Comparative Literature | Comparative Literary Analysis
C205 | 15320 | Prof. Akin Adesokan


Department of Comparative Literature- Fall, 2007

Comparative Literary Analysis
Topic: The One and the Many
CMLT-C 205/15320   11:15-12:30  MW

above class satisfies COLL A&H requirement
above class COLL Intensive Writing section
above class is required for CMLT Majors
above class is open to CMLT majors and Honors students

This course introduces students to basic but important methods in
comparative literary studies. We start from the close examination of
specific works of literature and move to the comparative reading of
those same texts. In this course students will learn about the ways
that a supposedly unified text can be read as heterogeneous, and
will be encouraged to approach the notion of individuality, be it of
a work of art, a nation, or a personality, from multiple
perspectives. Readings will include poems by William Blake, Daniel
Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of
Stories, Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, and Nawal el Saadawi’s
Woman at Point Zero.