COML721 - Grad Sem Mongol Empire

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Grad Sem Mongol Empire
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML721401
Course number integer
721
Meeting times
W 09:30 AM-12:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 140
Level
graduate
Instructors
Christopher P. Atwood
Course number only
721
Cross listings
EALC734401
Use local description
No

COML714 - Clsl Reception Midages: Gloss and Commentary

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Clsl Reception Midages: Gloss and Commentary
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML714401
Course number integer
714
Meeting times
M 03:00 PM-06:00 PM
Meeting location
VANP 626
Level
graduate
Instructors
Rita Copeland
Course number only
714
Cross listings
ENGL715401, CLST610401
Use local description
No

COML710 - Fascism and Racism: A Love Story

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Fascism and Racism: A Love Story
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML710401
Course number integer
710
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Meeting location
WLNT 330A
Level
graduate
Instructors
Michael George Hanchard
Description
This course provides the opportunity for students to investigate the relationship between the emergence of African peoples as historical subjects and their location within specific geopolitical and economic circumstances.
Course number only
710
Cross listings
LALS710401, HIST710401, PSCI711401, AFRC710401, SOCI702401
Use local description
No

COML675 - Poe's French Legacies

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Poe's French Legacies
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML675401
Course number integer
675
Meeting times
F 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 516
Level
graduate
Instructors
Andrea Reynaldo Goulet
Description
Edgar Allan Poe was considered a vulgar hack by many of his fellow Americans, but in 19th-century France, he was touted as an ill-fated poetic genius, the original poete maudit. Through the translations and biographical essays of Charles Baudelaire, who found in Poe a kindred spirit in the "gout de l'infini," French intellectuals came to know the American writer as a model of compositional lucidity and morbid mastery. From his inklings of an urban modernity in "The Man in the Crowd" to the nevrotic perversity of "Berenice," Poe's aesthetics have cast an influential shadow on French culture. Beginning with Baudelaire, we will explore in this course the many literary and artistic movements in France that were directly inspired by Poe's uncanny mix of the macabre and the methodical: Symbolist poetry (Valery, Mallarme), the Scientific Fantastic (Maupassant, Villers de l'Isle-Adam), fin-de-siecle Decadence (Huysmanns,Odilon Redon), Science Fiction, (Verne), the detective novel (Gaboriau), and 20th-century Surrealism (Breton, Max Ernst).
Course number only
675
Cross listings
FREN675401
Use local description
No

COML657 - Becoming Modern

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Becoming Modern
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML657401
Course number integer
657
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
All Readings and Lectures in English
Meeting times
T 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
VANP 627
Level
graduate
Instructors
Liliane Weissberg
Description
Yuri Slezkine described the twentieth century as a "Jewish Age"-to be modern would essentially mean to be a Jew. In German historical and cultural studies, this linkage has long been made--only in reference to the last years of the German monarchy and the time of the Weimar Republic. Indeed, what has become known as "modern" German culture-reflected in literature, music, and the visual arts and in a multitude of public media-has been more often than not assigned to Jewish authorship or Jewish subjects. But what do authorship and subject mean in this case? Do we locate the German-Jewish experience as the driving force of this new "modernity," or is our understanding of this experience the result of this new "modern" world?
Course number only
657
Cross listings
GRMN657401, JWST657401
Use local description
No

COML628 - Esstial Txts Mdrn S.Asia: Essential Texts From Modern South Asia

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Esstial Txts Mdrn S.Asia: Essential Texts From Modern South Asia
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML628401
Course number integer
628
Meeting times
M 03:30 PM-06:30 PM
Meeting location
COLL 318
Level
graduate
Instructors
Gregory Y. Goulding
Description
This course will read, together, the literatures of northern India from approxi
Course number only
628
Cross listings
SAST628401
Use local description
No

