Graduate Courses

Fall 2018

 

Arabic

ARABIC 250 – Seminar: Premodern Arabic Literature
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Cooperson, M.D.
Seminar, three hours. Readings in Arabic texts from variety of periods and genres, along with appropriate secondary literature. Topics include pre-Islamic poetry and oratory, Qur’an, Umayyad and Abbasid poetry and literary prose, Hadith and Fiqh, historiography, biography, geography, medicine, mathematics, theology, asceticism, and mysticism. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

Art History

ART HIS C216A – Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Gerstel, S.E.
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 21. Theory and development of Byzantine art from iconoclastic controversy to 1204. Concurrently scheduled with course C116A. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

Comparative Literature

CMRS Seminar for Fall 2018
COM LIT 220 – Topics in Medieval Studies: Theory, History, and Literature
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Stahuljak, Z.
Course Description: Seminar, four hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of one appropriate foreign language. Examination of nature of cross-cultural, cross-linguistic, and cross-confessional exchange in known medieval worlds of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with focus on communication and translation. Drawing on literary, social, cultural, economic, art history, and manuscript studies to trace formation of discourses produced by diverse encounters. Choice of bilingual texts. May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U or letter grading. Class Description: Students read medieval texts, and choose from influential texts from theory and historiography of field. Topics include history and literature; history, religion, and literature; culture and literature; anthropology and literature; text and image; music and literature; and performance, performativity, and literature.
Class Description: The special focus of this seminar is the notion of literature as historical archive. History, anthropology, and the arts (visual, musical, performing) are the fields of choice. Organized in modules such as “History and Literature,” “History, Religion, and Literature,” “Culture and Literature,” “Anthropology and Literature,” “Text and Image,” “Music and Literature,” “Performance, Performativity, and Literature,” each session provides a choice of influential texts from theory and historiography of the field and a reading of a medieval text. Aimed as a methodology seminar, this class draws on a wide array of theory and historiography of fields. Taught in English with a choice of bilingual texts, visiting speakers include Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Margaret Kim (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Jennifer Bain (Dalhousie University), and Noah Guynn (UC Davis). Units: 4

English

ENGL 244 – Old and Medieval English Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Chism, C.N.
Lecture, four hours. Studies in poetry and prose of Old and medieval English literature; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

Italian

ITALIAN 214D – Studies in Medieval Literature: Boccaccio’s Decameron
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Ciavolella, M.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

Philosophy

PHILOS 207 – Seminar: History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Copenhaver, B.P. and Normore, C.G.
Course Description: Seminar, four hours. Selected problems and philosophers. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

Spanish

SPAN 226 – Prose of the Golden Age
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Patino Loira, J.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Readings of and lectures on fictional, didactic, religious, and historical writings. Units: 4