COMPLIT 750 - Seminar: Topics in Comparative Literature
Winter 2022, Section 002 - Comparing Approaches to Classical Reception Studies
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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Classical reception studies has become a valuable framework for interdisciplinary discussion of the different encounters with Greek, Roman, and other classical texts, materials, ideas, and events, all over the world from antiquity to the present day. For more than twenty years, the University of Michigan has played a leading role in the advancement of the field. It has now introduced a new Graduate Certificate in Classical Reception Studies—the first program of its kind in the US. In this seminar, the required course for this certificate, students will survey the origins and major concepts of reception theory, review recent developments and debates in classical reception studies, and explore the possibilities and challenges that reception presents in a critical moment for the discipline of classics. They will also learn about useful approaches and tools for conducting new work in classical reception studies, and develop their own projects for presentation at an end-of-term colloquium. No knowledge of Greek, Latin, or other classical languages is required.

Course Requirements:

Participation; annotated bibliography; research project; presentation.

Intended Audience:

For graduate students.

Class Format:

One three-hour seminar per week.


COMPLIT 750 - Seminar: Topics in Comparative Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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