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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

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C LIT 200 Introduction to Literature (3/5) VLPA
Reading, understanding, and enjoying literature from various countries, in different forms of expression (e.g., dramatic, lyric, narrative, rhetorical) and of representative periods. Emphasis on the comparative study of themes and motifs common to many literatures of the world.
Instructor Course Description: Jacinthe Ahmed Assaad Yasaman Naraghi Lin Chen Ileana Marin

C LIT 210 Literature and Science (5, max. 15) VLPA
Introduces the rich and complex relationship between science and literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. Students examine selected literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, considering ways in which literature and science can be viewed as forms of imaginative activity.
Instructor Course Description: Nicla Riverso Levander

C LIT 230 Introduction to Folklore Studies (5) VLPA/I&S
Comprehensive overview of the field of folkloristics, focusing on verbal genres, customs, belief, and material culture. Particular attention to the issues of community, identity, and ethnicity. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230.
Instructor Course Description: Guntis I. Smidchens

C LIT 240 Writing in Comparative Literature (5, max. 15) C
Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Amal Eqeiq Anagha P. Kulkarni Artur Sebastian Rosman Jacinthe Ahmed Assaad Richard R Boyechko Yasaman Naraghi Amy C. Lanning Soh Yeun Kim Katherine J Morrow Laura Eshleman Lin Chen Megan C. Bertelsen Margaret A. D'Amico Cuauhtemoc T. Mexica Milan Vidakovic Norma G. Kaminsky Nobuko Yamasaki Patrick D Zambianchi Russel Black Nicla Riverso Levander Andrea L. Schmidt Sima Daad Sudhir Mahadevan Verena Veronica Kuzmany William S. Arighi Yizhong Gu Xiqing Zheng

C LIT 250 Introduction to Comparative Literature: Literature and Culture (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.
Instructor Course Description: Henry J. Staten Leroy F Searle Russel Black

C LIT 251 Introduction to Comparative Literature: Themes (5) VLPA
Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating themes such as love, sex, and murder, haunted houses, and dreams and memory. Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre.
Instructor Course Description: Barbara J Henry Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

C LIT 252 Introduction to Comparative Literature: Genres (5) VLPA
Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating genres such as sci-fi, detective fiction, romance, love, poetry, and comedy. Draws from world literature.
Instructor Course Description: Jennifer E. Dubrow Leroy F Searle

C LIT 270 Perspectives on Film: Introduction (5) VLPA
Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
Instructor Course Description: Eric C. Ames Jennifer M. Bean James Tweedie Tamara Cooper

C LIT 271 Perspectives on Film: Great Directors (5) VLPA
Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic Galya Diment James Tweedie Willis Konick Sudhir Mahadevan Yomi Braester

C LIT 272 Perspectives on Film: Genre (5) VLPA
Introduction to study of film genre. Literary, mythic, and historic aspects of film genre. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
Instructor Course Description: Jennifer M. Bean Yomi Braester

C LIT 300 Introduction to Comparative Literature: Forms, Genres, History (5) VLPA
Provides an introduction to comparative literary study which examines how literary forms and genres shape our reading of texts; how these forms and genres change over time; and how literary forms and genres manifest themselves in different cultural traditions. Includes theoretical readings and substantial writing.
Instructor Course Description: Andrea Opitz Henry J. Staten Miceal F Vaughan

C LIT 301 Theory of Film: Analysis (5) VLPA
Introduction to the analysis of film. Covers major aspects of cinematic form: mise en scene, framing and camera movement, editing, and sound and color. Considers how these elements are organized in traditional cinematic narrative and in alternative approaches.
Instructor Course Description: Sudhir Mahadevan Tamara Cooper

C LIT 302 Theory of Film: Critical Concepts (5) VLPA
Overview of the main conceptual problems in film criticism such as: "What is a film?", "What is the relationship between film and reality?", "Does a film have a language?", "What is the connection between image and sound?" Follows a historical timeline within five individual sections.
Instructor Course Description: Tamara Cooper

