry from
1900 to 2000. Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:386.
01:195:387Hybrid Western Modernity in Literature and the Arts (3) The formation of European modernity in literature and the arts from the 1880s-1930 under the impact of Japanese and other non-Western aesthetics.
01:195:388The Cultures of the Middle Ages (3) Detailed introduction to a particular aspect of the rich cultural diversity of the European Middle Ages. Topics vary. Credit not given for both this course and 01:350:388 or 01:667:388 or 01:358:308.
01:195:389Love and Power in the Italian Renaissance (3)Interdisciplinary
investigation of early modern Italian culture, seen through the perspective of
power structures. Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:358.
01:195:390Comedy (3) Study of the major comic traditions, especially the Menandrian (Menander, Plautus, Terence, Moličre) and its modern descendant, the comedy of social criticism (Beaumarchais, Gogol, Chekhov, Shaw).
01:195:391Tragedy (3) Study of the literature and theory of tragedy from the Greeks to the 20th century. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:326 or 01:358:248.
01:195:392The Realistic Theater (3) History of the realistic presentation of theatrical spectacles in Europe from the 18th to the 20th century. Equal emphasis on staging and playwriting. Includes Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw, and Becque.
01:195:393Israeli Film (3)Explores major social, cultural, and political issues
central to contemporary Israeli society and its development, and their representation
in Israeli cinema.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:393.
01:195:395,396,397,398Issues in Comparative Literature (3,3,3,3) Separate sections focusing on comparative, interdisciplinary topics. Specific titles announced at the time of registration. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken more than once. Content will differ each semester.
01:195:399Service Learning Internship (1) One-credit community service placement in comparative literature. Must be taken in conjunction with a designated CESEP (Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships) course offered in comparative literature.
01:195:419History of Criticism (3) History of criticism from Plato and Aristotle to the 20th century.
01:195:420History of Criticism (3) Major criticism of the 20th century.
01:195:430Gender, Nation, and Literature in South Asia (3)Course focuses on how representations of women have shaped ideas of modern Indian citizenship and belonging in colonial and postcolonial periods. Credit not given for both this course and 01:013:430 or 01:988:431.
01:195:440Seminar: Topics in Genre (3) Intensive study, in a discussion-oriented format, of a particular genre (e.g., pastoral, epic, comedy, lyric) or relationship among genres. Topics vary; consult department. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:440.
01:195:475The Tale of Genji as World Literature (3)The Tale of Genji in the context of world literature as court romance, psychological novel, and feminist text. Extensive readings from critical literature in English and discussion of issues in translation. Credit not given for both this course and 01:565:475.
01:195:477Advanced Topics in World Cinema (3)Intensive study of a
particular issue in world cinema, with special attention paid to theoretical
approaches. Specific topic
announced at preregistration time.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken more than once, if content is different. Credit not given for both this course and 01:175:477.
01:195:480Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3) Variable content. Special studies in particular ideas, themes, forms, and historic units in literature. Designed by individual instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
01:195:484 Russia after Stalin: Literature, History, Theory (3)Recent past of Russian culture and politics. Study of how the Stalinist past influenced late Soviet
Russian culture, contributed to the collapse of the USSR, and shaped post-Soviet Russia through examination of powerful fictional texts and films
that defined the post-Soviet era, from 1950s onward, as well as nonfiction and theoretical texts on Stalinism and its aftermath. Taught in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:484 or 01:860:484.
01:195:489Tolstoy's War and Peace (3)Detailed study of Leo Tolstoy's monumental novel War and
Peace (1869) in its historical, cultural, and critical context. All readings and discussion in English.Credit not given for both this course and 01:860:289 or 01:860:489.
01:195:493,494Independent Study (BA,BA) Independent reading under supervision of a member of the department. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department.
01:195:495,496Honors in Comparative Literature (3,3) Independent research on the honors thesis. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
01:195:497Capstone Seminar Workshop (1)Assessment of the undergraduate
experience as a major in comparative literature. Debate around the present
state of the discipline. Series of workshops intended to explore professional
and academic careers, including preparation for graduate school and grant
writing.Open to comparative literature seniors only.