COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 003 Family Ties
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
Theme, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this first year writing course, we will examine work about family and kinship: (in)famous fathers, doting mothers, feuding siblings. In conjunction with the LSA theme semester on “Translation,” we will also consider families of languages to look not just at kinship between relatives, but among cultures. Whom do we call family? What does it mean to be your “brother’s keeper”? To tell a friend “she’s like a sister” to you? To treat someone “as if she were your own mother”?

We will work with texts from diverse contexts to grapple with these questions and to inform our own writing. Beginning with “Cinderella” and concluding with Oedipus Rex, we will look at depictions of family across time and space. Additional course materials may include the television show Modern Family, short fiction by Clarice Lispector, film, music, poetry, and non-fiction essays.

Course Requirements:

There will be graded and ungraded writing tasks, including four formal papers ranging in length from 3-8 pages, informal response assignments, and peer reviews.

Class Format:

This is a discussion-based course, and we will spend much of our time in a workshop environment, talking about each other’s writing. Over the course of the academic term, we will focus, as writers, on the creation of complex, analytic, well-supported arguments that matter in a variety of academic contexts.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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18401
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
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29011
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1
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
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19830
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1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
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21175
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0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
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22659
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
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26065
Open
18
 
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