University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in World Literature (WLIT)

WLIT 011 - French Lit in Translation
Selected topics in French literature. Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of French required.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 012 - Francophone Lit in Translation
Selected topics in the literature of the French-speaking world (excluding France). Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of French required.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 013 - Italian Lit in Translation
Selected topics in the literature of Italy. Readings and discussion of representational work in English translation. No knowledge of Italian is necessary.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 014 - Spanish Lit in Translation
Selected topics in Spanish literature. Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of Spanish required.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 015 - Span-Amer Lit in Translation
Selected topics in Spanish-American literature. Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of Spanish required.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 016 - Latino Writers US:Cont Pers
Study of texts written by Latinos since the 1960s. Topics: construction of "ethnic identities," representation of race/gender relations; writers and their communities.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 017 - German Lit in Translation
Topics such as German author(s), genre, literary movement, or theme such as Goethe, proverbs, Expressionism, Faust, Holocaust, or the German film.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 018 - Russian Lit in Translation
Topics such as Russian author(s) (e.g. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy), genre (e.g. the Russian novel), literary school (e.g. Russian Formalism), or period (19th or 20th century literature).
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 020 - D2: Literatures of Globalizatn
How writers imagine themselves and their relationship with others in a globalizing world.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 024 - Myths & Legends of Trojan War
Homeric epics, Virgil's Aeneid, selections from tragedy dealing with the Trojan War and Greco-Roman cultural identity. Examples from art and archaeology supplement the literary theme. Cross-listed with: CLAS 024.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 035 - The End of the Roman Republic
Participants describe the Republic's end: Caesar justifies conquest and civil war; Catullus and Sallust reveal a society in turmoil; Cicero documents first-century politics: political gangs, bribery, and violence. Cross-listed with: CLAS 035.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 037 - Early Roman Emp:Lit&Translat'n
Poetry and prose in the first century C.E. (the age of Augustus, Nero, Trajan), emphasizing varieties and limitations of political and literary freedom. Cross-listed with: CLAS 037.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 042 - Mythology
Cross-listed with CLAS 042.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 095 - Special Topics
Special topics in literary studies. Individual courses might include comparative study of particular literary genres, periods, authors or works from varied international literatures.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WLIT 096 - Special Topics
Special topics in literary studies. Individual courses might include comparative study of particular literary genres, periods, authors or works from varied international literatures.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WLIT 109 - D2:Japanese Lit-Premodern
WLIT 109 introduces students to premodern Japanese literary works in translation, including poetry, prose, and drama, from the 8th to mid 19th century. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 110 - Classical Chinese Lit in Trans
Selected topics in Chinese Literature. Reading and discussion are in English. No knowledge of Chinese language is required.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 111 - French Lit in Translation
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 112 - Francophone Lit in Translation
Selected topics in the literature of the French-speaking world (excluding France). Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of French required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 113 - Italian Lit in Translation
Readings and discussion of representational work in English translation. No knowledge of Italian is necessary. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 114 - Spanish Lit in Translation
Selected topics in Spanish literature. Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of Spanish required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 115 - Span-Amer Lit in Translation
Selected topics in Spanish-American literature. Readings and discussion of representative works in English translation. No knowledge of Spanish required. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 116 - D1:Latino Writers US:Cont Pers
Study of texts written by Latinos since the 1960s. Topics: construction of "ethnic identities," representation of race/gender relations; writers and their communities. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 117 - German Lit in Translation
Topics such as German author(s), genre, literary movement, or theme such as Goethe, proverbs, Expressionism, Faust, Holocaust, or the German film. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 118 - Russian Lit in Translation
Topics such as Russian author(s) (e.g. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy), genre (e.g. the Russian novel), literary school (e.g. Russian Formalism), or period (19th or 20th century literature). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 119 - D2:Japanese Literature-Modern
WLIT 119 introduces students to modern and contemporary Japanese literary works in translation, from the late 19th to early 21st century. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 122 - Dante's Comedy
A study of Dante's Comedy in Modern English translation.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 145 - D2: Comparative Epic
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: CLAS 145.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 153 - Greek Drama
Plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes in their historical and cultural setting. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: CLAS 153.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 154 - Stories and Histories
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; three hours in Classics.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 155 - Ancient Epic
Homer, Apollonius, and Vergil, as well as readings selected from other Greek and Latin epic (including epyllia) and didactic poetry. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: CLAS 155.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 156 - Greek & Roman Satiric Spirit
Comedy, satire, epigram and prose fantasy as vehicles for political, social, and literary criticism in the Greco-Roman world. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: CLAS 156.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 157 - Greek Feminism
The construction of the status of women in ancient Greek society. Readings include lyric, tragic, and comic poetry, philosophy, oratory, novel, and nonliterary documents. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; three hours in literature, History, Anthropology, or Sociology. Cross-listed with: CLAS 157, HST 157, WGST 157.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 188 - Studies in Comparative Lit
Courses comparing literary works from different countries, cultures, or language groups. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore Standing.
Credits: 3.00
WLIT 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Special topics in literary studies. Individual courses might include comparative study of particular literary genres, periods, authors or works from varied international literatures. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WLIT 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Special topics in literary studies. Individual courses might include comparative study of particular literary genres, periods, authors or works from varied international literatures. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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