COMPLIT 490 - Comparative Cultural Studies
Section: 001 Modernism/Postmodernism
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Junior standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This seminar is devoted to the study of literature that is inextricably linked to specific literary movements such as modernism, magical realism and postmodernism. We will compare novels and short stories across national and cultural boundaries and discuss some of the most significant shifts in the literature of the 20th century. Special attention is paid to Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Latife Tekin, and Orhan Pamuk. We will discuss crucial topics such as the representation of reality in literature, the interrelationship between psychoanalysis and literature, intertextuality, poststructuralism, feminism, the concept of ‘Third World literature’ and the political uses of literature.

COMPLIT 490 - Comparative Cultural Studies
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001 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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