COMPLIT 260 - Europe and Its Others
Section: 001 Never Say I Love You
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Love has been the subject of more poetry, fiction, theatre and music than any other emotion. For thousands of years, from the bronze-age epics of Homer to contemporary pop songs and movies, people have been trying to find new and original ways to say ‘I love you.’ So why do so many love songs sound the same? Why do we so often resort to clichés when we try to express this most intimate and personal emotional experience? Our class will use a range of texts from different genres and media, including the Bible and the medieval troubadours, Shakespeare, the Beatles, and romantic comedies in order to think about love as a discourse. Is it possible to speak from the heart? What would that sound like?

Requirements: 2 essays (6-8 pages) 3 short responses 1 oral presentation

COMPLIT 260 - Europe and Its Others
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001 (SEM)
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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