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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 142 (GH;IL) The Psychology of World Literature (3) A comparative, psychological approach to world literature from the perspectives of writer, narrative, character, and reader.

CMLIT 142 The Psychology of World Literature (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course explores various psychological approaches to the discussion of literature from the perspectives of writer, narrative, character and reader. Can authors, narrators, and fictitious characters be "psychoanalyzed"? To what extent do cultural variants affect a psychological approach to literature? Are there psychological universals that transcend time and culture? How does a an awareness of psychology affect the reader? All of these issues will be discussed and compared with an eye to speculating the ways in which the human mind creates literature and literature impacts the human mind.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2010

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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