Undergrad Electives

Intersession 2018 Undergrad Lit Electives
 

LIT 192.6 THE DEVELOPMENT OF DRAMA
SAT 9:00-12nn; SAT 1:00-5:30pm
Mr. Glenn Mas
An introduction to playwrights and representative plays from Classical Antiquity to the Contemporary era. Works by the likes of Sophocles, Kiyotsugu, Marlowe, Shakepeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Shaw, Beckett, Duras, and David Henry Huang are discussed, taking into account the theatrical and symbolic aspects of the plays.
 
 
LIT 193.32: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: LITERATURE, SEXUALITY, AND URBAN SPACE
MWF, 2:00-4:30pm
Mr. Miguel Antonio Lizada
The course examines contemporary queer-themed Asian literary and cinematic texts, focusing primarily on the interplay between sexuality and urbanism. Most critical writings on urbanism focus on the city’s dialectic nature: reifying privileged identities while at the same time providing spaces for transgression. The course builds on that premise. Drawing on ideas from materials concerned with spatial politics and queer theory, the course probes the ways in which this interplay between the erotic and the urban is transformed into an aesthetics of dislocation, play, and transgression and nuanced uniquely by the intricate elements of poetry, prose, and performance genres.
 
 
LIT 193.17 TEXT AND CONTEXTS
TTH, 4:00-8:00pm
Dr. Charlie S. Veric
This course is a discussion of texts as a social field rather than as an autonomous object of inquiry. Focus is on discursive practices as generated by differences in a complex field of contestation in which issues from textual and contextual relationships challenge and negotiate significance(s) for ascendancy.