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CLL 151 - (LT) Studies in Literature


CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Vampires & Gothic

The Gothic imagination, marked by anxious encounters with the “other,” is manifested in late nineteenth-century literature in several ways: through gender, definitions of mental illness, and through literal creation of monsters and vampires. This course will trace the ways in which these motifs—sex and sexuality, madness and monstrosities—were present in literature as a reflection of (or perhaps embodiment of) the cultural concerns of their age, as we examine the relationship between dominant culture and its dark underbelly. We will begin by surveying some “classic” Gothic pieces and working on some standard definitions from the Romantic era before seeing how these motifs played out later in the century. Students will be expected to bring materials and ideas from their own disciplines to add to our understanding of the Gothic imagination. Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: May be repeated when topics vary. Cross-listed with CLL 2151.

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Introduction to Russian Literature

Beginning with traditional Russian narratives (saints’ lives, folk tales, epic narratives), the course moves through literary history chronologically and thematically, juxtaposing literary texts from each major period. Detailed attention is given to canonical writers including Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov, as well as to some current best sellers from the post-Communist period. Based on the study of individual texts, the course will provide an overview of the literary process in the context of Russian culture. Knowledge of Russian is NOT a prerequisite for this course. All readings are in ENGLISH. Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: May be repeated when topics vary.

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Expatriate Paris

For centuries, Paris has served as a haven for artists the world over. Poets, playwrights, painters, novelists, musicians and dancers have taken refuge in Paris, often for political, social and/or aesthetic reasons. The results have provided world literature and art with some of its richest works. The course will focus on 20th century literature since Paris served as a lure for artists whom Gertrude Stein labeled “the Lost Generation,” but will include other artists from the Russian Ballet to Josephine Baker, to Picasso and Jazz musicians. Writers studied will include Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Anais Nin, Fernando Arrabal, Ernest Hemingway and James Baldwin.

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Psychoanalysis and Literature

This course will introduce the impact of Freud’s theories of psychoanalysis (i.e., the Oedipal Complex, the “uncanny” dream interpretation, wish fulfillment, etc.) on literature, in particular, and on the arts, in general (surrealist art, films of Hitchcock), as well as the impact of literature and philosophy on the psychoanalytic technique on Freud. The readings include: Wilhelm Jensen, Gradiva; Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams; The Uncanny and other essays; Sophocles, Oedipus the King and D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers.

Semester Hours: 3

Summer 2009 Offering:

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Vampires & Gothic

SSI
60367: M-Th, 1:30-3:40 p.m., Kershner, 103 Brower

SSII
70352: M-Th, 1:30-3:40 p.m., Kershner, 203 Brower

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Introduction to Russian Literature

SSI
60497: M-Th, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Pustovoit, 203 Breslin
Course meets 5/20-6/11.

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Expatriate Paris

SSIII
80111:    M-Th, 10 a.m.-1:10 p.m., Fuchs, 106 Brower

CLL 151 (LT) Studies in Literature: Psychoanalysis and Literature

SSIII
80191:    M-Th, 1:30-4:40 p.m., Lekatsas, 106 Brower





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