COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 006 I'll See You in Hell: Underworlds, Afterlives, and Infernos
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“Abandon all hope, you who enter here.”

These ominous words, on the gates of Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy, summon up images of fire, intense suffering, demons, and strange monsters. How did the Underworld become so ghastly and bleak?

In this class, we will embark on a sometimes disturbing, sometimes transformative, but always exhilarating odyssey through Underworlds both ancient and modern. Contemporary readings and viewing will range over a wide variety of media, including literature, film, song, drama, and painting. Writing assignments will encompass both analytical essays and a variety of creative exercises, including the construction and narration of our own personal underworld journeys.

This course's primary goals are improvement in analytical thinking and writing, and introduction to reading classical and contemporary works of literature.

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COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
18281
Open
18
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
P
18282
Open
3
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (REC)
P
20862
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
P
22588
Open
13
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
P
24026
Open
2
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
P
24543
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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