Spring 2021/Fall 2020 Courses

Spring '21

Indian Women's Writing: Issues and Perspectives
What is Socialism? Literature and Politics
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Democracy and Education
Global Publishing: Translation, Media, Migration
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace: Writing as Fighting
Chinese Poetry
Topics in the History and Theory of the Media: Artificial Life
Contemporary Critical Theories: Writing, Technology, Humanity: The Work of Bernard Stiegler
Cultural Systems: Proust, Freud, Borges
Seminar on Andrei Bitov
Contemporary Latin America in Literature and Visual Arts
The Dictator Novel in Historical Perspective: Writing Tyranny
Translation and World Literature
World Drama
Theater and the Plague
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Ironic Voices: Socrates and C.P. Cavafy
What is a Classic?
Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Styles of Literature and Science in 18th- and 19th-Century Europe
Practicing Translation
Violence, Migration, and Literature in the Americas
South Asian American Literature and Film
Traditions, Tales, and Tunes: Slavic and East European Folklore
Dangerous Bodies: Cross-Dressing, Asia, Transgression
Seminar in 19th- and 20th-Century French Literature: Money in the 19C Novel
Topics in Literature and Philosophy: 'Porn Wars': Powers of Speech and Representation
Communist Modernity: The Politics and Culture of Soviet Utopia
Poetries of Resistance
Cosmopolitan Her: Writing in Late Capitalism
Topics in German Intellectual History: Castrations
Introduction to Critical Theory: Dialectic and Difference
Holocaust Testimony
Topics in Russian Literature or Literary Theory: Haunted House:Russian Literature In the Age of Realism
Cinema in Times of Pandemic: Research Film Studio
East Asian Humanities II: Traditions and Transformations
Sisters' Voices: African Women Writers
Topics in Non-Western and General Literature: Traditional Japanese Drama
Introduction to Critical Theory: The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility
Decentering/Recentering the Western Canon in the Contemporary American Theater
New Israeli Cinema: Contemporary Visions
Classics of Japanese Cinema
Writing the World: Nature, Science, and Literature in Early Modern Europe

Fall '20

Junior Seminar: Introduction to Comparative Literature
Ethics and Politics of Pedagogy
Introduction to Comparative Literature 
Comparative Literature Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
Asian Feminist Epistemologies: Theory and Embodiment
Topics in Greek Literature: Jason and Medea: Argonautica 3
Translation, Migration, Culture
The Literature of Medieval Europe
The Literature of Environmental Disaster
Topics in Literature and Philosophy: Mimetic Faculties
Seminar in Modern Spanish-American Literature: Reading for Pleasure: Psychoanalysis for Literary Critics
Criticism and Theory: Spatial Theory: Towards a Dialectic of Space
East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations
Introduction to African Literature and Film
Strange Korean Families
Crafting Freedom: Women and Liberation in the Americas (1960s to the present)
Topics in German Intellectual History: Aesthetics and (Un)Freedom
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
The Classical Roots of Western Literature
Political Novel and Cinema
Seminar in 19th- and 20th-Century French Literature: Money in the 19C Novel
Thinking Translation: Language Transfer and Cultural Communication
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Culture and Ethics
Laughing with the Other: Humor and Alterity in French and Francophone Modern Literature and Culture
The Nature of Reality in Medieval Arabic Literature
Jews and Muslims: History and Culture
The Bible as Literature
Saying 'I': First Person Point of View in Literature and Philosophy
Topics in Hindi-Urdu: Art and Practice of Translation
Read Like an Egyptian
Chinese Cinemas
Great Books from Little Languages
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud