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: You Don't Know Me

  • 17749COML 1109  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Tal, N

  • 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: Experimental Arabic Literature

  • 17752COML 1109  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Alswaid, A

  • 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: The Idea(l) of Teaching

  • 17751COML 1109  SEM 103

    • TR
    • Fu, J

  • 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

  • 17753COML 1109  SEM 105

    • MWF
    • Pollak, N

  • 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 Third World and TravelPorn?

  • 17750COML 1109  SEM 106

    • MWF
    • Pham, V

  • 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: A Taste of Russian Literature

  • 17755COML 1109  SEM 107

    • TR
    • Krivitsky, R

  • 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: Violence and Visuality

  • 17738COML 1126  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Huang, K

  • 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: Things

  • 17739COML 1126  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Kohlbry, M

  • 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: Remix Culture

  • 17741COML 1126  SEM 103

    • MWF
    • Huang, J

  • 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

  • 17743COML 1126  SEM 104

    • MW
    • Molde, K

  • 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:Contemporary Southeast Asian Independent Cinem

  • 17742COML 1126  SEM 105

    • MW
    • Wijaya, E

  • 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: Introduction to Film Analysis

  • 17740COML 1126  SEM 106

    • MWF
    • Lin, S

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

COML 2020

What is a classic? What is contemporary? Where are we heading now? Extending from the Enlightenment and Age of Revolutions to the present, this course will focus on texts that have played a pivotal role ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17267COML 2020  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Monroe, J

COML 2030

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 ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9182COML 2030  SEM 102

    • MWF
    • Banerjee, A

      Melas, N

  • First semester freshman - by invitation only.

COML 2035

Science fiction is not merely a literary genre but a whole way of being, thinking, and acting in the modern world. This course explores classic and contemporary science fiction from Frankenstein to The ... view course details

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  • 17524COML 2035  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Banerjee, A

COML 2050

Could a meter have a meaning?  Could there be a reason for a rhyme?  And what is lost and gained in translation?  We'll think about these and other questions in this introduction to poetry.  We'll see ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17268COML 2050  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Pollak, N

COML 2754

This course examines Near East's rich and diverse literary heritage. We will read a selection of influential and wondrous texts from ancient to modern times, spanning geographically from the Iberian peninsula ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 2754NES 2754

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10057COML 2754  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

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

  •  9491COML 3150  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • de Bary, B

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

  • 17147COML 3330  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Shapiro, G

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

  •  9567COML 3440  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ahl, F

COML 3780

When Jean-Jacques Rousseau introduced the concept of the "general will" in his classic text The Social Contract, he made what was then an unprecedented and scandalous claim: that the people as a whole, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 3780GOVT 3786

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16140COML 3780  SEM 101

    • TR
    • McNulty, T

COML 3802

What is it to be avant-garde? What do avant-gardes want, and for what purposes? How have desires to be avant-garde changed over time? What does it mean to be avant-garde in the 21st century? Focusing on ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17269COML 3802  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Monroe, J

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

  •  8647COML 3815  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Shapiro, G

COML 3975

Are you an Afropolitan? Are you a Cosmopolitan? Perhaps yes, perhaps no? How is afropolitanism different from cosmopolitanism, diaspora, or pan-africanism? How about finding it out while exploring the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 3975ENGL 3975

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17271COML 3975  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Diabate, N

COML 3980

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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  • 16058COML 3980  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sakai, N

COML 4007

Is love an art?  Then it requires knowledge and effort, writes Erich Fromm in the first chapter of The Art of Loving.  His question (from 1956) is not a new one.  This course engages with the long tradition ... view course details

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  • 17394COML 4007  SEM 101

    • W
    • Howie, C

COML 4190

COML 4190 and COML 4200 may be taken independently of each other. Undergraduate student and faculty advisor to determine course of study and credit hours. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6459COML 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

COML 4221

What is "modern"? What is "primitive"? How can one tell the difference?  This course will examine the complex conjuncture of  art, literature, anthropology and colonialist racism in the early decades of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17274COML 4221  SEM 101

    • W
    • Melas, N

  • Core Course for COML Majors. Limited: to 15 students

COML 4251

The most intense public encounter between Existentialism and Marxism occurred in immediate post-WWII Europe, its structure remaining alive internationally. Existentialist questions have been traced from ... view course details

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  • 17467COML 4251  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Waite, G

COML 4281

What happens when experience design meets Reverend Billy? Or design thinking encounters the Guerrilla Girls? Tracing such questions, we'll draw on contemporary fields of human-computer interaction and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4705

