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CLCS 5301 - Variable Topics

Possible topics include literature and the other arts, the sociology of literature, literature and psychology, and themes. May be repeated for up to nine credits with a change of topic.

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CLCS 5302 - Introduction to Literary Theory

Historical survey of theoretical paradigms or schools of literary theory. Topics may include literary representation, the relationship between literature and society, interpretation and meaning, ideology. Emphasis on the aims of theory, its object, and its status vis a vis other disciplines of the human sciences.

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CLCS 5303 - Comparative Studies in the Novel

The novel as a modern literary form, its relation to society, its epistemological strategies; European and American texts, including detective fiction.

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CLCS 5304 - Studies in Literary History

Periods, movements, and literary relations involving several national literatures. Possible topics include the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Symbolism, and the Avant-Garde.

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CLCS 5305 - Comparative Studies in Romanticism

West European Romanticism, the Bildungsroman, the quest, stories of the fantastic, and the greater Romantic lyric. Includes works of Goethe, Coleridge, Poe, Hugo and Leopardi.

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CLCS 5306 - Studies in Form and Genre

Aspects of epic, drama, poetry, or narrative, such as the classical epic, the historical drama, the pastoral poem, or the picaresque novel.

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CLCS 5307 - Literature and Science

The impact of science on literary imagination and style.

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CLCS 5308 - Marxist Literary Criticism

Introduction and survey of Marxist texts from Marx and Engels to Gramsci, Lukacs, Frankfurt School theoreticians, and contemporary theorists, feminists, and third-world practitioners.

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CLCS 5310 - Psychoanalysis and Literature

Introduction to the literary and cultural application of psychoanalytic theory to the reading of literary texts; psychoanalytic interpretation from Freud to Lacan and feminist Lacanians.

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CLCS 5311 - Introduction to Semiotics

Historical development and fundamentals of semiotics. Classical and structural models. Varying emphasis on a particular theory and its development.

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CLCS 5312 - Third-World Narratives

The study of creative and critical writings from developing nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, including works of minorities in America.

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CLCS 5313 - Theory and Practice of Translation

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CLCS 5315 - Third-World Cinema

The cinema of developing countries studied as art and as cultural document; its relation to political and social realities and to film produced in the industrialized world.

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CLCS 5316 - Literature and Linguistics

Literary texts studied in the light of modern linguistic theory.

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CLCS 5317 - Studies in Comparative Culture

The intersection of ideas concerning urbanization and modernism through the medium of literature, architecture, fine arts, and film.

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CLCS 5318 - Special Studies

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