Fall 2017

For the instructors, schedule and room numbers, and General Education Credit, please check the document in the download area below. 

 Class Number Title Description
C Lit 30B Major Works in European Literature  A survey of European literature. Renaissance and Neoclassical literature from Petrarch to Diderot.
C Lit 30H Honors section Seminar course for honors students enrolled in Comparative Literature 30 designed to enrich the large lecture experience and to supplement the weekly seminar meetings. May include additional readings, more intensive study of syllabus selections, and supplemental writings.
C Lit 32 Major Works of Middle Eastern Literatures An introduction to the diverse literary traditions of the Middle East through an examination of selected works. Regional focus on North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia varies.
C Lit 33/Bl ST 33 Major Works of African Literatures  An introduction to the diverse literary traditions of Africa through an examination of selected works. Regional focus on North, West, East, Central, and South Africa varies.
C Lit 100 Introduction to Comparative Literature  Focus on various practices and methodologies of Comparative Literature as a cross-disciplinary and transnational endeavor, including recent developments and debates on translation studies and world literature in an era of cultural globalization. Content will vary with instructor.
C Lit 121 What is a hero?  Focus on the idea of heroes and heroism in the Western tradition through readings of the three major epics of Greek and Latin Antiquity (the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid), along with selections from modern variations on these old stories.
C Lit 162/GS162 Sexuality and Globalization Examines globalizing cultural politics of sexuality through literature, popular media, subaltern performances, and press discourse from Global South; engages questions of "universalized" LGBTQ identities, Islamic law and sexual rights, militarized masculinities, recognition of transexualities, and queer, anti-racist and feminist globalisms.
C Lit 170 Art of Translation   The course aims to develop skills in terminology and technologies of translation; it also examines the practical and theoretical issues pertaining to translation as an artistic, cultural, and ethical process. Focus on literary translation as creative research and practice.
C Lit 179C/GER179C Mediatechnology  Telegraph, telephone, phonograph, and film are techniques that have engendered new forms of representation, communication, and thinking. Course studies the impact of these transformations in literature and on literature. Taught in English.
C Lit 180 / ENG144 The European Renaissance  The generic forms of cultural issues characteristic of early modern European poetry, fiction, and drama. Such authors as Petrarch, Boccaccio, More, Rabelais, Ariosto, Montaigne, Camoes, Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, and Cervantes.
C Lit 186PP Poetry & Community Practice Poetry & Community Practice honors a connection between poetry and citizenship, assuming that poetry is a wisdom medium or vehicle toward more enlightened thinking and public practice. Poetry is an ideal medium for extending our study and practice beyond UCSB, and students will conduct workshops in schools, community centers, and assisted living facilities as part of their work for the course. Students will extend their own learning through teaching—a natural stretch—while also being of benefit elsewhere.
C Lit 198H/C Lit 200 Senior Honors Seminar   This seminar is concurrently offered with graduate seminars. It is designed to expand research skills through an investigation of theoretical issues and readings of both literary and critical texts. It involves extensive research, sophisticated analysis, and creative reflection.
C Lit 200/FR231B Spectral Cities: Modernity, History, Post/Memory
from Balzac and Baudelaire to Sebald and Sebbar
French and German literary texts and movies featuring urban walks and city settings, and dealing with disturbing, violent events of varying scope, from rapid modernization and industrialization to brutal repressions of anticolonial movements & major traumatic events such as the Holocaust and the dropping of the first nuclear bomb in Hiroshima. We use critical tools to analyze the work of witnessing, memorialization, and literary testimony as well as the relations between literature, historiography, and Holocaust studies. We also shed critical light on the current trends in trauma and memory studies, and address the different media (print text, “iconotext,” fixed image, moving image) in which the work of post/memory is being carried out.
C Lit 260 Literary Translation  Examination of translation and the canon, questioning the hierarchical division between translation and original, illustrating the concept of the original as translation and the literary text as "work-in-progress" in which translation forms part of the creative process.