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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Comparative Literature 195 Courses  

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01:195:101 Introduction 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 literature through a chosen theme. 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.
01:195:120 Global 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.
01:195:135 Short 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.
01:195:137 The 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 literature.
01:195:140 Being 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.
01:195:145 Heroes and Heroines (3) An introduction to the heroic dimension of human life as represented in literature.
01:195:150 World 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.
01:195:170 The 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 students' own lives.
01:195:201 Literature 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, the forbidden, translation and love, among others.
01:195:203 Masterworks of Western Literature (3) Journey through Western literature from its beginnings to the 21st 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.  All works read in translation.
01:195:204 Masterworks 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 works read in translation.
01:195:206 Banned Books (3) Global history of censorship with a focus on the political and cultural contexts of countries like the USA, Niger, Egypt and India. How ideas in great books have been suppressed through debates about sedition, blasphemy, obscenity, and sexuality and strategies that people used to undermine that suppression, such as book smuggling, underground markets, exile and translation. Credit not given for this course and 01:013:206.
01:195:216 Introduction 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.
01:195:220 Our World: Social Justice and the Environment (3) Study of the imagining of human/nonhuman relationships in recent social movements as represented in world literature, film, visual arts, and digital social networks. Interpretation of these representations within their cultural traditions, and in dialogue with local, regional, or planetary environmental changes and activism.
01:195:221 Introduction 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.
01:195:227 Tales 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.
01:195:230 Modern 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.  
01:195:231 Masterpieces 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.
01:195:232 Women 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.
01:195:233 Understanding the French Enlightenment (3) Critical examination through major philosophical and literary works of the history, concepts, and values of the French Enlightenment, with particular emphasis on their relevance in past and present debates about civil society, political institutions, nature, morality, artistic creation, scientific progress, religion, and changing notions of selfhood. Taught in English.
Credit not given for both this course and  01:420:230.
01:195:234 The Power of Myth (3) An introduction to the study and analysis of mythology especially in literature and film. Psychological and cultural perspectives discussed.
01:195:235 Detective 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.
01:195:237 Arabic Classical Literatures (3) Survey of a wide selection of Arabic literary texts in translation, dating from the sixth to the twelfth 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.
01:195:240 Animals 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.
01:195:241 Masterpieces of Modern Greek Literature (3) Reading and discussion of great works of modern Greek literature including short stories, poetry, the novel, and film. Taught in English translation. Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:241 or 01:489:340.
01:195:242 The 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.
01:195:243 Introduction 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.
01:195:244 Introduction 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.
01:195:245 Introduction 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.
01:195:246 Fairy 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.
01:195:247 PSY-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.
01:195:249 Modern 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.
01:195:250 Comparative 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.
01:195:251 Major 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.      
01:195:255 The 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. 
01:195:256 Introducing Italy, City by City (3) A sequence of courses, each concentrating on one Italian city, taught in English by members of the Italian department. Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:256.
01:195:257 The 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.
01:195:258 From 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, i.e. 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; figures of the "outlaw", the "idiot", and the cyborg. Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:254 or 01:470:258.
01:195:260 Introduction 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.
01:195:261 Introduction to Theater (3) Survey of various genres of theater across multiple cultures; theater's function in social and literary contexts.
01:195:262 Life 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.
01:195:267 Latino 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.
01:195:268 Walking 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.
01:195:269 Dominican 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.
01:195:270 Past Today (3) Analysis of 21st-century conflicts through historical context, using literature, film, and the visual arts, music, architecture, and other forms of cultural production.
01:195:271 Resisting Petrocapitalism: Oceanians against Climate Collapse (3) Analysis of how literary works of the Pacific Islandsż Indigenous activists across Oceania denounce the entanglement of capitalism, imperialism, and environmental crises and use their strategic position at the heart of the global fluxes of oil, goods, and capital transiting between Asia and North America to challenge petrocapitalism and the military industrial complex protecting it.
01:195:272 Russia: 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 01:510:277 or 01:860:272.
01:195:274 Major French Plagiarists: Literature between Repetition and Originality (3) Critical examination of the history and practice of literary plagiarism, with particular emphasis on the pre-modern tradition of imitation and past and present debates about originality, creativity, plagiarism, and changing values of authorship.
Taught in English.  Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:272.
01:195:276 Realism 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 01:082:276 or 01:470:276.
01:195:277 Radical Modernism and Anti-Art (3) Introduction to the major movements and protagonists of the 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. 
