Literature Course Descriptions

Literature 400 - Introduction to Literary Theory

Full course for one semester. This course is a historical and analytical introduction to the major theoretical movements of the last 50 years in Western European and American literary criticism. The course will trace the philosophical origins and conceptual affiliations of the major theoretical developments, as well as the methodological paradigms of the critical movements that draw on them. As part of this overview we will unpack the central concepts or master tropes of the different theoretical movements in order to provide the student with a basic understanding of how to wield them effectively in literary critical discourse. Movements covered will include structuralism and semiotics, poststructuralism and deconstruction, Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, poststructuralist Marxist theory, Foucauldian theory and the New Historicism, and cultural studies. The course will be taught as a seminar, with each student responsible for organizing the discussion of a reading or topic. It is designed for literature majors, but non-literature majors with adequate preparation may be admitted at the discretion of the instructor. Students taking the course for French credit must do all the reading and written work in French. Prerequisite: junior standing and at least one literature course, or consent of the instructor; for students taking this course for French literature credit, one 300-level French course. Cross-listed as English 400 and French 400. Conference.

English 400 Description

Literature 470 - Thesis

Full course for one year.

Literature 325 - Songs to Lost Music: Readings in Ci-Poetry

See Chinese 325 for description. Not offered 2006-07.
Chinese 325 Description

Literature 326 - Chinese Narrative Tradition

See Chinese 326 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 326 Description

Literature 327 - Representations of the Cultural Revolution

See Chinese 327 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 327 Description

Literature 334 - Yijing: Text and Tradition

See Chinese 334 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 334 Description

Literature 344 - Chinese Drama and Theater

See Chinese 344 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 344 Description

Literature 346 - Avant-garde Fiction and Contemporary Chinese Cinema

See Chinese 346 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 346 Description

Literature 347 - Generations of Chinese Cinema

See Chinese 347 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 347 Description

Literature 355 - Early Chinese Philosophical Texts

See Chinese 355 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 355 Description

Literature 368 - Literature and Culture of Late-Imperial China

See Chinese 368 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 368 Description

Literature 378 - Chinese Mainland Women Writers Since the 1980s

See Chinese 378 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Chinese 378 Description

Literature 325 - Modern German Jewish Writers: The Discontents of Emancipation

See German 325 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

German 325 Description

Literature 340 - Exile: Theoretical and Literary Configurations

See German 340 for description.

German 340 Description

Literature 351 - German Drama and Dramatic Theory: From Lessing to Brecht

See German 351 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

German 351 Description

Literature 354 - The Modern German Novel

See German 354 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

German 354 Description

Literature 358 - The Holocaust and Limits of Representation

See German 358 for description.

German 358 Description

Literature 364 - The Idealist Revolution and Beyond

See German 364 for description. Not offered 2006-07.
German 364 Description

Literature 391 - Studies in German Theory I: Frankfurt School

See German 391 for description.

German 391 Description

Literature 392 - Studies in German Theory II: The Languages of War

See German 392 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

German 392 Description

Literature 462 - Seminar: Friedrich Schiller: Drama and Theory

See German 462 for description. Not offered 2006-07.
German 462 Description

Literature 338 - The Ancient 'Novel'

See Classics 338 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Classics 338 Description

Literature 353 - Literary Theory and Classical Literature

See Classics 353 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Classics 353 Description

Literature 362 - Classical Mythology

See Classics 362 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Literature 363 - Greek Tragedy: Ancient and Modern Perspectives

See Classics 363 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Classics 363 Description

Literature 266 - Russian Short Fiction

See Russian 266 for description.

Russian 266 Description

Literature 333 - Russian Religious Culture

See Russian 333 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Russian 333 Description

Literature 339 - Masculinities in Russian Culture

See Russian 339 for description. Not offered 2006-07.
Russian 339 Description

Literature 371 - Russian Literature from its Beginnings through Gogol

See Russian 371 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Russian 371 Description

Literature 372 - Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction

See Russian 372 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Russian 372 Description

Literature 373 - Modern Russian Literature from Chekhov to the Present

See Russian 373 for description.
Russian 373 Description

Literature 388 - The Soviet Experience

See Russian 388 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Russian 388 Description

Literature 389 - Postcommunist Russian Literature, Film, and Society

See Russian 389 for description. 
Russian 389 Description

Literature 408 - Russian Decadent and Symbolist Culture in a European Context

See Russian 408 for description.

Russian 408 Description

Literature 413 - Twentieth Century Russian Critical Theories

See Russian 413 for description. Not offered 2006-07.

Russian 413 Description

Literature 421 - Russian Romanticism in Its West European Context

See Russian 421 for the course description. Not offered 2006-07.

Russian 421 Description

Literature 425 - Russian Jewish Literature

See Russian 425 for the course description.
Russian 425 Description

Literature 435 - Introduction to Russian Film

See Russian 435 for the course description.

Russian 435 Description




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