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  • CAS XL 470: Topics in Comparative Literature
    Topic for Fall 2017: Visual Politics: Propaganda Art, Literature, and "Model Films" during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). A study of "model films," poster art, and literature during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A critical approach to the larger cultural and political context of socialist art and literature as well as its legacy in China today. Also offered as CAS CI 490 B1 and CAS LC 470 A1.
  • CAS XL 491: Directed Study: Comparative Literature
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS XL 492: Directed Study: Comparative Literature
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS XL 540: Theory and Practice of Literary Translation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: competence in a second language.
    Weekly series of presentations by translators from Boston and elsewhere, open to registered students and to the public. Registered students complete special projects and attend workshops.
  • CAS XL 550: Topics in Literary Criticism
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two literature courses.
    Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit if topic changes.
  • CAS XL 560: Topics in Religion and Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and one course in literature or religion, or consent of instructor.
    Topic for Fall 2017: Apocalypse and Literature. Literary responses to the biblical book of Revelation, from ancient to modern times. Systematic analysis of the biblical text. Readings from Dante, Langland, Rabelais, Blake, Holderlin, Dostoevsky, Garcia Lorca, Samuel Beckett, and Flannery O'Connor. Reference to artistic and musical representations of apocalypse. Also offered as CAS RN 524.