Comparative Literature | Comparative Literary Analysis: New Worlds
C205 | 11481 | Prof. Vivian Halloran


CMLT-C205 (section 11481)
Comparative Literary Analysis
Topic: New Worlds
11:15-12:30 TWR; BH 138
Fulfills IW & AH requirements

This is an introductory course in literary interpretation required
of Comparative Literature majors and recommended for other students
interested in the study of world literature.  This course fulfills
the INTENSIVE WRITING requirement for the College of Arts and
Sciences as well as Art and Humanities distribution credit.

This summer session we will focus on the theme of New Worlds in
literature to anchor our discussions of different genres and periods
in literature.  Through a reading of selected plays, short stories,
poems and short novels, we will study how the theme of discovery of
new worlds, broadly conceived, acts as a prism through which larger
social problems and/or dynamics are played out.  Among the worlds we
will be reading about will be planet Earth (creation stories), the
Americas, magical realms, the world of the supernatural and
alternative universes populated by all manner of strange creatures.
There will be four short papers on assigned topics and one revision