What Is Comparative Literature?
How can we best talk about literature? What exactly is literature? What is theory? What is comparison? How do these questions fit into our lives? This course is an introduction to Comparative Literature suitable for all students. We will think about the question of comparison as a method and practice in today's literary studies. The course considers literature from all periods and languages, and translation. Further readings will include Heng, Saussy, Shih and others.