COML705 - Interdis. Appro. To Lit.

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Interdis. Appro. To Lit.
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML705401
Course number integer
705
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Meeting times
T 12:00 PM-03:00 PM
Meeting location
VANP 626
Level
graduate
Instructors
Ania Loomba
David L. Eng
Course number only
705
Cross listings
ENGL705401
Use local description
No

COML299 - Cinema and Media

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
405
Title (text only)
Cinema and Media
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
405
Section ID
COML299405
Course number integer
299
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
R 02:00 PM-03:00 PM
Meeting location
BENN 138
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Helen Rachel Stuhr-Rommereim
Description
This course will provide an introduction to some of the most important film theory debates, and allow us to explore how writers and filmmakers from different countries and historical periods have attempted to make sense of the changing phenomenon known as "cinema," to think cinematically. Topics under consideration may include: spectatorship, authorship, the apparatus, sound, editing, realism, race, gender and sexuality, stardom, the culture industry, the nation and decolonization, what counts as film theory and what counts as cinema, and the challenges of considering film theory in a global context, including the challenge of working across languages. There will be a weekly film screening for this course. No knowledge of film theory is presumed. Course requirements: attendance at lecture and participation in lecture and section discussions; canvas postings; 1 in-class mid-term; 1 final project.
Course number only
299
Cross listings
CIMS305405, GSWS295405, ARTH295405, ENGL305405
Use local description
No

COML299 - Cinema and Media

Status
O
Activity
REC
Section number integer
404
Title (text only)
Cinema and Media
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
404
Section ID
COML299404
Course number integer
299
Registration notes
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
R 12:30 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 138
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ramey Elizabeth Mize
Description
This course will provide an introduction to some of the most important film theory debates, and allow us to explore how writers and filmmakers from different countries and historical periods have attempted to make sense of the changing phenomenon known as "cinema," to think cinematically. Topics under consideration may include: spectatorship, authorship, the apparatus, sound, editing, realism, race, gender and sexuality, stardom, the culture industry, the nation and decolonization, what counts as film theory and what counts as cinema, and the challenges of considering film theory in a global context, including the challenge of working across languages. There will be a weekly film screening for this course. No knowledge of film theory is presumed. Course requirements: attendance at lecture and participation in lecture and section discussions; canvas postings; 1 in-class mid-term; 1 final project.
Course number only
299
Cross listings
ARTH295404, GSWS295404, CIMS305404, ENGL305404
Use local description
No

COML090 - Gender, Sexuality, and Literature: Queer Autobiography

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Gender, Sexuality, and Literature: Queer Autobiography
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML090401
Course number integer
90
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 310C
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Max Cavitch
Description
This course will focus on questions of gender difference and of sexual desire in a range of literary works, paying special attention to works by women and treatments of same-sex desire. More fundamentally, the course will introduce students to questions about the relation between identity and representation. We will attend in particular to intersections between gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation, and will choose from a rich vein of authors: Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, the Brontes, Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Zora Neale Hurston, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Nella Larsen, Radclyffe Hall, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bishop, Jean Rhys, James Baldwin, Sylvia Plath, Bessie Head, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Cherr�e Moraga, Toni Morrison, Michael Cunningham, Dorothy Allison, Jeanette Winterson, and Leslie Feinberg.
Course number only
090
Cross listings
ENGL090401, GSWS090401
Use local description
No

COML359 - Giants of Hebrew Lit

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Giants of Hebrew Lit
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML359401
Course number integer
359
Meeting times
M 03:30 PM-06:30 PM
Meeting location
COHN 237
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Nili Rachel Scharf Gold
Description
This course introduces students to selections from the best literary works written in Hebrew over the last hundred years in a relaxed seminar environment. The goal of the course is to develop skills in critical reading of literature in general, and to examine how Hebrew authors grapple with crucial questions of human existence and national identity. Topics include: Hebrew classics and their modern "descendents," autobiography in poetry and fiction, the conflict between literary generations, and others. Because the content of this course changes from year to year, students may take it for credit more than once. This course is conducted in Hebrew and all readings are in Hebrew. Grading is based primarily on participation and students' literary understanding.
Course number only
359
Cross listings
JWST359401, NELC359401, NELC659401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML632 - Masterpieces of Sanskrit Culture: Literature, Philosophy, and Science

