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C LIT 240 E: Writing in Comparative Literature

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
MGH 074
Richard Boyechko in Seattle
Richard Boyechko

Syllabus Description:

(This page shows the class calendar. For the course syllabus, please see the Actual Syllabus page.)

All readings are from the two textbooks for the class or can be found on Canvas; the location is indicated in parentheses. I will keep the calendar updated throughout the term, notifying everyone whenever I make a significant change.

Week 1 (4/1–4/5)

  • Tue: (Nothing)
  • Thu: Hao Jingfang, "Summer at Grandmother's House" (Canvas, Web, Audio)
  • Fri: (Due) Reading Response

Week 2 (4/8–4/12)

  • Tue: Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus (Canvas, pp. 17–32, 107–111); Borges's "The Garden of Forking Paths" (Canvas or Labyrinths, pp. 19–29)
  • Thu: [reread stories from Tuesday]
  • Fri: (Due) Reading Response

Week 3 (4/15–4/19)

  • Tue: Borges's "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" (pp. 3–18); "The Lottery in Babylon" (pp. 30–35); "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote" (pp. 36–44)
  • Thu: [reread]
  • Fri: (Due) Reading Response

Week 4 (4/22–4/26)

  • Tue: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's "Seams" (Canvas: pp. 61–86); Franz Kafka's "The Hunger Artist" (Canvas: pp. 268–77)
  • Thu: [reread]; Office Hours: 15:20-16:20
  • Fri: (Due) Reading Response; Office Hours: 12:00-13:00

Week 5 (4/29–5/3)

  • Mon: (Due) Essay #2, Raw Ingredients
  • Tue: Borges's "The Secret Miracle" (pp. 88–94); "The Sect of the Phoenix" (pp. 101–104) ; "The Immortal" (pp. 105–118)
  • Thu: [reread]
  • Fri: (Due) Reading Response
Catalog Description: 
Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements Met: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
February 14, 2019 - 9:11pm