Foreign Literature in Translation

Scope and Objectives

The following courses, offered in the departments of language and literature, do not require reading knowledge of any foreign language.

Afrikaans (Germanic Languages)

40. From Oppressed to Oppressor and Beyond: Literature in Afrikaans from Preapartheid to Postapartheid Era in English Translation

Ancient Near East (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

150A-150B. Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Literatures in English

Arabic (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

150. Classical Arabic Literature in English

M151. Modern Arabic Literature in English

Armenian (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

150A. Survey of Armenian Literature in English

C152. Modern Armenian Drama as Vehicle for Social Critique

C153. Art, Politics, and Nationalism in Modern Armenian Literature

Asian (Asian Languages and Cultures)

151. Buddhist Literature in Translation

Asian American Studies (Asian American Studies)

M173. Topics in Vietnamese Cinema and/or Literature

Central and East European Studies (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

125. Interwar Central European Prose

126. Coldwar Central European Culture

Chinese (Asian Languages and Cultures)

70, 70W. Classics of Chinese Literature

131. World Sinophone Literature: Theories and Texts

C150A. Lyrical Traditions

C150B. Chinese Literature in Translation: Traditional Narrative and Fiction

151. Chinese Literature in Translation: Modern Literature

152. Topics in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture

M153. Chinese Immigrant Literature and Film

Classics (Classics)

40W. Reading Greek Literature: Writing-Intensive

41W. Reading Roman Literature: Writing-Intensive

60. Fantastic Journey: Antiquity and Beyond

137. Ancient Lives: Art of Biography

140. Topics in History of Greek Literature

141. Topics in History of Latin Literature

142. Ancient Epic

143A. Ancient Tragedy

143B. Ancient Comedy

144. Topical Studies in Ancient Culture

M145A. Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

M145B. Later Ancient Greek Philosophy

M146A. Plato — Earlier Dialogues

M146B. Plato — Later Dialogues

M147. Aristotle

150A. Female in Greek Literature and Culture

150B. Female in Roman Literature and Culture

162. Classical Myth in Literature

163. Ovid and Consequences

Comparative Literature (Comparative Literature)

All undergraduate courses

Czech (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

155. Survey of Czech Literature from Middle Ages to Present

Dutch (Germanic Languages)

10. Contemporary Dutch Society and Culture: Beyond Rembrandt, Cheese, and Wooden Shoes

113. Modern Dutch and Flemish Literature in Translation

English (English)

111A. Hebrew Bible in Translation

111B. Christian Biblical Texts in Translation

111C. Topics in Biblical Literature

112A. Oral Tradition

112B. Celtic Mythology

112C. Survey of Medieval Celtic Literature

112D. Celtic Folklore

French (French and Francophone Studies)

112. Medieval Foundations of European Civilization

M140. Women’s Studies in French Literature

160. Francophone Cultures in English

161. French and Francophone Theater in Translation

163. French and Francophone Short Story in Translation

164. French and Francophone Novel in Translation

166. French and Francophone Autobiography in Translation

167. French and Francophone Intellectual History in Translation

169. Paris: Study of French Capital in Translation

171. Medieval Flix

172. Francophone Cinema and Literature in Translation

191A. Variable Topics Research Seminars in Translation

German (Germanic Languages)

50A-50B. Great Works of German Literature in Translation

56. Figures Who Changed World

57. Hollywood and Germany

58. Knights and Ladies, Sex and Power at Medieval Court

59. Holocaust in Film and Literature

60W. War

61A-61D. Modern Metropolis

M70. Origin of Language

102. War, Politics, Art

103, 104. German Film in Cultural Context

M105. Tristan, Isolde, and History of Heterosexuality

109. Jewish Question and German Thought

110. Special Topics in Modern Literature and Culture

111. Thomas Mann, Hesse, Böll, and Grass: German Nobel Prize Winners in English

112. Feminist Issues in German Literature and Culture

113. German Folklore

114. Fairy Tales and Fantastic

117. German Exile Culture in Los Angeles

Hungarian (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

121. Survey of Hungarian Literature in Translation

Iranian (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

150A-150B. Survey of Persian Literature in English

Italian (Italian)

42A-42B-42C. Italy through Ages in English

46. Italian Cinema and Culture in English

50A-50B. Masterpieces of Italian Literature in English

102A-102B-102C. Italian Cultural Experience in English

110. Dante in English

140. Italian Novella from Boccaccio to Basile in Translation

150. Modern Fiction in Translation

151. Italy and Asia

152. Italy between Europe and Africa

M158. Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Italian Culture

230A-230B. Folk Tradition in Italian Literature

260A. Alternative Perspectives in Italian Culture: Studies of Folk Tradition in Italian Literature

