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:: Seeing Cities

  • 17257COML 1109  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Sensing Place

  • 17258COML 1109  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:From Occupation to Occupy-Politics &Literature

  • 17259COML 1109  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Trans Nationalities, Trans Sexualities

  • 17600COML 1109  SEM 104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Rhetoric of Race

  • 17260COML 1109  SEM 105

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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: Haunted Cinema

  • 17263COML 1126  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Reading the Classics Anew

  • 17264COML 1126  SEM 102

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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: Posthuman Fictions

  • 17266COML 1133  SEM 101

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COML 2000

Provides a broad introduction of modes of vision and the historical impact of visual images, visual structures, and visual space on culture, communication, and politics. The question of "how we see" is ... view course details

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COML 2020

This course traces storytelling as it has developed through interaction with a variety of technology, from the Renaissance printing press to today's social media. Through readings of Rabelais, Cervantes, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6464COML 2020  LEC 001

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COML 2200

Borrowing its title from a formulation of Marxist philosopher Ernst Bloch, and beginning from the "forays of demoralization" instigated by the Dadas, who bequeathed to surrealism the precious ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 2019VISST 2190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16524COML 2200  SEM 101

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COML 2580

What is the role of the literary imagination in keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive for our culture? Within the historical context and raising ethical issues, we shall examine major and widely read ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2580JWST 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15462COML 2580  LEC 001

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COML 2755

What makes a heroine heroic? What makes a villain dastardly? In what ways do they differ? In what ways are they similar? Are the values that attach to heroism and villainy uniform across cultures? What ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2788

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15623COML 2755  LEC 001

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COML 2760

"Language is a skin," the critic Roland Barthes once wrote: "I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with ... view course details

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  • 15527COML 2760  LEC 001

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COML 3010

Students develop a specific dramatic text for full-scale production. The course involves selection of an appropriate text, close analysis of the literary aspects of the play, and group evaluation of its ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LATA 3010LSP 3010

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8473COML 3010  SEM 101

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COML 3115

The course will offer an overview of video art, alternative documentary video, and digital installation and networked art. It will analyze four phases of video and new media: (1) the development of video ... view course details

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  • 17052COML 3115  SEM 101

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COML 3260

Study of the New Testament as a product of the first-century Palestinian and Hellenistic Judaism. Other text (also in translation): The Passover Haggadah. view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 3260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6462COML 3260  SEM 101

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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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  • 16361COML 3300  SEM 101

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  • Students must attend film screenings on Monday or Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 10:30 in Kaufmann Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall.

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

  • 15416COML 3440  LEC 001

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COML 3566

Two models have dominated Western literary aesthetics, one based on Platonic inspiration and another based on Aristotelian craftsmanship and skill. Each has ramifying economic implications, the first based ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17046COML 3566  SEM 101

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COML 3580

What role should imaginative arts play in debates about transnational migration, one of the principal factors re-shaping community and communication today?  Focusing on literature and film from the late ... view course details

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  • 16380COML 3580  SEM 101

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COML 3620

This course explores networks of culture and power that develop over the course of the sixteenth century, from the beginning of the Reformation to the Wars of Religion that swept through the continent.  ... view course details

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  • 16349COML 3620  LEC 001

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  • 16350COML 3620  DIS 201

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  • 16351COML 3620  DIS 202

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  • 16352COML 3620  DIS 203

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  • 16353COML 3620  DIS 204

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COML 3700

An interdisciplinary study of metropolitan life focusing on Berlin and Vienna (1890-1999) and on contemporary global mega-cities as major contexts of artistic modernity and historical change. Topics of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 3560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8945COML 3700  SEM 101

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COML 3724

In the Middle Ages, people traveled for all many reasons: for adventure, for commerce, on pilgrimage, for conquest. We will read the accounts of medieval travelers in order better to understand the motives ... view course details

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  • 15648COML 3724  LEC 001

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COML 3980

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

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  • 15928COML 3980  LEC 001

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COML 3985

Ever since the creation of the concept of a culturally and geographically stable center in China, people have been intentionally excluded from that center. Disgraced officials are sent to far-flung provinces, ... view course details

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  • 16539COML 3985  SEM 101

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COML 4019

What if, William Blake once asked, every bird that flies "is an immense world of delight, closed by your senses five?" Asking what real and possible worlds our habits of sensory perception exclude, Romantic ... view course details

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  • 17875COML 4019  SEM 101

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COML 4029

This seminar explores musical, aesthetic, physiological, and mythical  concepts associated with 'touch' in music. Focusing on the relationship between the hand of the musician and musical sound, we will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 4334SHUM 4998

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17876COML 4029  SEM 101

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COML 4106

How did artists and revolutionary activists take up the media of their day to transform a relatively small island nation into one of the most important and controversial geo-political and cultural hot ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15694COML 4106  SEM 101

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COML 4152

The story of the Fall, in John Milton's Paradise Lost, is also a story of dreams. Woven into the epic tale of our first encounter with mortality, Adam's and Eve's trances and dream-life tell their own ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15493COML 4152  SEM 101

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COML 4200

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6813COML 4200  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18649COML 4200  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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COML 4226

