Introduction to Comparative Literature

We take Jacques Derrida's "Of Grammatology" as a historical and theoretical primer for the discipline of Comparative Literature. The class reads "OG" in its entirety along with the works read there by Derrida (Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, Rousseau, Leroi-Gourhan, Hegel). Topics covered include ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, globality, theories of the sign, writing and speech, translation, comparison, reading, institutions, ethics and politics of education.
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004066
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Catalog Number: 
521