Particular offerings of this course seek to introduce the student to the aims, assumptions and methodologies of reading and the study of literature. This course is designed as an introductory course to the Comparative Literature major and other literature and humanities majors. It is recommended that students complete English/Writing 5 before enrolling in Comparative Literature 10.
Strange Natives, Strange Women: The Uninvited Others of European Literature (LIT/W)
How have Europeans colonizers represented differences between themselves and the peoples they have conquered? How do perceived or imagined differences of ethnicity or gender arise from and help constitute the colonizers' own sense of cultural and national identity? We will explore these questions in literature and travel writings by authors such as BA, Babel, Cesaire, Conrad, Equiano, Euripides, Friel, Rhys, Rider Haggard, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy.
Winter 2014: Kopper (12)
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