Fall 2021/Spring 2021 Courses

Fall '21

Language, Identity, Power
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Risorgimento, Opera, Film
Looking for the Beast: Animals as Spectacle in Literature, Film, and Culture
Translation, Migration, Culture
Greek Tragedy: Oedipus: Tragedy, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis
Postwar Japanese Narrative: Modern to Postmodern
Selected Topics in Russian Literature and Culture: Crosscultural Links between Russian and American Literature & Culture
Contemporary Critical Theories: Marx's Capital: Reading Volume 2
Medieval Speech Acts
Topics in 18th-Century Literature: Love Gone Wrong
History of Emotions: Russia and the West
The Renaissance: The Early Modern 'I'
Topics in German Intellectual History: Hans Blumenberg and 20th Century Thought
Renaissance Drama: Tragedy: Theory and Practice, 1500-1700
Seminar in Golden-Age Literature: The Library, the Ruin and the Labyrinth in the Hispanic Baroque
Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations
Crafting Freedom: Women and Liberation in the Americas (1960s to the present)
France on Display: Shaping the Nation under the Third Republic, 1870-1940
Thinking Translation: Language Transfer and Cultural Communication
What is a Classic?
Chinese Cinemas
Literature and Medicine
Essayism: Trajectory of a Genre
Learning Shakespeare by Doing
Strange Korean Families
Photographic Modernisms: Russia and the West
Ocean Media: Islanding, Space, Modernity
Seminar in Romance Linguistics and/or Literary Theory: Levinas
Great Books from Little Languages
The Bible as Literature
The 'Other' in Cervantes
Translation and World Literature
Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Literature and the Environment
Writing the World: Nature, Science, and Literature in Early Modern Europe
Cities, Sea Level Rise and the Environmental Humanities
Metatheater, Then and Now
Comparative Literature Graduate Pedagogy Seminar: Radical Pedagogies
Junior Seminar: Introduction to Comparative Literature
Cinema in Times of Pandemic: Research Film Studio
Introduction to Comparative Literature

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