Courses

Students are required to take ten graduate level courses (600-level) for grades in their first two years of study. Of the ten graded courses, five must be courses offered by the core faculty in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, including a mandatory pro-seminar on comparative methods and theory for all incoming students in the fall semester of their first year.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Independent Study Field Exam
AS.300.802 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ong, Yi-Ping
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Literary Pedagogics
AS.300.806 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Historical Writing in the Middle Ages
AS.100.728 (01)

This course investigates the basic techniques of writing history and the matters traditionally covered in medieval historical texts by reading a series of exemplary medieval historiographical works. This is period is preceded by a section on theoretical orientations to the study of history and historiography in order to provide the analytic tools for analyzing medieval texts.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.300.804 (01)

Discussion of dissertations in progress. Limited to students writing dissertations.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Marrati, Paola
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study Field Exam
AS.300.802 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hashimoto, Satoru
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Philosophy and Literature in Either/Or
AS.300.617 (01)

Celebrated and reviled alike, Kierkegaard’s 1843 Either/Or has been viewed as both the culmination of the Enlightenment project and the birth of existentialism, a playful work of romantic literature and a piece of late-Hegelian philosophy, a vindication of the secular everyday and the articulation of a modern faith in a transcendent God. In this course we read the work closely and in its entirety and pay particular attention to the relation between its philosophical arguments and literary forms of presentation.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lisi, Leonardo
  • Room: Gilman 208  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Foucault’s Late Seminars: the Courage of Truth and the Care of the Self
AS.300.635 (01)

In his latest seminars Foucault shifts his attention from power relations and historical scientific paradigms to the study of the history and philosophical, ethical, and political implications of the knowledge and care of the self as well as its relation to truth. In our current context, where speaking of a supposed “post-truth” epoch is commonplace, the analysis of the later works of Foucault provides precious insights in the nature of subjectivity, social and power relations, and the enduring significance of the search for truth regardless of any particular epistemological attempt to define what ‘truth really is.’

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Marrati, Paola
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study Field Exam
AS.300.802 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study Field Exam
AS.300.802 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Marrati, Paola
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.300.802 (04)Independent Study Field ExamOng, Yi-Ping 
AS.300.806 (01)Literary PedagogicsStaff 
AS.100.728 (01)Historical Writing in the Middle AgesTh 3:00PM - 5:00PMSpiegel, Gabrielle M 
AS.300.804 (01)Dissertation ResearchMarrati, Paola 
AS.300.802 (05)Independent Study Field ExamHashimoto, Satoru 
AS.300.617 (01)Philosophy and Literature in Either/OrTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMLisi, LeonardoGilman 208
AS.300.635 (01)Foucault’s Late Seminars: the Courage of Truth and the Care of the SelfW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMarrati, Paola 
AS.300.802 (02)Independent Study Field ExamStaff 
AS.300.802 (01)Independent Study Field ExamMarrati, Paola