Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature: C L

Lower-Division Courses

C L 301. Introduction to Comparative Literature.

Reading and interpretation of literary texts in translation drawn from cultures around the world, focusing on methods of criticism and analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

C L 305. Topics in Comparative Literature.

Study of masterpieces of world literature; of different literary genres; and the relationship between literature and other disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, and film. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Forbidden Romance in Modern Chinese Literature. Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 13). Introduction to modern Chinese literature from the late Qing Dynasty (latter half of the nineteenth century) to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Forbidden Romance in Modern Chinese Literature), 301M (Topic 13), Comparative Literature 305 (Topic: Forbidden Romance in Modern Chinese Literature), 305 (Topic 1).
Topic 2: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures. Same as European Studies 307 (Topic 1) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 302 (Topic 1). Examines the vampire in the cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe, including manifestations in literature, religion, art, film, and common practices from its origins to present. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 305 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 305 (Topic 2), European Studies 307 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 307 (Topic 1), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 302 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 302 (Topic 1), Slavic 301 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 301 (Topic 1).
Topic 3: Movies Go To War. Same as American Studies 315C, European Studies 307 (Topic 4), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 311C. A comparison of films from various nations about major twentieth century wars to the historical facts of the conflicts as practicums in critical comparative analysis of histories as representations. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 315 (Topic: Movies Go to War, World War I to Vietnam), 315C, Comparative Literature 305 (Topic: Movies Go to War, World War I to Vietnam), 305 (Topic 3), European Studies 307 (Topic: Movies Go to War, World War I to Vietnam), 307 (Topic 4), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 311C, Germanic Civilization 311 (Topic 2: Movies Go to War, World War I to Vietnam).

C L 315. Masterworks of World Literature.

Introduction to masterpieces of the world's literary traditions, emphasizing historical, generic, and thematic connections. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some sections require an additional discussion hour a week. Only one of the following maybe counted: Comparative Literature 315, English 303D, 603B, 316L, 316M, 316N, 316P, Tutorial Course 303D, 603B. Prerequisite: One of the following: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

C L 318Q. Supervised Research.

Individual instruction.

Upper-Division Courses

C L 320. Conference Course in Comparative Literature.

Independent study of literary projects under supervision of professors in comparative literature. Conference course. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in literature, of which three hours must be in a classical or foreign language.

C L 323. Topics in Comparative Literature.

