Spring 2019/Fall 2018 Courses

Spring '19

Worlds Made with Words: Select Old English Literature
Topics in Hindi-Urdu: Art and Practice of Translation
Women and Liberation: Feminist Poetics and Politics in the Americas (1960s to the present)
Thinking Translation: Language Transfer and Cultural Communication 
Topics in the Hellenic Tradition: Hellenisms 
Literature and Photography 
Humanistic Perspectives on History and Society: Revolution
The Eighteenth Century in Europe 
South Asian American Literature and Film
Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Tales of Hospitality: France, North Africa, and the Mediterranean 
Archive Writing 
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace: Writing as Fighting
Publishing Articles in Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
Chinese Cinemas
German Intellectual History: Margins of Enlightenment
Cervantes' Don Quijote and Beyond
Corruption, Conversion, Change: Philosophies and Fictions of Transformation
Cultural Systems: Proust, Freud, Borges
East Asian Humanities II: Traditions and Transformations 
Readings in Modern Arabic Literature
Holocaust Testimony
Introduction to Jewish Cultures
Topics in the History of Opera: Verdi and Shakespeare 
Criticism and Theory: Fredric Jameson
Who Owns This Sentence? Copyright Culture from the Romantic Era to the Age of the Internet
Roma (Gypsies) in Eastern Europe: The Dynamics of Culture
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Le Monde par la bande
Contemporary Latin America in Literature and Visual Arts
Seminar on Andrei Bitov
Hope: A History
Imagining Sounds of China: Encounters and Fantasies
Theory and Methods of Comparative Literature: Critical and Literary Theory
Topics in Critical Theory: Comparative Literature Writing and Dissertation Colloquium
Introduction to Critical Theory: Dialectic and Difference

Fall '18

Introduction to Comparative Literature
Literature and Society
Comparative Literature Graduate Pedagogy Seminar
Love, Death, and the Supernatural: Medieval Verbal and Visual Cultures
Topics in Critical Theory: Comparative Literature Writing and Dissertation Colloquium
Junior Seminar: Introduction to Comparative Literature
German Media Theory: Rhetorics of Surveillance
"Modern" Poetry and Poetics: Baudelaire to the "Present"
The Nature of Reality in Medieval Arabic Literature
Postwar Japanese Narrative: Modern to Postmodern
A Cultural History of Nineteenth Century Europe through Wagner's Ring
Topics in German Culture and Society: Denial, Disavowal, and the Problem of Knowing
Agency, Persons, Aesthetics. Epistemologies of the Polis
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Persons, Selves, Fictions
Topics in Literature and Philosophy: Sentences
Translation, Migration and Culture
Advanced Creative Writing (Literary Translation)
Seminar in Romance Linguistics and/or Literary Theory: Literary Theory from Phenomenology to Post-Structuralism
Sex, Violence, Sacrilege in Enlightenment Fiction
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Popular Trends in South Asian Literature
Arabs, Jews, and Arab-Jews in Literature, History, and Culture
The Classical Roots of Western Literature
Criticism and Theory: Fredric Jameson
Stolen Years: Youth under the Nazis in World War II 
East Asian Humanities I: The Classical Foundations
What is Passing? Cultural Encounters in Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality
Philosophy of Art: Aesthetic Values in Art and Life
Ideographs, Images and Emblems
Radical African Thought and Revolutionary Youth Culture
Special Studies in Modernism: Exilic Time
Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Literature and Cinema 
BANNED: The Paradox of Free Speech in Cinema
Nietzsche
The Bible as Literature