COMPLIT 114 – Mysticism and Literature
Instructor: Luis Giron Negron
Meeting Time: W 9:00am-11:45am
Examines trends, issues, and debates in the comparative study of mystical literature. Close readings of primary works by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim authors from the Middle Ages through the 16th century. Topics include poetry and mysticism; allegory, symbolism, and Scripture; body and gender; apophasis vs cataphasis; exemplarity and autobiographism; language and experience. Also examines creative engagement of pre-modern mystical literature in selected works by modern authors (Borges, T.S. Eliot) and literary theorists (DeCerteau).
Offered jointly with Harvard Divinity School as HDS 3802
For more details please visit the Harvard Course Catalog.