Spring 2020

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
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 Vilches, Elvira
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... Sjol, Jordan
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... Fischer, Julien
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... Williams, Casey
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... Lukin, Vladimir
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 215 ITALIAN CINEMA Introduction course to Italian cinema including silent films, Neorealism, fascist productions, Commedia all'italiana and experimentalism. Reading... Dainotto, Roberto
LIT 216S 21ST CENT EAST EUROPEAN FILM Examines the major thematic focus of East European filmmakers in the 21st century: their efforts to reconstruct and reassess the experience of the... Duda, Paulina
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... Rachkovsky, Tamar
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 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 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 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 285 EXISTENTIALISM Existentialism in philosophy and literature. Key themes will be existence, ethics, meaning of life, freedom, death, and writing. Texts may include... Moi, Toril
LIT 290S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Dahiya, Annu
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 301S THEORY TODAY Introduction to major areas of research in Global Cultural Studies with focus on specific theoretical issues of contemporary concern in various... Bassiri, Nima
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 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 337 AMERICA FROM ABROAD: LIT & CIN This course explores the portrayals of America, especially the United States, from authors and directors who are not American and who often have... Ziolkowski, Saskia
LIT 341S PERSPECTIVES ON THE AMAZON The Amazon has been a source of awe to outsiders at least since the first Europeans navigated the Amazon River in 1542. While early explorers... Furtado, Gustavo
LIT 362D WHAT IS BEAUTY? Engelstein, Stefani
LIT 362D WHAT IS BEAUTY? Goehler, Emma
LIT 362D WHAT IS BEAUTY? Goehler, Emma
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 381S POLITICAL CINEMA IN LATIN AMER What counts as "political cinema"? What are the possible relations between cinema and politics, particularly in Latin America? How can cinema not... Furtado, Gustavo
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... Jaji, Tsitsi
LIT 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Lubiano, Wahneema
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 Reilly, Catherine
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Ku, Ryan
LIT 390S SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE Topics vary by semester. Instructor: Staff Serrano, Silvia
LIT 410S CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FICTION Novels published in France during the past decade. Fashions, fads, new trends, succès de scandale, and prize winners. Instructor: Staff Garreta, Anne
LIT 438S TECHNO-ORIENTALISM Course examines global Science Fiction genres in literature, film, and social media as case studies to understand broad historical and social... Kwon, Nayoung
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 450S FOUCAULT IN SLOW MOTION Michel Foucault s work has been a powerful influence shaping debates in the humanities and social sciences around the world. Intensive study of key... Chow, Rey
LIT 483 WHAT MACHIAVELLI REALLY SAYS Everyone knows what Machiavellian means, but what does Machiavelli really say? Reading his classical political texts, "The Prince," the "Discourses... Eisner, Martin
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.... Parisi, Luciana
LIT 521S HIST/PHIL PERSPECT ON SCIENCE An integrated introduction to the nature of science and scientific change, and its impact on society. Counts as elective for the Science &... Brading, Katherine
LIT 522 ECO-MEDIA This course explores film, photography, online media, museum and artistic productions about the contemporary planetary ecological crisis. Visual... Litzinger, Ralph
LIT 525S ART AS WORK Interdisciplinary seminar on work, working identities, and workplace performances in the arts. Enrolled graduates and advanced undergraduates review... Wilbur, Sarah
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 Bassiri, Nima
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Dainotto, Roberto
LIT 590S SP TOP IN LITERATURE Special topics in Literature. Instructor: Staff Werlin, Julianne
LIT 610S BASIC CONCEPTS IN CINEMA Review of theory, methodology, and debates in study of film under three rubrics: mode of production or industry; apparatus or technologies of... 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 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 Parisi, Luciana
LIT 690S-8 SP TOP-PARADIGMS MOD THOUGHT 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 743 WHAT MACHIAVELLI REALLY SAYS Everyone knows what Machiavellian means, but what does Machiavelli really say? Reading his classical political texts "The Prince," the "Discourses... Eisner, Martin
LIT 760S MAJOR FIGURES/FEMINIST THOUGHT An examination of the thought of some of the significant figures in history who have been influential in the evolution of feminist thought and theory... Khanna, Ranjana
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... Wilson, Ara
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 Armstrong, Nancy
LIT 890S SEMINARS IN LIT (TOPICS) Contents and methods vary with instructors and from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Staff, Departmental