Fall 2016

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Engelstein, Stefani
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... Cobb, Jasmine
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.... Landesberg, Elizabeth
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... Soule, Jacob
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... Dahiya, Annu
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... Gregory, Chase
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... Rizki, Cole
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 202S INTRO TO PERFORMANCE STUDIES Introduction to field of performance studies, with examples drawn from music, dance, theatre, performance art, protests, rituals, and everyday life.... Rogers, Bradley
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 212 WORLD OF KOREAN CINEMA The world of Korean cinema, broadly defined in terms of national, generic, theoretical boundaries, beyond conventional auteur, genre, one-way... Kwon, Nayoung
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... Cunningham, Alex
LIT 223 FILM NOIR The cinema of the "dark side" of human nature and human relationships: crime, intrigue, treachery, betrayal, multiple forms of psycho- and psycho-... Morton, Michael
LIT 244 MODERN EUROPEAN SHORT FICTION Comprehensive examination of several important works of modern European short fiction by authors such as Kafka, Woolf, Svevo, Sartre, Joyce, Proust,... Ziolkowski, Saskia
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 250FS AMERICAN IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCES The oft-used term melting pot" misrepresents what happened to the cultures of the many different immigrants who settled in the United States over... Holmgren, Beth
LIT 260S FREUD AND SEXUALITY Introduction to central concepts in Sigmund Freud's writings, focusing mainly on his understanding of sexuality, stages of child's development... Grosz, Elizabeth
LIT 279S DOCUMENTARY POETRY Investigates written and oral poetry as a mode of documentary storytelling. Engage with contemporary and historical poetry examining real-life,... Shelton Green, Jacqueline
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 285 EXISTENTIALISM Existentialism in philosophy and literature. Key themes will be existence, ethics, meaning of life, freedom, death, and writing. Texts may include... Moi, Toril
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 302 HASHTAGS MEMES,DIGITAL TRIBES Tracks digital life and creative expression of groups online in a close study of images, captions and hyperlinked tags. Examines rituals, symbols and... Mottahedeh, Negar
LIT 320S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS/SOCIAL MEDIA Examines uses and abuses of social media by social movements. Interested in a broader historical study of mediating technologies and oppositional... Mottahedeh, Negar
LIT 328S LITERARY ISLAM The Quran as scripture; mystical poetry; stories of the early community; literary cultures in the early community; modern reinterpretations of... McLarney, Ellen
LIT 338S GRAPHIC NOVELS Investigates German language graphic novels from numerous angles: how to read a graphic novel; history of the form; popular artists and works; topics... Hambro, Matthew
LIT 343 MASS INCARCERATION/CITIZENSHIP Explores in depth the presence of African Americans within the phenomenon of U.S. mass incarceration and its implications for notions of citizenship... Lubiano, Wahneema
LIT 351 CONTEMPORARY NOVEL Major trends in fiction since 1950: modernism/postmodernism, ethnicity and ethnic identity, feminism, postcoloniality, genre-bending, and more.... Vadde, Aarthi
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 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 Hansen, Mark
LIT 415S INTERETHNIC INTIMACIES Critical examination of cultural dynamics, political economies, and ethical implications of interethnic intimacies or "intercourse" as represented... Kwon, Nayoung
LIT 439 QUEER CHINA Examines queer discourses, cultures, and social formations in China, Greater China, and the global Chinese diaspora from the late imperial period to... Rojas, Carlos
LIT 440S GAMES AND CULTURE Examines analog and computer games from a cultural perspective. Explores how prevailing culture and values affect game design, popularity, and... Ginsburg, Shai
LIT 490S-2 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Special Topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Hayles, N.
LIT 515S INTERETHNIC INTIMACIES Critical examination of cultural dynamics, political economies, and ethical implications of interethnic intimacies or "intercourse" as represented... Kwon, Nayoung
LIT 521S HIST/PHIL PERSPECT ON SCIENCE An integrated introduction to the nature of science and scientific change, and its impact on society. Counts as elective for the Science &... Janiak, Andrew
LIT 539S QUEER CHINA Examines queer discourses, cultures, and social formations in China, Greater China, and the global Chinese diaspora from the late imperial period to... Rojas, Carlos
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 583S DANTE STUDIES Focus on a particular aspect of Dante's work. Taught in English. Instructor: Eisner Eisner, Martin
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Dainotto, Roberto
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Finucci, Valeria
LIT 620S FILM-PHILOSOPHERS-FILM-MAKERS Examines intersections between film, critical theory, and continental philosophy, from standpoint of spectatorship. Focuses on different approaches... Hadjioannou, Markos
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 Surin, Kenneth
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 Moi, Toril
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 Surin, Kenneth
LIT 691S BLACK SONIC The course will examine the production, reproduction and distribution Black (African Diasporic) "Sound"--inclusive of, but not exclusive of various... Neal, Mark
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Grosz, Elizabeth
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Hayles, N.
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Wiegman, Robyn