Spring 2016

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Gellen, Kata
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... Harris, Angel
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,... Landesberg, Elizabeth
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 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... Rambo, David
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... Issacharoff, Jess
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... Hayes, Shannan
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... Odendahl-James, Jules
LIT 199 LGBTQ/ QUEER CINEMA This class investigates LGBTQ identities, communities and relationships pre, post, and during the Stonewall era through cinema, television, and new... POLISH, DIANA
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 218 EXISTENTIALIST CINEMA Distinctively cinematic engagements with principal themes in the existentialist tradition: isolation and alienation, identity and commitment,... Morton, Michael
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... Brown, William
LIT 229S SPACE-BODY-IMAGE Analyzes ways the production of space in architecture and urban theory also produce images of the ideal bodies supposed to inhabit them. Explores... Eng, Michael
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 250S JOURNEYS TO THE INDIGENOUS A survey of real or imagined journeys in South Asian film and literature from the anxieties of modernity towards traces of the indigenous. Combines... Khanna, Satendra
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 262 FRENCH LOVE STORY A history of the representation and social structuring of affective relationships in France, through close analysis of French novels and theory.... Longino, Michele
LIT 281 BEAT GENERATION SPIRITUALITY Places Beat Generation spirituality in its contexts by study of sources and texts that influenced individual figures, specifically, the reading,... Need, David
LIT 290S-1 INTERNATL LIT/CULTURE (TOP) Seminar version of Literature 290 Neal, Mark
LIT 298S POLISH CINEMA Explores the films of four famous Polish directors Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Munk, Krzysztof Kie lowski, and Agnieszka Holland whose artistic approaches... Holmgren, Beth
LIT 319 ETHICS AND NATIVE AMERICA Pine Ridge Indian Reservation sits in the poorest county in the U.S. Unemployment runs over 80%. Health outcomes are dismal. In the Western... Toole, David
LIT 319S IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE Some of the world's greatest artistic works have emerged from the creator's experience of crossing boundaries--linguistic, geographic, cultural, and... Apollonio, Carol
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 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 365S LOVE, MARRIAGE, EDUCATION Classic debates about women s place in the family and society from 1789 to to 1949. Focus on three historical periods: 1790-1810; 1860-1880; 1920-... Moi, Toril
LIT 384S LANGUAGE AND MIGRATION Examines histories, theories, and praxes of translation, with attention to both the formal elements of translating languages, as well as the larger... Chow, Eileen
LIT 385 MAFIA AT THE MOVIES A study of the mafia, and by extension, of Italy's "dark heart," in its historical, social, economic, cultural, and political dimensions, as... Dainotto, Roberto
LIT 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Hayles, N.
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 Lamothe, Mario
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Grosz, Elizabeth
LIT 390S-4 SP TOP IN FILM Close study of a major genre, period, or director. Instructor: Staff Hadjioannou, Markos
LIT 402S 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 412S CULTURES OF NEW MEDIA Anthropological look at 'new media' - their varied forms and histories, how they are used and understood, and their meanings and effects within... Stein, Rebecca
LIT 420 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 541S THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT Investigates the relationship linking Symbolist aesthetics and practice with currents in European philosophy in the late nineteenth and early... McWilliam, Neil
LIT 544S MEMORY/DOC CINEMA LATIN AMER Course focuses on work of several leading Latin American filmmakers from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Cuba. Explores problems such as construction... Furtado, Gustavo
LIT 572S ANTONIO GRAMSCI/MARXIST LEGACY Gramsci's reinterpretation of Marxism in the context of fascist Italy. The uses of Gramsci's key concepts subaltern, hegemony, dominance, popular... Dainotto, Roberto
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Willis, Susan
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 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 681S WITTGENSTEIN AND LIT THEORY Key questions in literary theory reconsidered from the point of view of ordinary language philosophy (Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin, Cavell). Topics... Moi, Toril
LIT 690 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Jameson, Fredric
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 Mignolo, Walter
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Viego, Antonio
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 780S TEACHING RACE, TEACHING GENDER Interdisciplinary analyses of the problematics of teaching about social hierarchies, especially those of race, class, and gender. Curricular content... Lubiano, Wahneema
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Hayles, N.
LIT 892S PUBLICATION WORKSHOP This course is a writing intensive, works-in-progress seminar for doctoral students interested in preparing an article for publication. It will... Wiegman, Robyn