Study of masterpieces of world literature; of different literary genres; of the relationship between literature and other disciplines, such as psychology, philosophy, and film; and of special topics of a comparative nature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 3: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 20). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374 (Topic 25), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 3), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 25), 342 (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 19), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), 374 (Topic 26), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), English 322 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26), 342 (Topic 19), Persian 361 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14).
Topic 6: Caribbean Literature. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 7) and English 360L (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 7), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 6), English 360L (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 8: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita. Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 29). Explores the novel in the context of other literary works by Bulgakov and its varied sources in world literature, music, and the visual arts. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 323 (Topic 8), Russian 360 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 360 (Topic 3), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 325 (Topic 29). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: Modern Czech Literature. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 9) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 30). A study of Czech literature from the 1860s to the present; course is conducted in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Modern Czech Literature), 323 (Topic 9), Czech 330, European Studies 347 (Topic: Modern Czech Literature), 347 (Topic 9), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Modern Czech Literature), 325 (Topic 30). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Contemporary Scandinavian Stories. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 16) and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341J. An analysis of contemporary Scandinavian literature and films, how they reflect Scandinavian reality, and how Scandinavian identity is created through sports, food, and politics. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Contemporary Scandinavian Stories), 323 (Topic 10), European Studies 347 (Topic: Contemporary Scandinavian Stories), 347 (Topic 16), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341J, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: Contemporary Scandinavian Stories), Scandinavian 373 (Topic: Contemporary Scandinavian Stories). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Films of Ingmar Bergman. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 13) and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 331C. An introduction to the films of Ingmar Bergman. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Films of Ingmar Bergman), 323 (Topic 11), English 322 (Topic 18), European Studies 347 (Topic: Films of Ingmar Bergman), 347 (Topic 13), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 331C, Scandinavian 327 (Topic 9). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Hans Christian Andersen. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 14) and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341E. Introduction to such Hans Christian Andersen tales as "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Emperor's New Clothes." Examination of their author and the romantic period in which they were written, as well as their historical, philosophical, and literary context. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Hans Christian Andersen), 323 (Topic 12), English 322 (Topic 19), European Studies 347 (Topic: Hans Christian Andersen), 347 (Topic 14), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341E, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic 4), Scandinavian 373 (Topic 4). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Introduction to Arabic Literature. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 1). General survey of major themes, genres, and artists in the Arabic literary tradition from the sixth century to the modern era. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 322, Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 323 (Topic 13), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 15: Introduction to Arabic Literature), 373 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Studies 328 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature), and 342 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 15), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341G, and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 13). An introduction to the twentieth-century Danish author Karen Blixen, focusing on her major themes such as gender and destiny, and examining her role as a literary figure. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen), 323 (Topic 14), European Studies 347 (Topic: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen), 347 (Topic 15), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341G, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic 1), Scandinavian 373 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 13). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Israel Through Its Literature. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 5). Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 15), English 322 (Topic: Introduction to Israeli Literature), Hebrew 374 (Topic 10), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 7), 342 (Topic 5). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: The Scandinavian Contribution to World Literature. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 17) and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341K. Close readings of the most influential Scandinavian texts, including works by Nobel Prize-winning authors such as Knut Hamsun and Selma Lagerlof, as well as the playwrights August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen while addressing important themes caused by the revolutionary transition to modernity in Scandinavia around 1900, including emancipation of women and sexuality. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Scandinavian Contribution to World Literature), 323 (Topic 16), European Studies 347 (Topic: The Scandinavian Contribution to World Literature), 347 (Topic 17), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341K, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: The Scandinavian Contribution to World Literature), Scandinavian 373 (Topic: The Scandinavian Contribution to World Literature). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 12), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341D, and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 14). A detailed introduction to Ibsen's social dramas (1877-1899), emphasizing their unity as a prolonged commentary on the society of his era and the variety of its human problems. Special emphasis on subjects such as: the family and the home; the public world of reputation, work, and citizenship; the predicaments of men and women in a male-dominated society; and the motives of our interventions into the lives of others. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen), 323 (Topic 17), English 322 (Topic 17), European Studies 347 (Topic: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen), 347 (Topic 12), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341D, Scandinavian 323 (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 18: Squaring the Vienna Circle. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 20) and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361F. Traces the origin of the Vienna Circle of Logical Empiricism in nineteenth-century Europe, and introduces central texts and problems of intellectual history and historical epistemology at the roots of today's analytic philosophy. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Squaring the Vienna Circle), 323 (Topic 18), European Studies 347 (Topic: Squaring the Vienna Circle), 347 (Topic 20), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361F, Germanic Civilization 362E (Topic: Squaring the Vienna Circle), Philosophy 327 (Topic: Squaring the Vienna Circle), 354 (Topic: Squaring the Vienna Circle). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 19: Women and the Holocaust. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341F, Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 11), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 50). Introduction to both the history of Jewish and German women during World War II and the Holocaust, and to women's narratives and self-representations of this period. Historical sources, memoirs, films, and interviews will be used as source material. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 323 (Topic 19), European Studies 346 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 346 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341F, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 11), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 340 (Topic 50). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature. Same as History 362G (Topic 15) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 24). Study of fictional and real rebels and revolutionaries across almost a century of Russian literature. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 323 (Topic 20), History 362G (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 362G (Topic 15), Russian 356 (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 356 (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 325 (Topic 24). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Russia and Its World. Same as Humanities 350 (Topic 11) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 21). Survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Russia, from its prehistoric origins to the installation of communist rule in 1917. Emphasis on the arts and on enduring themes of cultural identity, imagination, and conflict with neighboring peoples and within Russia. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 323 (Topic 21), Humanities 350 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 350 (Topic 11), Russian 330 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 330 (Topic 11), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 325 (Topic 21). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture. Same as Humanities 350 (Topic 12) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 14). Survey of the political, social, and cultural history of Russia during the Soviet period, from the revolutionary events of 1917 until the dissolution of the Soviet government and political system in December 1991. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 323 (Topic 22), Humanities 350 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 350 (Topic 12), Russian 330 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 330 (Topic 7), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 325 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: The Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Fiction. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 36). Conducted in English. Introduction to Chinese notions of the supernatural and otherworldly phenomena in traditional Chinese literature and pseudohistory, focusing on the literary, cultural, historical, social, political, philosophical, and religious background against which representative works arose. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Fiction), 372 (Topic 36), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Fiction), 323 (Topic 23).