C LIT 303 Theory of Film: Genre (5) VLPA
Introduction to the history and significance of film genres from the early days of film to the present. Examines a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including western, melodrama, musical, thriller, road odyssey, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele Eric C. Ames Michelle S. Liu Tamara Cooper Zhuoyi Wang

C LIT 310 History of Film: 1895-1929 (5) VLPA
Film history from its beginnings in the 1890s through the golden era of silent film in the 1920s. Topics include the invention of major film techniques, the creation of Hollywood and the studios, and movements such as expressionism, constructivism, and surrealism.
Instructor Course Description: Jennifer M. Bean

C LIT 311 History of Film: 1930-1959 (5) VLPA
Film history from the introduction of sound through the late 1950s. Focuses mostly on the golden age of the Hollywood studios and on alternative developments after World War II in Italy (Neo-Realism), France (the New Wave), and Japan.
Instructor Course Description: Anna A Fee Jennifer Ann Myers Jennifer M. Bean

C LIT 312 History of Film: 1960 - 1988 (5) VLPA
Covers the vast changes in filmmaking since 1960. Topics include the continuing influence of the French New Wave, the New German Cinema of the 70s and the "New Hollywood" of the 70s, American independent film of the 80s, and the resurgence of Chinese filmmaking since 1980.
Instructor Course Description: Andrea L. Schmidt Tamara Cooper

C LIT 313 History of Film: 1989-Present (5) VLPA
Addresses the latest trends in international filmmaking typically with an emphasis on world cinema and issues of globalization and diaspora. Sometimes taught in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele James Tweedie Yomi Braester

C LIT 315 National Cinemas (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.
Instructor Course Description: Amal Eqeiq Andrew Nestingen Gordana Crnkovic Cynthia Steele Galya Diment Katherine J. Hanson Claudio Mazzola Cuauhtemoc T. Mexica Nathaniel Greenberg Richard Henry Watts Albert J Sbragia Sudhir Mahadevan Tamara Cooper

C LIT 320 Studies in European Literature (5, max. 15) VLPA
Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic Jean M Dornbush Elena Deem Henry J. Staten Jane K Brown

C LIT 321 Studies in Literature of the Americas (5, max. 15) VLPA
Emphasizes connections between twentieth century literature of the United States and Canada and current literature of Latin America. Emphasizes that, despite obvious differences, much is shared in terms of culture and national sensibility across the two continents.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele Gary J Handwerk Kelly Walsh Nathaniel Greenberg

C LIT 322 Studies in Asian and Western Literatures (5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics designated by individual instructors.
Instructor Course Description: Jean M Dornbush Laura Eshleman Yizhong Gu Yomi Braester

C LIT 323 Studies in the Literature of Emerging Nations (5, max. 15) VLPA
Novels and short stories, from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Discusses relationship of Western literary genres to an oral literary tradition, as well as issues like colonialism, gender relations, narrative technique, native and non-native languages.
Instructor Course Description: Jennifer E. Dubrow Naomi B. Sokoloff Nathaniel Greenberg William S. Arighi

C LIT 330 The European Fairy Tale (5) VLPA
An introduction to folktales and literary tales from various traditions and periods. A discussion of their origin, special characteristics, dissemination, and relevance to the contemporary reader.
Instructor Course Description: Hellmut H Ammerlahn

C LIT 331 Folk Narrative (5) VLPA
Survey of various genres of folk narratives studied in performance contexts to reveal their socio-cultural functions in a variety of milieux. Theory and history of folk narrative study, taxonomy, genre classification, and interpretative approaches. Recommended: either SCAND 230 or C LIT 230. Offered: jointly with SCAND 331.
Instructor Course Description: Guntis I. Smidchens

