Altered States, Literary Trips
This introductory course in comparative world literature introduces cutting-edge approaches to literary studies. Our focus is on a study of literature as an act of border crossings in the widest sense. Highlighted are approaches to literature that diverge from the familiar and the comfortable. Approaches will vary but may include translation studies, comparative and world literature theories, distant reading, literature and the arts, narrative theory, ethics and literature, cognitive approaches, cultural analytics and surface reading.