ROMLANG 253 - The Mediterranean: History and Culture
Section: 001 Representing the Mediterranean
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Romance Languages and Literatures (ROMLANG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
Students seeking to enroll in both Italian 250.001 (Prof. Cornish) and Italian 250.003/003 (Prof. Kashdan) in the Winter 2018 term should contact to request to receive credit for both classes (as Italian 250 is not repeatable for credit, except by departmental exception).
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in either HISTART 253 or JUDAIC 253.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course offers an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to the Mediterranean, with lecture and seminar components. There is a weekly lecture, covering the broad history and culture of the Mediterranean region from late antiquity to the present, delivered by faculty in the University’s cluster “The Mediterranean Perspective on Global History and Culture.” Students also meet twice a week in smaller seminars. This seminar focuses on the literature of the modern and contemporary Mediterranean. We will explore how the Mediterranean zone has been depicted in writing by authors from both within and beyond the Sea, with special attention to how various traditions and patterns of representing the Mediterranean have developed in recent literature. Our sources will include novels, memoirs, and academic criticism on themes as varied as memory, migration, and multilingualism in the Mediterranean. All readings and discussion will be in English, with some sources available in Italian for students enrolled in the ITALIAN 250.002/3 track.

Class Format:

The course is linked with seminars offered by the Departments of the History of Art (HISTART 253) and Classical Civilization (CLCIV 253), with students from all three seminars attending the weekly lectures presented by the joint faculty from the cluster.

ROMLANG 253 - The Mediterranean: History and Culture
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001 (SEM)
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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