COML270 - German Cinema

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
German Cinema
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML270401
Course number integer
270
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 401
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ian Thomas Fleishman
Description
An introduction to the momentous history of German film, from its beginnings before World War One to developments following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and German reunification in 1990. With an eye to film's place in its historical and political context, the course will explore the "Golden Age" of German cinema in the Weimar Republic, when Berlin vied with Hollywood; the complex relationship between Nazi ideology and entertainment during the Third Reich; the fate of German film-makers in exile during the Hitler years; post-war film production in both West and East Germany; the call for an alternative to "Papa's Kino"and the rise of New German Cinena in the late 1960's.
Course number only
270
Cross listings
GRMN258401, CIMS258401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Use local description
No

COML266 - Intro Modern Hebrew Lit: Holocaust in Israeli Lit

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro Modern Hebrew Lit: Holocaust in Israeli Lit
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML266401
Course number integer
266
Meeting times
T 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Meeting location
WILL 741
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Nili Rachel Scharf Gold
Description
The objective of this course is to develop an artistic appreciation for literature through in-depth class discussions and text analysis. Readings are comprised of Israeli poetry and short stories. Students examine how literary language expresses psychological and cultural realms. The course covers topics such as: the short story reinvented, literature and identity, 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
266
Cross listings
NELC559401, NELC259401, JWST259401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Use local description
No

COML248 - Florence in History

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Florence in History
Term
2018C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML248401
Course number integer
248
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Meeting location
COLL 315A
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Ann Elizabeth Moyer
Course number only
248
Cross listings
HIST230401, ITAL230401
Use local description
No

COML245 - Study of A Theme: Intro To Psychoanalysis

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Study of A Theme: Intro To Psychoanalysis
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML245401
Course number integer
245
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 05:00 PM-06:30 PM
Meeting location
ANNS 111
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Susan C. Adelman
Max Cavitch
Description
This is an introduction to literary study through the works of a compelling literary theme. (For offerings in a given semester, please see the on-line course descriptions on the English Department website). The theme's function within specific historical contexts, within literary history generally, and within contemporary culture, are likely to be emphasized.
Course number only
245
Cross listings
ENGL102401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Use local description
No

COML220 - Russia and the West

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Russia and the West
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML220401
Course number integer
220
Registration notes
Humanities & Social Science Sector
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Meeting location
WILL 220
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
D. Brian Kim
Description
This course will explore the representations of the West in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Russian literature and philosophy. We will consider the Russian visions of various events and aspects of Western political and social life - Revolutions, educational system, public executions, resorts, etc. - within the context of Russian intellectual history. We will examine how images of the West reflect Russia's own cultural concerns, anticipations, and biases, as well as aesthetic preoccupations and interests of Russian writers. The discussion will include literary works by Karamzin, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Leskov, and Tolstoy, as well as non-fictional documents, such a travelers' letters, diaries, and historiosophical treatises of Russian Freemasons, Romantic and Positivist thinkers, and Russian social philosophers of the late nineteenth century. A basic knowledge of nineteenth-century European history is desirable. The class will consist of lectures, discussions, short writing assignments, and two in-class tests.
Course number only
220
Cross listings
RUSS220401, HIST220401
Use local description
No

COML218 - Fren Lit: Love & Passion

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
403
Title (text only)
Fren Lit: Love & Passion
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
403
Section ID
COML218403
Course number integer
218
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Literatures of the World
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Description
This basic course in literature provides an overview of French literature and acquaints students with major literary trends through the study of representative works from each period. Students are expected to take an active part in class dicussion in French. French 231 has as its theme the presentation of love and passion in French literature.
Course number only
218
Cross listings
FREN231403
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML218 - Fren Lit: Love & Passion

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Fren Lit: Love & Passion
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
402
Section ID
COML218402
Course number integer
218
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Literatures of the World
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
WILL 705
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Jacqueline C. Dougherty
Description
This basic course in literature provides an overview of French literature and acquaints students with major literary trends through the study of representative works from each period. Students are expected to take an active part in class dicussion in French. French 231 has as its theme the presentation of love and passion in French literature.
Course number only
218
Cross listings
FREN231402
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML218 - Fren Lit: Love & Passion

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Fren Lit: Love & Passion
Term
2018C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML218401
Course number integer
218
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Literatures of the World
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 219
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Scott M. Francis
Description
This basic course in literature provides an overview of French literature and acquaints students with major literary trends through the study of representative works from each period. Students are expected to take an active part in class dicussion in French. French 231 has as its theme the presentation of love and passion in French literature.
Course number only
218
Cross listings
FREN231401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML206 - Italian History On Screen

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Italian History On Screen
Term
2018C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML206401
Course number integer
206
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 244
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Carla Locatelli
Description
How has our image of Italy arrived to us? Where does the story begin and who has recounted, rewritten, and rearranged it over the centuries? In this course, we will study Italy's rich and complex past and present. We will carefully read literary and historical texts and thoughtfully watch films in order to attain an understanding of Italy that is as varied and multifacted as the country itself. Group work, discussions and readings will allow us to examine the problems and trends in the political, cultural and social history from ancient Rome to today. We will focus on: the Roman Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Unification, Turn of the Century, Fascist era, World War II, post-war and contemporary Italy.
Course number only
206
Cross listings
CIMS206401, ITAL204401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML201 - Topics Film History: American Independents

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Topics Film History: American Independents
Term
2018C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML201401
Course number integer
201
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 201
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Meta Mazaj
Description
This topic course explores aspects of Film History intensively. Specific course topics vary from year to year. See the Comparative Literature website <http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/Complit/ for a descrption of the current offerings.
Course number only
201
Cross listings
ENGL291401, CIMS201401, ARTH391401
Use local description
No