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Spring 2019

Comparative literature courses explore a range of times, places and media. But they usually focus on one central issue: the ways poems mean, what sides have been taken in the debate over women, what makes a text anti-Semitic, how settled peoples imagine and depict foreigners, how travelers see new worlds.

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CLT 100 Introduction to Comparative Literature: The Pleasures of Reading

Topic: Natives, Nationals, Nobodies: Home, Food, and Belonging in the Cultural Imaginary

Lydia Oram, M/W 1:10-2:30

RES 127 Manuscripts Don't Burn: Literature and Dissent under Stalin

Thomas Roberts, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 150 The Art of Translation: Poetics, Politics, Practice

Carolyn Shread, M 7:00-9:00 p.m.

CLT 203 Western Classics in Translation

George Katsaros, T/Th 9:00-10:20

ENG 207 The Technology of Reading and Writing

Doug Patey, M/W/F 11:00-12:10

RES 210 Environment and Ecology in Russian Culture

Thomas Roberts, T Th 3:00-4:20

CLT 215 Arthurian Legend

Nancy Bradbury, M/W 2:40-4:00

CLT 230 "Unnatural" Women: Mothers who Kill their Children

Thalia Pandiri, T Th 3:00-4:50                     

CLT 232 Modern Chinese Literature

Sabina Knight, T Th 1:00-2:50

ENG 237 Environmental Poetry and Ecological Thought

Lily Gurton-Wachter, T/Th 9:00-10:20


CLT 242 What and Where is Main Street?

Ann Leone, M/W/F 11:00-12:10

ENG 249 Literatures of the Black Atlantic

Andrea Stone, T Th 3:00-4:20

CLT 255 What Makes a Tale Worth Telling: Reading the 19th Century Story

Michael Gorra, T/Th 10:30-11:50

ENG 271 Imagining Evil

Craig Davis & Joel Westerdale, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 330 Capstone Seminar in Translation Studies

Reyes Lázaro, Th 3:00-4:50

POR 381 Seminar in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Topic: Brasil Profundo: Landscape and the Environmental Imaginary in Brazilian Culture

Malcolm McNee, M/W 1:10-2:30