Fall 2024/Spring 2024 Courses

Fall '24

Script Theories: Korea, East Asia, and Beyond
Problems in Literary Study: Postcolonial Heterotopias
Topics in Critical Theory: Comparative Literature Writing and Dissertation Colloquium
Contemporary Critical Theories: Marx's Capital: Reading Volume 2
Early 17th Century: Spinoza and Spinozism
Topics in Russian Literature or Literary Theory: Haunted House: Russian Literature In the Age of Realism
Topics in German Intellectual History: Walter Benjamin: Media, Memory, Melancholy
Language & Subjectivity: Theories of Formation
Topics in Literature and Philosophy: Word and Omen
Crafting Freedom: Women and Liberation in the Americas (1960s to the present)
A New Eve: Women, Myth, and Power
Feminist Pedagogies in Modern Trans-East Asia: History, Theory and Practice
Conceptions of the Sensory
Revolution, Violence, and Gender in Modern Arabic Literature
Forms of Literature: Short Forms: Fables, Tales, Aphorisms
Seminar. Types of Ideology and Literary Form: Ethics, the Novel, and Pornography
Seminar in Italian Literature and Culture: Modern Italian Theater: Performance, Spectacle, and the Social Scene
Translation, Migration, Culture
The Poetics and Politics of Pronouns
Strange Korean Families
Opera: Culture and Politics
Contemporary Latin America in Literature and Visual Arts
Postwar Japanese Narrative: Modern to Postmodern
Philosophy of Art
Women in European Cinema: Gender and the Politics of Culture
The Bible and Modernity: Literature, Philosophy, Politics
The Literature of Medieval Europe
Topics in German Culture and Society: Civic Storytelling: Political Novellas
History of Criticism
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Translating East Asia
Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Literature and Cinema
Theory and Methods of Comparative Literature: Critical and Literary Theory
Junior Seminar: Introduction to Comparative Literature
Classics of Japanese Cinema
Introduction to African Literature and Film
East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations
Manga: Visual Culture in Modern Japan
Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
What is a Classic?
Thinking Translation: Language Transfer and Cultural Communication
Introduction to Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
Senior Thesis
Senior Departmental Exam
Junior Independent Work
Modern Poetry and Poetics
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Literature, History and Their Entanglements in the Western Tradition
Great Books from Little Languages
Refugees, Migrants and the Making of Contemporary Europe
Books into Film: The Art of Adaptation
Revisiting Paris
Decadence: Empire, Sexuality, Aesthetics
Topics in Critical Theory: Frantz Fanon
Publishing Articles in Literature, Art, and Music Studies Journals

Spring '24

Acting, Being, Doing, and Making: Introduction to Performance Studies (LA)
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation) (LA)
Arts of Mimesis (LA)
Charged (En)counters: Poetics and Politics of the Hemispheric Americas (CD or LA)
Conflict and Culture (EM or LA)
Contemporary Critical Theories: Novel Theories
Creative Writing (Literary Translation) (LA)
Decadence: Empire, Sexuality, Aesthetics (LA)
East Asian Humanities II: Traditions and Transformations (EM)
Fantastic Fiction: Fairy Tales (LA)
Healing & Justice: The Virgin Mary in African Literature & Art (CD or LA)
How Does It Move?: Action and Moving Image in Modern Japanese Media (CD)
Latinx Shakespeares: Bilingual Responses to the Bard (CD or LA)
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace: Writing as Fighting (EM)
Literary and Cultural Theory: Decolonial Manifestos
Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence: Fiction, Technology, Storytelling (EC or LA)
Medical Humanities: Body Cultures in Literature and History (HA or LA)
Medieval Signs
Myth and Mythography in the Early Modern World (LA)
Performing Myth in Early Modern Europe (LA)
Problems in Literary Study: The Long and the Short: Romance, Sexuality and Power in Pre-Modernity
Race, Space, and Place in Medieval Iberia (LA)
Restaging and Rewriting The Greeks (LA)
Surrealism at One Hundred (LA)
Topics in Critical Theory: Comparative Literature Writing and Dissertation Colloquium
Topics in German Intellectual History: Ecological Marxisms
Topics in German Media Theory & History: The Modes of Documentary: Epistemic, Didactic, Aesthetic, Forensic
Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Poetry, Performance, and the Public Sphere (LA)
Translation and World Literature
Translation, Migration, Culture (SA)
Women, Writing, Greece: From Sappho to Virginia Woolf and Beyond (CD or LA)