Fall 2020

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 Apollonio, Carol
LIT 089S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Gabara, Esther
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 Vilches, Elvira
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... Lubiano, Wahneema
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... Beaver, Blake
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... Crais, Benjamin
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... Sarfan, Austin
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... Bennett, Amanda
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 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... Staff, Departmental
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 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 249 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 251 ARAB CULTURES Explore different facets of modern and contemporary Arab cultures; memoirs, novels, prison notebooks, films, comic books, theoretical tracts, music,... Bardawil, Fadi
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 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 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 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 325S UNDERSTANDING MEDIATION Examines experience as always mediated. How does text mediate expression, or language mediate subjectivity? How do images mediate power, or sounds... Hadjioannou, Markos
LIT 333S BAD BEHAVIOR What does it mean to behave badly? How is bad behavior distinguished from actions that are otherwise described as evil or criminal? This course... Bassiri, Nima
LIT 336 INTRO TO US LATINO/A LIT Survey of US Latino/a Literature from 1960s to present. Examines formation of a Latino/a literary canon, its heterogeneous voices and imaginations,... Milian, Claudia
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 350S BRAINS, EVERYWHERE Over the last three decades we have the witnessed the speedy rise of the neurosciences, an historical event characterized by some as a neuro-... Viego, Antonio
LIT 351S CONTEMPORARY NOVEL Seminar version of English 377. Instructor: Staff Armstrong, Nancy
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 379S THE DETECTIVE NOVEL What is a detective novel, and how does it "work"? By looking at synchronic and diachronic transformations of the genre from British Sherlock Holmes... Dainotto, Roberto
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 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 Staff, Departmental
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Parisi, Luciana
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 426S FRANCE-ASIA:GLOBALIZED CONTEXT This class explores the dynamic contemporary Franco-Asian dialogue with a specific focus on China, Japan, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Seeking to go... 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 Chow, Rey
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 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 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 McInnis, Jarvis
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 625S COMPARATIVE MEDIA STUDIES Explores the impact of media forms on content, style, form, dissemination, & reception of literary & theoretical texts. Assumes media forms... Mottahedeh, Negar
LIT 632 NATIONAL CINEMAS 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 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 Hardt, Michael
LIT 690S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary each semester. Instructor: Staff Viego, Antonio
LIT 770 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH This course focuses on research and writing, paying particular attention to the intellectual and methodological demands of interdisciplinary... Wilson, Ara
LIT 826S CONTEMPORARY GENRE FICTION This course examines the emergence of novels in various parts of the globe that address a readership beyond their respective nations or regions of... Dainotto, Roberto
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 Bassiri, Nima