COMPLIT 600 - Topics in Theory
Section: 001 Key Issues in Theory
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
15
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

You have accepted an invitation to a gathering. Imagine it as a party, if you like. You don’t know anyone there, but you assume you have something in common with them, because, well, there you are. Some people have been there for a while; some people are just arriving. If you’re one of those people, what do you need? An introduction. Graduate school isn’t a party, but it is a gathering. This course introduces you to graduate study: to the academy and its practices, to the community of this department, to the nuts and bolts of research. And, of course, to theory. Not so much to the various modes of theory or to individual theorists (though we will do some of that), but to theoretical thinking itself—why you might want to do it, and how to make it a habit.

COMPLIT 600 - Topics in Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11101
Open
3
 
-
W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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Note:
I know this adds up to a bunch of money, but all of these books will be useful to you through your whole graduate career.
ISBN: 1590308174
How to train a wild elephant and other adventures in mindfulness, Author: Bays, Jan Chozen., Publisher: Shambhala 2011
Required
ISBN: 9780230100336
Graduate study for the twenty-first century : how to build an academic career in the humanities, Author: Gregory M. Colon Semenza ; with a foreword by Michael Berube., Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Rev. & upd 2010
Required
ISBN: 1603292624
MLA Handbook, 8/e, Author: MLA, Publisher: MLA 8
Optional
ISBN: 1118917359
A Companion to Comparative Literature, Author: bedad, Ali; Thomas, Dominic, Publisher: wiley-blackwell 2014
Required
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