COMPLIT 240 - Introduction to Comparative Literature
Section: 001 A Mystery to Me: The Puzzle, Desire, and Meaning
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The stories we will read in this class are woven of mysteries and enigmas. They want very much to answer questions of life and death (what went wrong? who done it? why?), but often pose more questions than they answer. Some of our questions, then: What makes a detective? What does she or he want? What does it mean to solve a problem? How do we know when it’s completely solved? We will explore these questions, working under the hypothesis that asking questions is as important as answering them. Readings will be drawn across genres, time, and cultures, from ancient Greece to the present in New York and Martinique.

COMPLIT 240 - Introduction to Comparative Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13149
Open
27
 
-
M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
13151
Open
5
3LSA Hnrs
-
WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Discussion sections will meet starting week of 9/10.
003 (DIS)
P
13153
Open
9
 
-
WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Discussion sections will meet starting week of 9/10.
004 (DIS)
P
13155
Open
13
 
-
WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Discussion sections will meet starting week of 9/10.
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Note:
Be sure to get ONLY the specified editions. This is particularly important for OEDIPUS. This translation (by Berg & Clay) is essential. Even if you already have a copy of another translation.
ISBN: 9780940650534
City of glass, Author: Auster Paul, Publisher: [s.n.] 1985
Required
ISBN: 1417707275
City Of Glass The Graphic Novel., Publisher: Bt Bound 2004
Optional
ISBN: 9780679751762
Solibo magnificent, Author: Chamoiseau, Patrick., Publisher: Vintage Books 1999
Required
ISBN: 9780553350012
The murder of Roger Ackroyd, Author: Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976., Publisher: Bantam Books 1983
Required
ISBN: 9780020509875
Dora: an analysis of a case of hysteria, Author: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939., Publisher: Collier Books 1963
Required
ISBN: 9780141439907
The turn of the screw ; and, the aspern papers, Author: Henry James., Publisher: Penguin [New ed.] 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780195054934
Oedipus the king, Author: Sophocles ; translated by Stephen Berg and Diskin Clay., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1988
Required
ISBN: 9780394571904
The question of Hu, Author: Spence, Jonathan D., Publisher: Knopf 1988
Required
ISBN: 9780140437713
The adventures and memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Author: Arthur Conan Doyle ; introduction by Ian Pears ; notes by Ed Glinert., Publisher: Penguin 2001
Required
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