Spring 2016 Courses

CPLS BC3158 - Languages of Loss: Poetry of Mourning - NEW!!!
T/R 11:40-12:55pm
Emily Sun
A study of the genre of elegy across time and cultures. Emphasis on how poets express grief and relate to literary traditions. Comparisons of European, Chinese, and American elegies (by Theocritus, Milton, Qu Yuan, Holderlin, Wordsworth, Whitman, Bishop, and others) and discussions of the relationship between singular and collective life.
 
 
CLSP BC3215 - The Colonial Encounter:  Conquest, Landscape, and Subject in the Hispanic New World 
T/R 2:40-3:55pm 
Orlando Bentancor
This course will move across and over the geopolitical landscape of the Tudor and Habsburg Empires in Europe and the New World in order to explore and compare the diverse symbolic and political roles the colonial encounter had in the signification of the relationship between the subject and the landscape.
 
 
CPLS BC3510.001 - Advanced Workshop (Section 1)
T 4:10-6:00pm
Peter Connor

In the spring of 2016, the workshop will be offered in two sections by Professor Peter Connor and Professor Emily Sun. The sections will share most of the common readings in the history of translation theory, but Professor Sun's section will emphasize issues specific to translating East Asia. Enrollment in each workshop is limited to 12 students. Admission into the class is by permission of the instructor. 

CPLT BC 3011 "Introduction to Translation Studies" is a recommended prerequisite, plus, normally, two advanced courses beyond the language requirement in the language from which you intend to translate. Preference will be given to seniors and to comparative literature majors.  Please email pconnor@barnard.edu by 1 December 2015 with the following information: 
Name, year of graduation, major, college (BC, CU, etc.); a list of courses you have taken in the language from which you intend to translate; any other pertinent courses you have taken; a brief (max 300 word) statement explaining why you wish to take the workshop (this statement is not required if you have taken or are taking CPLT BC3110 Intro to Translation Studies).


CPLS BC3510.002 - Advanced Workshop ( Section 2)
W 4:10-6:00pm
Emily Sun
In the spring of 2016, the workshop will be offered in two sections by Professor Peter Connor and Professor Emily Sun. The sections will share most of the common readings in the history of translation theory, but Professor Sun's section will emphasize issues specific to translating East Asia. Enrollment in each workshop is limited to 12 students. Admission into the class is by permission of the instructor. 
 
CPLT BC 3011 "Introduction to Translation Studies" is a recommended prerequisite, plus, normally, two advanced courses beyond the language requirement in the language from which you intend to translate. Preference will be given to seniors and to comparative literature majors.  Please email pconnor@barnard.edu by 1 December 2015 with the following information: 
Name, year of graduation, major, college (BC, CU, etc.); a list of courses you have taken in the language from which you intend to translate; any other pertinent courses you have taken; a brief (max 300 word) statement explaining why you wish to take the workshop (this statement is not required if you have taken or are taking CPLT BC3110 Intro to Translation Studies).
 
 
CPLS V3675 - Mad Love
M/W 2:40-3:55pm
Alfred MacAdam
The history of irrational love as embodied in literary and non-literary texts throughout the Western tradition. Readings include the Bible, Greek, Roman, Medieval, and modern texts.
 
 
CPLS V3950 - Colloquium in Literary Theory
T/R 4:10-5:25pm 
Emily Sun 
Examination of concepts and assumptions present in contemporary views of literature. Theory of meaning and interpretation (hermeneutics); questions of genre (with discussion of representative examples); a critical analysis of formalist, psychoanalytic, structuralist, post-structuralist, Marxist, and feminist approaches to literature.
 
 
CPLS BC3997 - Senior Seminar
W 4:10-6:00pm
Erk Grimm 
 
 
CLLT W4300 - Classical Tradition 
M/W 11:40-12:55pm
Collomia Charles
 
 
AHUM V3400 - Colloquium in Major Texts
W 12:10-2:00pm
Hossein Kamaly