Comparative Literature | Major Characters in Western Literature
C145 | 1256-1266 | Ai

Topic:  The Lover

Section 1256 meets MW 8:00-9:15 SY 103       	
Section 1257 meets MWF 9:05-9:55 BH 314
Section 1258 meets MW 9:30-10:45 SY 103    	
Section 1259 meets MWF 10:10-11:00 ME CRB
Section 1260 meets MWF 11:15-12:05 BH 305         	
Section 1261 meets MWF 2:30-3:20 BH 246
Section 1262 meets MWF 3:35-4:25 BH 233        	
Section 1263 meets TR 9:30-10:45 SY 137
Section 1264 meets MW 8:00-9:15 BH 011        	
Section 1265 meets TR 2:30-3:45 WH 119
Section 1266 meets  TR 4:00-5:15 BH 344

**Meets A&H, Cultural Studies and fulfills the COAS, School of
Business, and some School of Education composition requirements when
taken in conjunction with W143.

Few words have produced more songs, books, and trouble than “love.”
It has confused and even obsessed philosophers, saints, rock stars,
and most everyone else for as long as people have been writing
things down.  But in addition to romantic or erotic love, we also
speak of mystical love, love of family, or love of country.  How are
these kinds of love related, if at all?  What kinds of lovers does
society find acceptable and why are lovers sometimes dangerous?  How
do different times and cultures imagine the lover?  In this course,
we will explore expressions and representations of the lover form
ancient Greece to twentieth century America.  The course will
require three essays, two exams (mid-term and final), short writing
assignments, and regular attendance and participation.