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

  • 17638COML 1109  SEM 101

    • TR
    • 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: Writing Social Movements

  • 17637COML 1109  SEM 102

    • MW
    • Un, 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: Women Nobel Prizewinners

  • 17640COML 1109  SEM 103

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

  • 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: Cannibal Cultures

  • 17641COML 1109  SEM 104

    • TR
    • Bachner, 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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Third World and TravelPorn?

  • 17639COML 1109  SEM 105

    • 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

  • 17642COML 1109  SEM 106

    • TR
    • Krivitsky, R

  • 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

  • 17643COML 1109  SEM 107

    • TR
    • Alswaid, A

  • 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

  • 17629COML 1126  SEM 101

    • TR
    • 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: Remix Culture

  • 17630COML 1126  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Huang, J

  • 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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 2000ARTH 2000VISST 2000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7270COML 2000  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Moisey, A

  • 17263COML 2000  DIS 201

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  • 17264COML 2000  DIS 202

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  • 17265COML 2000  DIS 203

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  • 17266COML 2000  DIS 204

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  • 17267COML 2000  DIS 205

    • F
    • Moisey, A

  • 17268COML 2000  DIS 206

    • F
    • Moisey, A

COML 2021

This course explores the human dimension of climate change, arguably the most significant crisis ever to confront humanity. Of course, changes in the climate are natural, but it is almost universally knowledged ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: EAS 2021ROMS 2021

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16375COML 2021  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Pinkus, K

COML 2025

No description available. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17287COML 2025  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Molde, K

COML 2230

Study and analysis of 2500 years of comedy (all in English), from Greece (Aristophanes, Menander), Rome (Plautus and Terence), Italy (Machiavelli, The commedia dell' arte), Elizabethan (Shakespeare, Ben ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2651PMA 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14943COML 2230  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Rusten, J

COML 2290

Since roughly the middle of the nineteenth century, it has become important for some of us, in some parts of the world, to identify ourselves according to categories such as gender and sexuality, categories ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 2290LGBT 2290

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16824COML 2290  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Diabate, N

COML 2580

How is the memory of the Holocaust kept alive by means of the literary and visual imagination? Within the historical context of the Holocaust and how and why it occurred, we shall examine major and widely ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2580JWST 2580

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8575COML 2580  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Schwarz, D

COML 3021

This course juxtaposes the exciting theoretical advances of the late 20th century, including structuralism and post-structuralism, with current developments in 21st century theory such as performance studies, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3021PMA 3421

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9213COML 3021  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Caruth, C

      Villarejo, A

COML 3460

Writers are often unable to treat the most deeply controversial issues within their societies persuasively and safely by direct and open challenge, especially in ages and cultures which enforce conformity ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 3646

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15533COML 3460  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Ahl, F

COML 3485

Beginning in the early days of silent cinema, a rich tradition of what are called "city films," combines technological innovation with the exploration of specific urban spaces.  Students in this class ... view course details

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  • 16891COML 3485  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Keller, P

      Lawless, C

COML 3541

This course introduces students to Critical Theory, beginning with its roots in the 19th century (i.e., Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche) and then focusing on its most prominent manifestation in the 20th ... view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: ENGL 3920GERST 3620GOVT 3636

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17200COML 3541  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Fleming, P

  • Taught in English. Students must enroll in one of the two discussion sections.

  • 17208COML 3541  DIS 201

    • F
    • Kohlbry, M

  • 17209COML 3541  DIS 202

    • F
    • Kohlbry, M

COML 3743

This course examines the historic diversity of the modern Middle East, exploring histories of inter-communal contact and conflict. We begin by investigating the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16028COML 3743  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

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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  • 16350COML 3800  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Monroe, J

COML 3811

The modern field of translation studies overlaps most closely with literary studies, but it intersects also with fields such as linguistics and politics.  The intense work in translation studies in the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9211COML 3811  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Pollak, N

COML 3891

The Second World War and the Occupation of France by German forces had a traumatic impact on the nation's identity.  We will examine the way France has tried to deal with this conflicted period through ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 3840

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15847COML 3891  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Greenberg, M

COML 4001

No description available. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17288COML 4001  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Molde, K

COML 4200

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

  •  6370COML 4200  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7958COML 4200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7675COML 4200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7676COML 4200  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8204COML 4200  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7677COML 4200  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7680COML 4200  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7681COML 4200  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7682COML 4200  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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 ... view course details

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  • 15014COML 4429  SEM 101

    • R
    • Boyarin, J

COML 4616

In this seminar we will sustain a particular reading of post-1984 Mexico-US border cultural production as "undocumentation." Specifically, we will focus on performance, conceptual, and cinematic practices ... view course details

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  • 16491COML 4616  SEM 101

    • R
    • Carroll, A

COML 4618

The course reads theoretical texts on liberalism, neoliberalism, and corruption in dialogue with science fiction/fantasy narratives, literary and visual. We will study how the aesthetic features of these ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SHUM 4622

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16481COML 4618  SEM 101

    • T
    • Parry, A

COML 4860

No description available. view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6865ENGL 6880

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18030COML 4860  SEM 101

    • R
    • Monroe, J

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

  •  8083COML 4930  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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

  • 16434COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9597COML 4940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8562COML 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7684COML 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

  •  9598COML 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7685COML 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

  •  8176COML 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7686COML 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

  •  7690COML 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7691COML 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

  •  7692COML 4940  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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

COML 4945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality--genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17319COML 4945  SEM 101

    • W
    • Diabate, N

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

  •  8186COML 6200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7687COML 6200  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9588COML 6200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7688COML 6200  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9589COML 6200  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9590COML 6200  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9591COML 6200  IND 616

    • TBA
    • McEnaney, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9592COML 6200  IND 617

    • TBA
    • McNulty, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9593COML 6200  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9594COML 6200  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9595COML 6200  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Murray, T

COML 6221

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17289COML 6221  SEM 101

    • R
    • Melas, N

COML 6285

Translation is a cultural, conceptual, and political problem. It lies at the heart of the literary itself. Methodological discussions of "world" literature hinge on it, and Renaissance culture is unthinkable ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6285

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15703COML 6285  SEM 101

    • T
    • Lorenz, P

COML 6702

Deleuze and Guattari famously quipped that Italy lacked "a milieu" for philosophy, that its thinkers remained comets and that Italy had the habit of "burning" its comets. In this course we will not take ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ITAL 6510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15866COML 6702  SEM 101

    • W
    • Campbell, T

COML 6707

Contemporary theory has turned surface phenomena into the grounds and foundations for conceptual work: from moebius-strips to simulacra, from skin to screens, from folds to planes. But theory's "superficial" ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17290COML 6707  SEM 101

    • T
    • Bachner, A

COML 6865

What gives contemporary poetry and poetics its resonance and value? What are its dominant features, audiences, and purposes? What does 21st-century poetry's environment look like, and how does it situate ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4860ENGL 6880

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17329COML 6865  SEM 101

    • R
    • Monroe, J