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Masterpieces of Sanskrit Culture: Literature, Philosophy, and Science
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML632401
Course number integer
632
Meeting times
R 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Meeting location
MUSE 330
Level
graduate
Instructors
Deven M. Patel
Description
This course, wholly conducted in English translation from the Sanskrit, will identify a history of *masterpieces* from the Sanskrit tradition and carefully read selections or whole works that exemplify the most well-received classical Sanskrit works over the past two millennia. We will focus on the high classics of Sanskrit literature, sutras and commentaries on systematic forms of Indian philosophy, and selections from Sanskrit texts on the social, literary-critical, exact, and medical sciences. Students will be encouraged to engage with these works through the prisms of comparative literary theory, critical translation studies, comparative philosophy, and broader perspectives of social and cultural history.
Course number only
632
Cross listings
SAST631401
Use local description
No

COML221 - Creating New Worlds: the Modern Indian Novel

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Creating New Worlds: the Modern Indian Novel
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML221401
Course number integer
221
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Meeting location
MCNB 285
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Gregory Y. Goulding
Description
Lonely bureaucrats and love-struck students, Bollywood stars and wayward revolutionaries: this course introduces students to the worlds of the Indian novel. From the moment of its emergence in the 19th century, the novel in India grappled with issues of class and caste, colonialism and its aftermath, gender, and the family. Although the novel has a historical origin in early modern Europe, it developed as a unique form in colonial and post-colonial India, influenced by local literary and folk genres. How did the novel in India--and in its successor states after 1947--transform and shift in order to depict its world? How are novels shaped by the many languages in which they are written, including English? And how do we, as readers, engage with the Indian novel in its diversity? This course surveys works major and minor from the past 200 years of novel-writing in India--with surveys both into predecessors of the Indian novel and parallel forms such as the short story. Readings will include works in translation from languages such as Hindi, Bangla, Urdu, Telugu, and Malayalam, as well as works written originally in English. Students will leave this course with an understanding of the Indian novel, along with the social conditions underlaying it, especially those relating to caste and gender.
Course number only
221
Cross listings
SAST220401
Use local description
No

COML006 - Hindu Mythology

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Hindu Mythology
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML006401
Course number integer
6
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
COLL 200
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Deven M. Patel
Description
Premodern India produced some of the world's greatest myths and stories: tales of gods, goddesses, heroes, princesses, kings and lovers that continue to capture the imaginations of millions of readers and hearers. In this course, we will look closely at some of these stories especially as found in Purana-s, great compendia composed in Sanskrit, including the chief stories of the central gods of Hinduism: Visnu, Siva, and the Goddess. We will also consider the relationship between these texts and the earlier myths of the Vedas and the Indian Epics, the diversity of the narrative and mythic materials within and across different texts, and the re-imagining of these stories in the modern world.
Course number only
006
Cross listings
SAST006401, RELS066401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML981 - M.A. Exam Prep

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
M.A. Exam Prep
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
001
Section ID
COML981001
Course number integer
981
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Meeting times
T 06:30 PM-09:30 PM
Meeting location
VANP 302
Level
graduate
Instructors
Emily R. C. Wilson
Description
Course open to first-year Comparative Literature graduate students in preparation for required M.A. exam taken in spring of first year.
Course number only
981
Use local description
No

COML790 - Rec Issues in Crit Theor: Queer Method

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Rec Issues in Crit Theor: Queer Method
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML790401
Course number integer
790
Meeting times
M 06:00 PM-09:00 PM
Meeting location
BENN 112
Level
graduate
Instructors
Heather K. Love
Description
Course varies with instructor.
Course number only
790
Cross listings
GSWS790401, ENGL790401
Use local description
No