COML 2030

COML 2030

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

Take your love for literature, film and media into uncharted waters. This course explores cutting-edge debates in the humanities today through the prism of in the transnational, multilingual discipline of Comparative Literature. Attending closely to selected philosophical and literary works as well as film and visual culture we will survey new questions arising from, translation studies, literary and political theory, world literature, gender and sexuality studies, environmental humanities, and media studies. Authors, artists, texts and directors may include, Gilgamesh, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Kafka, Judith Butler, Mahasweta Devi, Raymond Williams, Teju Cole, Ai WeiWei, Abderrahmane Sissako, and others.   Topics may include: postcolonial theory, translation, BIPOC studies, gender and sexuality studies, environmental studies, and media studies. Writing assignments will include a range of forms, genres, and media that help us hone our analytical, critical, and creative understanding, reflection, and expression.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Open to: incoming first-year students.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)

Comments Students wishing to enroll should email the Department of Comparative Literature for permission. At the start of the semester students who are successfully enrolled in the course will be asked if they plan to use this course to count toward the First-Year Writing Seminar requirement. If approved, the course will not count toward ALC-AS.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18411 COML 2030   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: incoming first-year students. To request a permission number, contact the Department of Comparative Literature,