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2012-2013 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
Selected topics in German literature. Individual courses might focus on particular genres (e.g. the German film, Proverbs), literary movements (e.g. German Romanticism), or periods (e.g. Enlightenment, Holocaust).
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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