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Sub CRSE Title
AFR 282 African American Literature: 18th - 19th Century (=ENG 282)
AFR 286 African American Literature: 1900- (=ENG 286)
AFR 297 Caribbean Literature (=ENG 297)
AFR 303 Major Thinkers in Africana Studies: W.E.B. Du Bois (=ENG 382)
AFR 364 Black Paris
AFR 383 Black Literary Theory (=ENG 483)
ANT 341 Globalization
ARB 321 Contemporary Arabic Literature
ARB 340 Gender and Politics in Contemporary Syrian Literature
CHI 206 Introduction to Traditional Chinese Literature
CHI 228 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
CHI 405 Seminar: Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema
CHI 406 Seminar: Topics in Traditional Chinese Literature
CLA 121 Greek Literature in Translation
CLA 122 Roman Literature in Translation
DIG 220 Electronic Literature
ENG 220 Literary Analysis
ENG 240 British Literature to 1800
ENG 242 Women's Work: 21st Century Female Playwrights (=THE 242)
ENG 260 British Literature since 1800
ENG 261 Modern Drama (= THE 261)
ENG 271 Disability in Literature and Art
ENG 280 American Literature to 2000
ENG 282 African American Literature: 18th - 19th Century (=AFR 282)
ENG 283 Short Prose Fiction
ENG 284 African American Drama
ENG 286 African-American Literature: 1900- (=AFR 286)
ENG 288 Contemporary American Multicultural Drama
ENG 289 Environmental Literature
ENG 290 World Literatures - South Africa & C. Europe
ENG 291 Literary Mysteries
ENG 294 Harlem Renaissance
ENG 295 Women Writers
ENG 297 Caribbean Literature (=AFR 297)
ENG 340 Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
ENG 352 Strangeness in Shakespeare
ENG 353 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ENG 355 Milton
ENG 361 Eighteenth Century Pop Culture
ENG 362 A: British Romanticism or B: Reimagining Blake
ENG 363 History of the Novel
ENG 372 British Fiction: 19th and 20th Centuries
ENG 373 "Terrible Beauty": Yeats and Modern Poetry
ENG 374 Picturing Disability
ENG 380 Studies in American Literature
ENG 381 American Fiction: 19th Century
ENG 382 W.E.B. Du Bois at Large (=AFR 303)
ENG 386 American Fiction: 20th Century
ENG 387 Contemporary Poetry
ENG 388 Contemporary Theatre
ENG 391 Literary Criticism
ENG 393 Film Theory
ENG 394 Studies in Modern Literature: The Avant-Garde (Fall 2017)
ENG 415 Fall 2017 Seminar Topic- Poetics of Relation: August Wilson
ENG 462 Seminar: A: Romantic Radicalism or B: The Long Eighteenth Century Gothic
ENG 472 Seminar A: Gossip or B: Twenty-First-Century British Literature or C: Joyce/Nabokov
ENG 483 Black Literary Theory (=AFR 383)
ENG 487 Seminar: Legal Fiction
FRE 220 Literature and Madness
FRE 221 Visions of the City
FRE 223 Childhood and Youth
FRE 225 Rich and Poor
FRE 227 French Writers: Love Hurts
FRE 228 Introduction to Francophone Literature Abroad
FRE 229 Introduction to French and/or Francophone Literature Abroad
FRE 242 Autobiographies, Journals, Diaries (=FRE 321)
FRE 287 Studies in Civilization and Culture Abroad
FRE 320 Husbands, Wives, and Lovers
FRE 321 Autobiographies, Journals, Diaries (=FRE 242)
FRE 340 Symbolist Poets: Drugs, Music, Revolt
FRE 341 Poetry, Passion, Painting
FRE 343 Cubist and Surrealist Poets
FRE 363 Québec: Literature, Society, and Culture
FRE 368 France and Métissage
GER 230 German Literary Masterpieces (in trans.)
GER 231 Special Literary Topics (in trans.)
GER 232 Burning Books (in trans.)
GER 250 Introduction to German Literary Studies
GER 251 Special Literary Topics
GER 331 Special Literary Topics (in trans.)
GER 332 Modernism (in trans.)
GER 350 Modernes Drama
GER 351 Special Literary Topics
GER 354 Contemporary German Literature
GER 380 Studies in German Language, Literature, Culture
GER 430 Seminars (in trans.)
GER 450 Seminars
GRE 214 Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Oedipus the King
GRE 218 New Testament Greek
GRE 244 Greek Historians: Thucydides
GRE 266 Greek Philosophers: Plato's Gorgias
GRE 314 Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Oedipus the King
GRE 318 New Testament Greek
GRE 344 Greek Historians: Thucydides
GRE 366 Greek Philosophers: Plato's Gorgias
GSS 201 Feminist and Queer Theories
HIS 469 Work, Gender, and Political Imagination in Africa
LAS 300 Major Thinkers in Africana Studies: Afro-Cuban Feminisms (=AFR 300)
LAT 211 Roman Epic: Vergil's Aeneid
LAT 222 Roman Lyric and Elegy: Catullus
LAT 228 Roman Tragedy: Seneca
LAT 311 Roman Epic: Vergil's Aeneid
LAT 322 Roman Lyric and Elegy: Catullus
LAT 328 Roman Tragedy: Seneca
LIT 372 Nabokov & Global Literature (=RUS 373)
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor Utkin

