Spring 2018

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
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... Neal, Mark
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 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.... Cunningham, Alex
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... Huber, Nicholas
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... Gokhberg, Jessica
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... Ragin, Renee
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... Cunningham, Alex
LIT 243S INTRO TO LATINO/A STUDIES Intro to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies, and how it reconfigures the study of the United States and the Americas. Considers... Viego, Antonio
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 246 FLAUBERT'S BRAIN NEUROHUMANITI Consideration of `realist' fiction of Gustave Flaubert from social and cognitive neuroscience perspective. Investigation of implications of Flaubert'... Jenson, Deborah
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... Henry, April
LIT 274 IMAGINING EUROPE Investigation of defining debates on European culture and the fiction which shapes them. In collaboration with Nasher Museum. Focus on literature and... Solterer, Helen
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 290 SP TOP INT'L LIT & CULTURE Topics in international culture, examined through literary texts, film, and other media. Organized according to trends, topics, and genres.... Harris, Lynden
LIT 290-2 SP TOP NATIONAL CINEMA Understanding nationhood through film culture. Industrial base, reception history, and critical context for development of national cinemas.... Moses, Michael
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Stadler, John
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Carolyn, Laubender
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Gould, Amanda Starling
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Huber, Nicholas
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Awkward-Rich, Cameron
LIT 290S-1 INTERNATL LIT/CULTURE (TOP) Seminar version of Literature 290 Odendahl-James, Jules
LIT 301S THEORY TODAY Introduction to major areas of research in Global Cultural Studies with focus on specific theoretical issues of contemporary concern in various... Viego, Antonio
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 306S READING LITERATURE IN FRENCH What is literature? Why read literature today? And how do we talk about what we read? This seminar offers an initiation to literature in French from... Saliot, Anne-Gaelle
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 318S AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA Examination of the emergence, establishment, and transformations of American indie film. Addresses main genres, key films and prominent directors by... Hadjioannou, Markos
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 332 GLOBAL PROTEST Study of primary models and theories of social movements developed in fields of Sociology and Political Science. Readings provide vocabulary and... Meyerhoff, Eli
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 Moses, Michael
LIT 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Stan, Corina
LIT 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Moses, Michael
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Furtado, Gustavo
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Hansen, Mark
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Sebring, Ellen
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Milian, Claudia
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,... Reilly, Catherine
LIT 390S-9 SP TOP SCIENCE/CULTURE Approaches to the question of science and technology in a cultural context. Readings by scientists and scholars of science and society. Instructor:... Reilly, Catherine
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 416S STRANGE MASTERPCES: FR AUTHORS Introduction to the work of major authors from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries in the French language tradition. Topics include literary... Garreta, Anne
LIT 417S CRITICAL INTERVENT MIDDLE EAST Surveys foundational and contemporary scholarship in Middle East Studies through area studies, cultural studies, history and policy lenses. Students... Göknar, Erdag
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 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 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 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 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 Milian, Claudia
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 545S EXPANDED CINEMA This project-based course will explore moving image installation practices beyond the movie theater including alternative public spaces, devices,... Kaul, Shambhavi
LIT 571 EAST ASIAN CULTURAL ST East Asia as a historical and geographical category of knowledge emerging within the various processes of global movements (imperialism, colonialism... Ching, Leo
LIT 582 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 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Garreta, Anne
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 Mignolo, Walter
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 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 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Hansen, Mark
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 Torgovnick, Marianna
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Waeber, Jacqueline
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