COMPLIT 241 - Topics in Comparative Literature
Section: 001 Epic, Ancient and Mafia
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMPLIT 240.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the limits of epic in different historical contexts and media: Classical epic poetry (Greek and Roman) and the American Mafia film tradition. How do these works define or align themselves with epic as a genre? What are their characteristics, and how do audiences participate in creating them? Primary material will include classical epics (Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey), drama and literary criticism (Sophocles, Aristotle), and Mafia film and television (Little Caesar, Godfather Trilogy, The Sopranos), with critical and theoretical bibliography.

COMPLIT 241 - Topics in Comparative Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
12955
Open
6
1LSA Hnrs
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
12957
Open
9
 
-
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
41075
Open
12
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0670835102
The Iliad, Author: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox., Publisher: Viking 1. publ. 1990
Required
ISBN: 0143039954
The Odyssey, Author: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox., Publisher: Penguin Books 2006
Required
ISBN: 0192816918
Metamorphoses, Author: Ovid ; translated by A.D. Melville ; with an introduction and notes by E.J. Kenney., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1987
Required
ISBN: 9780872200340
Poetics I. (with) the Tractatus Coislinianus ; A hypothetical reconstruction of the "Poetics II ; The fragments of the "On poets, Author: Aristote, 0384-0322 av. J.-C., Publisher: Hackett 1987
Required
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