01:195:280 Textual Transformations (3) Introduction to a broad range of possible textual transformations such as literary translation, film adaptation, transcription, ekphrasis, and dramatization. Discussions regarding notions of originality and derivation and examination of the ways artists use form to domesticate, subvert, celebrate, or modernize other artists' works.  Credit not given for this course and 01:195:303.
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.
01:195:295 Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies (3) Comparative study of Latino and Caribbean cultures. Reviews key definitions of culture, historical and disciplinary evolution of the term, and key debates on cultural studies in the humanities. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:295 or 01:050:295.
01:195:296 A Cultural History of Artificial Intelligence (3) A cultural-critical analysis of the notion of artificial intelligence, particularly as it relates to race, gender, and agency in multicultural and non-Western contexts. Analysis of the intellectual history within which our contemporary perceptions of artificial intelligence evolved via a survey of the history of computing and representations of artificial intelligence in fiction, cultural criticism, and film.
01:195:301 Introduction 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.
01:195:302 Writing 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 writing 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 undergraduate director.  
01:195:303 Introduction to Translation Studies (3) Introduction to the main themes and issues in contemporary Translation Studies.
Taught in English.  Credit not given for this course and 01:013:304 or 01:195:280.
01:195:304 Fiction and Ideology (3) Fictional narratives as statements about social order. Texts by major thinkers such as Marx, Lukács, Goldmann, Benjamin, and Williams.
01:195:305 Readings 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 alongside Latin American literary and cultural production to compare the relationship and articulation of these different theoretical modes.
01:195:306 Literature 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.
01:195:307 Introduction 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.
01:195:308 Gender, 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 notion of sexual and/or racial differences.
01:195:309 Major Literary Trends (3) Survey of major literary periods or movements such as classical, medieval, Renaissance, romanticism, realism, and naturalism.
01:195:310 Literary Institutions (3) Literature as a socially determined phenomenon. The historical evolution of the status of the writer, the work, the critic, and the vicissitudes of the dissemination of literary writing in various societies.
01:195:311 Dostoevsky (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.
01:195:312 Russian and East European Science Fiction (3) Exploration of the 19th-21st-century tradition of Russian and East European science fiction in literature and film. Discussions include the problem of utopia, new technologies and how they transform our understanding of the human, alien encounter narratives, and more. No prerequisites. Course taught in English.
Credit not given for this course and 01:860:326.
01:195:314 German and Comparative Literature (3) Examination of the literary and artistic traditions of German-speaking Europe as they relate to the social, technological, religious, political and linguistic histories of both these regions, and those of other cultures with which these traditions have, historically, been in dialogue.
Credit not given for this course and 01:470:304.
01:195:315 Dante and Medieval Culture (3) Dante's work in historical perspective: theological antecedents, memory of the classical writers, and new profane literary experience. Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:315.
01:195:316 Politics, Literature, and the Arts   (3) Discussion and analysis of political elements in selected aesthetic works.  Themes vary according to instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:316.
01:195:318 Postmodern 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.
01:195:319 Unraveling 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.
01:195:320 World 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.
01:195:321 World 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.
01:195:324 Twentieth-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.
01:195:326 Sexuality 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.
01:195:327 Women'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.
01:195:329 Japanese 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.
01:195:330 Literature 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.
01:195:331 The 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.
01:195:332 The 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 on samurai culture and thought.  Credit not given for both this course and 01:565:320.
01:195:333 Modern 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.
01:195:336 Literatures of Migration, Immigration, and Diaspora (3) Writings that foregrounds 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.
01:195:337 Literature and Memory in the Arab World (3) Explores the interconnections between memory and literature in the Arab world 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.
01:195:338 Caribbean 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.
01:195:340 Renaissance 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.
01:195:341 European Neoclassicism (3) European literature in the 17th and early 18th centuries and its connections with political, philosophical, and scientific thought of the time. Authors include: Galileo, Descartes, Corneille, Moličre, Milton, Dryden, Pope, and Grimmelshausen.
01:195:342 The Romantic Movement (3) Intellectual currents and representative works, including lyric, fiction, and drama of the European romantic movement. Major romantic texts of France, Germany, and Russia.
01:195:345 From 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.
01:195:346 Classical 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.
01:195:347 The 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.
01:195:348 Stories of Russian Life: Memory, Invention, Experience (3) Examination of how Russian writers have imagined and represented the self in various kinds of life narratives (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.
01:195:349 The 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.
01:195:350 Theory of Narrative (3) Logic of narrative and its implications in modern culture. Theoretical texts by Jakobson, Foucault, Genette, and Propp; modern fiction by Poe, Borges, Robbe-Grillet; newspaper articles, and advertisements. Prerequisite: One course in literature or permission   of instructor.
