Courses

Fall 2020

Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Advanced practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works. Criticism by professionals and talented peers encourages the student's growth as both creator and reader of literature. Students MUST be fluent in their chosen language.
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Advanced practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works. Criticism by professionals and talented peers encourages the student's growth as both creator and reader of literature. Students MUST be fluent in their chosen language.
Asian Feminist Epistemologies: Theory and Embodiment
Fissuring, doubling, and vanishing: The metaphors of feminisms are evocative of the visual, acoustic, and corporeal intensities permeating feminist interventions in political movement, philosophy, historiography, and film and media theory. Rather than a linear history of feminism in Asia, this seminar probes the changing "subject" of feminism(s) that is shaped by the geopolitical imaginaries of Asia and the West in the twentieth century. Rehearsing feminist futures across continents, through corporealized and spectral bodies, within and beyond socialism and capitalism, readings excavate feminist knowledge and the articulation difference.
Instructors: Erin Yu-Tien Huang
Asian Feminist Epistemologies: Theory and Embodiment
Fissuring, doubling, and vanishing: The metaphors of feminisms are evocative of the visual, acoustic, and corporeal intensities permeating feminist interventions in political movement, philosophy, historiography, and film and media theory. Rather than a linear history of feminism in Asia, this seminar probes the changing "subject" of feminism(s) that is shaped by the geopolitical imaginaries of Asia and the West in the twentieth century. Rehearsing feminist futures across continents, through corporealized and spectral bodies, within and beyond socialism and capitalism, readings excavate feminist knowledge and the articulation difference.
Instructors: Erin Yu-Tien Huang
Chinese Cinemas
This course is an introduction to contemporary Chinese cinemas in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. From postwar musicals and pan-Asian blockbusters, to new wave avant-garde films and experimental documentaries, the diversity of Chinese cinemas reflects cinema's relations to global capitalism, Asia's democratization movements, financial crises, and the arrival of (post)socialism. Creating urban nomads, songstresses, daydreamers, travelers, and terrorists, Chinese cinemas put on full display the forces of globalization in shaping the aesthetics and politics of film. Selections broadly include popular commercial films to rare art house productions.
Instructors: Erin Yu-Tien Huang
Chinese Cinemas
This course is an introduction to contemporary Chinese cinemas in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. From postwar musicals and pan-Asian blockbusters, to new wave avant-garde films and experimental documentaries, the diversity of Chinese cinemas reflects cinema's relations to global capitalism, Asia's democratization movements, financial crises, and the arrival of (post)socialism. Creating urban nomads, songstresses, daydreamers, travelers, and terrorists, Chinese cinemas put on full display the forces of globalization in shaping the aesthetics and politics of film. Selections broadly include popular commercial films to rare art house productions.
Instructors: Erin Yu-Tien Huang
Comparative Literature Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
Teaching practicum required of departmental Ph.D. students concurrently teaching their first course at Princeton, and open to those from other literature departments. A range of topics is discussed, based upon the needs and experience of participants. These typically include: facilitating discussions, delivering lectures, grading papers, designing course syllabi, teaching with translations, language and writing instruction, technology in the classroom, developing a statement of teaching philosophy, and preparing a teaching portfolio.
Instructors: April Alliston
Comparative Literature Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
Teaching practicum required of departmental Ph.D. students concurrently teaching their first course at Princeton, and open to those from other literature departments. A range of topics is discussed, based upon the needs and experience of participants. These typically include: facilitating discussions, delivering lectures, grading papers, designing course syllabi, teaching with translations, language and writing instruction, technology in the classroom, developing a statement of teaching philosophy, and preparing a teaching portfolio.
Instructors: April Alliston
Crafting Freedom: Women and Liberation in the Americas (1960s to the present)
This course explores questions and practices of liberation in writings by women philosophers and poets whose work helped to create cultural and political movements in the U.S. and Latin America. Starting in the 60s, we will study a poetics and politics of liberation, paying special attention to the role played by language and imagination when ideas translate onto social movements related to social justice, structural violence, education, care, and the commons. Readings include Gloria Anzaldúa, Angela Davis, Silvia Federici, Diamela Eltit, Audre Lorde, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, Gayatri Spivak, Zapatistas, among others.
Instructors: Susana Draper
Crafting Freedom: Women and Liberation in the Americas (1960s to the present)
This course explores questions and practices of liberation in writings by women philosophers and poets whose work helped to create cultural and political movements in the U.S. and Latin America. Starting in the 60s, we will study a poetics and politics of liberation, paying special attention to the role played by language and imagination when ideas translate onto social movements related to social justice, structural violence, education, care, and the commons. Readings include Gloria Anzaldúa, Angela Davis, Silvia Federici, Diamela Eltit, Audre Lorde, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, Gayatri Spivak, Zapatistas, among others.
Instructors: Susana Draper

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