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Spring 2019 Comparative Literature: Greek Modern GU4150 section 001
C.P. CAVAFY&THE POETICS OF DESIRE
C.P. CAVAFY&THE POETICS&THE PO

Call Number 13773
Day & Time
Location
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Nikolas Kakkoufa
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This course takes C. P. Cavafy’s oeuvre as a departure point in order to discuss desire and the ways it is tied with a variety of topics. We will employ a number of methodological tools to examine key topics in Cavafy’s work such as eros, power, history, and gender. How can we define desire and how is desire staged, thematized, or transmitted through poetry? How does a gay poet write about desired bodies at the beginning of the previous century? What is Cavafy’s contribution to the formation of gay identities in the twentieth century? How do we understand the poet’s desire for an archive? How important is the city for activating desire? How do we trace a poet’s afterlife and how does the desire poetry transmits to readers transform through time? How does literature of the past address present concerns? These are some of the questions that we will examine during this course. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Classics
Enrollment 0 students (20 max) as of 8:05PM Sunday, November 11, 2018
Subject Comparative Literature: Greek Modern
Number GU4150
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191CLGM4150W001

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