Comparative Literature (COML)Arts and Sciences

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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: Commun Like Your Own-Lit Encounters W/ Animal

  • 17826COML 1109  SEM 101

  • 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: The Ulysses Theme: Coming Home to Ithaca

  • 17827COML 1109  SEM 102

  • 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:Latin Amer Paranoiacs—Crime, Conspiracy,Terror

  • 17828COML 1109  SEM 103

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Latin Amer Paranoiacs—Crime, Conspiracy,Terror

  • 17829COML 1109  SEM 104

  • 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: Ukraine and Russia through Gogol’s Eyes

  • 17830COML 1109  SEM 105

  • 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: What is Contemporaneity?

  • 17832COML 1126  SEM 102

  • 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: Cinematic Worlds

  • 17833COML 1126  SEM 103

  • 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: Aesthetics for Beginners

  • 18163COML 1126  SEM 104

  • 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: Aesthetics for Beginners

  • 18164COML 1126  SEM 105

  • 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 Idea(l) of Teaching

  • 17834COML 1133  SEM 101

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

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, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2006ENGL 2906MUSIC 2006

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16084COML 2006  LEC 001

  • 16085COML 2006  DIS 201

  • 16086COML 2006  DIS 202

COML 2030

Spring: Take your love for literature into uncharted waters. "Introduction to Comparative Literature" journeys beyond national and disciplinary borders to explore the far-reaching implications ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10064COML 2030  SEM 102

  • First semester freshman - by invitation only.

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

  •  8766COML 2230  LEC 001

COML 2293

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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  • 16063COML 2293  LEC 001

COML 2305

Remarkable works written BY women and images OF women shape literature, art, music, and personal experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This seminar will develop skills in discussion and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2330FGSS 2330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16135COML 2305  SEM 101

COML 2754

This survey course (which also fulfills an NES major requirement) is a multidisciplinary introduction to Near Eastern civilization, exploring history, literature, religion, art and archeology, and other ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17447COML 2754  LEC 001

COML 3111

That literature and art can express concern over the environment or reflect environmental attitudes is nothing new. This course, however, will open up the possibility that literature, film, and art actively ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16070COML 3111  SEM 101

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

COML 3112

Media make things move. Ships transport goods, cars carry passengers, devices transmit information. While origins and destinations often seem the most significant, modern media and cultural mobility also ... view course details

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  • 18499COML 3112  SEM 101

COML 3115

The course will provide an overview of video art, alternative documentary video, and digital installation and networked art over the past 50 years.  We will analyze four phases of video and new media: ... view course details

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  • 16076COML 3115  SEM 101

  • Enrollment is Limited to 25 undergraduate students.

COML 3150

Beginning with the mid-nineteeth century, the course traces dynamic relays and reciprocal influences among woodblock prints, maps, fiction, films, anime, comics, and digital arts in Japan. We will consider ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3318VISST 3318

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16180COML 3150  LEC 001

COML 3300

An introduction (without prerequisites) to fundamental problems of current political theory, filmmaking, and film analysis, along with their interrelationship.  Particular emphasis on comparing and contrasting ... view course details

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  • 16379COML 3300  SEM 101

  • Weekly film screening, TBA.

COML 3440

Tragedy and its audiences from ancient Greece to modern theater and film. Topics: origins of theatrical conventions; Shakespeare and Seneca; tragedy in modern theater and film. Works studied will include: ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 3645PMA 3724

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16345COML 3440  LEC 001

COML 3702

"You didn't see anything," a woman in a movie says to her dubious lover. "No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don't understand." What is desire in the cinema? How do we know it when we see ... view course details

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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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  •  9805COML 3781  LEC 001

  • 16951COML 3781  DIS 201

  • 16952COML 3781  DIS 202

COML 3800

As globalization draws the Americas ever closer together, reshaping our sense of a common and uncommon American culture, what claims might be made for a distinctive, diverse poetry and poetics of the America? ... view course details

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  • 16071COML 3800  SEM 101

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

  •  8835COML 3815  SEM 101

COML 4190

COML 4190 and COML 4200 may be taken independently of each other. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm. Undergraduate ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6464COML 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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

  •  6148COML 4930  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8529COML 4930  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8530COML 4930  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8531COML 4930  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8533COML 4930  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8534COML 4930  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8535COML 4930  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Chase, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8536COML 4930  IND 611

    • TBA
    • de Bary, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8537COML 4930  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8539COML 4930  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Kennedy, W

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8541COML 4930  IND 616

    • TBA
    • McEnaney, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8542COML 4930  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8544COML 4930  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9031COML 4930  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8545COML 4930  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8546COML 4930  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8547COML 4930  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Saccamano, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8548COML 4930  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Shapiro, G

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

  •  9940COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

COML 6073

This seminar explores the symbolic and political tensions and contradictions inherent in the motif of the island, in relation to both its contrast and conflation with the theme of the urban. Cuba stands, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SHUM 6308

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Cuba as Project: Urban, Political, and Environment

  • 18118COML 6073  SEM 101

COML 6130

The seminar will examine how space is represented in literary texts and pursue the question whether literary language can be connected to spatial features that are unique to prose, poetry and other poetic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16385COML 6130  SEM 101

  • Discussion in English; texts available in both German and English.

COML 6160

The course provides an introduction to various aspects of translation theory, and emphasizes relations between translation theory and trauma theory, post-structuralism, post-colonial theory, and debates ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 6619VISST 6619

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15838COML 6160  SEM 101

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

  •  6466COML 6190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18738COML 6190  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Sakai, N

COML 6460

This course examines the particular theoretical intersections of panafricanism and feminism through a study of works which address the lives of activist women and men who lived political lives which demanded ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 6510FGSS 6510

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16586COML 6460  SEM 101

COML 6473

This seminar will focus on the works of Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon, Louis Althusser, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, all of whom wrote extensively about the colonization and decolonization of the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6286

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17269COML 6473  SEM 101

COML 6600

Some of the most powerful approaches to visual practices have come from outside or from the peripheries of the institution of art history and criticism. This seminar will analyze the interactions between ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6060GERST 6600

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16606COML 6600  SEM 101

COML 6601

"The pleasure of the text," Roland Barthes writes, "is that moment when my body pursues its own ideas – for my body does not have the same ideas I do."  What is this erotics of the text, and what has it ... view course details

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  • 16866COML 6601  SEM 101

COML 6783

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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  • 17581COML 6783  LEC 001

  • Instructor will lead a separate discussion section specifically for graduate students.

  • 17582COML 6783  DIS 201

  • Instructor will lead a separate discussion section specifically for graduate students.

COML 6970

This course will examine cosmopolitanism as a cultural, moral, and political concept both historically, with reference primarily to the eighteenth century, and theoretically, in contemporary debates. The ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6970GOVT 6779

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16122COML 6970  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students.