Vladimir Nabokov--brilliant writer, outrageous literary gamesman, and cosmopolitan exile--is a towering figure of twentieth-century literature. His most famous novel, Lolita, propelled him to international stardom and changed the transnational literary landscape. Child of a turbulent century, Nabokov wrote exquisite and at times disturbing prose in Russian and English, balancing between imaginary worlds and harsh realities. This seminar offers a sustained exploration of Nabokov's major Russian and American writings as well as film adaptations of his Despair (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) and Lolita (Stanley Kubrick). In the second half of the seminar we turn to novels Nabokov haunts: Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran, J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace, Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence, and W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants. We will consider memory, exile, trauma, nostalgia, and identity as we read Nabokov, who saw existence as a "series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece." All readings and discussion in English.


Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.  

Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.

LIT 432 Theory and Practice of Literary Translation (Seminar)
Prerequisites & Notes

Intermediate competence (one course beyond 201) in at least one language besides English and prior satisfaction of the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

Cheshire, Denham, Ewington, Fache, Henke, Kietrys

This seminar addresses theoretical and practical aspects of literary translation, underscoring translation as both a distinctive form of creative writing and a demonstration of cross-cultural and linguistic competencies. Coursework includes regular literary translation, theoretical and historical readings, peer review, and a substantial final project and writing portfolio. The course explores translation across languages and cultures, but also issues of genre, adaptation, register, period, colonial and post-colonial literary and cultural relations, canonicity and innovation, for example.

Satisfies a requirement inthe English major.
Satisfies a requirement in the Chinese Language & Literature Major.
Counts as an elective in the German Studies major and minor.

PHI 216 Philosophy of Language
POL 353 The Latin American Political Novel
REL 176 Literature of the Muslim World
REL 222 Tragedy and Comedy in Biblical Narrative
REL 224 The Psalms and the Self
REL 232 Parables in the Jewish and Christian Traditions
REL 244 Modern Jewish Literature
REL 301 Perspectives in the Study of Religion
REL 320 The Genesis Narrative
REL 321 The Exodus Tradition
REL 347 Christian Latin Writers
REL 449 The Spiritual Imagination in Contemporary Literature
RUS 260 Duels, Death, & Desire: The 19th-Century Russian Novel (in English)
RUS 270 Nobel Laureates: The Politics of Literature - The 20th-Century Russian Novel (in English)
RUS 290 Russian Theater (in English)
RUS 293 The Soviet Century (Topics in Russian Culture)
RUS 294 Russia & Ukraine - War & Peace (Topics in Russian Literature in English)
RUS 297 Russian Women Writers (in English)
RUS 320 Masterpieces of Russian Literature
RUS 370 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
RUS 373 Nabokov & Global Literature (= LIT 372)
RUS 401 Seminar in Special Topics
RUS 410 Dostoevsky (Special Topics in English)
RUS 420 Tolstoy (in English)
SOC 372 Feminist Theories
SOC 373 Contemporary Social Theory
SPA 241 Latin American Literature in Translation
SPA 244 U.S. Latino Literature in English
SPA 270 Textual Analysis
SPA 320 Spanish Literature Through the Golden Age
SPA 321 Theater of Spain's Golden Age
SPA 322 Cervantes
SPA 323 Spanish Picaresque Novel
SPA 330 Cultural Production and Crisis in Contemporary Spain
SPA 331 Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Spain
SPA 340 Latin American Literature I
SPA 341 Latin American Literature II (= SPA 401, spring 2018)
SPA 343 Contemporary Latin American Novel
SPA 346 Latin American Theatre
SPA 347 Imperial Cities
SPA 348 Hispanic Theatre and Performance
SPA 350 García Lorca and His Generation
SPA 354 Dying of Love in Medieval Iberia (=SPA 402, spring 2018)
SPA 359 Contemporary Latin American /Latino Short Story
SPA 375 Latin American Women Writers
SPA 401 Latin American Literature II (=SPA 341, spring 2018)
SPA 402 Dying of Love in Medieval Iberia (=SPA 354, spring 2018)
SPA 407 Gender and Memory in Television and the Novel
SPA 429 Independent Study
THE 242 Women's Work: 21st Century Female Playwrights (=ENG 242)
THE 250 Play Analysis for Production
THE 261 Modern Drama (= ENG 261)
THE 285 Politics & Performance: 20th Century Theatre & Drama (=ENG 285)
THE 371 World Theatre History
THE 383 Contemporary Theatre and Performance: Trends in Theatre Studies