Graduate Courses

Past Comparative Literature Graduate Course Offerings

For the current schedule of offerings, see the general Courses section of the website, or view the sidebar on the right of this page.

For past offerings in a particular language or other department, please see the website of that department.  Some popular departments amongst our Comparative Literature graduate students include: African American & African StudiesCritical TheoryCultural StudiesEnglishFrenchGermanPerformance StudiesSpanish, Religious StudiesGender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, and more.


Fall 2020: COM 210: Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts
Instructor: Prof. Michael Subialka

Winter 2021: COM 210 : Topics/Themes: Study/Theatre
Instructor: Prof. Noah Guynn

Spring 2021: COM 210: Topics: World Cinema
Instructor: Prof. Sheldon Lu


Fall 2019: COM 210: Aristotle's Poetics and its Afterlives
Instructors: Prof. Stefan Uhlig and Prof. Carey Seal
                 COM 210: Topics in Comparative Literature
Instructor: Prof. Sven-Erik Rose

Winter 2020:  COM 210:  Special topic: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Chinese Literature
Instructor: Prof. Sheldon Lu

Spring 2020:  COM 210:  What is Enlightenment
Prof: Chunjie Zhang


Fall 2018: COM 210: Realism
Instructor: Prof. Neil Larsen

Spring 2019: COM 210: The Avante-Garde
Instructor: Prof. Michael Subialka


Fall 2017: COM 210:  Literature of the Holocaust
Instructor: Prof. Sven-Erik Rose
                  COM 210: Virgil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: Prof. Brenda Schildgen

Winter 2018: COM 210: Histories of Reading and the Book
Instructor: Prof. Yuming He

Spring 2018:


Fall 2016: COM 210: China, Europe and Representation II: Aestheticism, Modernization, and New- Confucian Cosmopolitanism, Instructor: Prof. Chunjie Zhang

Winter 2017: COM 210: “Imagined Communities” and the 19th-Century European Novel, Instructor: Prof. Olga Stuchebrukhov

Spring 2017: COM 210: Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts, Instructor: Prof. Michael Subialka


Fall 2015: COM 255/298: Colloquium, Instructor: Prof. Stefan H. Uhlig

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Fall 2015: COM 210: Translation, Instructor: Prof. Archana Venkatesan

Winter 2016: COM 210: Intro to Chinese Lit, Cultural, and Film Studies, Instructor: Prof. Sheldon Lu

Spring 2016: COM 210: : Prof. Neil Larsen

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Spring 2016: COM 210: Trauma: Its Representation in Theory, Literature, and Film, Instructor: Prof. Gail Finney

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Fall 2014: COM 210: World Cinema, Instructor: Prof. Sheldon Lu

Fall 2014: COM 210: The Immanent Critique of Narrative Fiction, Instructor: Prof. Neil Larsen

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Spring 2015: COM 210: History of Emotion, Instructor: Prof. Kari Lokke




Fall 2013: COM 210: Bakhtin and his Dialogic World, Instructor: Prof. Olga Stuchebrukhov

Fall 2013: COM 220: The European Middle Ages, Instructor: Prof. Brenda Schildgen

Winter 2014: COM 255: Colloquium, Instructor: Prof. Sheldon Lu


Fall 2012: COM 210: Reception of Virgil’s Aeneid, Instructors: Prof. Ralph Hexter & Prof. Brenda Schildgen

Winter 2013: COM 210: Teaching Literature and Film from the Middle East, Instructor: Prof. Noha Radwan

Spring 2013: COM 210: Animals and Literature, Instructor: Prof. Juliana Schiesari

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Fall 2011: COM 255: Colloquium, Instructor: Prof.Lu

Spring 2012: COM 210: The Myth of Dionysus and Dionysiac, Instructors: Prof. Kari Lokke & Prof. Seth Schein


Fall 2010: COM 210: World Cinema, Instructor: Prof. Sheldon Lu

Fall 2010: COM 210: Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature, Instructor: Prof. Noha Radwan

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Winter 2011: COM 210: Bakhtin and his Dialogic World, Instructor: Prof. Olga Stuchebrukhov

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Spring 2011: COM 210: The Courtesan in Literature Instructor: Prof. Archana Venkatesan