Comparative Literature (COML)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

COML 1109

Matches the first track in our major, Comparative Literary Studies. This course rubric deals with literary works from different cultures or historical periods. Consult the John. S. Knight Writing Seminar ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: On the Waterfront

  • 18209COML 1109  SEM 101

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Writing the "I" in Modern Poetry

  • 18211COML 1109  SEM 102

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Reading Poetry

  • 18212COML 1109  SEM 103

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Poetry's Image

  • 18213COML 1109  SEM 104

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Africa in the European Imaginary

  • 18214COML 1109  SEM 105

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

COML 1126

Matches the second track in our major, Literary, Visual, and Media Studies.  This course rubric deals with courses that compare literature to film, video, performance, and other arts. Consult the John. ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Paying Attention: From Cinema to Video Gaming

  • 18217COML 1126  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Transf Terrains: Cmg of Age on the Amer Lands

  • 18218COML 1126  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Cinematic Worlds

  • 18219COML 1126  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Poetic Cinema

  • 18220COML 1126  SEM 104

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

COML 1133

This course rubric deals with courses that focus on philosophical themes and texts.  Consult the John. S. Knight Writing Seminar Program brochure for current year offerings, instructions and ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The World as Text

  • 18224COML 1133  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Latin American Paranoiacs

  • 18225COML 1133  SEM 102

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

COML 2010

This course will focus on the question of originality in some of the "great books" of world literature and will ask whether and how originality might refer more to "re-writing" and "re-vision" than it ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17554COML 2010  LEC 001

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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

  • 13396COML 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

  •  8360COML 2030  SEM 101

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  • First semester freshmen - by invitation only.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18581COML 2030  SEM 102

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  • First semester freshman - by invitation only.

COML 2033

This course will introduce students to some of the most acclaimed works of European fiction by considering why these novels tend to focus on morally, socially, and legally transgressive acts and passions.  ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17884COML 2033  LEC 001

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COML 2230

Study and analysis of 2500 years of comedy (all in English), from Greece (Aristophanes, Menander), Rome (Plautus and Terence), Italy (Machiavelli, The commedia dell' arte), Elizabethan (Shakespeare, Ben ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2651PMA 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9419COML 2230  LEC 001

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COML 2290

This course offers an introduction to the questions, topics, approaches, and theories that characterize the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach ... view course details

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  • 18775COML 2290  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

  •  9695COML 3021  LEC 001

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COML 3280

An intimate knowledge of the Bible is of fundamental importance in understanding the history of Western civilization: political philosophy, history of science, European and American literature, history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 3280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8700COML 3280  SEM 101

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COML 3330

In this course, we shall look at Russia's perception of America as reflected in the works of its writers for over a hundred-year period. What motivated these writers? Did they go to the United States with ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3331RUSSL 3330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17951COML 3330  SEM 101

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COML 3541

This course introduces students to Critical Theory, beginning with its roots in the 19th century (i.e., Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche) and then focusing on its most prominent manifestation in the 20th ... view course details

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  • 16451COML 3541  SEM 101

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COML 3730

The course draws on the world's storehouse of writing, song, and film about bandits, pirates, malingerers, revolutionary appropriators, and other defectors from the sacral order of property. Loyalty and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3710ENGL 3710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17852COML 3730  LEC 001

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COML 3731

Critical reflection on the refusal of work, including but not limited to: non-cooperation with routines of production and/or reproduction (among which, strikes, sexual and otherwise),the right to laziness, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3731ENGL 3931

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17857COML 3731  LEC 001

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COML 3781

Psychoanalysis considers the human being not as an object of treatment, but as a subject who is called upon to elaborate an unconscious knowledge about what is disrupting her life, through analysis of ... view course details

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  • 17660COML 3781  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

  •  9544COML 3815  SEM 101

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COML 3891

The Second World War and the Occupation of France by German forces had a traumatic impact on the nation's identity.  We will examine the way France has tried to deal with this conflicted period through ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 3840

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16526COML 3891  SEM 101

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COML 4190

COML 4190 and COML 4200 may be taken independently of each other. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6499COML 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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COML 4250

This is an introduction to the three 'master thinkers' who have helped determine the discourses of modernity and post-modernity. We consider basic aspects of their work: (a) specific critical and historical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 4150GOVT 4735

