COML 2030

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Take your love for literature into uncharted waters. "Introduction to Comparative Literature" journeys beyond national and disciplinary borders to explore the far-reaching implications of our increasingly globalized world. In this survey of the field, you'll be exposed to the cutting-edge of current themes and debates in comparative literature. Exploring a range of texts from across the globe, we'll read authors such as Ovid, Aimé Césaire, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, W. G. Sebald, Amitabh Ghosh, Ghasan Kanafani.  J.M. Coetzee, and Yoko Tawada. Punctuated by special guest lectures by innovative scholars in the field, this course will expose you to a wide array of topics such as: postcolonial literature, translation, trauma studies, theories of the lyric, public humanities, gender and biopolitcs, ecocriticism, and media studies.  Students will emerge from this course with new awareness of global cultural expression and with practice in critical reading and writing.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Open to incoming freshmen.  Students must apply in writing to chair, Department of Comparative Literature, complit@cornell.edu.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments This course does not fulfill the Freshmen Writing requirement.  

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9182COML 2030  SEM 101

  • First semester freshman - by invitation only.

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Syllabi: none
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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18175COML 2030  SEM 102