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LITERATURE

LIT-733
Special Topics in Literature (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Focuses on thematic and theoretical approaches to literature that traverse historical periods and national boundaries. Offered irregularly.

LIT-733
001
LITERATURE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Special Topics in Literature (3)

Global Mobilities

This course examines what it means to be a "global" subject and to what extent global is defined and determined not only by movement, flow, and circulation, but also by various types of immobility. Students examine meta-narratives about the world and also discuss the effects that global (im)mobilites have on subject formation, aesthetics, and structures of feeling. Students draw their readings primarily from two different fields of academic inquiry: postcolonial theory and globalization studies. The theoretical readings are supplemented by films including the Dardenne brother's La Promesse and novels by authors such as Patrice Chamoiseau and Mohsin Hamid.