Comparative Literature (COML)Arts and Sciences

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COML 1104

We live in an image-saturated world. How do we make sense of the moving image and its powerful roles in shaping culture and mediating our relationship with the world? This course will equip students with ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17703COML 1104  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Le, V

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

COML 1105

What do Frankenstein and Things Fall Apart have in common? What lies behind the fantastical stories of Aladdin? Do we have to like Garcia Márquez and Shakespeare? These texts and authors re-imagine the ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17704COML 1105  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Un, J

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17705COML 1105  SEM 102

    • MW
    • Karmin, H

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17706COML 1105  SEM 103

    • TR
    • Pham, V

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

COML 1106

In 2015, Japan's SoftBank Robotics Corporation announced the world's first robot with feelings. Many people were excited, many more disturbed. If robots are simply, as the dictionary suggests, machines ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17709COML 1106  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Cartaya, J

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17710COML 1106  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Lambert, M

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17711COML 1106  SEM 103

    • MWF
    • Cole, H

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

COML 1110

"[T]he Other fixes me with his gaze", so writes Fanon about being seen as a black man. Our course will start from the working premise that racial difference is constructed through the act of looking and ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17715COML 1110  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Huang, K

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

COML 1115

Have you ever been frustrated with only existing inside your own mind? In this course we will read what authors and thinkers have written about differences between groups of people – like race and gender ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17707COML 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 1119

Explore the culinary tradition and culture of Russia in broad historical, geopolitical and socioeconomic context through the lens of Russian folklore, short stories of Gogol, Chekhov, and Bulgakov, works ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17708COML 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 2000

This course introduces 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.  It contains ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7088COML 2000  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Moisey, A

  •  9251COML 2000  DIS 201

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  •  9252COML 2000  DIS 202

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  •  9253COML 2000  DIS 203

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  •  9254COML 2000  DIS 204

    • W
    • Moisey, A

  •  9255COML 2000  DIS 205

    • F
    • Moisey, A

  •  9256COML 2000  DIS 206

    • F
    • Moisey, A

  •  9531COML 2000  DIS 207

    • R
    • Moisey, A

  •  9532COML 2000  DIS 208

    • R
    • Moisey, A

COML 2036

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17487COML 2036  SEM 001

    • TR
    • Banerjee, A

COML 2041

This course will explore the question: What is world literature?  Is it all the literature ever written everywhere in the world?  All the world's greatest books? All the books a person needs to read to ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17913COML 2041  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Melas, N

COML 2241

In this course we will use the Game of Thrones series as a way of familiarizing ourselves with different tools of cultural analysis and approaches in literary theory (such as narratology, psychoanalysis, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17041COML 2241  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Bachner, A

COML 2290

This course offers an introduction to the questions, topics, approaches, and theories that characterize the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 2290LGBT 2290

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9099COML 2290  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Diabate, N

COML 2293

Film industries in the Middle East, as in much of the rest of the world, emerged out of efforts at the national level. In the Arab world and Israel, the film industries reflect upon struggles ... view course details

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  • 16337COML 2293  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

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

  •  8061COML 2580  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Schwarz, D

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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  • 16266COML 2760  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Hanson, E

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

  • 16137COML 3010  SEM 001

    • MW
    • Castillo, D

COML 3021

Without literary theory, there is no idea of literature, of criticism, of culture. While exciting theoretical paradigms emerged in the late 20th century, including structuralism and poststructuralism, ... view course details

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  •  8254COML 3021  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Caruth, C

      Lorenz, P

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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  • 17127COML 3115  SEM 101

    • M
    • Murray, T

  • Limited to 25 students. Restricted to Undergraduates.

COML 3338

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  • 17161COML 3338  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Banerjee, A

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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  • 16643COML 3580  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Adelson, L

      Haenni, S

  • Taught in English.

