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.
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.
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.
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