Fall 2015

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Lamm, Kimberly
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Ziolkowski, Saskia
LIT 102 INTRO AFR/AFR-AMER ST A range of disciplinary perspectives on key topics in African American Studies: slavery and abolitionism, theories of race and racism, gender and... Lubiano, Wahneema
LIT 110 INTRO TO FILM STUDIES Basic film theory and history of motion picture technology. Introduction to experimental, documentary, and narrative forms of Third World, European,... Hadjioannou, Markos
LIT 111 INTRO ARTS OF THE MOVING IMAGE Examination of critical concepts in arts of the moving image from various perspectives. Spanning both traditional cinema and emergent fields.... Brown, William
LIT 143S INTRO TO LATINO/A STUDIES Intro to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies, and how it reconfigures the study of the United States and the Americas. Considers... Viego, Antonio
LIT 190S SP TOPICS:INTRO TO LITERATURE Introduction to the study of literature and other forms of cultural expression, such as film. Different introductory approaches will be used in each... Huber, Nicholas
LIT 190S SP TOPICS:INTRO TO LITERATURE Introduction to the study of literature and other forms of cultural expression, such as film. Different introductory approaches will be used in each... Bose-Kolanu, Bobo
LIT 201 INTRO GLOBAL CULTURAL STUDIES Introductory course for the Literature Major in Global Cultural Studies. Examines how the work of the humanities provides conceptual and analytic... Wiegman, Robyn
LIT 205 THE PROBLEM OF LOVE Love causes problems. It can inspire passion or madness; foster alliances, destroy friendships, provoke war, broker peace. It impacts communities and... Eisner, Martin
LIT 211 INDIAN CINEMA Sources of vitality in twentieth-century Indian cinema. The resilience of popular cinema in the face of Hollywood. Narrative and non-narrative... Khanna, Satendra
LIT 213 JAPANESE CINEMA An introduction to the history of Japanese cinema focusing on issues including the relation between the tradition-modernity or Japan-West in the... Odagiri, Takushi
LIT 220 FILM GENRES A historical survey of motion picture genre as a stylistic and narrative device, including comedy, horror, the musical, the western, and science... Landesberg, Elizabeth
LIT 241S COLD WAR CULTURE Drawing on oral and written history, memoirs, film, fiction, and essays in anthropology and sociology, we'll resist the black/white readings imposed... Holmgren, Beth
LIT 248S CHINESE LIT/CULT IN TRANSLATN The transmutation of Chinese culture and literature from the perspective of translation conceived as a broad range of literary and cultural... Hong, Guo-Juin
LIT 273 EUROPE IN THEORY Exploration of the idea of Europe as a political, moral, and cultural identity. Examines the construction of such identity throughout history, ending... Dainotto, Roberto
LIT 276S PAMUK & WORLD LITERATURE Studies the novels and non-fiction of Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk as an introduction into ethics and politics of World Literature. Addresses social... Göknar, Erdag
LIT 280 MARX, NIETZSCHE, FREUD A critical examination and assessment of the thought of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud: revolutionary theory and practice; nihilism and the challenge of... Pickford, Henry
LIT 290 SP TOP INT'L LIT & CULTURE Topics in international culture, examined through literary texts, film, and other media. Organized according to trends, topics, and genres.... Lambert, Madeleine
LIT 301S THEORY TODAY Introduction to major areas of research in Global Cultural Studies with focus on specific theoretical issues of contemporary concern in various... Chow, Rey
LIT 317 MEDIA THEORY Introduction to the material and technical infrastructure that informs and constrains the production and dissemination of knowledge. Exploration of... Hansen, Mark
LIT 332 GLOBAL PROTEST Study of primary models and theories of social movements developed in fields of Sociology and Political Science. Readings provide vocabulary and... Hardt, Michael
LIT 369 GERMANY CONFRONTS HOLOCAUST The ways in which official German culture comes to terms with its Nazi past. Background reading in history and politics; primary focus on films,... Dolan, Kristen
LIT 380 MARXISM AND SOCIETY Introduction to Marx's core concepts, such as alienation, commodity, and revolution. Includes examination of Marx's own major historical &... Hardt, Michael
LIT 382S FICTIONS THAT MARK THE MOMENT Course is an engagement with novels from spectacular moments of history, an imagination of the future, a response to narrative conventions of realism... Lubiano, Wahneema
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Dorfman, Ariel
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Dorfman, Vladimiro
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Dorfman, Vladimiro
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Andrews, Lindsey
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Furtado, Gustavo
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Allen, Leah
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Neal, Mark
LIT 571 EAST ASIAN CULTURAL ST East Asia as a historical and geographical category of knowledge emerging within the various processes of global movements (imperialism, colonialism... Ching, Leo
LIT 584S BOCCACCIO STUDIES Examines a particular aspect of Boccaccio's works, such as the Decameron. Issues may include Boccaccio's role in the construction of a vernacular... Eisner, Martin
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Sieburth, Stephanie
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Denson, Shane
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Staff, Departmental
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Finucci, Valeria
LIT 631S MODERN CHINESE CINEMA Films, documentaries, television series, and soap operas produced in mainland China in the post-Mao era. Topics include the history and aesthetics of... Hong, Guo-Juin
LIT 690-8 PARADIGMS MODERN THOUGHT (TOP) Specialized study of the work of individual thinkers who have modified our conceptions of human reality and social and cultural history, with special... Jameson, Fredric
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Mignolo, Walter
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Surin, Kenneth
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Surin, Kenneth
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Viego, Antonio
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Dorfman, Ariel
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Hansen, Mark
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Wiegman, Robyn
LIT 715 CULTURAL MEMORY Investigates invention, reconfiguration, and use of literary fictions over time. Examines major theoretical models: Assmann on cultural memory;... Solterer, Helen
LIT 770 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH This course focuses on research and writing, paying particular attention to the intellectual and methodological demands of interdisciplinary... Wilson, Ara
LIT 822S WRITING IS THINKING This course aims to teach graduate students at any level, from first-year students to dissertation writers, how to write well and with enjoyment, and... Moi, Toril
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Mottahedeh, Negar
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Grosz, Elizabeth