Victor Serge: Midnight in the Century
Book Celebration and Discussion
Featuring Professor Christopher Winks
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
7:30 pm - 9 pm
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
The Comparative Literature Program includes courses taught by faculty
from all the language and literature departments and from philosophy
and anthropology. It offers students the opportunity to study literary
texts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Courses
frequently include works of philosophy, history, psychology,
anthropology, and the cinema. They aim to help students learn to read
and write critically, with greater pleasure and understanding.
Majors can prepare for graduate study and work in such fields as law,
education, publishing, writing, and translation. Because major
requirements overlap with those of English and the foreign languages,
comparative literature is an excellent choice as one of two majors or
as a minor. Although comparative literature courses involve study of
texts from many countries, all are read and taught in English.
New Course for Spring 2015
CMLIT 209-01 (59210)
Slavery and Freedom in the Americas (3 cr.)
MW 1:40-2:55 p.m.
Kissena Hall 105
Prereq.: ENGL 110. Emphasizing the multifaceted resistance of enslaved people to the violent and exploitative slave system through which Europe and the United States achieved economic pre-eminence, this course takes a hemispheric look at the complex relationship between the institution of slavery and the rhetoric and practices of freedom, utilizing historical, autobiographical, and literary texts from North America, the Caribbean, and Brazil. Among the authors to be studied are Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, Nary Prince, Toni Morrison, and C.L.R. James.