Topic 24: Modern Indian Literature. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 39). Examines modern India through religious literary masterpieces, poems, short stories, essays, and memoirs, and how literature reveals an interconnected history and redefinition of cultural dynamics in everyday Indian life long after colonial rule. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Modern India and Literature), Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Modern India and Literature), 372 (Topic 39), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Modern India and Literature), 323 (Topic 24).
Topic 25: Visions of the Apocalypse in Russian Literature and Culture. Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 12). Explores and analyzes apocalyptic consciousness in Russian literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis will be on such themes as the expectation of the end of the world, identification of the Antichrist, messianic prophecy, and visions of an afterlife. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Apocalypse in Russian Literature and Culture), 323 (Topic 25), Russian 330 (Topic 5), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: The Apocalypse in Russian Literature and Culture), 325 (Topic 12). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 26: Living Epics of India. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 38) and Religious Studies 341 (Topic 14). Exploration of Indian epics in the Sanskritic textual heritage, performative arts, and regional language versions, and their impact in the formation of the values of the people of India. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Living Epics of India), 372 (Topic 38), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Living Epics of India), 323 (Topic 26), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: Living Epics of India), Religious Studies 341 (Topic: Living Epics of India), 341 (Topic 14).
Topic 27: The Major Works of Tolstoy. Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 16). Explores Russian writer Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, particularly his progression from idealizing family life and the Russian state to renouncing sexual love and national allegiances. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Major Works of Tolstoy), 323 (Topic 27), Russian 360 (Topic: Majors Works of Tolstoy), 360 (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: The Major Works of Tolstoy), 325 (Topic 16). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 28: Slavs in the Western Imagination. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 11) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 15). Examines representations of Eastern, Western, and Southern Slavs in Western Europe and North America. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 323 (Topic 28), European Studies 347 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 347 (Topic 11), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 325 (Topic 15), Slavic 324 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 324 (Topic 4). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 29: The Russian Novel. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 6) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 9). A survey of classic Russian authors as well as experimental works from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Russian Novel), 323 (Topic 29), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: The Russian Novel), 345 (Topic 6), English 322 (Topic 37), European Studies 347 (Topic 22), Russian 356 (Topic 1), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 9). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 30: The Major Works of Dostoevsky. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 5) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 10). Explores the dilemmas of homicide, suicide, patricide, and redemption in the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Major Works of Dostoevsky), 323 (Topic 30), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 345 (Topic 5), European Studies 347 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 347 (Topic 10), Russian 360 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 360 (Topic 1), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 325 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 31: War and Revolution in Russian Literature and Culture. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 8) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 18). Examines Russian narratives of war and revolution as represented in fiction, cinema, and journalism. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 323 (Topic 31), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 345 (Topic 8), Russian 356 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 356 (Topic 3), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 325 (Topic 18). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 32: Polish Literature and Culture in Film: Nineteenth Century to Contemporary. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 8) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 27). Study of the cultural and intellectual history represented in the major works of Polish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 323 (Topic 32), European Studies 347 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 347 (Topic 8), Polish 324 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 324 (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 325 (Topic 27). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 33: Feminism and Film: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 24), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 331D, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 65). An introduction to the work of women filmmakers from Scandinavia, Germany, as well as to the viewing and interpretation of films in general. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 323 (Topic 33), European Studies 347 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 347 (Topic 24), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 330 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 331D, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 340 (Topic 65). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 34: Russian Myths and Folktales. Same as Anthropology 325L (Topic 12) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 22). Examination of the Russian folktale, its roots in ancient, pre-Christian Slavic religious tradition, its connections with other forms of folklore such as myth and legend, and its transformation in modern Russian literature. Subjects include the continuing influence of folklore explored through various aspects of Russian culture, including literature, music, ballet, film, and popular culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 325L (Topic 12), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 323 (Topic 34), Russian 330 (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 330 (Topic 9), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 325 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 36: Love in the East and West. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 25), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 33). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 36), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 10), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Love in the East and West), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 25), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Love in the East and West), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 33), Turkish 372 (Topic: Love in the East and West). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 37: The Qur'an. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 54). The history, language, style, and themes of the Qur'an. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 2: The Qur'an), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Qur'an), 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: The Qur'an), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an), 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Qur'an), 340 (Topic 54). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 38: Postcolonial Women Writers. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 15) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 64). Literary exploration of how postcolonial women across the world view their positions as citizens, migrants, workers, parents, activists, and artists in the new millennium. Subjects include the effects of imperialism in women's lives, western feminisms developed to address global women's needs, and what new possibilities for decolonization, feminism, and creativity remain to be explored. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 372C (Topic 15), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 323 (Topic 38), English 370W (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 340 (Topic 64).
Topic 39: Fictions of the Self and Other. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 4), European Studies 347 (Topic 25), French Civilization 349 (Topic 2), and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 55). Focuses on representative works from nineteenth- and twentieth-century French fiction, from Balzac's Realism to the present. Examines literature in its relation to history, culture, and society, with special attention to both form and style in the development of the novel, poetry, and theatre. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 323 (Topic 39), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 345 (Topic 4), European Studies 347 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 347 (Topic 25), French Civilization 349 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 349 (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 345 (Topic 55). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 40: Holocaust Aftereffects. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 23), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 1), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 14), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 18), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 66). Explores the historical, political, psychological, theological, and cultural fallout of the Holocaust, as well as literary and cinematic responses in Europe and the United States. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 323 (Topic 40), European Studies 346 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 346 (Topic 23), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 1), Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 365 (Topic 14), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 357 (Topic 18), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 340 (Topic 66).
Topic 41: Decoding Classical Chinese Poetry. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 10). Introduction to the classical Chinese poetic tradition from the seventh century B.C.E. through the ninth century C.E., focusing on the literary, cultural, historical, social, political, philosophical, and religious background against which representative works arose. Conducted in English and all readings will be in English translation. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Decoding Classical Chinese Poetry), 372 (Topic 10), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Decoding Classical Chinese Poetry), 323 (Topic 41). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

C L 358Q. Supervised Research.

Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.