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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 435 (IL) Cultures of Globalization (3) Cultural and literary effects of the process of globalization, with an emphasis on world literatures and transnationalism.

CMLIT 435 Cultures of Globalization (3 per semester/maximum of 6)

This course focuses on the cultural and literary effects of the process of globalization, with an emphasis on world literatures and transnationalism. It invites students to think about the ways in which the globalization of culture, politics, and/or the economy affects literary production, and the ways in which such literary features as genre, form, medium, style, and theme in turn reflect and attempt to shape our understanding of the global and its becoming.

The course will have a significant focus on primary material (literature, film, other media) and secondary material (philosophy, journalism, criticism, and so on). It will introduce students to the main theoretical concepts that govern thinking about globalization and global culture, as well as to important literary and cultural texts that articulate those values. It will prepare them for further research in comparative literary studies and in the critical history of globalization.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 3 credits of literature

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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