Fall 2018

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Apollonio, Carol
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Hardt, Michael
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Vilches, Elvira
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Gellen, Kata
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 Aidoo, Lamonte
LIT 102 INTRO AFR-AMER STUDIES 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,... McCarty, Lisa
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... Messina, Karen
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... Karklina, Anastasia
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... Staff, Departmental
LIT 198FS PERFORMING SCIENCE Combines a historical survey of science-themed plays with an examination of sci+arts initiatives such as the University of Western Australia s... 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 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 214 MODERN CHINESE CINEMA Films, documentaries, television series, and soap operas produced in Mainland China in the post-Mao era, modern and contemporary Taiwan, and Hong... Zhang, Ning
LIT 214 MODERN CHINESE CINEMA Films, documentaries, television series, and soap operas produced in Mainland China in the post-Mao era, modern and contemporary Taiwan, and Hong... Zhang, Ning
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... Sudak, Jason
LIT 222 PERFORMANCE ART HISTORY/THEORY Performance Art History and Theory explores cultural experimentation, theoretical strategies, and ideological aims of performance art internationally... Stiles, Kristine
LIT 225 SCREENING COLD WAR ESPIONAGE When the Cold War erupted in the wake of World War II, filmmakers were poised to screen it as propaganda, entertainment (thriller, horror, science... Holmgren, Beth
LIT 239S KOREAN LIT/CULT IN TRANSLATN Critical examination of variable topics in Korean literature. Texts contextualized in global and local histories. Boundaries of the nation and its... Kwon, Nayoung
LIT 243 INTRO TO LATINO/A STUDIES Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies, and how it reconfigures the study of the United States and the Americas. Considers... Rizki, Cole
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... Zhang, Ning
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 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 276S ISLAM AND STATE 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 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 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Ku, Ryan
LIT 295S SEX WORK:POLITICS OF SXL LABOR Sex work from the perspective of the labor and the purchase. Controversies over questions of gender and power, consent and coercion, sexual practices... Weeks, Kathi
LIT 302S 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 361S GLOBAL APPLE Examination of the Apple Corporation s development from a Silicon Valley garage operation to a company with unprecedented global reach; the Cult of... Litzinger, Ralph
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 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Lubiano, Wahneema
LIT 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Jenson, Deborah
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Donahue, Evan
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Bassiri, Nima
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Staff, Departmental
LIT 390S-2 SP TOP LIT MOVEMENTS Historical, theoretical, and/or formal approaches to literary movements in different periods and cultures. Instructor: Staff Reilly, Catherine
LIT 390S-3 SP TOP INDIVID AUTHORS Seminar version of Literature 154. Biographic, historical, and/or stylistic approaches to one or two individual authors, as well as critical debates... McInnis, Jarvis
LIT 390S-4 SP TOP IN FILM Close study of a major genre, period, or director. Instructor: Staff Chow, Rey
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... Ching, Leo
LIT 489S SCREENING EUROPE Course debates identification of Europe as a political, historical and social entity from the standpoint of cinema. Provides students with an... Saliot, Anne-Gaelle
LIT 490S-1 SP TOP THEORY An advanced investigation of major concepts and principles in literary and/or cultural theory. Contents and methods vary with instructors.... Wiegman, Robyn
LIT 490S-2 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Special Topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Jenson, Deborah
LIT 510 CITIZEN GODARD This course explores the complex interactions of poetics and politics in the films of Jean-Luc Godard, from the French New Wave, through the... Saliot, Anne-Gaelle
LIT 512S PERFORM GENDER/EXHIBIT RACE Studying intersections of race/gender in art since 1945 with host of visual subjects and methodological strategies. Examines works by e.g. Barkley L... Powell, Richard
LIT 540S METHODS THEORIES ROMANCE STDS Provides students in any PhD track of the department of Romance Studies with fundamental training in both general literary theory and in the specific... Jenson, Deborah
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 557 CULTURAL MEMORY Investigates invention, reconfiguration, and use of literary fictions over time. Examines major theoretical models: Assmann on cultural memory;... Solterer, Helen
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Reilly, Catherine
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Ziolkowski, Saskia
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 Bassiri, Nima
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 Staff, Departmental
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Hansen, Mark
LIT 710S INTRO TO LYRIC/LIT THEORY Do poetry readers listen mainly to man speaking to man (Wordsworth), such that the conversation of humankind provides a model for a community of... Rodríguez García, José María
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 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 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 850S DELEUZE: CINEMA & PHILOSOPHY Examination of Gilles Deleuze s books: CINEMA 1 and CINEMA 2. Exploration of his concepts of the movement-image and the time-image with reference... Hadjioannou, Markos
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Mitchell, Robert