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Courses - Fall 2018
CMLT
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CMLT235
Black Diaspora Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: CMLT235 or ENGL235.
Examination of key works by writers of the African Diaspora. Relationship among black people across multiple geographic spaces; Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Specific historical, cultural, and literary contexts; themes such as gender, sexuality, migration, slavery, freedom, and equality. Readings may include literary texts (fiction, poetry, drama), music and film. All readings in English, but drawn from multiple languages of the black diaspora, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
CMLT270
Global Literature and Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of literature through selected literary works from several non-Western cultures, viewed cross-culturally in light of particular social, political, and economic perspectives.
CMLT275
World Literature by Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: WMST275.
Credit only granted for: CMLT275 or WMST275.
Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.
CMLT277
Literatures of the Americas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of several North, South, and Central American culture with a focus on the specificities, similarities, and divergences of their literary and cultural texts.
CMLT280
Film Art in a Global Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Comparative study of a variety of film traditions from around the world including cinema from Hollywood, Europe, Asia and developing countries, with a stress on different cultural contexts for film-making and viewing.
CMLT298A
Topics in Comparative Studies; The Jewish Image on Screen (Film/TV/Web)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST219A and FILM298C. Credit only granted for JWST219A, CMLT298A, or FILM298C.

The different ways that the Jewish image has been represented in cinema over time, including film, television, and the Internet will be explored. Representations will include secular and religious communities; Orthodox and Haredi Jews; LGBTQ and Jews of Color; intergenerational conflict; various countries of origin (especially Israel and the US); and more.
CMLT386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-English department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT398B
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; The Self and the "Other" in Israeli Culture: Literature, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CMLT398B, FILM329J, HEBR498Q and JWST319Q. Credit granted only for ISRL349Q, CMLT398B, FILM329J, HEBR498Q, or JWST319Q.

Modern Israel includes people of many different faiths, ethnicities, languages, and cultures, but Jews of European origin have generally dominated its political and cultural climate. Through literature and film, we will explore how the sense of the "self" is constructed and how the "other" is imagined in Israeli culture. "Others" include Palestinians, Sephardim, Mizrahim, non-Zionists, women, and Eastern Europeans who do not relinquish their ties to the past, as well as other individuals who resist the collective ideologies of a nation constructing itself.
CMLT398F
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Comparative Black and Native American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL379A. Credit only granted for CMLT398F or ENGL379A.
CMLT398L
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Sexuality in the Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL329C. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398L, CMLT498L, or ENGL329C.
CMLT398N
Special Topics in Comparative Studies; Gypsy Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL379V. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: CMLT398N, CMLT498N, or ENGL379V.
CMLT679D
Topics in Comparative Studies; Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as PERS 498M, PERS 689M, HIST 419C, HIST 619E, WMST 498D, and WMST 698D. Credit only granted for PERS 498M, PERS 689M, CMLT 679D, HIST 419C, HIST 619E, WMST 498D, or WMST 698D.

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World is an advanced introduction to the study of the changing norms of sex, gender, and sexuality in the Islamicate world, past and present. Through engagement with primary source readings, recent scholarly studies, and theoretical literature from Gender and Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory, we will cover such topics as: Islamic sexual ethics; homo- and heteroerotic poetry and art of both the spiritual and profane varieties; transvestism , androgyny, and gender nonconformity in the medieval Islamic world; premodern Islamic medical and courtly advice literature on sex; and the construction of "sexuality" (homo- and heterosexuality) in the modern Middle East. The course does not require any prior knowledge of Gender and Sexuality Studies or Islamicate cultures and languages.
CMLT679K
(Perm Req)
Topics in Comparative Studies; Media and Media Theory from the Renaissance through to Romanticism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENGL702. Credit only granted for ENGL702 or CMLT679K.
CMLT679T
(Perm Req)
Topics in Comparative Studies; Seminar in Poetry Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as ENGL479Y. Credit granted for ENGL479Y or CMLT679T.
CMLT699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT788I
Practicum in Comparative Studies; Themes and Methods in Comparative Studies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Class meets from 1:30pm-3:30pm in TWS 3134 on the following dates: 9/29, 10/27, 11/10.
CMLT799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CMLT899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.