Class Schedule - Spring 2023

CWL 111 - Bible as Literature

Same as ENGL 114 and REL 101. See REL 101.

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 190 - Modern Asian and African Literatures

Comparative, cross-cultural study of major works from the postcolonial world. Topics may include pre-colonial cultures, the impact of colonialism, decolonization, modernization, and/or globalization. All readings in English.

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 202 - Literature and Ideas

Analysis of several important world-views in Western civilization (such as classical, Romantic, modern, and so forth), studied comparatively and in relation to selected figures in Western literature.

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 212 - Israeli Cinema and Television

Same as JS 212 and SAME 212. See JS 212.

CWL 220 - Exploring the Greek and Roman World

Same as CLCV 220. See CLCV 220.

CWL 223 - The Qur'an (Koran)

Same as REL 223, SAME 223. See REL 223.

CWL 226 - Humanist Persp of Afro-Am Exp

Same as AFRO 224. See AFRO 224.

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 249 - Russian Lit and Revolution

Same as RUSS 225. See RUSS 225.

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 260 - Modern African American Literature and Culture

Same as AFRO 260 and ENGL 260. See ENGL 260.

CWL 264 - Introduction to Greek and Roman Theater

Same as CLCV 222 and THEA 210. See CLCV 222.

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 317 - Francophone Worlds

Same as FR 319. See FR 319.

CWL 413 - Dante

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

CWL 440 - Russian Culture Studies

Same as RUSS 460. See RUSS 460.

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 581 - Seminar Lit Themes

Study of a theme or type (the Faust myth, the romantic hero, etc.) to discover its essential components in all the literatures studied and the significance of national variations. The subject of the seminar varies each term. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary.

CWL 582 - Proseminar

Introduction to comparative literature as a discipline, history and philosophy of comparative literature, and training in practical professional skills, including conference presentations, grant writing, and course development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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.