A modern play upon Dante, “Devil May Cry” (2015). Faculty Dante expert: Massimo Ciavolella.
Courses (Fall 2019)
Comparative Literature 2CW: Survey of Literature: Age of Enlightenment to 20th CenturyInstructor: Kathleen L. Komar
Study of selected texts from Age of Enlightenment to 20th century, with emphasis on literary analysis and expository writing. Texts may include works by authors such as Swift, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Goethe, Flaubert, Ibsen, Strindberg, M. Shelley, Dostoevsky, Kafka, James Joyce, Garcia Marquez, and Jamaica Kincaid. Satisfies Writing II requirement.
Comparative Literature 4CW: Literature and Writing: Age of Enlightenment to 20th CenturyInstructor: Melanie Jones
Study and discussion of selected texts from Age of Enlightenment to 20th century, with emphasis on literary analysis and expository writing. Texts may include works by authors such as Swift, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Goethe, M. Shelley, Flaubert, Ibsen, Strindberg, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Kafka, Joyce, Beckett, L. Hughes, and Garcia Marquez. Satisfies Writing II requirement.
Comparative Literature 4DW: Literature and Writing: Great Books from World at LargeInstructor: Omar Zahzah
Study and discussion of major literary texts usually overlooked in courses that focus only on canon of Western literature, with emphasis on literary analysis and expository writing. Texts from at least three of following areas read in any given term: African, Caribbean, East Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern literature. Texts may include works by authors such as Ngugi, Desai, Kincaid, Emecheta, El Saadawi, Achebe, Pak, Can Xue, Neruda, and Rushdie. Satisfies Writing II requirement.
Comparative Literature 100: Introduction to Literary and Critical TheoryInstructor: Kenneth Reinhard
Seminar-style introduction to discipline of comparative literature presented through series of texts illustrative of its formation and practice.
Comparative Literature C153 – Post-Symbolist Poetry and PoeticsInstructor: Kathleen L. Komar, Ross Shideler
Designed for upper-division literature majors. Study of specific poets and poetics related to them during first half of 20th century. Texts may include poets such as W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Paul Valéry, R.M. Rilke, Gunnar Ekelöf, and Wallace Stevens. May be concurrently scheduled with course C253. Undergraduate students may read all works in translation.
Comparative Literature M162: Israel Seen Through Its LiteratureInstructor: The Staff
(Same as Jewish Studies M162.) Attempt to impart profound understanding of Israel as seen through its literature. Examination of variety of literary texts–stories, novels, and poems–and reading of them in context of their historical backgrounds.
Comparative Literature 191: Variable Topics in Comparative Literature: Poetics of Hip-Hop: Focus on Los AngelesInstructor: Tamara Levitz
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Comparative Literature M191P: Careers in HumanitiesInstructor: David MacFadyen
(Same as English M191P.) Challenges misassumptions regarding humanities majors and their practical applications to life after graduation. Exploration of wide range of careers, with hands-on practice in crafting professional narrative. Guest lectures from UCLA professionals and alumni–all experts in career planning and local industry. Students engage with workplace leaders, and simultaneously build professional dossier–on paper or online–in preparation for life after UCLA with a humanities degree.