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Fall 2017

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: Cannibals, Witches, and Virgins

Katwiwa Mule

T/Th 1:00-2:50


JUD 110 Introduction to Yiddish Culture

Justin Cammy, M W 2:40-4:00

FYS 162 Ambition and Adultery: Individualism in the 19th-Century Novel

Michael Gorra, T Th 9:00-10:20

FYS 186 Israel: Texts and Contexts

Justin Cammy, M W F 11:00-12:10

CLT 202 Western Classics in Translation, from Homer to Dante

Michael Thurston-T Th 9:00-10:20

Nancy Shumate-M W F 9:00-10:20

CLT 204 Writings and Rewritings

Topic: Queering Don Quixote

Reyes Lázaro, M W 1:10-2:30

CLT 205 Twentieth Century Literature of Africa

Katwiwa Mule, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 220 Colloquium: Imagining Language

Margaret Bruzelius, T Th 9:00-10:20    


ENG 249 Literatures of the Black Atlantic

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

CLT 264 Dostoevsky

Maria Banerjee, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 273 Cosmic Cold War: Russian and Western Science Fiction in Political Context

Thomas Roberts, M W 2:40-4:00

CLT 300 Literary Theory and Literary Practice: Conflicts and Consensus

Anna Botta

T Th 3:00-4:50

CLT 342 Double Vision: Heroine/Victim

Maria Banerjee, T Th 3:00-4:50


Spring 2017

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

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

CLT 177 Journeys in World Literature: Epic Worlds

Craig Davis, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 203 Western Classics in Translation, from Chretien de Troyes to Tolstoy

Maria Banerjee, T Th 9:00-10:20

CLT 215 Arthurian Legend

Nancy Bradbury, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 218 Holocaust Literature

Justin Cammy, M W 1:10-2:30

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

CLS 233 Gender and Sexuality in Greco-Roman Culture

Nancy Shumate, T Th 9:00-10:20

POR 233 Borderlands of Portuguese: Multilingualism, Language, Policy and Identity

Malcolm, McNee, T Th 1:00-2:50

CLT 266 Studies in South African Literature and Film

Topic: Adapting Violence to the Screen

Katwiwa Mule, T Th 1:00-2:50

CLT 274 The Garden: Paradise and Battlefield

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

CLT 305 Studies in the Novel

Topic: The Philosophical Novel

Maria Banerjee, T Th 10:30-11:50

CLT 330/TSX 340 Capstone Seminar in Translation Studies

Janie Vanpée, M 3:00-5:00


CLT 340 Problems in Literary Theory

Topic: Comparative Literature in the Age of Cosmopolitanisms

Craig Davis, T Th 10:30-11:50

GER 360 Seminar: Advanced Topics in German Studies

Topic: Kultur in Extremis: Literature and Culture at the Turn of the 20th Century

Joel Westerdale, W 7:30-9:30 p.m.