Courses

Fall 2019 Course Offerings

Below are the Comparative Literature (COML)-designated courses for Fall 2019. View the full course list to see electives offered in other departments. 

COML 100A Introduction to Global Literature
poster for coml 100M,W 2:00–3:20 PM, Fraleigh
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.
COML 171A Literary Translation in Theory and in Practice
poster for coml 171T,Th 2:00–3:20 PM, Powelstock
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.