C LIT 334 Immigrant and Ethnic Folklore (5) VLPA/I&S
Survey of verbal, customary, and material folk traditions in ethnic context. Theories of ethnic folklore research applied to the traditions of American communities of Scandinavian, Baltic, or other European ancestry. Recommended: either SCAND 230 or C LIT 230. Offered: jointly with SCAND 334.
Instructor Course Description: Guntis I. Smidchens

C LIT 350 Themes in World Literature: Parents and Children (5) VLPA
World literature, from the Renaissance to modern times, based upon the theme of "parents and children." Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre. Focus upon the motive of generational conflict.
Instructor Course Description: Jose Alaniz

C LIT 352 Themes in World Literature: Death and Transfiguration (5) VLPA
Theme of death, transfiguration, and new life in world literature. Selections from Tolstoy, D. H. Lawrence, Celine, E. M. Forster, and other major writers.
Instructor Course Description: Fabrizio Cilento

C LIT 357 Literature and Film (3-5, max. 10) VLPA
The film as an art form, with particular reference to the literary dimension of film and to the interaction of literature with the other artistic media employed in the form. Films are shown as an integral part of the course. Content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele Naomi B. Sokoloff Ellwood Wiggins Yizhong Gu

C LIT 360 Topics in Ancient and Medieval Literature (5) VLPA
Explores topics in literature and cultures of the ancient and medieval worlds across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.
Instructor Course Description: Miceal F Vaughan

C LIT 361 Topics in Early Modern Literature (5) VLPA
Explores topics in literature and cultures of the early modern world (approximately 1400-1800) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.
Instructor Course Description: Donald W. Gilbert Jane K Brown

C LIT 362 Topics in Modern Literature (5) VLPA
Explores topics in literature and cultures of the modern world (approximately 1800-present) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.
Instructor Course Description: Jacinthe Ahmed Assaad Douglas P Collins Leroy F Searle

C LIT 371 Literature and the Visual Arts (5) VLPA
Focuses on specific theoretical problems. Examines the relationship between text and image in a variety of art forms including poetry, novels, paintings, photography, essays, comic strips, film, and advertisement. Readings, in English, from a wide variety of national literatures.
Instructor Course Description: Jose Alaniz Russel Black Verena Veronica Kuzmany

C LIT 375 Images of Women in Literature (5, max. 15) VLPA
Comparative study of the ways women's image, social role, and psychology have been portrayed by writers of various nationalities and literary periods. Selection of theme varies from quarter to quarter. Works are read in English translation.
Instructor Course Description: Jean M Dornbush Laura Eshleman

C LIT 376 Violence, Myth, and Memory (5) VLPA/I&S Benitez, Sears
Explores how images and ideas of power, violence, and global modernity circulate in films and novels, memories and discourses about U.S. relations with Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Topics include foundational myths, colonial and post-colonial encounters, historiography and narrative, and nationalist and ethnic identity formations. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 376.

C LIT 396 Special Studies in Comparative Literature (3-5, max. 10) VLPA
Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Hellmut H Ammerlahn Diana I Behler Richard Block Cynthia Steele Donald W. Gilbert Galya Diment Gary J Handwerk Herbert Blau Ilse D Cirtautas Jameel Ahmad Jennifer E. Dubrow Jose Alaniz Willis Konick Lin Chen Marshall J Brown Heidi R. Tilghman Richard T Gray

C LIT 397 Special Topics in Cinema Studies (3-5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S
Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.
Instructor Course Description: Richard Block Tom G Colonnese Gordana Crnkovic Cynthia Steele Douglas P Collins Eric C. Ames Galya Diment Justin C. Jesty Jennifer M. Bean Jose Alaniz James Tweedie Albert J Sbragia Tamara Cooper Yomi Braester

C LIT 400 Introduction to Theory and Criticism (5) VLPA
A selection of major theoretical statements in the history of literary theory and criticism, with texts drawn from such fields as literary studies, aesthetic theory, film studies, philosophy, and cultural studies.
Instructor Course Description: Henry J. Staten Jennifer M. Bean James Tweedie Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen Tamara Cooper

C LIT 410 Studies in Literary History (5, max. 15) VLPA
Introduction to a major figure or movement associated with the development of literary history. Through the study of one aspect of literary history students gain a thorough understanding of a particular point of view, while exploring the breadth of contemporary approaches to literature.

