Comparative Literature (COML)Arts and Sciences

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COML 1109

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:: Seeing Cities

  • 17487COML 1109  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Sensing Place

  • 17488COML 1109  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Really Difficult Books

  • 17489COML 1109  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:From Occupation to Occupy-Politics &Literature

  • 17490COML 1109  SEM 104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Ancients and Moderns

  • 17491COML 1109  SEM 105

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Crimes of Writing In the Americas

  • 17492COML 1109  SEM 106

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Reading Poetry

  • 17493COML 1109  SEM 107

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Literature Between Languages

  • 17494COML 1109  SEM 108

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COML 1126

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Haunted Cinema

  • 17532COML 1126  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Style

  • 17533COML 1126  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Style

  • 17534COML 1126  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Reading the Classics Anew

  • 17535COML 1126  SEM 104

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COML 1133

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Gender and Violence

  • 17439COML 1133  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Writing on the University

  • 17440COML 1133  SEM 103

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COML 2006

Punk Culture-comprised of music, fashion, literature, and visual arts-represents a complex critical stance of resistance and refusal that coalesced at a particular historical moment in the mid-1970s, and ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2006ENGL 2006MUSIC 2006

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16936COML 2006  LEC 001

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  • 17026COML 2006  DIS 201

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  • 17027COML 2006  DIS 202

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COML 2021

This course explores the human dimension of climate change, arguably the most significant crisis ever to confront humanity. Of course, changes in the climate are natural, but it is almost universally knowledged ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: EAS 2021

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16434COML 2021  SEM 101

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COML 2030

What is Comparative Literature? In this course, we will look at the various answers that this question has elicited. We will learn about the evolution of the discipline by looking at an assortment of literary ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8620COML 2030  SEM 101

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  • First semester freshmen - by invitation only.

COML 2035

Science fiction, as Fredric Jameson put it, is "the only kind of literature that can reach back and colonize reality." Today more than ever, when science and technology have penetrated everyday life in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2035STS 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9364COML 2035  LEC 001

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  • To be placed on a provisional waitlist, please email Professor Banerjee, ab425@cornell.edu.

COML 2230

The origins of comic drama in ancient Greece and Rome, and its subsequent incarnations especially in the Italian renaissance (Commedia erudita and Commedia dell'arte), Elizabethan England, 17th-century ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2651PMA 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16404COML 2230  LEC 001

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COML 2634

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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  • 15892COML 2634  LEC 001

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COML 3021

This course introduces the most exciting and cutting-edge theoretical advances of the 20th and 21st centuries. Taught by two Cornell professors active in the field, along with occasional invited guests, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3021

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17039COML 3021  LEC 001

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COML 3280

Analysis of small sections of well-known material for in-depth discussion. view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 3280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9278COML 3280  SEM 101

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COML 3475

From Goethe to Aimé Césaire, Orson Welles to Akira Kurosawa, Agha Hashar Kashmiri to Ariane Mnouchkine, writers, artists, actors, and directors around the world have drawn from Shakespeare's works in order ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3475PMA 3775

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16649COML 3475  SEM 101

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COML 3531

In this course, we will ask how literature helps us to formulate ethical questions, i.e., question for which there is no single, objectively correct answer.  Why literature as opposed to philosophy or ... view course details

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  • 16918COML 3531  SEM 101

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COML 3542

This course examines the economic forces at work in defining and configuring the modern subject, from Adam Smith through Marx and Nietzsche, Simmel and Weber, up to the current neoliberal subject.  The ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 3610GOVT 3606

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17054COML 3542  SEM 101

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COML 3550

"My existence is a scandal," Oscar Wilde once wrote, summing up in an epigram the effect of his carefully cultivated style of perversity and paradox. Through their celebration of "art for art's sake" and ... view course details

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  • 15951COML 3550  LEC 001

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COML 3723

The medieval Arabic cycle of stories known as The Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights is a classic of world literature. In the first part of the course we will read the Nights and discuss both ... view course details

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  • 15962COML 3723  LEC 001

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COML 3815

This course offers an exciting trip to the intricate world of Nabokov's fiction. After establishing himself in Europe as a distinguished Russian writer, Nabokov, at the outbreak of World War II, came to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3790RUSSL 3385

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16663COML 3815  SEM 101

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COML 4025

In this seminar, we will inquire into how questions of sensation cross between literature, aesthetics and political theory. Drawing from writings in continental philosophy and phenomenology, the challenge ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 4666SHUM 4990

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18029COML 4025  SEM 101

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COML 4026

This seminar considers the points of intersection between theories of affect, emotion, and sexuality in recent queer and feminist thought, and the set of critical and cultural developments that has come ... view course details

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  • 18031COML 4026  SEM 101

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COML 4027

This course will address the 2014-15 Society for Humanities theme of "sensation" through questions of method, focusing in particular on the interdisciplinary challenges of documenting and archiving sensation. ... view course details

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  • 18030COML 4027  SEM 101

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COML 4028

This seminar investigates concepts of sensation in classical and early modern literature and philosophy, with a particular focus on 16th and 17th century writers. On the one hand, changing ideas of sensation ... view course details

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  • 18032COML 4028  SEM 101

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COML 4165

The course begins with the banal observation of Franz Kafka's pervasive influence on many, many later writers. The more important beginning, though, is the understanding that we will be done with Kafka ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 4165

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17038COML 4165  SEM 101

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COML 4176

The language of "capture" left hunting and military idioms at the end of the 19th century to pervade today's aesthetic, scientific, technological and critical lexicons. This course examines how this leap ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ROMS 4176VISST 4176

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17057COML 4176  SEM 101

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  • Core Course for Comparative Literature Majors. Limited to 15 students.

