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C LIT101 World Literature I Course Page

Description: An introduction to major works of the world's literary heritage, presented in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Covers the period from the beginnings of literary civilizations until the 17th century. Not open to students with C LIT 100.

C LIT102 World Literature II Course Page

Description: An introduction to major works of the world's literary heritage, presented in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Covers the period from the 17th century through the present day. Not open to students with credit in C LIT 100.

C LIT206 History of Literary Theory I Course Page

Description: A survey of theories of literature, from Plato through 20th century New Criticism.

C LIT207 History of Literary Theory II Course Page

Description: Major recent and contemporary theoretical schools, including structuralism, poststructuralism, reader response, hermeneutics, feminism, queer theory, Marxism, and postcolonialism.

C LIT210 Cyberliterature Course Page

Description: An introduction to the relations between literature and online textuality.

C LIT220 Mythology and Literature Course Page

Description: Examines how world mythologies have been given literary expression, both in ancient texts and modern reworkings.

C LIT228 Literature, Popular Culture, and the Visual Arts Course Page

Description: Poetics of such popular genres as crime fiction, spy fiction, the horror story, etc., and their relation to mainstream literature and culture.

C LIT230 Scandalous Fictions Course Page

Description: The importance of scandal both to the reception of particular literary works, and to literary history in general.

C LIT242 Science Fiction Course Page

Description: An introduction to science fiction as an international genre and a survey of works and trends

C LIT243 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales Course Page

Description: A survey of European fairy tales and an introduction to critical and theoretical approaches to the folk tale in general and the fairy tale in particular.

C LIT266 Women and World Literature Course Page

Description: An examination of major works of world literature by women from antiquity to the present.

C LIT347 Elements of Genre Course Page

Description: Variable content. A detailed survey of the main features of one given genre, either narrative fiction, poetry, or drama. Not open to students who have completed C LIT 344, 345 or 346.

C LIT352 Literature and the Other Arts Course Page

Description: Throughout history, literature had close relations with the other arts (such as painting and sculpture, music and theatre): more recently these relations extended to cinema television, and other media. Each year, the course will emphasize one of these relations, in an interdisciplinary perspective which stresses contacts and commonalities, but also the specific differences of art forms and the media.

C LIT397 Special Topics in Comparative Literature Course Page
No description available for this course.
C LIT425 East/West Critical Theory Course Page

Description: Readings in English of East Asian and Euro-American philosophers and critics. Prerequisite: *3 in a humanities discipline, or consent of Department. Not to be taken by students with credit in EASIA 425.

C LIT426 Orientalisms and Occidentalisms Course Page

Description: Critical reading of Western representations of the East, and Eastern representations of the West. All readings in English. Prerequisite: *3 in a humanities discipline, or consent of Department. Not to be taken by students with credit in EASIA 426.

C LIT440 Comparative Studies in Popular Culture Course Page

Description: An international historical and typological analysis of selected topics in popular literature and media, their changing status in society and culture, as well as their interaction with canonized forms of literature and the arts.

C LIT460 Fundamentals of Comparative Literature Course Page

Description: Disciplinary issues, approaches and methodologies in Comparative Literature as they differ from those of national literatures.

C LIT480 Directed Reading in Comparative Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of the Program Coordinator.

C LIT497 Special Topics in Comparative Literature Course Page
No description available for this course.
C LIT499 Honors Tutorial and Essay Course Page

Description: Preparation of the Honors Essay.

C LIT501 Studies in World Literature I Course Page

Description: An advanced level survey of major works of world literature from antiquity to the 17th century. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.

C LIT502 Studies in World Literature II Course Page

Description: An advanced-level survey of major works of world literatures and literary movements from 18th century to 21st century. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.

C LIT511 History of Literary Theory I Course Page

Description: A historical survey of literary theory from Plato to the New Criticism. Reading knowledge of one language other than English.

C LIT512 History of Literary Theory II Course Page

Description: A survey of contemporary critical theory with emphasis on major theoretical schools after the New Criticism (20th-21st Centuries). Reading knowledge of one language other than English.

C LIT560 Theories of Comparative Literature Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.

C LIT585 Studies in Forms and Genres Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.

C LIT698 Special Reading Course II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.

C LIT900A Directed Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.
C LIT900B Directed Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.