Emphasis on the comparative study of themes and motifs common to many literatures of the world. Introduces the rich and complex relationship between what is related literature in thesis writing and literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. Students examine selected literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, considering ways in which literature and science can be viewed as forms of imaginative activity.
Folkloristics combines the methods and ideas of Literature Studies and Anthropology. Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp. Study of literature in its relation to culture.
Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values. Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating themes such as love, sex, and murder, haunted houses, and dreams and memory. Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre. Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating genres such as sci-fi, detective fiction, romance, love, poetry, and comedy. Equivalency for 200-level C LIT courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.