2021-2022 Courses

The 2021-2022 course catalogue, along with full course descriptions, is available at my.harvard.edu. To search for Comparative Literature courses, use the following path: FAS / Arts and Humanities / Comparative Literature. In the left tab, select the term "Spring 2022" to limit your results to all active courses of that specific semester. Sorting by course catalogue number will also give you a chronologial order of the courses.

SPRING 2022:
Below, please find our Spring 2022 departmental and cross-listed offerings as well as their course sites.

COURSE LIST BY COURSE NUMBER:

Course name

Instructor

Date/Time

Classroom

COMPLIT 97: Sophomore Tutorial

Thomas Wisniewski

Thu 3-5:45pm

Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 108: Translating World Literature Luke Leafgren Tues/Thu 10:30-11:45am Sever 205

COMPLIT 114/HDS 3802: Mysticism and Literature

Luis Girón-Negrón

Wed 9-11:45am

Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 123: Isolation and Islands

Marc Shell

Mon 3-5:45pm Remote
COMPLIT 140: Travel Writing as World Literature: From Marco Polo to Italo Calvino (And Beyond)

Thomas Wisniewski

Tues 3-5:45pm Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 171: Counter-Imperialism and Asian-African Literatures

Annette Lienau

Fri 3-5:45pm Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 180/GERMAN 180: Bargaining with the Devil

John Hamilton

Wed 12:45-2:45pm Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 226: Peripheral Modernisms

David Damrosch Tues 9:45-11:45am Dana-Palmer 102
COMPLIT 242/GERMAN 242: German Philhellenism: From Winckelmann to Heidegger

John Hamilton

Fri 12:45-2:45pm Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 278: Hyperreality

Panagiotis Roilos

Thu 12:45-2:45pm

Barker 218
COMPLIT 296: Harvard’s Things: Material Culture, Collecting, and Higher Education

Diana Sorensen

Wed 3-5pm

Dana-Palmer 102

COMPLIT 343 AB, BB, CB: Professing Literature

Verena Conley Tues 6-8pm Dana-Palmer 102

 

CROSS LISTED COURSES

     
Course Name Instructor Date/Time Classrooms: please check the catalogue

ARABIC 150R: Themes in Arabic Literature

Shady Nasser

Mon/Wed 1:30-2:45pm

 
ARABIC 246R: Sicily, Spain (al-Andalus), and Maghreb in the Arab Mediterranean: Seminar William Granara Wed 12:45-2:45pm  

CHNSLIT 245R: Topics in Sinophone Studies - Modern Chinese Fiction on the Periphery

David Wang

Mon 3-5pm

 

CHNSLIT 267R: Topics in Tang Literature: Seminar

Xiaofei Tian

Thu 12:45-3:45pm

 

CLS-STDY 123: Classics, Race, and Power

David Elmer

Tues/Thu 12-1:15pm

 

CLS-STDY 137/GREEK 137: Euripides as Anthropologist

Gregory Nagy

CLS-Study 137: Mon 12-1:15pm, Wed 1:30-2:45pm Greek 137: M, W 12-1:15

 

ENGLISH 90LT: Theory Matters: Problems in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory

Homi Bhabha Tues 12-2pm  

ENGLISH 290MH: Migration and the Humanities

Homi Bhabha, Mariano Siskind

Wed 3-5pm

 

FRSEMR 64O: Migratory Identities

David Damrosch

Wed 9:45-11:45am  
GENED 1030: The Philosopher and the Tyrant David Damrosch Mon/Wed 3-4:15pm

 

HIS 4426: The Spectacle Factory Jeffrey Schnapp Tues 3-5:45pm  
HUMAN 10B: A Humanities Colloquium: From Ralph Ellison to Homer Jay Harris, Jill Lepore, Deidre Lynch, Leah Whittington, Jesse McCarthy, Wai-yee Li Tues 10:30-11:45am

 

NEC 107: History of the Book: Studying the Material Text Through Harvard's Treasures David Stern Wed 3-5:45pm  
SPANSH 157: Thinking Beyond the Human: Persons, Things and the Environment in Latin American Culture Diana Sorensen Tues 12:45-2:45pm  

 

FALL 2021:
Below, please find our Fall 2021 departmental and cross-listed offerings as well as their course sites.

COURSE LIST BY COURSE NUMBER:

Course name

Instructor

Date/Time

Classroom

COMPLIT 120: Argentine Tango: Poetry, Music, and the Dance

Thomas Wisniewski

Tues 3-5:45pm
+ section Tue 6-8pm

Dana-Palmer Seminar Room
+ Section room Farkas 203

COMPLIT 121: From the 1001 Nights to the Arabian Nights: Adaptations, Transformations, and Translations

Sandra Naddaff

Wed 12-2:45pm

Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

COMPLIT 156: Songmaking and the Idea of Lyric

Gregory Nagy

Mon 12:45-2:45pm Boylston 203

COMPLIT 170/FRENCH 177: Poetic Revolutions in French and Francophone Poetry of the 19th and 20th century

Verena Conley

Wed 9-11am Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

COMPLIT 175/GERMAN 175/MUSIC 175R: Mahler and the Finis Austriae

John Hamilton, Federico Cortese

Mon 3-5pm Music PH6

COMPLIT 212/GERMAN 287: Literature on Trial: Kafka in Paris

John Hamilton

Wed 12:45-2:45pm Barker 403

COMPLIT 252/HDW 3726: The Literatures of Medieval Iberia: Approaches and Debates in their Comparative Study

Luis Girón-Negrón

Mon 9-11:45am Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

COMPLIT 260: Literary Translation: Advanced Workshop

Thomas Wisniewski

Thu 6-8:45pm Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

COMPLIT 274: Politics of Aesthetics: New Materialisms and Environmental Humanities

 

Verena Conley
Thu 12:45-2:45pm Boylston 403

COMPLIT 298: Allegory

Panagiotis Roilos

Mon 6-8pm

Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

COMPLIT 299ar: Proseminar: Comparative Literature in Theory and Practice

Marc Shell

Thu 3-5pm Course taught on zoom

COMPLIT 343 AA, BA, CA: Professing Literature

Verena Conley

Tues 6-8 pm

Dana-Palmer Seminar Room
       
CROSS LISTED COURSES      
Course Name Instructor Date/Time Classrooms: please check the catalogue

CHNSLIT 212: Modern Chinese Literary Discourse: A Comparative Survey 

David Wang  Mon 3-5:45pm  
CHNSLIT 267R: Topics in Tang Literature: Seminar Xiaofei Tian   Thu 12:45-2:45pm  
ENGLISH 90WL: The Future of World Literature Martin Puchner Tues 12:45-2:45pm  
FRSEMR 62J: Harvard’s Greatest Hits: The Most Important, Rarest, and Most Valuable Books in Houghton Library David Stern Thu 3-5:45pm  
FRSEMR 62O: Fascism Past/Present/(Future) Jeffrey Schnapp Thu 9-11am