Fall 2019

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 Serrano, Silvia
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Aidoo, Lamonte
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 Ziolkowski, Saskia
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Miroshnikova, Marina
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Eisner, Martin
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... Darity, William
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,... Bianchi, Pietro
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.... Pesci, Colleen
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... Goldfarb, Jason
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... Smith, Nathan
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.... Kim, Hye Won
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 217 CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI CINEMA A comparative approach to Israeli cinema, in the context of American and European cinemas. Cinema and nationalism. Cinematic representations of... Staff, Departmental
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 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... Mignolo, Walter
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 251 INTRO TO THE MIDDLE EAST Explore different facets of modern and contemporary Arab cultures; memoirs, novels, prison notebooks, films, comic books, theoretical tracts, music,... Bardawil, Fadi
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 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Ku, Ryan
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Soule, Jacob
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Fischer, Julien
LIT 290S-1 INTERNATL LIT/CULTURE (TOP) Seminar version of Literature 290 Gokhberg, Jessica
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... Duda, Paulina
LIT 316S FILM THEORY Recent critical developments in Marxist aesthetics, structuralism, semiotics of the image, feminist film theory. History and theory of film... Hadjioannou, Markos
LIT 317S MEDIA THEORY Introduction to the material and technical infrastructure that informs and constrains the production and dissemination of knowledge. Exploration of... Symuleski, Max
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 332S 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 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 344 POETICS OF MURDER The literature and film of crime and detection in the American, British, and German context. An examination of our fascination with stories about... Gellen, Kata
LIT 350 BRAINS, EVERYWHERE Over the last three decades we have witnessed the speedy rise of the "neurosciences," an historical event characterized by some "neuro-cultures" and... Viego, Antonio
LIT 361 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 374S GLOBAL MEN AND MASCULINITIES Masculinities examined historically, theoretically and transnationally; attentive to sexual differences, racism, class stratifications, colonialism,... Hasso, Frances
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 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 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Lamm, Kimberly
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Longino, Michele
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Bassiri, Nima
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 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 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 476S ARCHIVING AND VISUALIZING ASIA Engages students in the practices and theories of archiving, documenting and curating marginal histories. Hands-on research in the archives of Duke's... Kwon, Nayoung
LIT 522S ECO-MEDIA This seminar explores film, photography, online media, museum and artistic productions about the contemporary planetary ecological crisis. Visual... Litzinger, Ralph
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 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 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 Bassiri, Nima
LIT 609 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 612S THEORIES OF THE IMAGE Returning to Walter Benjamin's Art Work essay and its various sources and revisions, this course will discuss recent engagements with Benjamin s work... 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 690 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Jameson, Fredric
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... Hardt, Michael
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Parisi, Luciana
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 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 Reilly, Catherine
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Wiegman, Robyn
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Vadde, Aarthi
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Khanna, Ranjana
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