Spring 2015

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
LIT 080S SP TOP: INTRO TO LIT Introduction to the study of literature and other forms of cultural expression, such as film. Different introductory approaches will be used in each... Carpenter, Bennett
LIT 080S SP TOP: INTRO TO LIT Introduction to the study of literature and other forms of cultural expression, such as film. Different introductory approaches will be used in each... Rambo, David
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Furtado, Gustavo
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff KOVACSI, JANOS
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,... Medel, China
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.... Kaul, Shambhavi
LIT 190S SP TOP INTRO INTERP/WRIT This course introduces students to the basic skills of interpretation of texts and critical writing and argumentation. May be taken twice. Instructor... Martin, Nicole
LIT 216S 21ST CENT EAST EUROPEAN FILM Examines the major thematic focus of East European filmmakers in the 21st century: their efforts to reconstruct and reassess the experience of the... Holmgren, Beth
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... Medel, China
LIT 230A INTRO TO GLOBAL LOS ANGELES For students enrolled in the Duke in Los Angeles program. To explore Los Angeles as the model for a new global (visual) culture. Approaches include... Price, Karen
LIT 240 THE DEVIL'S PACT Selling souls to the Devil, from England's Christopher Marlowe to Germany's Goethe and beyond. Wrestling with the problem of evil, and getting past... Schreiber-Byers, Elizabeth
LIT 245 DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY A voyage through the three otherworldly places of Dante's philosophical poem (Hell, Purgatory, Paradise) whose transformation of human actions into... Eisner, Martin
LIT 252 FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS TO DISNEY German fairy tales of the Romantic era, including both the "literary fairy tales" by known authors and the "folk fairy tales" commonly deemed... Norberg, Jakob
LIT 261S FREUD & FEMINISM Introduction to Freud's psychoanalytic accounts of the unconscious. How various gaps in consciousness explain symptoms, psychological disorders and... Grosz, Elizabeth
LIT 286 GERMAN HISTORY THROUGH FILM Interdisciplinary seminar at intersection of German Studies and History, taught by scholars from both disciplines. Explores ways in which films shape... Krylova, Anna
LIT 320S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS/SOCIAL MEDIA Considers uses of social media by social movements. Interested in broader historical study of mediating technologies and oppositional public sphere;... Mottahedeh, Negar
LIT 331 BEAT GENERATION/RUSS NEW WAVE Exploration of identity formation and cultural dissent in US and Soviet Union during Cold War through lens of Beat Generation and New Wave literature... Need, David
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... Kahnke, Corinna
LIT 345S POPULAR FICTIONS Three popular genres, science fiction/fantasy, the western, and detective fiction, and how they reflect aspirations and cultural anxieties about... Willis, Susan
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 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Prigiotti, Giuseppe
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Viego, Antonio
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Willis, Susan
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Trott, Benjamin
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Trott, Benjamin
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Kim, Annabel
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Allen, Leah
LIT 390S-7 SP TOP LIT/OTHER DISCIPL A comparative approach to the study of literature that draws on the methods and materials of other disciplines, such as sociology, history,... Cross, Jason
LIT 430 GENDER AND THE LAW Examination of issues at the intersection of gender and law through a number of different theoretical lenses. Analyzes policy problems with gender... Bartlett, Katharine
LIT 475S QUEER THEORY A seminar designed specifically for advanced study in sexuality and gender. Contextualizes queer theory as a distinct analytic tradition by paying... Rosenberg, Gabriel
LIT 485 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 525 BIO, LIFE WRITING, AUTOFICTION History and art of the life story, examining biography as it drives research and contemporary writing. From Montaigne to Rousseau, the biopic to the... Solterer, Helen
LIT 551S TRANSLATION: THEORY/PRAXIS Examines theories and practices of translation from various periods and traditions (Cicero, Zhi Qian, classical and scriptural translators, Dryden,... Chow, Eileen
LIT 580S JEWS AND THE END OF THEORY Examines role played by the figure of "the Jew" (or "Jews") in critical theory. Assesses role played by Jewish "giants" in shaping critical theory.... Ginsburg, Shai
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 Furtado, Gustavo
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Fishzon, Anna
LIT 615S THE #SELFIE Focusing on digital self portraits that social media denizens have hashtagged "the selfie", the course will trace two different histories 1) the... Mottahedeh, Negar
LIT 621S CRITICAL STUDIES IN NEW MEDIA New media technologies examined from a transdisciplinary perspective; how they compare with, transform, and remediate previous media practices.... Lenoir, Timothy
LIT 623 BODY WORKS Influence of new medical technologies (organ transplantation, VR surgery, genetic engineering, nano-medicine, medical imaging, DNA computing, neuro-... Lenoir, Timothy
LIT 690 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Hardt, Michael
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Mignolo, Walter
LIT 690S-8 SP TOP-PARADIGMS MOD THOUGHT Specialized study of the work of individual thinkers who have modified our conceptions of human reality and social and cultural history, with special... Garreta, Anne
LIT 761S FOUNDATIONS IN FEMINIST THEORY Required for all students pursuing the graduate certificate in Women's Studies, this course serves as an in-depth introduction to the various... Lamm, Kimberly
LIT 770 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH This course focuses on research and writing, paying particular attention to the intellectual and methodological demands of interdisciplinary... Salecl, Renata
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Northover, Patricia
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Carter, J.
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Aravamudan, Srinivas