COML 3681

This interdisciplinary undergraduate lecture examines the visual culture of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century to the present. Lectures present artifacts, prints, paintings, ... view course details

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  • 16727COML 3681  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Finley, C

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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  •  8668COML 3743  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Starr, D

COML 3781

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  • 17615COML 3781  LEC 001

    • MW
    • McNulty, T

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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  •  8883COML 3800  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • 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

  •  8252COML 3811  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Pollak, N

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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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3329CAPS 3329

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16470COML 3985  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Admussen, N

COML 4090

Spinoza was excommunicated, wrote under death threats, and has remained a scandal to philosophy, psychoanalysis, politics, ethics, literature. "Every philosopher has two philosophies, his own and Spinoza's" ... view course details

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  • 16637COML 4090  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Waite, G

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

  •  6248COML 4200  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7592COML 4200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7366COML 4200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7367COML 4200  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7809COML 4200  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7368COML 4200  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7369COML 4200  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7370COML 4200  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7371COML 4200  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Pollak, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9610COML 4200  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Shoer, S

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.  ... view course details

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  • 16718COML 4240  SEM 101

    • W
    • Gilgen, P

  • Taught in English.

COML 4351

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  •   Combined with: COML 6351

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17923COML 4351  SEM 101

    • T
    • Vaziri, P

COML 4368

This seminar will focus on the writings of the polymorphous Martinican poet and thinker, Édouard Glissant (1928-2011).  We will attend to the historical context of French colonialism, particularly in the ... view course details

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  • 17498COML 4368  SEM 001

    • W
    • Melas, N

COML 4415

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  • 16634COML 4415  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Traverso, E

COML 4622

A far-reaching distrust and crisis of authority seems to be coextensive with the European Enlightenment and modernity—but what is authority? Amidst the different attempts at definition and classification, ... view course details

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  • 16525COML 4622  SEM 101

    • M
    • Schuster, A

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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  • 16208COML 4798  SEM 101

    • M
    • Pinkus, K

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

  •  7699COML 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

  •  8921COML 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8420COML 4940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8054COML 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7372COML 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

  •  8421COML 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7373COML 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

  •  7783COML 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7374COML 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

  •  7377COML 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

  •  7378COML 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

  •  7379COML 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

  •  9509COML 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Mohanty, S

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9597COML 4940  IND 630

    • TBA
    • Suber, P

COML 4948

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17509COML 4948  SEM 001

    • R
    • Diabate, N

  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

COML 4995

This seminar offers a systematic introduction to methods of literary interpretation from Romanticism to the present, with a particular emphasis on the German roots of hermeneutics and critical thought. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 4245ROMS 4245

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16714COML 4995  LEC 001

    • T
    • Fleming, P

COML 6130

The seminar will examine how space is represented in literary texts and pursue the question whether literary language can be connected to spatial features that are unique to prose, poetry and other poetic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 6160

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16647COML 6130  SEM 101

    • R
    • Schwarz, A

  • Discussion in English; texts available in both German and English.

COML 6159

Without literary theory, there is no idea of literature, of criticism, of culture. While exciting theoretical paradigms emerged in the late 20th century, including structuralism and poststructuralism, ... view course details

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  •  9575COML 6159  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Caruth, C

      Lorenz, P

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

  •  7792COML 6200  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Bachner, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7375COML 6200  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Banerjee, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8415COML 6200  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Caruth, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7376COML 6200  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8416COML 6200  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8417COML 6200  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8418COML 6200  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Melas, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8419COML 6200  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Monroe, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9619COML 6200  IND 631

    • TBA
    • Boyarin, J

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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  •   Combined with: FREN 6180

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16203COML 6226  SEM 101

    • T
    • Dubreuil, L

COML 6338

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  • 17164COML 6338  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Banerjee, A

COML 6351

No description available. view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4351

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17924COML 6351  SEM 101

    • T
    • Vaziri, P

COML 6368

This seminar will focus on the writings of the polymorphous Martinican poet and thinker, Édouard Glissant (1928-2011).  We will attend to the historical context of French colonialism, particularly in the ... view course details

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  • 17505COML 6368  SEM 001

    • W
    • Melas, N

COML 6465

This course examines black feminist theories as they are articulated in the cross-cultural experiences of women across the African Diaspora. We will explore a variety of theories, texts and creative encounters ... view course details

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  • 16941COML 6465  SEM 101

    • W
    • Boyce Davies, C

COML 6708

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17493COML 6708  SEM 101

    • M
    • Bachner, A

COML 6778

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16885COML 6778  SEM 101

    • W
    • McNulty, T

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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  • 16210COML 6798  SEM 101

    • M
    • Pinkus, K