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Class Schedule - Spring 2024

CWL 119 - Literature of Fantasy

Same as ENGL 119. See ENGL 119.

CWL 122 - Russia and Black America

Same as AFRO 122 and RUSS 122. See RUSS 122.

CWL 191 - Freshman Honors Tutorial

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors students or to Cohn Scholars and Associates. May be repeated one time. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors advisor.

CWL 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Credit: 1 to 5 hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

CWL 207 - Indian Cinema in Context

Introduction to Indian mainstream (mainly Bollywood) cinema and its evolution through the last seven decades. Topics to be explored include, but not limited to, the relation between Indian society/culture and its cinematic representations, cinema's resistance to dominant nationalist and patriarchal ideologies, its interactions with the postcolonial nation-state of India, how globalization has changed the industry. All films will be screened with subtitles. No knowledge of Hindi or any other Indian language is required. Same as MACS 207.

CWL 208 - Cultures & Literatures of South Asia

Same as ASST 208, REL 208 and SAME 208. See REL 208.

CWL 210 - Introduction to Modern African Literature

Same as AFST 210 and ENGL 211. See AFST 210.

CWL 216 - Legends of King Arthur

Same as ENGL 216 and MDVL 216. See ENGL 216.

CWL 220 - Exploring the Greek and Roman World

Same as CLCV 220. See CLCV 220.

CWL 230 - Popular Cultures of Contemporary East Asia

Same as EALC 230. See EALC 230.

CWL 242 - Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture

Comparative study of major works of literature, philosophy and culture in the Western tradition from the Enlightenment to today, from Descartes and Voltaire to Dickinson and Calvino. Emphasis on the works as representative of their historical and cultural period, as well as how these works create the cultural world we live in today.

CWL 252 - Viking Sagas in Translation

Same as MDVL 252 and SCAN 252. See SCAN 252.

CWL 253 - Medieval Literature and Culture

Same as ENGL 202 and MDVL 201. See ENGL 202.

CWL 254 - Grimm's Fairy Tales in Context

Same as ENGL 266 and GER 251. See GER 251.

CWL 255 - Renaissance Literature and Culture

Same as ENGL 204. See ENGL 204.

CWL 259 - Early African American Literature and Culture

Same as AFRO 259 and ENGL 259. See ENGL 259.

CWL 267 - The Short Story

Same as ENGL 245. See ENGL 245.

CWL 273 - The Holocaust in Context

Same as ENGL 269, GER 261, and JS 261. See GER 261.

CWL 275 - Masterpieces of East Asian Lit

Same as EALC 275. See EALC 275.

CWL 276 - Asian Film Genres

Same as EALC 276 and ENGL 276. See ENGL 276.

CWL 311 - Japan Lit in Translation I

Same as EALC 305. See EALC 305.

CWL 317 - Francophone Worlds

Same as FR 319. See FR 319.

CWL 321 - Russian Writers

Same as RUSS 320. See RUSS 320.

CWL 413 - Dante

Same as ITAL 413 and MDVL 413. See ITAL 413.

CWL 417 - Topics in Medieval British and Irish Literature

Same as ENGL 412 and MDVL 410. See ENGL 412.

CWL 466 - Russia and the Other

Same as RUSS 461. See RUSS 461.

CWL 478 - Classical Chinese Thought

Same as EALC 476 and HIST 425. See EALC 476.

CWL 493 - Senior Thesis and Honors

Independent research guided by tutor(s), leading to the writing of a comparative thesis. Intended primarily for candidates for honors in comparative literature, but open to other seniors. 3 to 6 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

CWL 496 - Special Topics in Comp Lit II

Selected literary topics of international significance in relation to other cultural expressions. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate or 12 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CWL 502 - Methods of Comparative Lit

Problems and methods of cross-cultural literary studies, concentrating on the effects of historical encounters between different civilizations and on theoretical issues in comparing literatures across cultures. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

CWL 504 - Theories of Cinema

Same as ENGL 504 and MACS 504. See MACS 504.

CWL 512 - Applied LiteraryTranslation II

Same as EALC 512, GER 512, SLAV 502, and TRST 502. See TRST 502.

CWL 562 - Sem Spanish-American Lit

Same as SPAN 535. See SPAN 535.

CWL 571 - Seminar in Literary Relations

Investigation of the impact of one literature upon another, or of some specific works upon others (the role of English literature in continental Europe, the influence of Russian novelists on French and German writers, etc.). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary.

CWL 578 - Seminar 20thC French Lit

Same as FR 578. See FR 578.

CWL 593 - Special Studies

CWL 599 - Thesis Research

Intended for students engaged in writing a thesis as a partial requirement for the M.A. or Ph.D. degree in comparative literature. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 graduate hours.