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For more information, please contact COML Undergraduate Advising Head, David Powelstock,  or the COML Undergraduate Departmental Representative, Talia Franks. Thank you!

Course Offerings fall 2016

Please see http://registrar-prod.unet.brandeis.edu/registrar/schedule/classes/2016/Fall/1300/all for complete listings of our fall 2016 classes as well as electives that may be used to satisfy COML requirements.


COML 171A: Literary Translation in Theory and in Practice
T,Th 2:00–3:20, Pu Wang
Prerequisite: Excellent reading knowledge of any language other than English. Students will be asked to demonstrate proficiency before receiving consent to enroll in the course.
Approaching literary translation from several angles at once, this course combines readings in the history and theory of translation with a practical translation workshop. Students will experience first-hand the challenges of literary translation and, with the help of the theoretical readings, reflect on what the process teaches us about linguistic, literary, and cultural difference.

COML/ENG 149A: Hell: The Poetry
M,W 2:00–3:20, Laura Quinney
Studies the Classical underworld and its reworking in English verse. Topics include the descent to the underworld, the ambiguous Satan, the myths of Orpheus and Penelope, and the psychological Hells of the modernists. Special one-time offering, fall 2016.

For complete descriptions of Comparative Literature and Culture courses, please see the current Bulletin: here.