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Francophone/Lusophone African Literature in English Translation

Survey of modern African literatures in French and/or Portuguese language with focus on the novel.

Master's Research

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.

Graduate Student Seminar

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Proseminar in Comparative Literature

A multiple-instructor course for graduate students in Comparative Literature introducing the range of literatures and critical approaches which characterize the discipline and the department.

Master's Thesis

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.

Seminar in Literary Periods

Specific literary period from an international perspective, with emphasis on theoretical problems in periodization and the relationship of literature to other cultural institutions.

Seminar in Literary Periods

Specific literary period from an international perspective, with emphasis on theoretical problems in periodization and the relationship of literature to other cultural institutions.

Seminar in Literary Genres

Major genre, the epic in the literatures of Europe and America, with particular attention to recent developments in genre theory.

Seminar in Literary Genres

Major genre, the epic in the literatures of Europe and America, with particular attention to recent developments in genre theory.

Problems in Literary Translation

The problems and principles of literary translation, with emphasis on the practice of translation.

Special Topics: Intercultural Studies for a Global Age: Principles, Methodology, and Practice

The subject of this Special Topics course changes on a semester-basis depending upon instructor. Please see specific semester description.

Transnational Literatures

CMLT 8250

Graduate Seminar on Transnational Literatures

The semester divides into three parts. We begin with a survey of the work of some of the most influential theorists of nationality, transnationality, and cultural production over the past thirty years––Benedict Anderson, Etienne Balibar, Ngugi wa Thiong’ o, Pascale Casanova, Paul Gilroy, and Immanuel Wallerstein, among others. Such terms as “transnationality,” “postcoloniality,” “globalization,” “world literature,” and “national culture” will be investigated to ascertain the theoretical and methodological implications, if any, that each term might have for comparative literature. State racialization processes in both the “metropole” and the “periphery” will be studied in relation to literary production. Part Two applies the theories studied in Part One to a selected number of novels, poems, short stories, plays, (and memoirs). Part Three of the course is reserved for the study of student-suggested texts, particularly those works relating to student research interests that have transnational components or themes.

By investigating the relationship between cultural production and the nation-state, the seminar aims to make students more cognizant not only of nationalist discourses that flow from and through various literatures, but also of counter discourses that transcend the confines of the nation-state.

Problems in the History of Literary Criticism I

Literary criticism from Classical Antiquity through the mid-eighteenth century with attention to the theoretical issues and assumptions underlying the specific critical problems.

Problems in the History of Literary Criticism II

Literary criticism from the late eighteenth century to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the theoretical issues and assumptions underlying the specific critical problems under investigation.

Seminar in Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism

Literary theory and critical method, as exemplified by diverse figures from a number of differing national and linguistic cultures.

Seminar in East Central European Studies

Intellectual trends in their East Central European inflection. The philosophical and ideological underpinnings of the East Central European aesthetic and sociological thought and expression.

Literature and Science

Models of reality implicit in "scientific" and "literary" texts.

Aesthetic Theory (Kant to Adorno)

Major 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century tracts on aesthetic theory, mainly drawn from the German philosophical tradition. In-depth study of such concepts as beauty, the sublime, sensate knowledge, aestheticism, aesthetic ideology, the anti-aesthetic, and the end of art, against the background of contemporary continental theory.

Aesthetic Theory (Kant to Adorno)

Major 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century tracts on aesthetic theory, mainly drawn from the German philosophical tradition. In-depth study of such concepts as beauty, the sublime, sensate knowledge, aestheticism, aesthetic ideology, the anti-aesthetic, and the end of art, against the background of contemporary continental theory.

Critical Theory

Introduction to the literary, cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical theories of the Frankfurt School (first-, second-, and third-generation theorists). Examines the main tenets of this tradition, places these theories in a comparative context, and explores the after-effects of Critical Theory in contemporary criticism.

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