FL 8023 Introduction to Literary Criticism
Three hours lecture. An introduction to key theories and practices of literary analysis designed for foreign language graduate students.Note: Although this course will be taught in English, you are highly encouraged to read texts in the original language corresponding to your specific concentration (i.e. French, German, Spanish) when possible.
FL 8113 Capstone Seminar
Three hours lecture. Graduate seminar on selected topics in classical and modern literatures. Potential Topic: Introduction to Ecolinguistics.
FLS 6293 Cinema and Spanish Culture
Three hours lecture. An introduction to Spanish cinema, focusing on key films from the time of the Franco dictatorship and after, with a focus on the political and social contexts of the Spanish film industry.
FLS 6453 Spanish Culture, 1898-1936
Three hours lecture. A study of the literary and cultural production of early 20th century Spain, including literary works, visual art, architecture, music, and film from the loss of empire until the Civil War.
FLS 8283 The Contemporary Spanish American Novel and Short Story
Three hours lecture. A study of major contemporary Spanish American novels and short stories. This lecture/seminar will explore the relation between poetry, fiction and the real through a series of works in Latin American Literature and its different aesthetics (intimate and social poetry, indigenist, realist, magic realist, fantastic, allegorical, experimental, testimonial and postmodernist) from the 40’s to today.
FLF 6073 French Drama of the 20th Century
Three hours lecture. Reading of works of outstanding writers and discussions of literary currents of the century. This interactive seminar takes advantage of the semiotic approach to analyzing French drama of the twentieth century.
FLF 6273 The Human Condition
Three hours lecture. A course emphasizing the concept of the “human condition” as conceptualized by seminal French writers and thinkers. In this interactive seminar, we will broach many different conceptions of the human condition from a transdisciplinary perspective.
FLF 6163 Francophone Literature
Three hours lecture. A survey of important authors and literary movements from around the French-speaking world outside of mainland France.
FLG 6203 German Lyric Poetry
Three hours lecture. Reading lyric poetry by authors writing in German. The course may cover various periods, authors, or themes. This course will provide students with an in-depth engagement with major poems by authors writing in German as well as an overview of literary movements from a variety of periods in German literary history.
FLG 4123/6123 German Fairy Tales
Three hours lecture. A study of classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. German fairy tales, centuries old, but which continue to be widely read, illustrated, and filmed, transcend cultural and temporal boundaries.
FLG 6533 Art, Politics and Propaganda
Three hours lecture. A study of the inter-connections of German aesthetics, artistic movements, and political theory from the age of Enlightenment through the 20th Century. From Plato’s critique of the poets in the Republic to Hitler’s degenerate art exhibitions, art has been seen as a powerful threat to the polity.
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