COMPLIT 495 - Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature
Section: 001 Introduction to Theory and Criticism
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Comparative Literature majors with senior standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar is designed to introduce Comparative Literature majors, and other interested students, to some critical terms used in contemporary literary theory and criticism, that are of importance to the comparative study of literature: “representation,” “discourse,” “ narrative,” “author,” “ideology,” “gender,” “desire,” etc. In addition, we will watch some movies, read a variety of literary texts, and discuss a selection of twentieth century theoretical pieces (from The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism), that complement and illuminate the discussion.

Course Requirements:

Evaluation will be based on regular attendance and active participation in class discussions; a short essay, based on, or inspired by the weekly readings, presented in class; and a final, substantial seminar paper.

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COMPLIT 495 - Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature
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001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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