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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

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

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