Since the earliest records India and the West have encountered each other in traveler's logs, historical accounts and a range of literary genres. In the eyes of the other these cultural and geopolitical bodies have been imagined as the end of the earth, land of opportunity, spiritual destination and center of depravity. This class looks at a range of such constructions of the other in texts from India, Pakistan, England, the United States and Portugal to better understand their long interrelated histories. Selected readings may include Rudyard Kipling's Kim, Ruth Jhabvala's Heat and Dust, W. Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge, Gita Mehta's Karma Cola, and Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Prerequisite: 200 or 300-level lit course in CO, EN, or other literatures or consent of instructor.
|Term||Block||Title||Instructor||Location||Student Limit/ Available||Updated|
|Spring 2019||Block 7||Adv Tpcs in Comp. Lit.: Masks of Dionysus Crisis, Catharsis, & Creativity in Ancient Greek Drama||Marcia Dobson||Cossitt Hall 101A||25/17||03/24/2019|
|Spring 2020||Block 6||Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature: The Qur'an||Peter Wright||TBA||25/25||03/24/2019|