C LIT 421 Studies in Connections: Literature and Other Disciplines (5, max. 15) VLPA
Examines the links between literature and other disciplines or art forms. Literature and history, literature and philosophy, literature and music, literature and the visual arts are all appropriate topics. Selection of focus depends on instructor.

C LIT 422 Studies in Genre (5, max. 15) VLPA
Major genres of world literature: poetry, fiction, drama. Readings in English from a wide selection of national literatures.

C LIT 423 East European Film (5, max. 15) VLPA Crnkovic
Studies major East European film makers who left their countries at some point in their careers. Compares East European and Western production of those directors who worked partially in the West. Offered: jointly with SLAV 423.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

C LIT 424 The Epic Tradition (5) VLPA Clauss, Levaniouk
Ancient and medieval epic and heroic poetry of Europe in English: the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; the Roland or a comparable work from the medieval oral tradition; pre-Greek forerunners, other Greco-Roman literary epics, and later medieval and Renaissance developments and adaptations of the genre. Choice of reading material varies according to instructor's preference. Offered: jointly with CLAS 424.

C LIT 430 Readings in Folklore (5) VLPA
Exploration of theoretical and methodological issues in folklore studies through independent reading of journal articles published during the last five years. Recommended: either SCAND 230 or C LIT 230. Offered: jointly with SCAND 430.

C LIT 431 The Northern European Ballad (5) VLPA
Integrative study of the Northern European Ballad, with an emphasis on texts, performance, context, history, theory, genre classification, and interpretive approaches. Offered: jointly with SCAND 431.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia L Conroy

C LIT 432 Technology and Culture in the Making of Contemporary Empires (5) I&S Benitez, Rodriguez-Silva
Explores the struggles that shaped organization of the U.S. empire at the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on how empire's material, cultural, and ideological boundaries were drawn. Topics include race, gender, and class as colonial formations; technologies of imperial governance such as public health, citizenship and territory; and popular culture. Offered: jointly with JSIS D 432.

C LIT 441 Literature and the Holocaust (5) VLPA, DIV Sokoloff
Examines fiction, poetry, memoir, diaries, monuments, film, and pop culture from several languages and cultural milieus, with emphases on English and Hebrew. Topics include survivor testimony, shaping of collective memory, the second generation, Holocaust education and children's literature, gender and the Holocaust, and fantasy and humor as responses to catastrophe. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 441.
Instructor Course Description: Naomi B. Sokoloff

C LIT 474 Scandinavian Autuers (5, max. 10) VLPA Nestingen
Studies the body of work of Scandinavia's auteur filmmakers. Introduces the theory and history of auteur cinema, with special attention to Scandinavian filmmakers' contribution. Offered: jointly with SCAND 470; AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew Nestingen

C LIT 490 Directed Study or Research (1-5, max. 10)
Individual study of topics in comparative literature by arrangement with the instructor and the Comparative Literature office.

C LIT 491 Internship (1-5, max. 5)
Supervised experience in local businesses and other agencies. Open to upper-division comparative literature and cinema studies majors. Recommended: 25 credits of C LIT courses.

C LIT 493 Comparative Literature Honors Seminar (5, max. 15) VLPA
Special topics in comparative literature. Required of Honors students in comparative literature.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele Jean M Dornbush Sudhir Mahadevan

C LIT 495 Honors Thesis (5) VLPA
Preparation of an Honors thesis under the direction and supervision of a faculty member.

