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Course Descriptions (GSAS Bulletin)

 

Seminar in Literature: Research Methods and Techniques-Practice and Theory
COLIT-GA 1400  Apter. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
Required of incoming students to the department. Explores current theoretical debates in the field and seeks to build an intellectual community among new students. Emphasis is also on pragmatic questions of orientation in the discipline.

Culture and Critique
COLIT-GA 1951  Vatulescu. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
Considers the beginnings of documentary in literature, film and the visual arts.

Prisms of Modernity
COLIT-GA 1341  Matos-Martin. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
Recently offered topics include Biopolitics and Culture in Contemporary Spain.

Writing Seminar
COLIT-GA 2000  Basterra. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
This year-long course will be taken for 8 credits, fall and spring. Enrollment is restricted to Comp Lit 3rd year students only.

Special Topics in Theory
COLIT-GA 2610  Iampolski, Basterra, Sanders. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
This seminar explores freedom theoretically as a concept that enables thinking by introducing a boundary, and practically as something other that animates subjectivity.

Topics in Caribbean Literature
COLIT-GA 2650  Staff. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17

Topics in Translation
COLIT-GA 2875  Staff. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17 

Guided Individual Research in Comparative Literature
COLIT-GA 2991  Permission of the department required. 1-8 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
Individual Research may be utilized for internship credit with permission of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Comparative Poetics
COLIT-GA 3399  Gadberry. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17

Topics in Black Literature
COLIT-GA 3625  Staff. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17 
The purpose of this course is to explore the historical, political and esthetic contexts which led to the emergence of Fanon’s seminal texts of decolonization and cultural nationalism and Glissant’s theories of Creolization and Tout-monde.

Topics in African Literature
COLIT-GA 3630  Staff. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
Examines various topics in African literature, with special focus on postcolonialism and the African narrative.

Studies in Post-Symbolist Poetry
COLIT-GA 3885  Staff. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
Designed to introduce students to Pound’s oeuvre as a whole-and to its central place within ongoing debates about modernism and post-modernism.

Discourse & Society
COLIT-GA 3921  Duffy. 4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17
This seminar will explore two linked intellectual revolutions: the cosmographic revolution of the European Renaissance and the Postmodern Spatial turn in twentieth and twenty-first-century critical theory and philosophy.

Thesis Research
COLIT-GA 3991  Permission of the department required. 1-4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17

Directed Research I
COLIT-GA 3998  Permission of the department required. 1-4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17

Directed Research II
COLIT-GA 3999  Permission of the department required. 1-4 points. 2015-16, 2016-17