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What is Comparative Literature?

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  • Autumn
Subject Code
COMPLIT
Course Number
101
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What is Comparative Literature?

Introduction to theories about reading and theories about thinking. How should we best read novels, plays, short stories, poetry, and a variety of other forms of literary expression? Why compare texts to other texts? What is theory and how does it work? What has literature done and what should it do? Authors will include G.W.F. Hegel, Judith Butler, Jonathan Culler, Arabic Adab, and Gustave Flaubert. Fulfills the Writing in the Major requirement. Gateway to the Comparative Literature Major.