C LIT - Comparative Literature

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Below are the courses available from the C LIT subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

C LIT 101 - World Literature I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to major works of the world's literary heritage, presented in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Covers the period from the beginnings of literary civilizations until the 17th century. Not open to students with C LIT 100.


C LIT 102 - World Literature II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to major works of the world's literary heritage, presented in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Covers the period from the 17th century through the present day. Not open to students with credit in C LIT 100.


C LIT 103 - Approaches to World Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to forms, genres, and critical approaches to world literature combined with close readings of texts from a variety of historical and cultural contexts.


C LIT 206 - Early Literary Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of key ideas about literature, from Plato through 20th century New Criticism.


C LIT 207 - Modern Literary Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Major modern and contemporary theoretical schools, such as structuralism, poststructuralism, reader response, psychoanalytic critique, gender and queer theory, postcolonialism, ecocriticism and transhumanism.


C LIT 210 - Cyberliterature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the relations between literature and online textuality.


Starting: 2021-09-01

C LIT 210 - Literature in the Digital Age

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the relations between literature and digital textuality.


C LIT 220 - Mythology and Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines how world mythologies have been given literary expression, both in ancient texts and modern reworkings.


C LIT 228 - Literature, Popular Culture, and the Visual Arts View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Poetics of such popular genres as crime fiction, spy fiction, the horror story, etc., and their relation to mainstream literature and culture.


C LIT 230 - Scandalous Fictions View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The importance of scandal both to the reception of particular literary works, and to literary history in general.


C LIT 242 - Science Fiction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to science fiction as an international genre and a survey of works and trends


C LIT 243 - Fairy Tales and Folk Tales View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of European fairy tales and an introduction to critical and theoretical approaches to the folk tale in general and the fairy tale in particular.


C LIT 266 - Women and World Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of major works of world literature by women from antiquity to the present.


C LIT 299 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

C LIT 347 - Elements of Genre View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Variable content. A detailed survey of the main features of one given genre, either narrative fiction, poetry, or drama. Not open to students who have completed C LIT 344, 345 or 346.


C LIT 350 - Literary Movements and Periods View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Variable content. A study of an international literary movement or period in its historical, social, and cultural contexts.


C LIT 352 - Literature and the Other Arts View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Throughout history, literature had close relations with the other arts (such as painting and sculpture, music and theatre): more recently these relations extended to cinema television, and other media. Each year, the course will emphasize one of these relations, in an interdisciplinary perspective which stresses contacts and commonalities, but also the specific differences of art forms and the media.


C LIT 358 - Great Themes of Literature and Art View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The international and interdisciplinary study of selected international mythical and legendary themes and motifs, such as Faust and Don Juan, their origin, and their literary and artistic developments.


C LIT 399 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

C LIT 425 - East/West Critical Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Readings in English of East Asian and Euro-American philosophers and critics. Prerequisite: *3 in a humanities discipline, or consent of Department. Not to be taken by students with credit in EASIA 425.


C LIT 426 - Orientalisms and Occidentalisms View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Critical reading of Western representations of the East, and Eastern representations of the West. All readings in English. Prerequisite: *3 in a humanities discipline, or consent of Department. Not to be taken by students with credit in EASIA 426.


C LIT 440 - Comparative Studies in Popular Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An international historical and typological analysis of selected topics in popular literature and media, their changing status in society and culture, as well as their interaction with canonized forms of literature and the arts.


C LIT 448 - Studies in Critical Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An advanced study of a particular critical theory. Topics may include Feminism, Marxism, Post-Colonialism.


C LIT 450 - World Literature and the Environment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

From ancient tocontemporary times, this course approaches a wide selection of World Literature through an ecocritical lens, bringing into focus received ideas about nature vs. culture, human vs. animal, and animate vs. inanimate nature.


C LIT 460 - Fundamentals of Comparative Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Disciplinary issues, approaches and methodologies in Comparative Literature as they differ from those of national literatures.


C LIT 464 - Studies in Literary Genres View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An advanced study of 'genre' (e.g. the novel) in an international and a particular historical context.


C LIT 480 - Directed Reading in Comparative Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of the Program Coordinator.


C LIT 497 - Special Topics in Comparative Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

C LIT 499 - Honors Tutorial and Essay View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Preparation of the Honors Essay.


C LIT 501 - Studies in World Literature I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An advanced level survey of major works of world literature from antiquity to the 17th century. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 502 - Studies in World Literature II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An advanced-level survey of major works of world literatures and literary movements from 18th century to 21st century. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 511 - History of Literary Theory I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A historical survey of literary theory from Plato to the New Criticism. Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 512 - History of Literary Theory II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of contemporary critical theory with emphasis on major theoretical schools after the New Criticism (20th-21st Centuries). Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 521 - Directed Reading Course I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.


C LIT 522 - Directed Reading Course II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.


C LIT 560 - Theories of Comparative Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 585 - Studies in Forms and Genres View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 610 - Special Topics in Literary Theory and Criticism View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one language other than English.


C LIT 698 - Special Reading Course II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.


C LIT 900A - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.

C LIT 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.