COML 4190

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6518COML 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9671COML 4190  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9822COML 4190  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Holst-Warhaft, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18312COML 4190  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Fleming, P

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COML 4280

Topic: The Book of Genesis view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 4280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9282COML 4280  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

COML 4290

What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? How common, variable, translatable are values deemed "postcolonial" for particular ... view course details

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  •  8322COML 4290  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 4369

This seminar focuses on Latino/a performance within a variety of genres, including drama, film, music, and performance art. The "new global condition" between US Latino/as and Latin America guides our ... view course details

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  •  9284COML 4369  SEM 101

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COML 4415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16919COML 4415  SEM 101

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COML 4416

The fall of "real socialism" in 1990 put an end to the experience of twentieth century Marxism.  Its ideas, debates and controversies could be viewed-historicized and revisited-in a different light.  The ... view course details

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  • 16915COML 4416  SEM 101

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COML 4601

How and where does-indeed, can-one write the story of a diaspora of the Muslim creative and critical imagination? Guided by the critical work of e.g. Hawley, Rushdie, and Subramani, we will read and watch ... view course details

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  • 16884COML 4601  SEM 101

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COML 4610

This course brings together two great writers of violently different styles, temperaments, and relationships to the French Revolution. Rousseau's writings will be provided in English as well as in French. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16571COML 4610  SEM 101

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COML 4773

It is often said that literature encourages ethical reflection, and even that it somehow fortifies our disposition to behave in ethical ways. This class will consider a different possibility, that literature, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4773

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17379COML 4773  SEM 101

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COML 4782

This seminar will explore the human-machine interface by way of the emergent disciplines of social robotics and transhumanism. We will read 17th and 18th century texts on automata and l'homme machine as ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17085COML 4782  SEM 101

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COML 4930

Times TBA individually in consultation with director of Senior Essay Colloquium. Approximately 50 pages to be written over the course of two semesters in the student's senior year under the direction of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6177COML 4930  IND 601

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    • Melas, N

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  • If you do not see the faculty member you wish to work with, please use 601.

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9687COML 4930  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9688COML 4930  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9689COML 4930  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9690COML 4930  IND 605

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    • Carmichael, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9691COML 4930  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9692COML 4930  IND 607

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    • Castillo, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9693COML 4930  IND 608

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    • Chase, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9694COML 4930  IND 611

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    • de Bary, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9695COML 4930  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9696COML 4930  IND 613

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    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9697COML 4930  IND 614

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    • Kennedy, W

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9698COML 4930  IND 615

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    • Maxwell, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9699COML 4930  IND 616

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    • McEnaney, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9700COML 4930  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9701COML 4930  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9702COML 4930  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18372COML 4930  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9703COML 4930  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9704COML 4930  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9705COML 4930  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Saccamano, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9706COML 4930  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Shapiro, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9707COML 4930  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Traisnel, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18431COML 4930  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18314COML 4930  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Fleming, P

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18433COML 4930  IND 658

    • TBA
    • Schwarz, A

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COML 4940

Times TBA individually in consultation with director of Senior Essay Colloquium. Approximately 50 pages to be written over the course of two semesters in the student's senior year under the direction of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17675COML 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18434COML 4940  IND 658

    • TBA
    • Schwarz, A

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COML 4945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality-genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17061COML 4945  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6190

No description available. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6520COML 6190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9712COML 6190  IND 607

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    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18313COML 6190  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Fleming, P

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COML 6349

This seminar focuses on Latino/a performance within a variety of genres, including drama, film, music, and performance art. The "new global condition" between US Latino/as and Latin America guides our ... view course details

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  •  9289COML 6349  SEM 101

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COML 6350

What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? What relation do specific poetic features have to geopolitical, cultural, historical, ... view course details

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  •  8229COML 6350  SEM 101

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COML 6370

After having been reduced to a mere ideological formation of bourgeois origin, aesthetics has recently made a strong comeback in the field of theory. This course probes the reasons for this historical ... view course details

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  • 16217COML 6370  SEM 101

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COML 6415

There is an astonishing discrepancy between our perception of the Holocaust as a central event of the twentieth century and its marginal place in postwar culture.  It is during those years, nevertheless, ... view course details

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  • 16916COML 6415  SEM 101

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COML 6416

The fall of "real socialism" in 1990 put an end to the experience of twentieth century Marxism. Its ideas, debates and controversies could be viewed-historicized and revisited-in a different light. The ... view course details

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  • 16917COML 6416  SEM 101

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COML 6723

The medieval Arabic cycle of stories known as The Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights is a classic of world literature. In the first part of the course we will read the Nights and discuss both ... view course details

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  • 15960COML 6723  LEC 001

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COML 6724

Together we explore how contemporary diasporic Muslim, Latin American, European and Asian writers and filmmakers operate with(in) memory, with the impossible longing to belong, with the loss of 'home' ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 6707RELST 6707

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16885COML 6724  SEM 101

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COML 6793

Study of short stories and a novel that self-consciously foreground questions of narrative form and technique and the process of reading. Authors to be read include Balzac, Borges, Barth, Calvino, Cortazar, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6155

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18143COML 6793  SEM 101

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COML 6932

What is the relation of the theory and archival practice of the 'digital turn' to the overall question of the humanities? The course will consider a range of critical pressure points that have been central ... view course details

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  • 16563COML 6932  SEM 101

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COML 6945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality-genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17065COML 6945  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6999

This seminar focuses on the political economy of sound and listening in the configuration of urban space in Latin America and among Latino communities in the U.S. The city will be approached ... view course details

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  • 16892COML 6999  SEM 101

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