COML625 - Paris and Philadelphia: Landscape and Literature of the 19th Century

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Paris and Philadelphia: Landscape and Literature of the 19th Century
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML625401
Course number integer
625
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
graduate
Instructors
Aaron V. Wunsch
Andrea Reynaldo Goulet
Description
This course explores the literal and literary landscapes of 19th-century Paris and Philadelphia, paying particular attention to the ways in which the built environment is shaped by and shapes shifting ideologies in the modern age. Although today the luxury and excesses of the "City of Light" may seem worlds apart from the Quaker simplicity of the "City of Brotherly Love," Paris and Philadelphia saw themselves as partners and mutual referents during the 1800s in many areas, from urban planning to politics, prisons to paleontology. This interdisciplinary seminar will include readings from the realms of literature, historical geography, architectural history, and cultural studies as well as site visits to Philadelphia landmarks, with a view to uncovering overlaps and resonances among different ways of reading the City. We will facilitate in-depth research by students on topics relating to both French and American architectural history, literature, and cultural thought.
Course number only
625
Cross listings
HSPV620401
Use local description
No

COML616 - Approaches To Literary Texts

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Approaches To Literary Texts
Term
2019A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML616401
Course number integer
616
Meeting times
F 11:00 AM-02:00 PM
Meeting location
VANP 627
Level
graduate
Instructors
Julia Verkholantsev
Description
Most seminars focus on literary texts composed during a single historical period;this course is unusual in inviting students to consider the challenges of approaching texts from a range of different historical eras. Taught by a team of literary specialists representing diverse periods and linguistic traditions and conducted as a hands-on workshop, this seminar is designed to help students of literature gain expertise in analysis and interpretation of literary works across the boundaries of time, geography, and language, from classic to modern. Students will approach literature as a historical discipline and learn about key methodological issues and questions that specialists in each period and field ask about texts that their disciplines study. The diachronic and cross-cultural perspectives inform discussions of language and style, text types and genres, notions of alterity, fictionality, literariness, symbolism, intertextuality, materiality, and interfaces with other disciplines. This is a unique opportunity to learn in one course about diverse literary approaches from specialists in different fields. Master classes are taught by Kevin Brownlee, Linda Chance, Eva del Soldato, Huda Fakhreddine, Scott Francis, Nili Gold, Bridget Murnghan, Deven Patel, Kevin Platt, Michael Solomon, Emily Steiner, Julia Verkholantsev, and Emily Wilson.
Course number only
616
Cross listings
ROML616401, ENGL616401, EALC715401, EEUR616401, CLST636401
Use local description
No

COML608 - Global France: Global France: the Ethnographic Detour of French Modernism

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Global France: Global France: the Ethnographic Detour of French Modernism
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML608401
Course number integer
608
Meeting times
R 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 516
Level
graduate
Instructors
Michele H. Richman
Description
The purpose of this course is to examine the various modalities of interaction between anthropology and literature in modern French culture. Our guiding thesis is that the turn toward other cultures has functioned as a revitalizing element in the production of cultural artifacts while providing an alternative vantage point from which to examine the development of French culture and society in the contemporary period. The extraordinary innovations of "ethnosurrealism" in the twenties and thirties by such key figures of the avant-garde as Breton, Artaud, Bataille, Caillois, and Leiris, have become acknowledged models for the postwar critical thought of Barthes, Derrida, and Foucault, as well as inspiring a renewal of "anthropology as cultural critique in the United States." Besides the authors just indicated, key texts by Durkheim, Mauss and Levi-Strauss will be considered both on their own terms and in relation to their obvious influence. The institutional fate of these intellectual crossovers and their correlative disciplinary conflicts will provide the overarching historical frame for the course, from the turn of the century to the most recent debates.
Course number only
608
Cross listings
FREN609401
Use local description
No

COML590 - Rec Issue in Crit Theory: Feminist Theory Now

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Rec Issue in Crit Theory: Feminist Theory Now
Term
2019A
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML590401
Course number integer
590
Meeting times
M 12:00 PM-03:00 PM
Meeting location
BENN 222
Level
graduate
Instructors
Melissa E. Sanchez
Description
This course is a critical exploration of recent literary and cultural theory, usually focusing on one particular movement or school, such as phenomenology, psychoanalysis, the Frankfurt School, or deconstruction.
Course number only
590
Cross listings
ENGL590401, GSWS589401
Use local description
No