COMPARATIVE LITERATUREWhat do explorations into REVOLUTION, EXILE, KNOWLEDGE, INTERPRETATION,GENDER, POWER PLAYS, PASSION all have in common with the study of ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, RUSSIAN, SPANISH AND UKRANIAN LITERATURE? They are areas of study in the exciting comparative litereature courses to be offered September 2003, through the Department of Languages and Linguistics, at the University of Saskatchewan.
A mind-expanding voyage through time: masterpieces of European Literature in translation from the time of the Ancient Greeks to the Twentieth Century
Revolution and dissidence: studies in protest literature. Works studied in translation will include Bertoldt Brecht's The Mother and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Ana Segher's The Seventh Cross, Albert Camus's The Rebel, Jean Anouilh's Antigone, Dostoevsky's The Grand Inquisitor, Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Miguel Angel Asturias's El senor Presidente and Manlio Argueta's One Day of Life.
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Heroines, Anti-heroines and Gender Definition in Literature.
Heroines to be studied include Madame de la Fayette’s The Princess de Cleves, Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen, Tolstoi’s Anna Karenina, Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children, García Márquez’s Erendira, Carlos Fuentes Aura, and Crista Wolf’s Cassandra.
Frequently asked questions:
1. What is Comparative Literature?
The study of international literatures, examining literary works from cross- cultural thematic perspectives. The Comparative approach to Literature is directly relevant to studies in English, European Languages, History, International Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies. It also is the perfect Humanities elective for students of Commerce, Education, Sciences, Engineering, etc.
2. Where does one find out more about Comparative Literature programs and courses at the University of Saskatchewan?
Visit the Office of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, fifth floor, Arts Tower -telephone or email Professor Lois Marie Jaeck (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature) at 966-6922 (office), 664-3511 (home), email@example.com
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