COMPLIT 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Section: 001 Modernism in World Literature
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Course Note:
A course in the LSA First-Year Seminar Program. Led by a faculty member, COMPLIT 140 is a study of selected topics in literature through classroom discussion and the writing of essays.
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

What is modernism? What constitutes world literature? We will find answers to these questions by reading novels and short stories across national and cultural boundaries. We will analyze one of the most significant aesthetic shifts in the literature of the twentieth century. We will read modern European, Australian, and American classics by Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Miles Franklin, Albert Camus, and Jorge Luis Borges. Beyond the boundaries of Western literature, we will inquire into the significance and meaning of modernism in the Middle East. In light of this, we will read literature by Naguib Mahfouz, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, and Abdelkrim Ghallab. We will discuss crucial topics such as the representation of reality in literature, the role of gender in modernism, the motif of the Orient and the Occident, and the idea of world literature.

COMPLIT 140 - First-Year Literary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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