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: Reading Poetry

  • 17693COML 1109  SEM 101

  • 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: Writing the "I" in Modern Poetry

  • 17694COML 1109  SEM 102

  • 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 Rhetoric of “Post-Racial” America

  • 17695COML 1109  SEM 103

  • 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:Transf Terrains: Cmg of Age on the Amer Lands

  • 17670COML 1126  SEM 101

  • 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: Poetic Cinema

  • 17671COML 1126  SEM 102

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

COML 2000

This course will introduce you to the field of Visual Studies.  Visual Studies seeks to define and improve our visual relationship to nature and culture after the modern surge in technology and knowledge.  ... view course details

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COML 2035

Science fiction, as Fredric Jameson put it, is "the only kind of literature that can reach back and colonize reality." Today more than ever, when science and technology have penetrated everyday life in ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENGL 2035STS 2131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17571COML 2035  LEC 001

  • 17572COML 2035  DIS 201

  • 17573COML 2035  DIS 202

  • 17574COML 2035  DIS 203

  • 17575COML 2035  DIS 204

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

  • 17399COML 2050  SEM 101

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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  •  8564COML 2200  SEM 101

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

  • 17328COML 2235  SEM 101

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

  •  7603COML 3010  SEM 101

COML 3530

This course will explore the classical, medieval, and early modern sources for our notions of monsters, including strange beasts, wild men, demons, witches, and cyborgs.  What do these figures tell us ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3530FREN 3530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16167COML 3530  LEC 001

  • Conducted in English.

COML 3689

When did the Self become a central topic for literature? When did fiction begin to describe the individual, its soul and psychic life? This course will trace the history of the individual in German and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 3640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16481COML 3689  SEM 101

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

  • 16171COML 3780  SEM 101

  • Conducted in English.

COML 3800

As globalization draws the Americas ever closer together, reshaping our sense of a common and uncommon American culture, what claims might be made for a distinctive, diverse poetry and poetics of the America? ... view course details

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  • 17405COML 3800  SEM 101

COML 3892

The class proposes an introduction to literary theory, with special focus on cultural, postcolonial, and subaltern studies. The comparative reflection will engage between English and French, starting with ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 3892ROMS 3892

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17412COML 3892  SEM 101

COML 4006

The aim of this course is to present a map of theories and artistic strategies in order to better understand the validity of the anachronism and obsolescence in today's culture. During recent years, artists ... view course details

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  • 17490COML 4006  SEM 101

COML 4200

No description available. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9180COML 4200  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18905COML 4200  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18934COML 4200  IND 643

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18935COML 4200  IND 645

    • TBA
    • Joubert, C

COML 4290

What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? How common, variable, translatable are values deemed "postcolonial" for particular ... view course details

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  • 17414COML 4290  SEM 101

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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  •  7777COML 4339  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 4798

This course, offered entirely in English, is open to advanced undergraduates and graduates who want to learn more about the relations of politics to art in general and the cultural politic of "autonomia" ... view course details

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  • 16190COML 4798  SEM 101

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

  •  8830COML 4930  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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

  •  6174COML 4940  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 Graded

  • 18966COML 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7696COML 4940  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7699COML 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9133COML 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7703COML 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7705COML 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Maxwell, B

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7713COML 4940  IND 617

    • 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 Graded

  •  7714COML 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7715COML 4940  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9145COML 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9075COML 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Pinkus, K

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7716COML 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7717COML 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Saccamano, N

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7718COML 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9165COML 4940  IND 638

    • TBA
    • Schwarz, A

COML 4999

Spring topic: Theories of Affinity view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Theories of Affinity

  •  8573COML 4999  SEM 101

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

COML 6099

The debates over World Literature which have generated fresh critical energies in Comparative Literature form part of a wider "global turn" across the Humanities. The seminar explores the contributions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ROMS 6099

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17977COML 6099  SEM 101

COML 6200

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

  •  6175COML 6200  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

  • 18860COML 6200  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Kennedy, W

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9153COML 6200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9158COML 6200  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18936COML 6200  IND 643

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18937COML 6200  IND 645

    • TBA
    • Joubert, C

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

  • 17418COML 6300  SEM 101

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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  •  7780COML 6339  SEM 101

  • Limited to 15 students.

COML 6350

What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? How common, variable, translatable are values deemed "postcolonial" for particular ... view course details

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  • 17423COML 6350  SEM 101

COML 6571

"Baroque Files" follows the afterlife of sovereignty, as its representation moves from the symbolic body of the king in the Renaissance into increasingly abstract forms, including public administration. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6370

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15931COML 6571  SEM 101

COML 6791

The course will explore the philosophy, psychoanalysis, and politics of sound along the artistic interface of cinema, video, performance, and new media art.  From analysis of synchronization of sound and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6791

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16064COML 6791  SEM 101

COML 6798

This course, offered entirely in English, is open to advanced undergraduates and graduates who want to learn more about the relation of politics to art in general and the cultural politics of "autonomia" ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18206COML 6798  SEM 101

COML 6893

Formations of progressive or revolutionary hope have become increasingly rare and are often replaced, for many working out of the German critical tradition, by critique of Enlightenment. This ... view course details

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  • 16488COML 6893  SEM 101