01:195:352 The European Novel (3) Comparative study of the emergence of forms, themes, and techniques of the novel from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
01:195:354 The Nineteenth-Century Novel (3) Major works of fiction in their historical and social context. Authors from Europe, the Americas, and the non-Western world.
01:195:356 Modern Fiction (3) Major works of fiction from 1900 to 1945 in their historical and political context. Works by authors such as Lawrence, Gide, Woolf, Mann, Malraux, Kafka, Proust, Sőseki, and Lu Xun.
01:195:357 Contemporary Novel (3) Major novels written since 1945 by authors from Europe, the Americas, and the non-Western world.
01:195:358 Odysseus in Literature, Drama & Film (3) Evolving images of Odysseus from ancient literature through medieval poetry and modern novels, poetry, plays, and films. Significance of Odysseus as an enduring literary icon.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:190:358 or 01:489:358. Taught in English.
01:195:359 Literature 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.
01:195:360 Autobiography (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.
01:195:361 Brazil 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.      
01:195:362 Contemporary Caribbean Women Writers (3) Reading and discussion of recent writings by women from the Anglophone, Francophone, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean.
01:195:363 Women 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 or 01:016:363.
01:195:364 Big Bang: The Literature of Chaos and Order (3) Examination 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.
01:195:365 Modern 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.
01:195:370 Germany Confronts the Holocaust (3) Analysis of the shifting role of the Holocaust in postwar German public life, including art, literature, museums, memorials, film, television, and political discourse. Some attention given to Austria and Switzerland; contrasts will be drawn to place of Holocaust in postwar and contemporary America.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:470:370 or 01:563:370.
01:195:371 Holocaust Media (3) Examines the wide array of uses of media to represent the Holocaust, from 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.
01:195:372 Holocaust Literature in Translation (3) Interpretation of works dealing with the Holocaust by leading Hebrew, Yiddish, and European writers. Appropriate films used.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:563:365.
01:195:374 Marx, 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.
01:195:375 The Devil in the Text (3) An investigation of the devil's image in literature across cultures and centuries.
01:195:377 Topics in World Cinema (3) Study of a particular region, time period, movement, or theme in world cinema. Specific topic announced at preregistration. Credit not given for both this course and 01:175:377. May be taken more than once, if content is different.
01:195:380 German-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.
01:195:381 Topics 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.
01:195:382 Kafka 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.
01:195:383 Nikos 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.
01:195:384 Poetry (3) Poetry from the ancient Greeks to the 21st century, including Western and Asian poetry.
01:195:385 Modern 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.
01:195:386 Twentieth-Century Greek Poetry (3) Modern Greek poetry from 1900 to 2000. Credit not given for both this course and 01:489:386.
01:195:387 Hybrid 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.
01:195:388 The 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.
01:195:389 Love 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.
01:195:390 Comedy (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).
01:195:391 Tragedy (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.
01:195:392 The 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.
01:195:393 Israeli 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.
01:195:395,396,397,398 Issues 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 if content is different.
01:195:399 Service 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.
01:195:419 History of Criticism (3) History of criticism from Plato and Aristotle to the 20th century.
01:195:420 History of Criticism (3) Major criticism of the 20th century.
01:195:430 Gender, 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.
01:195:440 Seminar: 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. Credit not given for both this course and 01:351:440.
01:195:471 Yukio Mishima: His Fictions and Global Literary Legacy (3) Explores the many facets, fictions, and global literary legacy of one of Japanżs most formidable 20th-century writers, Yukio Mishima (1925-1970).
Taught in English.  Credit not given for both this course and  01:565:471.
01:195:475 The 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.
01:195:477 Advanced 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. 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.
01:195:480 Special Topics in Comparative   Literature (3) Special studies in particular ideas, themes, forms, and historic units in literature. Content varies according to instructor.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
01:195:484  Russia after Stalin: Literature, History, Theory (3) Recent past of Russian culture and politics. 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.
01:195:489 Tolstoy's War and Peace (3) Detailed study of Leo Tolstoy's monumental novel War and Peace (1869) in its historical, cultural, and critical context.  Readings and discussion in English. Credit not given for both this course and 01:860:289 or 01:860:489.
01:195:493,494 Independent Study (BA,BA) Independent reading under supervision of a member of the department. Prerequisites: permission of instructor and undergraduate director.
01:195:495,496 Honors in Comparative Literature   (3,3) Independent research on the honors thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the department and undergraduate director.
01:195:497 Capstone 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.
 
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