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16469COML 4250  SEM 101

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COML 4280

A study of how biblical ethical and legal rules (in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy) judge incidents in biblical narratives (those in Genesis through 2 Kings). The links between the laws and the narratives ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 4280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8702COML 4280  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

COML 4367

A detailed exploration of the poetic, dramatic and political writings of the great Martinican poet and statesman in their multifarious contexts, influences and dialogues, including: "Black Paris" of the ... view course details

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  • 17861COML 4367  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 4520

A reading and discussion of key texts by Renaissance humanists in Italian, French, English, and other European literature from the 14th to the 17th centuries. view course details

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  • 17874COML 4520  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 4550

In 1615, Cervantes published the Second Part of his already famous Don Quixote.  Four hundred years later, Spanish anthropologists have been excavating the crypt of a Madrid church in order to recover ... view course details

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  • 17916COML 4550  SEM 101

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COML 4639

This course explores the organization of cultural and scientific knowledge in the form of so-called "encyclopedias", beginning with Pliny the Elder's Natural History and tracing its development in later ... view course details

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  • 17904COML 4639  SEM 101

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COML 4831

A thorough episode-by-episode study of the art and meaning of Joyce's masterwork Ulysses, the most influential book of the twentieth century. We shall place Ulysses in the context of Joyce's canon, Irish ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18104COML 4831  SEM 101

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COML 4860

What gives contemporary poetry and poetics its resonance and value? What are its dominant features, audiences, and purposes? What does 21st-century poetry's textual environment look like, and how does ... view course details

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  • 17869COML 4860  SEM 101

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  • Core Course for COML Majors. Limited to 15 students. Not offered at the 6000 level this year.

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

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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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

  •  8834COML 4930  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8835COML 4930  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8836COML 4930  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8837COML 4930  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Carmichael, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8838COML 4930  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8839COML 4930  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8840COML 4930  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Chase, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 19067COML 4930  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Culler, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8841COML 4930  IND 611

    • TBA
    • de Bary, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8842COML 4930  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8843COML 4930  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8844COML 4930  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Kennedy, W

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8845COML 4930  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Maxwell, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8846COML 4930  IND 616

    • TBA
    • McEnaney, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8847COML 4930  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8848COML 4930  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8849COML 4930  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 10022COML 4930  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8850COML 4930  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8851COML 4930  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8852COML 4930  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Saccamano, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8853COML 4930  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Shapiro, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 10008COML 4930  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Fleming, P

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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

  • 17969COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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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  • 18006COML 4945  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited: 15 students.

COML 6071

This course will consider media as the integration of technological hardware and sets of cultural practices. We will work to recognize how "old" media help us historicize our present moment, and how "new" ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 6471

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17892COML 6071  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6185

Niklas Luhmann's systems theory is one of the great theoretical edifices of the last few decades. Ostensibly a sociological theory, Luhmann's work arguably has had its most disruptive, and most enduring, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16462COML 6185  SEM 101

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COML 6190

Graduate Students: please bring your faculty signed proposal to 240 Goldwin Smith Hall. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6501COML 6190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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COML 6367

A detailed exploration of the poetic, dramatic and political writings of the great Martinican poet and statesman in their multifarious contexts, influences and dialogues, including: "Black Paris" of the ... view course details

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  • 17867COML 6367  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6380

An introduction to literary, theatrical and intellectual works on the Tokugawa period (1600-1868). The course will examine the grammatological transformation of Tokugawa literary and theatrical works in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 6626

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17382COML 6380  SEM 101

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  • Permission of instructor required.

COML 6409

No description available. view course details

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  • 18188COML 6409  SEM 101

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  • Graduate participants receive $1,000 research stipends. Enrollment by competition: http://urbanismseminars.cornell.edu/apply/ Deadline: July 31, 2015.

COML 6520

A reading and discussion of key texts by Renaissance humanists in Italian, French, English and other European literatures from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries. view course details

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  • 17877COML 6520  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6639

This course explores the organization of cultural and scientific knowledge in the form of so-called "encyclopedias", beginning with Pliny the Elder's Natural History and tracing its development in later ... view course details

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  • 17905COML 6639  SEM 101

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COML 6850

The modern or postmodern, and increasingly global, capitalist system rules by overt violence and coercion in tandem with what Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) called the "non-coercive coercion" of "cultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6850GOVT 6750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17837COML 6850  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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  • 18012COML 6945  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited: 15 students.