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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 spring 2017

Please see http://registrar-prod.unet.brandeis.edu/registrar/schedule/classes/2017/Spring/1300/all for complete listings of our spring 2017 classes as well as electives that may be used to satisfy COML requirements.


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COML 100A Introduction to Global Literature

(1) T,Th 2:00–3:20, Fraleigh
Core course for COML major and minor.
What is common and what is different in literatures of different cultures and times? How do literary ideas move from one culture to another? In this course students read theoretical texts, as well as literary works from around the world.

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COML 133B The Novel and the City

(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Reed
Special one-time offering, spring 2017.
The rise of the novel and the rise of the modern city go hand in hand. In this course, we will inquire into the nature of the relationship between two modern forms of world-making.

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COML 150B Critique of Erotic Reason

(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, Dowden
Explores transformations in erotic sensibilities in the novel from the early nineteenth century to the present. Works by Goethe, Austen, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Schopenhauer, Bronte, Chekhov, Garcia-Marquez, Kundera, and Cormac McCarthy.

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COML 185A Dickens and Dostoevsky

(1) M,W 3:30–4:50, Miller
Considers such issues as narrative, literary realism, and the manipulation of the grotesque and the sublime in representative works of Dickens and Dostoevsky. Because Dostoevsky was an avid reader of Dickens, class addresses questions of influence, particularly with regard to their shared thematic interests.


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