COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Creating the Female
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:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course provides a sampling of literature from different times and regions of the world to analyze the role of the female figure in creation myths and mythology, and how this figure has then been used to justify the development of social constructs. We will think of how power is negotiated in the representations of the female figure as a key piece in the creation of life, nurturer, founder, but also as a catalyst of humans’ downfall. My goal is that we will visit these ideas by reading short pieces but focusing on deeply analyzing them, paying attention to close reading and hypertextual references to produce careful and analytical writing.

Some texts that we will be reading: The Bible (Genesis, the creation story), the myth of Izanagi and Izanami (Japan), the story of Princess Kaguya-hime (Taketori monogatari, Japan), Greek myths (Gaia, Pandora, Athena), Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo (Peru), Enuma Elish (Babilonia), and Ekao (Eastern Africa).

Course Requirements:

The course requires regular attendance, active involvement in class participation, and timely completion of reading and writing assignments. Students will write three short papers (3 pages) and one longer paper (8-10 pages). No mid-term, no final exam.

Schedule

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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002 (REC)
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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WF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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