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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.

Comparative Cultural Studies

Merging elements of comparative literature and cultural studies, this course examines culture and cultural products, including, but not restricted to, literature, media, art, sports, and mass communication. Particular attention will be given to the comparative analysis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class as they emerge in different forms of cultural production.

Nineteenth-Century Literature

Readings in major writers and works of nineteenth-century European and world literature.

East Central European Literature and Culture

The works of major modern East Central European writers, with some attention to representative cinema.

Readings in Chinese Literature

Selected readings of Chinese literature and literary criticism in the original language. Texts of various genres and from different periods of the Chinese literary tradition will be read and discussed in Chinese.

Readings in Japanese Literature

Selected readings of Japanese literature in the original language. Texts will vary, with focus on readings of works of literature and discussion of issues in literary criticism in Japanese.

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Embracing a comparative approach that begins by excavating the foundations of post colonial theory, this course analyzes cultural production emanating from or relating to three distinct geographic areas: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. The course will explore the changing nature of the relationship between the periphery and the core of an increasingly globalized economy.

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Embracing a comparative approach that begins by excavating the foundations of post colonial theory, this course analyzes cultural production emanating from or relating to three distinct geographic areas: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. The course will explore the changing nature of the relationship between the periphery and the core of an increasingly globalized economy.

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Embracing a comparative approach that begins by excavating the foundations of post colonial theory, this course analyzes cultural production emanating from or relating to three distinct geographic areas: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. The course will explore the changing nature of the relationship between the periphery and the core of an increasingly globalized economy.

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Comparative Postcolonial Studies

Chinese Literature: Prose

A survey of traditional and modern Chinese short prose focusing on literary texts in the original language. The course traces the development of short fiction and the essay in China.

Survey of East Asian Literature I

Poetry, prose, and drama in traditional China and Japan. The works will be in English translation.

Survey of East Asian Literature II

Poetry, prose, and drama in China and Japan from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The works will be in English translation.

East Asian Novel

The major/minor novelists and their works, especially those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The novels are in English translation.

Holocaust Literature and Film

An examination of a variety of European and American literary and critical texts and films dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Chinese Cinema in Translation

An introduction to the evolution of Chinese film in its cultural, literary and historical context. It examines moderization, cultural conflict, war, revolution, and gender roles against a backdrop of Chinese history and politics.

Discourse Analysis

An interdisciplinary study of language use, text analysis, and evaluation. The course will provide students with the ability to investigate and evaluate structural features of language and to identify the strategies used by different writers based on style and cultural backgrounds.

Discourse Analysis

An interdisciplinary study of language use, text analysis, and evaluation. The course will provide students with the ability to investigate and evaluate structural features of language and to identify the strategies used by different writers based on style and cultural backgrounds.

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Comparative Literature
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University of Georgia
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