COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 004 Aesthetic Configurations of Life
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
100
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this particular section, we will attempt to understand how life, as the life of a being or of a text, is made sense of by works of contemporary literature and film from a variety of perspectives. We will study short fiction, poetry, and films by directors and writers such as Bilge Karasu, Kim Hyesoon, Granaz Moussavi, Toni Morrison, and Želimir Žilnik to close read them in our discussions. In these works, we will also give our attention to the literary and artistic ways of imagining life as the form of the creative work. Hence, thinking about the state of living and that of writing simultaneously will lead us to find some answers to the questions we will be asking throughout the semester: how are the limits or conditions of life defined in these works? What does it mean to have a life? What is the value of it? What does it mean to write about it? Why can this be a political question? By asking these questions, we will turn back to our own writings, and think about the possible meanings of writing today.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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17675
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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18595
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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19542
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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29135
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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