COMPLIT 780 - Seminar: Studies in Form and Genre
Section: 001 Scholarly Writing in Theory and Practice
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This is a course designed to help you generate writing for a broad range of career paths and to develop a keener sense of the stakes of your own rhetorical moves in the scholarly traditions you work from and in so that you might appeal to multiple constituents (including beyond academia). This course will combine a seminar-style investigation of the versatile forms scholarly writing takes across languages, disciplines and time periods, with workshop-style experimentation drafting, editing and giving feedback on your own writing. We will read a range of academic, quasi-academic, and public-facing work translated from a number of non-English languages — including Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Hindi, Japanese, and Marathi — to ask how each specific writing style conveys a unique theoretical intervention, and how their theoretical insights dictate form. Those who can read the source text directly will be encouraged to.

Course Requirements:

There will be weekly in-class writing exercises related to the assigned readings, except on days (three times in the semester) when revised versions of the student-generated writings will be discussed in the workshop. At the end of the semester, students are required to present on one stylist of interest and to revise one of the short exercises discussed in the workshop.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended to create more versatility for those who work across languages and is appropriate for candidates writing dissertations, in addition to pre-candidates still doing regular coursework.

COMPLIT 780 - Seminar: Studies in Form and Genre
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001 (SEM)
3Doc Level
W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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