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COMPLIT 42: Making Palestine Visible (CSRE 3A, HISTORY 3A)

The course will discuss topics that inform the debate over Israel-Palestine. We will address common misperceptions, key themes, concepts, and issues and present information aimed at helping students understand the complex history and array of contemporary political, cultural and legal structures at play and how they tend to render Palestinian claims to rights illegible for much of the American public. This learning experience, incorporating discussion and clarification at its core, connects with the national and Stanford campus discussion of activism on Israel-Palestine.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1

COMPLIT 109: Masterpieces: Orhan Pamuk

This course explores the major works of Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk and the novel tradition. We will start with his more classical narratives such as Silent House and move to modernist, post-colonial, and post modernist works exemplified by The New Life, The White Castle, The Black Book, and My Name is Red. Topics include: East/West, the Ottoman theme, Istanbul, and autobiographical strands in fiction.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Karahan, B. (PI)

COMPLIT 119: Travel Writing in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean

The rihla, or voyage, was an important part of many intellectuals¿ development in the pre-modern Arabophone world. This journey was understood not to mean just the physical displacement of a scholar over land and sea and as essential for his acquisition of knowledge at the feet of the foremost scholars of his day, but also as a metaphor for change, adventure, and intellectual development. Rihla also came to refer to texts written about these journeys, emerging in the 12th century as a term used to refer to a genre of travel writing¿a grouping of narratives which will be the focus of our class. Readings will be drawn from such Arabic texts as Ibn Battuta¿s Rihla, Ibn Khaldun¿s Muqaddimah, and al-Ghassani¿s Rihlat al-Wazir, as well as selections of European travel writing such as Marco Polo¿s Travels. Emphasis, where possible, will be placed on continuing to develop the skills to read these texts in the original Arabic, including grammar, dictionary use, voweling, and translation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Spragins, L. (PI)

COMPLIT 121: Poems, Poetry, Worlds (DLCL 141)

What is poetry? How does it speak in many voices to questions of history, society, and personal experience? Why does it matter? The reading and interpretation of poetry in crosscultural comparison as experience, invention, form, sound, knowledge, and part of the world. The readings address poetry of several cultures (Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Occitania, Peru) in comparative relation to that of the English-speaking world, and in light of classic and recent theories of poetry.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

COMPLIT 132A: Dynasties, Dictators and Democrats: History and Politics in Germany (GERMAN 132)

Key moments in German history through documents: personal accounts, political speeches and texts, and literary works. The course begins with the Prussian monarchy and proceeds to the crisis years of the French Revolution. Documents from the 1848 revolution and the age of Bismarck and German unification follow. World War I and its impact on Germany, including the rise of Hitler, as well as the aftermath, divided Germany in the Cold War through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Taught in German.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
Instructors: Bruckner, U. (PI)

COMPLIT 183: Self-Impersonation: Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir (ENGLISH 183E)

Course will examine the intersecting genres of fiction, autobiography, and memoir. Topics will include the literary construction of selfhood and its constituent categories (gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc.); the role of language in the development of the self; the relational nature of the self (vis-à-vis the family, "society," God); the cultural status of "individuality"; the concept of childhood; and the role of individual testimony in our understanding of family, religious and national history.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum

COMPLIT 194: Independent Research

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit

COMPLIT 209: Advanced Readings in Persian

Close study and analysis of representative works of Persian literature (prose, poetry, drama) and culture (art, history, music, cinema, journalism) designed to enhance students reading skills by familiarizing them with a wide range of linguistic styles and registers.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5

COMPLIT 214A: Wilde's Worlds: Oscar Wilde in an International Context (FEMGEN 214A)

Introduction to Oscar Wilde's major works and their reception history in various international and transnational contexts from the 1890s to today, in conjunction with Wilde's iconic importance for LGBTQ history and rights: from Wilde's own love for Greece, Rome, and Japanese art, to his erotic and aesthetic networks in Paris; from international adaptations of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salomé, The Importance of Being Earnest, and De Profundis across Europe, Asia, and the U.S.; to Wilde's vibrant afterlife in global cinema, the visual and performing arts, and popular culture today.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5

COMPLIT 245: Introductory Ottoman Turkish

This course is an introduction to basic orthographic conventions and grammatical characteristics of Ottoman Turkish through readings in printed material from the 19th and 20th centuries. Selected readings will range from poetry to prose, from state documents, newspaper and journal articles to reference works. Course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Prior knowledge of modern Turkish is required (Completion of COMPLIT 248A, COMPLIT 248B Reading Turkish I&II and COMPLIT 248C Advanced Turkish OR AMELANG 184 & 185 First & Second Year Turkish OR a solid knowledge of Turkish grammar.) Please contact the instructor for more information.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-3
Instructors: Karahan, B. (PI)
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