COMPLIT 240 - Literature Across Borders
Fall 2021, Section 001 - HOME, Homeland and Homelessness
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
This course may be counted toward the International Studies subplan in Comparative Culture and Identity. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course takes a transnational perspective towards the subject of “Home” and its cultural construction among immigrants, refugees, and displaced people: what does it mean to “be home” or displaced, how is it privileged and imagined, and how is it contested. Exploring a wide range of multiple media--literary texts, films, popular music, and art—the class will closely articulate the aesthetic, linguistic, and thematic conceptions of home—its borders, bodies, interior, doors, and bridges—that have generated historical claims, political identity, utopian contours, and conceptions of insiders and foreigner, and the corollary social understanding of human rights. Special attention will be paid to the constitutive role of literature—oral, textual, or visual—within different narratives.

Course Requirements:

In addition to weekly readings and short writing assignments, you are expected to submit 2 short essays (2-3 pages) throughout the semester and a final paper (6-7 pages).

Schedule

COMPLIT 240 - Literature Across Borders
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
10999
Open
2
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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