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Literature and Bliss

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Term
  • Winter
Subject Code
COMPLIT
Course Number
215
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Literature and Bliss

In his final on-campus seminar at Stanford, the Instructor proposes to think through from a historical and systematic angle, the capacity of literary texts to make us imagine ecstatic situations of intensity and happiness rather than focusing on the description of such moments, we will try to understand how literary forms, under certain conditions, can temporarily transform the relation of our minds to the material world and to other human beings. **Grading: Seminar Participation and 10-15 page final paper**