C LIT 496 Special Studies in Comparative Literature (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Hellmut H Ammerlahn Richard Block Cynthia Steele Ilse D Cirtautas James D West Jose Alaniz Willis Konick Nektaria Klapaki Jan Sjavik Jo Ann Taricani

C LIT 497 Special Topics in Cinema Studies (3-5, max. 10) VLPA
Varying topics in cinema studies. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele Firoozeh Papan-Matin Galya Diment Jose Alaniz James Tweedie Sudhir Mahadevan Tamara Cooper

C LIT 500 The Theory of Literature I: The Literary Text (5, max. 15)
An investigation into the nature of literature in contrast to other forms of writing and into essential features of literature such as genres, imagery, modes of communication, and structure.
Instructor Course Description: Leroy F Searle

C LIT 501 The Theory of Literature II: History of Literature (5, max. 15)
An exploration of topics of literary history such as periods, traditions, the writing of literary history, and literary history in contrast to other histories.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen E. Hinds

C LIT 502 The Theory of Literature III: Special Topics (5, max. 15)
Offerings vary to cover topics such as individual theorists, theoretical movements, or the intersection of literary theory with other disciplines or arts (psychoanalysis, structuralism, ethics, aesthetics).
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic Hazard S Adams John Rahn Monika Kaup Jan Sjavik

C LIT 507 History of Literary Criticism and Theory I (5, max. 15)
A general introduction to the major issues in the history of criticism followed by the study of the classical theorists, including Plato, Aristotle, Longinus, and the major medieval critics. Offered: jointly with ENGL 507.
Instructor Course Description: Henry J. Staten Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

C LIT 508 History of Literary Criticism and Theory II (5, max. 15)
Literary criticism and theory from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the eighteenth century to, but not including, Kant. Offered: jointly with ENGL 508.
Instructor Course Description: Douglas P Collins Louisa Mackenzie Nicholas Halmi

C LIT 509 History of Literary Criticism and Theory III (5, max. 15)
Literary criticism and theory from Kant's Critique of Judgment to the mid-twentieth century and the work of Northrop Frye. Offered: jointly with ENGL 509.
Instructor Course Description: Chandan C. Reddy Douglas P Collins Gillian H Harkins

C LIT 510 History of Literary Criticism and Theory IV (5, max. 15)
A study of the major issues in literary criticism and theory since about 1965. Offered: jointly with ENGL 510.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew Nestingen Katherine Cummings Douglas P Collins Donald W. Gilbert

C LIT 511 Literary Translation (5, max. 15)
Lectures on principles of translating literary works into readable English. Students present and comment on translations made by them and write seminar papers on problems of translation in theory and practice.
Instructor Course Description: Cynthia Steele

C LIT 516 Colloquium in Criticism (5, max. 15)
Recent trends in literary criticism, taught by representatives from various literature departments, covering critical trends such as structuralism, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, reception theory, and sociological approaches to literature.
Instructor Course Description: Carolyn Allen

C LIT 517 Colloquium in Folklore (5)
Recent trends in folklore studies, taught by representatives from various literature departments and disciplines in the social sciences.

C LIT 518 Colloquium in Medieval Studies (5)
Salient literary aspects of the European Middle Ages, taught by representatives from various literature departments as well as from related disciplines, such as philosophy, art history, history, and comparative religion.

C LIT 520 Methods and Issues in Cinema and Media Studies (5)
Provides a basic grounding in the theory, history, and criticism of film and media studies, and introduces central debates, topics, and methods in the field.
Instructor Course Description: Jennifer M. Bean

C LIT 530 Cultural Criticism and Ideology Critique I (5, max. 15)
A study of the main attempts to come to an understanding of the humanities and the nature of historical interpretation in a cultural context.
Instructor Course Description: Herbert Blau

C LIT 535 Cultural Criticism and Ideology Critique II (5, max. 15)
Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.
Instructor Course Description: Alys E. Weinbaum Chandan C. Reddy Laura H Chrisman Louis O Chude-Sokei

C LIT 545 Medieval Studies (3/5, max. 15)
Literature, intellectual history, and sociology of the Middle Ages, 500-1200. Topics may include "renaissance" of the twelfth century; the educational ideal; rise of universities; philosophical concepts.

