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Mannerist and Baroque Literature

Literary forms and issues in Europe ca. 1550-1700, with special attention to the intellectual background and the interrelationships between literature and other arts and sciences.

Advanced Chinese III

An introduction to classical Chinese focusing on translation, analysis of grammar, and the semantic range and use of commonly occurring classical Chinese words. Readings include selections of the early classics through later imperial literature.

Medieval European Literature

The literatures of medieval Europe with emphasis on major literary genres and the philosophical and social presuppositions which inform them.

Eighteenth-Century European Literature

The literature of England, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century, with emphasis on literary types and prevailing ideas.

The Novel

The novel as a genre. Origins of prose fiction, theory of the novel, and representative readings of novels from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries will be included.

The Bible in Literature

An investigation of Western literary and artistic interpretations of the Bible, its narratives, characters, and themes.

Literature and Art

Formal, philosophical, and thematic relationships between literature and one or more of the visual arts in a given period.

Literature and Cinema

Formal, philosophical, and thematic relationships between literature and cinema.

East Asian Cinema

A survey of major works of East Asian cinema from literary, historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

African Cinema

Introduction to African cinema as a prolongation of both oral and written African literature. An analysis of selected films shall reveal the usage of African "aesthetics of narration," which shall lead to a better understanding of the discourse of African literatures written in European languages.

Oral Literature in Africa

Survey course presenting orality as major modus of literary and knowledge production in Africa. Presentation of the institutional carriers of orality (storytellers, etc.). Readings in English translation.

Oral Literature in Africa

Survey course presenting orality as major modus of literary and knowledge production in Africa. Presentation of the institutional carriers of orality (storytellers, etc.). Readings in English translation.

Oral Literature in Africa

Survey course presenting orality as major modus of literary and knowledge production in Africa. Presentation of the institutional carriers of orality (storytellers, etc.). Readings in English translation.

Drama

Drama as a genre from its beginnings to the present.

The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas

This course explores the connections that have defined the “Black and Green Atlantic” in culture, politics, race, and labor. An emerging field of study, “The Black and Green Atlantic” brings together work on the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world that seeks to transcend the limiting boundaries of national and even hemispheric histories. We will focus mainly on cultural production emanating from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.

We will examine work by established and emerging scholars, in tandem with a broad range of texts––works of fiction, autobiography, music, poetry, and cinema, etc. Several movies and documentaries will be shown in-class. Our methodological approach will be interdisciplinary, transnational, and transcultural in scope. The goal is to draw comparisons between the Black and Green Atlantics that go beyond the usual “influence” model, with the ultimate aim of reaching a better understanding of racialization processes in the transnational context.

The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas

This course explores the connections that have defined the “Black and Green Atlantic” in culture, politics, race, and labor. An emerging field of study, “The Black and Green Atlantic” brings together work on the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world that seeks to transcend the limiting boundaries of national and even hemispheric histories. We will focus mainly on cultural production emanating from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.

We will examine work by established and emerging scholars, in tandem with a broad range of texts––works of fiction, autobiography, music, poetry, and cinema, etc. Several movies and documentaries will be shown in-class. Our methodological approach will be interdisciplinary, transnational, and transcultural in scope. The goal is to draw comparisons between the Black and Green Atlantics that go beyond the usual “influence” model, with the ultimate aim of reaching a better understanding of racialization processes in the transnational context.

The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas

This course explores the connections that have defined the “Black and Green Atlantic” in culture, politics, race, and labor. An emerging field of study, “The Black and Green Atlantic” brings together work on the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world that seeks to transcend the limiting boundaries of national and even hemispheric histories. We will focus mainly on cultural production emanating from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.

We will examine work by established and emerging scholars, in tandem with a broad range of texts––works of fiction, autobiography, music, poetry, and cinema, etc. Several movies and documentaries will be shown in-class. Our methodological approach will be interdisciplinary, transnational, and transcultural in scope. The goal is to draw comparisons between the Black and Green Atlantics that go beyond the usual “influence” model, with the ultimate aim of reaching a better understanding of racialization processes in the transnational context.

The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas

This course explores the connections that have defined the “Black and Green Atlantic” in culture, politics, race, and labor. An emerging field of study, “The Black and Green Atlantic” brings together work on the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world that seeks to transcend the limiting boundaries of national and even hemispheric histories. We will focus mainly on cultural production emanating from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.

We will examine work by established and emerging scholars, in tandem with a broad range of texts––works of fiction, autobiography, music, poetry, and cinema, etc. Several movies and documentaries will be shown in-class. Our methodological approach will be interdisciplinary, transnational, and transcultural in scope. The goal is to draw comparisons between the Black and Green Atlantics that go beyond the usual “influence” model, with the ultimate aim of reaching a better understanding of racialization processes in the transnational context.

Modernism and Postmodernism

Modernism and postmodernism as literary movements, with reading of selected literature and criticism.

Comparative Islamic Literature

The major genres of Islamic literature and its principle concepts, covering Qur'anic, hadith, legal and political literature, philosophy, theology, historiography, hagiography, and poetry, emphasizing the Medieval period and mystical prose and poetry primarily in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The works will be in English translation. A writing intensive course.

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