260B. Women in Italian Culture

260C. Studies in Italian Cinema

Japanese (Asian Languages and Cultures)

70. Images of Japan: Literature and Film

75. Anime

C150. Topics in Japanese Literature and Philosophy

151. Japanese Literature in Translation: Modern

154. Postwar Japanese Culture through Literature

M156. Literature and Technology

157. Classical Japanese Drama: Great Tradition

158. Love in Modern Japan

170. Japanese Tales of Supernatural

172. Fiction and Plays of Floating World

174. Classical Japanese Poetry

Jewish Studies (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

M150A-150B. Hebrew Literature in English

M151A-151B. Modern Jewish Literature in English

175. Modern Israeli Literature Made into Films

Korean (Asian Languages and Cultures)

150. Korean Literature in Translation: Classical

C151. Korean Literature in Translation: Modern

154. Contemporary Korean Culture through Literature and Film

Polish (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

152A-152B-152C. Survey of Polish Literature

Portuguese (Spanish and Portuguese)

40A-40B. Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Literature in Translation

46. Brazil and Portuguese-Speaking World

141A. Literature and Film in Portuguese

142C. Travel Narratives, Testimony, Autobiography

Romanian (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

152. Survey of Romanian Literature

Russian (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

25, 25W. Russian Novel in Translation

30. Russian Literature and World Cinema

M118. History of Russia, Origins to Rise of Muscovy

119. Golden Age and Great Realists

120. Literature and Revolution

121. Russian Pop Culture

C124C-C124T. Studies in Russian Literature

125. Russian Novel in Its European Setting

126. Survey of Russian Drama

M127. Women in Russian Literature

128. Russian Science Fiction

C170. Russian Folklore

Scandinavian (Scandinavian Section)

40, 40W. Heroic Journey in Northern Myth, Legend, and Epic

50, 50W. Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures

C131. Introduction to Viking Age

C133A. Saga

134. Scandinavian Mythology

C137. Old Norse Literature and Society

138. Vikings

C141A. Theory of Scandinavian Novel

141B. Nordic Poetry

141C. Short Story in Scandinavia

142A. Introduction to Nordic Theater and Drama

143A. Scandinavian Detective Fiction

143C. Scandinavian Crime Literature

CM144A. Voices of Women in Nordic Literature

C145A. Henrik Ibsen

C145B. Knut Hamsun

C146A. August Strindberg

147A. Hans Christian Andersen

C147B. Søren Kierkegaard

147C. Karen Blixen

148A. Halldór Laxness

152. Backgrounds of Scandinavian Literature

154. Romanticism

155. Modern Breakthrough

156. Scandinavian Literature of 20th Century

157. Contemporary Nordic Literature

161. Introduction to Nordic Cinema

C163A. Introduction to Danish Cinema

C163B. Introduction to Swedish Cinema

C163C. Introduction to Norwegian Cinema

C166A. Ingmar Bergman

C166C. Carl Dreyer

C171. Introduction to Scandinavian Folklore

172A. Nordic Folk and Fairy Tales

C174A. Minority Cultures in Scandinavia

173A. Popular Culture in Scandinavia

174B. Queer Scandinavia

C175. Introduction to Sami Language and Culture

C180. Literature and Scandinavian Society

C185. Seminar: Scandinavian Literature

Serbian/Croatian (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

154. South Slavic Literature

Slavic (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

90. Introduction to Slavic Civilization

South Asian (Asian Languages and Cultures)

150. Classical Indian Literature in Translation

Southeast Asian (Asian Languages and Cultures)

70. Modern Southeast Asian Literature

90. Modern Literatures in Southeast Asia

130. Topics in Southeast Asian Literature

Spanish (Spanish and Portuguese)

60A-60B-60C. Hispanic Literatures in Translation

Ukrainian (Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures)

152. Ukrainian Literature

Vietnamese (Asian Languages and Cultures)

M155. Topics in Vietnamese Cinema and/or Literature

Yiddish (Germanic Languages)

121A. 20th-Century Yiddish Poetry in English Translation

121B. 20th-Century Yiddish Prose and Drama in English Translation

121C. Special Topics in Yiddish Literature in English Translation