World Literature

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

Comparative Literature program description.

WLIT2503Introduction to Comparative Literature3 ch

This course is an introduction to the discipline of Comparative Literature. Students will read representative works in a variety of genres from different cultures and historical periods.

WLIT3314European Romanticism3 ch (3C)

A study of the literature, art, and music of the period 1770-1850 in Europe. Major themes may include individualism, Romantic heroism, revolution, folklore, childhood and nature.

WLIT3315Nineteenth-Century Literature3 ch (3C)

The development of Western literature, philosophy, and aesthetics during the second half of the nineteenth century, in the context of literary, philosophical, aesthetic, and social movements. Authors studied may include: Baudelaire, Sand, Mallarmé, Rachilde, Marx, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Ibsen, Dostoevsky, Strindberg, Freud.

WLIT3725Literature and/as Philosophy3 ch (3C)

Through the study of specific authors, this course will be an examination of the manner in which these two humanities disciplines interact, enhance and mutually inform dialectical, analytic, and imaginative forms of thought. Authors and their texts may include de Beauvoir, Camus, Dostoevsky, Kundera, de Sade, Sartre, Tolstoy, Wollstonecraft.

WLIT3901Studies in Comparative Literature3 ch (3S)

An upper-level seminar on a specified topic. Please consult the discipline.