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World Literature in English Translation

Fall 2015 Course Offerings

The foreign language departments at UVa provide exciting courses in translation that allow students to discover new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Becoming a truly global citizen means not only acquiring a deep appreciation for different cultures, but specifically insight into the preoccupations, passions, and shared experiences of other societies. The following courses in translation offer students unique access to this knowledge. All courses are taught by specialists of the languages and cultures of inquiry.

For all classes, lectures, discussions, readings and assignments are in English. These courses may fulfill college requirements such as the Second Writing Requirement, the Humanities Requirement and the Non-Western Perspective Requirement.


CLAS 2010 (13245) Greek Civilization
John  Dillery
TuTh 09:30AM - 10:45AM
 (3 credits) and discussion

CLAS 3040 (18959) Women & Gender, Greece & Rome
Karen Myers
MoWeFr 1:00PM - 1:50PM (3 credits)

CLAS 3300 (18960) Indo-European Linguistics
Coulter George
MoWe 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

CHTR 2800 (19333) Chinese Calligraphy
We 3:00PM - 3:50PM (variable credit)

CHTR 3010 (13901) Survey ofTradition Chinese Literature
Charles Laughlin
MoWe 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

EAST 1010 19334 East Asian Canons and Cultures
Benedetta Lomi
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

JPTR 3010 (19337) Survey of Trad. Japanese Lit
Benedetta Lomi
Tu Th 4:00PM - 5:15PM (3 credits)

JPTR 3300 (19066) Love in Modern Japanese Fiction
We Michiko Wilson
We 3:30PM - 6:00PM (3 credits)

This seminar examines, through literary masterpieces and their film adaptations, how modern Japanese male writers of prose fiction have negotiated with the Western concepts of love and sexual equality, first introduced to Japan in the late Meiji (1868-1912). While the idea and articulation of romantic love remain particularly elusive to modern Japanese writers, their obsession with the creation of female characters as either madonnas or femme fatales reveals the protagonists’ inner struggle with the integration of love, erotic desire and intimacy.This psychological conflict points to the socio-cultural complications that surround the imported concept of love (ren’ai) even in today’s Japan. No knowledge of Japanese is required.This course fulfills the Non-Western Requirement and the Second Writing Requirement.

KRTR 3020 19068 Survey of Modern Korean Literature
Susie Kim
Tu 3:30PM - 6:00PM (3 credits)

An introduction to modern Korean literature through an examination of major texts from the modern and contemporary periods.This course fulfills the Non-Western Perspectives and Second Writing requirements.

KRTR 3030 (19070) Survey Korean Cinema
Susie Kim
Mo 3:30PM - 6:00PM (3 credits)

FRTR 3584 (15471) Masterpieces of French Cinema
Alison Levine
Mo We 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

GETR 3330 (10795) Introduction to German Studies
Volker Kaiser
TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM (3 credits)

GETR 3559 (18668) Jewish Humor
Gabriel Finder
Tu Th 12:30PM - 01:45PM

GETR 3561 (19193) Frankfurt School
Volker Kaiser
We 4:00PM - 6:30PM (3 credits)

GETR 3590 (15649)  Course(s) in English
Sybil Scholz
MoWe 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

GETR 3590 (15326) Course(s) in English
Benjamin Benjamin
TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AM (3 credits)

GETR 3590 (15329) Course(s) in English
Chad Wellmon
MoWe 3:30PM - 4:45PM (3 credits)

GETR 3590 (15924) Course(s) in English
Jeffrey Grossman
TuTh 12:30PM - 01:45PM (3 credits)

GETR 3692 (14673) The Holocaust
Gabriel Finder
TuTh 12:30PM - 1:45PM (3 credits)

GETR 3710 (19195) Kafka and His Doubles
Lorna Martens
TuTh 2:00PM - 03:15PM (3 credits)

GETR 3750 (18664) Women, Childhood, Autobiography
Lorna Martens
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:15PM (3 credits)

MESA 1000 (15561) From Ghengis Khan to Stalin
Shawn Lyons
TuTh 2:00PM - 03:15PM (3 credits)

MESA 2300 (14940) Crossing Borders: The Middle East and South Asia
Richard Cohen
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

MESA 3470 (18985) Languag & Culture in Mideast
Daniel Lefkowitz
MoWeFr11:00AM - 11:50AM (3 credits)

MEST 3559 (18556) New Course in Middle East Studies
Hanadi Al-Samman
11:00AM - 12:15PM (3 credits)

SAST 2050 (19356) Classics of Indian Literature
Richard Cohen
(3 credits)

SAST 3701 (15863) Business & Banking in SouthAsia
Geeta Patel
We 5:00PM - 7:30PM (3 credits)

SATR 3300 (15559) Literature & Socierty in South Asia:Breaking Cast(e)
Mehr Farooqi
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PM (3 credits)

ITTR 2260 (15149) Dante in Translation
Deborah Parker
TuTh 2:00PM - 03:15PM (3 credits)

ITTR 3580 (18768) The Sister Arts: Literary
Deborah Deborah
TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM (3 credits)

ITTR 4820 (18767) Italian Pop Culture
Enrico Cesaretti
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:15PM (3 credits)

SPTR 3850 (18787) Fiction of the Americas
Gustavo Pellon
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:15PM (3 credits)

SPTR 4704 (19685) Islam in Medieval Europe
E.M. Gerli
MoWe 10:00AM - 10:50AM (3 credits) plus discussion

RUTR 2360 (18593) Tales of Transgression
Ekaterina Dianina
MoWe 2:00PM - 3:15 PM (3 credits)

RUTR 2460 (14533) Russian Culture
Edith Clowes
MoWe 5:00PM - 6:15PM (3 credits)

RUTR 3350 (14451) 19th-Century Russian Literature
Julian Connolly
TuTh 11:00AM-11:50AM (3 credits)

SLAV 2360 (14174) Dracula
Stanley Stepanic
MoWe 5:00PM-6:15PM (3 credits)