COMPLIT 241 - Topics in Comparative Literature
Section: 002 Ways of Dying
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMPLIT 240.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course title is borrowed from the book of the same name by South African writer, Zakes Mda. Far from being a class focused narrowly or morbidly on death, however, we will explore the ways in which books and films with death and dying as their subject actually explode with life and a variety of topics. By starting with "ways of dying," we'll try to understand the range of topics that are brought forward by sources from different genres and cultures, and how and why the topics relate to one another. Some of the sources we'll use include the novel by Mda, as well as Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

The goal of the course will be to use careful readings to open up thought-provoking discussions and writings that strengthen analytical thinking.

Grades will be derived from two papers, smaller writings, presentations and participation.

COMPLIT 241 - Topics in Comparative Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11618
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (SEM)
P
11619
Open
4
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
27836
Open
5
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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