This interdisciplinary seminar would like to offer new hypotheses on the ways poetry is understood and experienced by a reader's mind. Our methodology, while non-reductionist, will take into account the ... view course details

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  • 17104COML 4226  SEM 101

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COML 4240

In recent years literary representations and philosophical discussions of the status of the animal vis-à-vis the human have abounded. In this course, we will track the literary phenomenology of animality. In ... view course details

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  • 16375COML 4240  SEM 101

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COML 4260

Topic: Sex and Religion in the Bible view course details

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  •   Combined with: RELST 4260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: ID/DISC of problems in the Old/New Testament

  •  6460COML 4260  SEM 101

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COML 4339

Although the wounded, often feminine, body is the most powerful way of imagining border space in both the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, it is seldom coupled with the embodied practices and performances ... view course details

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  •  8977COML 4339  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 4429

This extraordinary figure died in 1941, and his death is emblematic of the intellectual depradations of Nazism. Yet since World War II, his influence, his reputation, and his fascination for scholars in ... view course details

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  • 17417COML 4429  SEM 101

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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

  • 15931COML 4700  SEM 101

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COML 4706

Asia and Latin America no longer occupy the disconnected extremes of an imagined map. Nor do they embody the antipodes of East and West, framing Europe and North America as the symbolic centers.  Rather, ... view course details

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  • 17103COML 4706  SEM 101

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COML 4783

This seminar will explore new forms of biomedia such as transgenic art and tissue culture through the biosemiotic paradigm, which suggests that all life is regulated by "linguistic" principles and that ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16707COML 4783  SEM 101

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COML 4784

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  • 18185COML 4784  SEM 101

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COML 4831

A thorough episode-by-episode study of the art and meaning of Joyce's masterwork Ulysses, the most influential book of the twentieth century. We shall place Ulysses in the context of Joyce's canon, Irish ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15496COML 4831  SEM 101

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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

  • 17102COML 4930  IND 601

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    • McNulty, T

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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

  •  6815COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8653COML 4940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8654COML 4940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8655COML 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Carmichael, C

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8656COML 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8657COML 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8658COML 4940  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Chase, C

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8659COML 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Culler, J

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8660COML 4940  IND 611

    • TBA
    • de Bary, B

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18344COML 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8661COML 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8662COML 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Kennedy, W

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8663COML 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Maxwell, B

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8670COML 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • McEnaney, T

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8671COML 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8672COML 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8673COML 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18418COML 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18053COML 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8674COML 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8675COML 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Saccamano, N

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8676COML 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Shapiro, G

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8677COML 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Traisnel, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18515COML 4940  IND 638

    • TBA
    • Schwarz, A

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COML 4944

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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  • 16540COML 4944  SEM 101

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COML 4999

Spring topic: Theories of Affinity view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Theories of Affinity

  • 16538COML 4999  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: 15 undergraduate students. Required course for COML Majors.

COML 6156

This course examines the history, and historicity, of the theory of trauma at crucial moments in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will examine major theoretical texts in relation to their historical contexts ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17228COML 6156  SEM 101

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COML 6200

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6816COML 6200  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18466COML 6200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18478COML 6200  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

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COML 6226

This interdisciplinary seminar would like to offer new hypotheses on the ways poetry is understood and experienced by a reader's mind. Our methodology, while non-reductionist, will take into account the ... view course details

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  • 17105COML 6226  SEM 101

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COML 6339

Although the wounded, often feminine, body is the most powerful way of imagining border space in both the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, it is seldom coupled with the embodied practices and performances ... view course details

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  •  8980COML 6339  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6429

This extraordinary figure died in 1941, and his death is emblematic of the intellectual depradations of Nazism. Yet since World War II, his influence, his reputation, and his fascination for scholars ... view course details

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  • 17419COML 6429  SEM 101

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COML 6472

In June 2013, in the space of a week, the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action, the legacy of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While the first two decisions ... view course details

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  • 16803COML 6472  SEM 101

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COML 6631

The terms "Marx" and "Marxisms" have meant different things to different people, beginning with Marx himself and continuing in his legacy today.  As obviously, this legacy remains global (Europe, North ... view course details

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  • 16386COML 6631  SEM 101

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COML 6680

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

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  • 15936COML 6680  LEC 001

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COML 6685

Ever since the creation of the concept of a culturally and geographically stable center in China, people have been intentionally excluded from that center. Disgraced officials are sent to far-flung provinces, ... view course details

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  • 16541COML 6685  SEM 101

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COML 6706

Asia and Latin America no longer occupy the disconnected extremes of an imagined map. Nor do they embody the antipodes of East and West, framing Europe and North America as the symbolic centers. Rather, ... view course details

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  • 15773COML 6706  SEM 101

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COML 6725

We will read a selection of medieval travel accounts, paying special attention to the ways in which travelers observed, interacted with, and described the people they encountered and the places they visited. ... view course details

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COML 6782

A number of influential thinkers have contested in recent years the so-called "linguistic turn" in twentieth century thought, and in particular the assumption that the "finitude" or decompletion of language ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15757COML 6782  SEM 101

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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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  • 16545COML 6944  SEM 101

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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

  • 17114COML 6970  SEM 101

  •