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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.

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.

Literature and Medicine

Issues of immediate interest to future doctors and psychologists and to anyone concerned with the role of medicine in modern life: empathy, illness, suffering, death, dialogue, relationships, and the power of the human story. The medium is literature and art, but the aim is interdisciplinary: a way to reinsert humanist understanding into a primarily scientific worldview.

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.

Special Topics in Yoruba

Seminar focusing on specific topics in Yoruba language, culture, literature, or society.

Special Topics in Yoruba

Seminar focusing on specific topics in Yoruba language, culture, literature, or society.

Literature and Music

The forms, relationships, and aesthetics of music and literature.

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