Courses

Fall 2020 Course Offerings

Below are the Comparative Literature (COML)-designated courses for Fall 2020. For more informatin, view the full course list on the Registrar's site.

COML 150B Critique of Erotic Reason

Poster for COML 150B Critique of Erotic Reason, Professor Stephen Dowden, M,W 2:00–3:20, [HUM]. A water color and sepia/black ink painting/drawing follows. A woman is on her back. She is partially undressed and another figure wearing white shirt, vest and pants is on top of her. They are embracing and seemingly making love. Both look out at viewer. Explores transformations in erotic sensibilities in the novel from the early nineteenth century to the present. The image credit, “Liebesakt. Studie” by Egon Shiele, is beneath it. Works by Goethe, Austen, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Schopenhauer, Bronte, Chekhov, Garcia-Marquez, Kundera, and Cormac McCarthy. Open to all students.M,W 2:00–3:30, Dowden

Open to all students. Cross-listed with ECS, GER, and SQS.

Instruction for this course will be offered in a hybrid combination of in person and remote sessions, which may vary by course and over the duration of the semester. Enrollment is open to students who will be on campus and students who will be studying remotely up to the enrollment limit.

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.

Upper-Level Courses in Language Other than English
  • ARBC 103A Lower Advanced Arabic
  • CHIN 120A Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature: Advanced Chinese Language
  • FREN 110A Cultural Representations
  • FREN 142B City and the Book
  • FREN 186B Literature and Politics
  • GRK 120B Greek Prose Authors
  • HBRW 146A The Voices of Jerusalem
  • HBRW 164B Israeli Theater
  • HISP 111B Introduction to Latin American Literature and Culture
  • HISP 164B Studies in Latin American Literature
  • ITAL 128A Mapping Modern Italian Culture: Inherited Conflicts
  • LAT 118A Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
  • RUS 150B Advanced Russian Language through 20th Century Literature
Courses in Related Fields
  • ECS/ENG 110A Thinking about Infinity
  • ENG 127B Migrating Bodies, Migrating Texts
  • FREN 110A Cultural Representations
  • HISP 198A Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • HUM/UWS 1A Tragedy: Love and Death in the Creative Imagination
  • NEJS 177A The Holocaust in Israeli and Jewish Literature