Cross-listing an advanced level language courses may be supported by the HOS and DD and submitted for CC approval, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The course proposal must be supported by the Language Coordinator, and for cross-listing in the Literature major by the HOS for Literature, whose decision will be based on ensuring (a) approximate general parity of content, method and approach (along with whatever translation component is felt pedagogically necessary) across different advanced level courses in languages other than English, (b) a sufficiently literary orientation to content, method and approach.
  2. Only one such course may be approved per language (and if differences in content and approach are to be submitted for support and approval, they will be treated as fresh applications within a single, generic placeholder approval from the CC: one per language at any given time in the curriculum).
  3. Any Literature major student can seek endorsement for no more than one such advanced language course cross-listed towards the Literature major.




Semester one:


Queer Fictions

Dystopian Fiction


Dante and the European Middle Ages

Global Middle Ages

China beyond China: Sinophone Literature, Film, and Culture

Proseminar: How to Do Things with Literature


“New” Media: Inquiries into Technics and Mediation

Trauma, Loss, Exile and the Literary Imagination

Capstone Seminar


Semester two:


Global Short Story

Ancient Epics (with UPenn)




Latin American Realities

Fiction and the Supernatural


20th Century Anglo-American Poetry

Oceanic Frameworks


With Historical ImmersionWoolf: Historiography and the scene of the modern

With Environmental StudiesEnvironmental utopian science fiction




Semester one:


Carissa Foo: “Writing Love: The Love Letter in Literature”

Rajeev Patke, “Postcolonial Literatures-An Introduction”



Jeannette Ickovics, “The Human Condition: Psychology and Health in Literature”

Mira Seo: “Love in Antiquity: Eros in Translation”

Geoffrey Baker: “Literary Activism: Text, Aesthetics, and Politics”

Jane Nardin: “English Women Novelists I: Austen and her Predecessors”


Geoff Baker: “Senior Capstone Writing Seminar”

Scott Cook: “The Historiography of Sima Qian”

Tony Day: “Cultures at War in Cold War Southeast Asia”


Semester two:


Scott Cook: “Classical Chinese”

Mira Seo: “Introduction to Roman Literary Cultures”


Andrew Hui: “Proseminar in Literary Studies”

Gretchen Head: “Trauma, Loss, Exile, and the Literary Imagination”

Nienke Boer: “Equiano’s Slave Narrative: Texts and Contexts”

Jane Nardin: “English Women Novelists II: The Brontës to George Eliot”

Rajeev Patke, “Postcolonial Literatures Today”


Nienke Boer: “Oceanic Frameworks: Shifting Currents in Literary Studies”

Mira Seo: “Ancient Humor: Greece and Rome”



Semester one:


Rajeev Patke: “Poetry, Painting, and Photography”

Mira Seo: “Literary Genres: Ancient Epic and Gangster Film”




Geoffrey Baker: “Proseminar in Literary Studies”

Gretchen Head and Meredith Morse: “Dangerous Ideas: The Graphic Novel and Social Critique”

Petrus Liu: “Cold War Aesthetics in East Asia”

Heidi Stalla: “Virginia Woolf, Historiography, and the Scene of the Modern”

Nozomi Naoi: “The Female Images in Japanese Art and Literature”


Petrus Liu: “Senior Capstone Writing Seminar”

Special seminar:

Pericles Lewis: “Modern Poetry: Yeats, Eliot, Auden”


Semester two:LantingXu


Scott Cook: “Classical Chinese”


Andrew Hui and Gavin Flood: “World Religious Poetry”

Nienke Boer: “The Afropolitans: Contemporary African Literature and Film”

Gretchen Head: “Heretics and Deviants: Writing, Rebellion, and Islam”

Mira Seo: “Food and Ethics in Roman Literature”

Petrus Liu: “Proseminar in Literary Studies”


Scott Cook: “Chinese Poetry”

Geoffrey Baker: “Novel Evidence: 19th-Century British Fiction and the Law”





Semester one:

Geoffrey Baker: “Proseminar in Literary Studies”

Shaoling Ma: “Global Science Fiction”

Gretchen Head: “World Literature and Its Discontents”

Andrew Hui: “Dante and the European Middle Ages”

Scott Cook: “Tales of the Strange”


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Petrus Liu: “Queer Theory”

Steven Green: “Ovid the Innovator”

Rajeev Patke: “Dystopian Fiction”

Scott Cook: “Classical Chinese”

Scott Cook: “Warring States China Intellectual and Political History”

Claudine Ang: “Modern Vietnamese History and Literature”

Brigitte Peucker: “Horror Films 1960-2000”

Paul Fry: “Defenses of Poetry”

Andrew Hui: “Shakespeare and the Shape of Life”

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson: “Another World is Possible: SciFi and the Environment”


 2015 August Special Seminars

Sybil W. Alexandrov: “Hispanic American Culture”

Rudiger Campe: “Franz Kafka – Novel of Institution”

Karen von Kunes: “Human Spirit in Great Contemporary Novel”

Vladimir Alexandrov: “Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina”



Semester one:

Petrus Liu: “Modern Chinese Literature and Film”


Semester two:

Scott Cook: “Classical Chinese”

Mira Seo: “Introduction to Roman Literary Cultures”

Tina Lu: “The Story of the Stone”


 2014 August Special Seminars

Giuseppe Mazzotta: “Dante’s Divine Comedy

Pericles Lewis: “Joseph Conrad”



Semester two:

Rebecca Gould and Bernard Bate: “An Anthropology of Literary Culture”




Semester one:


Advanced Spanish: Spain a Mosaic of Cultures

Advanced Readings in Chinese: Modern Chinese Literature (Chinese Studies)

Chinese Prose (Chinese Studies, Global Antiquity)


Semester two:


Advanced Latin: Catiline

Classical Chinese

Advanced Chinese: Cinema and Literature

Chinese Poetry