Comparative Literature (COML)Arts and Sciences

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COML 1105

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17928COML 1105  SEM 101

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17929COML 1105  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Pham, V

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

COML 1106

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17930COML 1106  SEM 101

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17931COML 1106  SEM 102

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

COML 1107

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17933COML 1107  SEM 101

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

COML 1110

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17934COML 1110  SEM 101

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

COML 1115

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17935COML 1115  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Tal, N

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

COML 1116

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17932COML 1116  SEM 101

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

COML 1119

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17936COML 1119  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Krivitsky, R

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

COML 1121

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17937COML 1121  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Shapiro, G

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

COML 1122

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17958COML 1122  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Molde, K

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

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18183COML 2006  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Peraino, J

  • 18192COML 2006  DIS 201

  • 18193COML 2006  DIS 202

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

  •  8533COML 2030  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Castillo, D

  • First semester freshman - by invitation only.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9824COML 2030  SEM 102

    • MWF
    • Staff

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

  • 16904COML 2050  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Pollak, N

COML 2235

This undergraduate course introduces the formal and topical innovations that African cinema has experienced since its inception in the 1960s. Sections will explore, among others, Nollywood, sci-fi, and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2235ENGL 2935

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17139COML 2235  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Diabate, 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

  •  8779COML 2754  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

COML 3240

Blood is everywhere. From vampire shows to video games, our culture seems to be obsessed with it. The course examines the power of "blood" in the early modern period as a figure that continues to capture ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16735COML 3240  SEM 101

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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  • 16961COML 3300  LEC 001

  • 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

  •  8642COML 3440  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Ahl, F

COML 3542

This course examines the stories, literary examples, and metaphors at work in elaborating the modern economic subject, the so-called "homo oeconomicus." We will examine material from Locke, Smith, Defoe, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GERST 3610GOVT 3606

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17131COML 3542  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Fleming, P

  • Taught in English.

  • 17132COML 3542  DIS 201

  • 17690COML 3542  DIS 202

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

  •  8131COML 3815  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Shapiro, G

COML 3971

How and why is a book "translated" into an opera? We will study several such works and the operas they inspired: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Verdi's Rigoletto, Massenet's Werther, Giordano's Andrea Chénier, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3713

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17135COML 3971  SEM 101

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

  •  6165COML 4190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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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  •  9589COML 4575  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

      Cook, M

COML 4621

What does it mean to have a relationship with a work of literature? This course explores three relationships between text and human: one of authorship and authority, one of critique and criticism, and ... view course details

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  • 16377COML 4621  SEM 101

    • R
    • Staff

COML 4700

Problems concerning translation are explored. Although there are many different models of translation, we tend to be confined to the unilateral regime of translation, that is, the very narrow and historically ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4481

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16486COML 4700  SEM 101

COML 4704

Images of tattooed, inscribed, and marked bodies abound in popular media, from television series to blogs, from performance art to popular literature. When the body becomes a canvas or text, this raises ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4407FGSS 4607

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17460COML 4704  SEM 101

    • R
    • Bachner, A

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

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

  •  5875COML 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

  •  7938COML 4930  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7939COML 4930  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7940COML 4930  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7941COML 4930  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7942COML 4930  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7943COML 4930  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Chase, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7944COML 4930  IND 611

    • TBA
    • de Bary, B

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7945COML 4930  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9965COML 4930  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7946COML 4930  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7947COML 4930  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9968COML 4930  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7948COML 4930  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8281COML 4930  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7949COML 4930  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7950COML 4930  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7951COML 4930  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Shapiro, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9969COML 4930  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Van Clief-Stefanon, L

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

  •  8514COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

COML 4947

In this course, you will explore nakedness as a form of protest by various social movements and in compelling fictional texts. As you analyze nakedness from ancient Greece to 21th century Africa, Asia, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 4947FGSS 4947

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17151COML 4947  SEM 101

    • R
    • Diabate, N

COML 6033

Critical-aesthetic models about the role of art and literature in the search for the  active, good, or just life are increasingly under pressure by the conditions of late capitalism, which assimilates ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6235

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16953COML 6033  LEC 001

  • Taught in English.

COML 6135

The tradition of tragic thought has had an enormous impact on theories of modernity. This seminar will explore the ways in which models of the tragic (and tragedy) have influenced the formation and theoretical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6040

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16946COML 6135  SEM 101

  • Readings and discussion in English.

COML 6186

This graduate course is dedicated to an in-depth exploration of the recent emergence of Posthumanism as a new theoretical paradigm in cultural and literary studies. Hardly a unified theory, Posthumanism ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6315STS 6131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17014COML 6186  LEC 001

    • W
    • Gilgen, P

  • Taught in English. Enrollment limited to: graduate students only or instructor permission.

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

  •  6167COML 6190  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

COML 6308

Expanded Practice Seminars bring students and faculty in the humanities and the design disciplines together around a common and pressing urban issue such as the cultural and material practices induced ... view course details

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  • Topic: Mapping Global Spatio-politics Through China

  • 17849COML 6308  SEM 101

    • T
    • Bachner, A

      Lok, L

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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  •  9590COML 6375  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

      Cook, M

COML 6556

This course will serve as an introduction to trauma theory as it (re)emerged near the end of the 20th century as well as a rethinking of its fundamental terms in light of new theoretical developments and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6556

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16773COML 6556  SEM 101

COML 6630

This graduate seminar provides a basic introduction to the thinking of Nietzsche and Heidegger, and to the latter's interpretation and appropriation of the former. A major concern is the articulation of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16935COML 6630  SEM 101

    • T
    • Waite, G

  • The readings are provided in German (and French or Italian in some cases) and in English translations, when these exist. Discussion and papers in English. Students from all disciplines are welcome.

COML 6736

This course explores the use of "speech that brings the subject matter vividly before the eyes." Known in classical antiquity as ekphrasis, this trope has received intense attention in recent decades across ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6730CLASS 6736

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17499COML 6736  SEM 101

COML 6902

Designed for an interdisciplinary audience, this seminar explores the theoretical and methodological potentials of a broad range of scholarship in the environmental humanities. Together we will discuss ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17148COML 6902  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

COML 6920

The course will consider the aesthetic and politics of "touch" in dialogue with critical, artistic innovations.. Emphasizing differentiations between interactivity and immersion in art and theory, the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6725PMA 6920

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17247COML 6920  SEM 101

COML 6960

New forms of German literature emerged in the wake of transnational labor migration, especially after 1989. Taking leave of a sociological model that interprets this literature only in terms of intercultural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6960NES 6960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16982COML 6960  SEM 101

  • Graduate-student status and good reading knowledge of German and English required; exceptions require instructor approval.

COML 6998

Borders are highly contested sites and their representation plays a fundamental role in a variety of identity discourses. The place of borders in contemporary political discourse also speaks of the anxiety ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LSP 7352MUSIC 7352

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17163COML 6998  SEM 101