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17454COML 4281  SEM 101

    • W
    • McKenzie, J

COML 4413

Poems disrupt the flow of reading. In so doing, rather than rendering them transparent, they call attention to their media – often the page or voice. This course will examine the experimental writing techniques ... view course details

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  • 17468COML 4413  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Solanki, T

COML 4521

What does it mean to call individuals, cities, or societies "cosmopolitan?" What are the implications when one invokes tolerance to resolve conflict? Do appeals for "tolerance" and "coexistence" redefine ... view course details

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  • 17306COML 4521  SEM 101

    • T
    • Starr, D

COML 4575

This course will introduce students to basic concepts and developments related to migrants and migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning and research. The course ... view course details

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  • 17390COML 4575  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

      Cook, M

COML 4614

This course seeks to explore the intersections of corruption and environmental media. We will be analyzing films and other media (including artworks and literary texts) that deal with the environmental ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SHUM 4616STS 4616

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17186COML 4614  SEM 101

    • M
    • Staff

COML 4615

How can studying the deep past of information storage and transmission help us understand our current engagements with information and contemplate its future? In this course we will we will explore the ... view course details

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  • 17187COML 4615  SEM 101

    • T
    • Roby, C

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

  •  6158COML 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

  •  8424COML 4930  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8425COML 4930  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8426COML 4930  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8427COML 4930  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8428COML 4930  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8429COML 4930  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Chase, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8430COML 4930  IND 611

    • TBA
    • de Bary, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8431COML 4930  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8432COML 4930  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Kennedy, W

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8433COML 4930  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8434COML 4930  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8435COML 4930  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8820COML 4930  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8436COML 4930  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8437COML 4930  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8438COML 4930  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Saccamano, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8439COML 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

  •  9149COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

COML 6007

For description, see FREN 4050. view course details

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  • 17393COML 6007  SEM 101

    • W
    • Howie, C

COML 6136

Examination of affects at the intersections of aesthetics, ethics, politics, philosophy and psychoanalysis.  Points of inquiry: how are social feelings of empathy, solidarity and identification evoked ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6175

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17470COML 6136  SEM 101

COML 6158

In world that has been described as "post-factual," the status of truth—and of lying—in understanding history and politics have become more urgent than ever. This course will follow the trajectory of Jacques ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6555

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17076COML 6158  SEM 101

    • W
    • Caruth, C

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

  •  9254COML 6160  SEM 101

    • M
    • de Bary, B

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

  •  6461COML 6190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

COML 6300

A study of the development of aesthetics as a theoretical discipline specifying the genetic process, forms, effects, and judgments peculiar to art. Through readings of primarily British and French criticism ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17275COML 6300  SEM 101

    • W
    • Saccamano, N

COML 6375

This course will introduce students to basic concepts and developments related to migrants and migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning and research. The course ... view course details

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  • 17391COML 6375  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

      Cook, M

COML 6410

Although questions about literature will run through this course, we will study a range of classic Derrida texts, some quite tangential to literature, and participants may write their final papers on topics ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6240FREN 6410

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17277COML 6410  SEM 101

    • T
    • Culler, J

COML 6521

What does it mean to call individuals, cities, or societies "cosmopolitan?" What are the implications when one invokes tolerance to resolve conflict? Do appeals for "tolerance" and "coexistence" redefine ... view course details

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  • 17307COML 6521  SEM 101

    • T
    • Starr, D

COML 6661

Our title derives from the political philosopher Leo Strauss, who provides our initial analytic, methodological, and theoretical model. We extend beyond Straussian ideological positions to include art ... view course details

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  • 16710COML 6661  SEM 101

    • W
    • Waite, G

COML 6676

This seminar will focus on Nietzsche's legacy on 20th/21st century French thought. view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6676GOVT 6676

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: French

  • 17453COML 6676  SEM 101

    • T
    • Rubenstein, D

COML 6680

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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  • 16061COML 6680  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Sakai, N

COML 6894

This seminar takes as its theoretical starting point Hegel's notion of the "prose of the world" to describe the modern age, and the 19th c in particular—an age no longer defined by the exception and heroes, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6070ROMS 6070

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17469COML 6894  SEM 101

    • T
    • Fleming, P

COML 6944

This course explores the philosophical concept of biopolitics and its diverse translations and/or adaptations across multiple disciplines and across the globe (Africa, Far East, South East Asia, and the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 6946ROMS 6944

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17279COML 6944  SEM 101

    • R
    • Diabate, N