2020-2021 Courses

The 2020-2021 course catalogue, along with full course descriptions, is now 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 "2021 Spring" to limit your results to all active courses that semester. Sorting by course catalogue number gives you a chronologial order of the courses.

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

COURSE LIST BY COURSE NUMBER:

   

Course name

Instructor

Date/Time

COMPLIT 97: Sophomore Tutorial

Thomas Wisniewski

Tues. 3-5:45pm

COMPLIT 119/JEWISHST 106: Mainstream Jews

Saul Zaritt

 

COMPLIT 129/MUSIC 175R: Singing Love and Horror Stories: Opera and Greek Mythology

Katharina Piechocki, Federico Cortese

 

COMPLIT 131: The Arab American Experience in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture

Sandra Naddaff

 

COMPLIT 137/HEBREW 137/ RELIGION 1150: Child Sacrifice, Pros and Cons: The Binding of Isaac in Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Modern Lit

David Stern

 

COMPLIT 159: Poetry As Musical Performance

Greg Nagy

 

COMPLIT 165: Migratory Identities

David Damrosch

 

COMPLIT 190: Translation: Language at Work

Marc Shell

 

COMPLIT 193/HDS 3725: What's Love Got to Do With It; Love Poetry of the Middle Ages and Early Modernity

Luis Girón-Negrón

 

COMPLIT 195/SPANSH 194: The Borges Machine

Mariano Siskind

 

COMPLIT 222/HEBREW 255: The Passover Haggadah

David Stern

 

COMPLIT 224/JEWISHST 224: Jew Theory

Saul Zaritt

 

COMPLIT 264: Thinking and Writing Transculturally

Karen Thornber

 

COMPLIT 272: Ritual Poetics

Panagiotis Roilos

 

COMPLIT 343 AA, BA, CA: Professing Literature

Verena Conley

 

 

CROSS LISTED COURSES

   

AFRAMER 196Y: African Literature and the Poetics of Memory

Bojana Coulibaly

 

CHNSLIT 242R: From Fiction into History

David Wang

 

CHNSLIT 267R Topics in Tang Literature: Seminar

Xiaofei Tian

 

ENGLISH 191C: Constellations

Homi Bhabha

 

ENGLISH 290MH/ROM-STD 290: Migration and the Humanities

Homi Bhabha, Mariano Siskind

Thur. 3-5pm

FRENCH 181: France-North Africa, Encounters in Literature and Film: Cultures of Protest and Violence

Verena Conley

 

GENED 1030: The Philosopher and the Tyrant

David Damrosch

 

GENED 1082: Elements of Rhetoric: Persuasive Writing & Public Speaking

James Engell

 

HUMAN 10B: A Humanities Colloquium: From James Joyce to Homer

Stephen Greenblatt

 

ROM-STD 140: Latin American Cities and Visual Cultures

Bruno Carvalho, Beatriz Jaguaribe de Mattos

 

SAS 185: Writing Modern South Asia

Sravanthi Kollu

 
     


FALL 2020:

Below, please find our Fall 2020 departmental and cross-listed offerings as well as their canvas sites.

COURSE LIST BY COURSE NUMBER:

   

Course name

Instructor

Date/Time

COMPLIT 107/Yiddish 107: The Politics of Yiddish

Saul Zaritt

TBD

COMPLIT 108: Translating World Literature

Luke Leafgren

M-W 10:30-11:45am

COMPLIT 113: Existential Fictions: From Saint Augustine to Jean-Paul Sartre and Beyond

Verena Conley

Th 3-5pm

COMPLIT 135: History of Theater

Katharina Piechocki

Mon 12-2:45pm

COMPLIT 171: Counter-Imperialism and Asian-African Literatures

Annette Lienau

Fri 12-2:45pm

COMPLIT 186/JEWISHST 186/HDS 2054: Comparative Love: The Song of Songs in Western Tradition

David Stern

Wed 3-5:45pm

COMPLIT 188/ROM-STD 168: Futurisms (a comparative history)

Jeffrey Schnapp

Wed 12-2:45pm

COMPLIT 189/SLAVIC 181: Document, Testimony, and Political Fictions

Justin Weir, Jonathan Bolton

T-Th 10:30-11:45am

COMPLIT 225/YIDDISH 225: Yiddish Worlds

Saul Zaritt

TBD

COMPLIT 229 Affects, Bodies, Ecologies: Borders of Performance from Antiquity to the Early Modern World

Katharina Piechocki

Mon 3-5:45pm

COMPLIT 236 - Asian-African Comparatisms

Annette Lienau

Fri 3-5:45pm

COMPLIT 244 - On Imagination: From Plato to Castoriadis

Panagiotis Roilos

Th 12:45-2:45pm

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

Marc Shell

Tues 12-2:45pm

COMPLIT 343 AA, BA, CA: Professing Literature

Verena Conley

Tues 3-5 pm


CROSS LISTED COURSES

   

 

CLASPHIL 235: Sappho and her Reception in the Ancient World

Greg Nagy

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FRSEMR 63N: Narrative Negotiations: How do Readers and Writers Decide

Homi Bhabha

Wed 9:45am - 11:45am

 

FRSEMR 64C: Literature of Epidemics and Pandemics: Exposing Injustice

Karen Thornber

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GENED 1074: The Ancient Greek Hero

Greg Nagy

Mon 12-1:15pm

 

GENED 1078: Disease, Illness, and Health through Literature

Karen Thornber

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GERMAN 291/ROM-STD 201: Questions of Theory

Doris Sommer, Nicole Suetterlin

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MODGRK 145: Dreams and Literature

Panagiotis Roilos

Wed 12:45-2:45

 

SAS 183: The Vernacular in South Asia: Language, Culture and Politics

Sravanthi Kollu

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