C LIT 546 Studies in Renaissance and Baroque (3-5, max. 10)
Aspects of Western European literature during the Renaissance and Baroque period. Course content varies.

C LIT 547 Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature (3-5, max. 10)
Examination of various trends in eighteenth-century literature including the Enlightenment, Rationalism, Pre-Romanticism, and Neo-Classicism. Course content varies with instructor.

C LIT 548 Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature (3-5, max. 10)
Examination of various trends in nineteenth century literature including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Symbolism.
Instructor Course Description: Hellmut H Ammerlahn Leroy F Searle Marshall J Brown Raimonda Modiano Nicholas Halmi

C LIT 549 Twentieth-Century Literature (3-5, max. 10)
Selected movements, schools, and trends of significance in twentieth-century literature of Europe and Americas. Symbolism, surrealism, dada, expressionism, neorealism, existentialism, nouveau roman, and absurd may be considered. Texts in English, French, and German figure most prominently, but Spanish, Italian, Russian, and other materials may be examined. Content and emphasis vary.
Instructor Course Description: Herbert Blau Leroy F Searle Monika Kaup

C LIT 570 The Novel: Theory and Practice (3-5, max. 15)
Study of the novel as a genre, examining two or more novels of varying national literatures. Course content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic Marshall J Brown

C LIT 571 The Lyric: Theory and Practice (3-5, max. 15)
Examination of central questions in the study of the lyric genre as approached from an international point of view. Course content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Herbert Blau Henry J. Staten Leroy F Searle

C LIT 572 The Epic: Theory and Practice (3-5, max. 15)
Examination of epic literature as exemplified by selected works chosen from various cultures and periods (e.g., French and German medieval courtly epic, the epic in Renaissance and baroque Europe, traditions of the mock epic). Course content varies.

C LIT 573 The Drama: Theory and Practice (3-5, max. 15)
Examination of various aspects of the drama as a major literary genre, as approached from international and multilingual points of view. Course content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Herbert Blau

C LIT 574 Scandinavian Auteurs (5, max. 10) VLPA Nestingen
Seminar on auteur filmmakers in Scandinavian cinema, studying specific auteurs' bodies of work, theories of auteur cinema, and the history of auteurism in Scandinavian cinema. Offered: jointly with SCAND 570; AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew Nestingen

C LIT 576 Seminar in East-West Literary Relations (3-5, max. 15)
Comparative investigation of literary topics requiring the study of both Eastern and Western documents. Explores parallels and contradictions between the two, in concepts, ideas, and specific topics. A comparative paper on a chosen topic with qualified conclusions is required. Emphasis varies. Prerequisite: at least one East Asian language.

C LIT 590 Master of Arts Essay (5/10, max. 10)
Research and writing project under the supervision of a faculty member.

C LIT 596 Special Studies in Comparative Literature (3-5, max. 15)
Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.
Instructor Course Description: Hellmut H Ammerlahn Brian Reed Carolyn Allen Cynthia Steele David M Levy Eric C. Ames Gary J Handwerk Herbert Blau Justin C. Jesty Jose Francisco Benitez Jennifer M. Bean Jeffrey T Knight James Tweedie Leigh K. Mercer Leroy F Searle Marek K. Wieczorek Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen Marshall J Brown Miceal F Vaughan Raimonda Modiano Sudhir Mahadevan Thomas Frank Lockwood Yomi Braester

C LIT 599 Special Seminar or Conference (1-9, max. 30)
Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.
Instructor Course Description: Carolyn Allen Leroy F Searle

C LIT 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)

C LIT 700 Master's Thesis (*-)

C LIT 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)