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Course Descriptions - 2017

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Winter 2017


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 101 - SLN: 12654
Instructor: Yomi Braester
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
OUG 136 - SLN: 12661
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines cultural expressions and aesthetic formations across media forms, with an emphasis on electronic and digital media. Media arts analyzed vary, including but not limited to comics, cell-phones, mash-ups, games, electronic literature, video installations, photography, and soundscapes.


TTh 9:30am - 11:20am
DEN 303 - SLN: 12662
Instructor: Sarah Ross
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Covers the vast changes in filmmaking since 1960. Topics include the continuing influence of the French New Wave, the New German Cinema of the 70s and the "New Hollywood" of the 70s, American independent film of the 80s, and the resurgence of Chinese filmmaking since 1980.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
BAG 154 - SLN: 12663
Instructor: Tamara Cooper
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
DEN 159 - SLN: 12664
Instructor: Leigh Mercer
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

 


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
PAA A110 - SLN: 12665
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

This course studies popular Indian cinema through a transnational lens. We engage with this cinema's many encounters, influences and travels with cultures and locations beyond India. Bollywood has had tremendous appeal with South Asians residing abroad. It also has a long history of popularity and circulation in the former Soviet Union, Turkey, China, even Nigeria. It has a complex relationship to Hollywood and to U.S pop culture, provoking questions about piracy and globalization. Meanwhile, Indian cinema has also been influenced by Italian neo-realism, the Spaghetti Western, 1980s Disco music, and the radical cinematic manifestos of Latin America. This course will take up a series of examples that crystallize Indian cinema's relation to the cultural universe beyond India and ask: how is Indian cinema, Indian?

Course work for this course will be a combination of quizzes, and short essays based on given prompts and a longer term end paper.  Students will be required to watch at least two movies each week.  Readings will be available on Canvas as pdf files, and where possible, links to movies will be supplied. Students are responsible for watching weekly movies ahead of each week's lecture/discussion sessions.  There is no textbook for this course.


MW 9:30am - 11:20am
SAV 155 - SLN: 12666
Instructor: Shawn Wong
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Students develop collaborative critical and creative skills; studying screenwriting manuals and techniques; adapt stories for screenplays; and/or write synopses, treatments, and first acts of their own screenplays.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
SIG 134 - SLN: 12667
Instructor: Tamara Cooper
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 125 - SLN: 11920
Instructor: Gary Handwerk
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Introduces the rich and complex relationship between science and literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. Students examine selected literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, considering ways in which literature and science can be viewed as forms of imaginative activity.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
PCAR 192 - SLN: 11921
Instructor: Guntis Smidchens
Course Website
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Folkloristics combines the methods and ideas of Literature Studies and Anthropology. Folktales (fairy tales), legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, customs and other forms of traditional culture are studied together with the living people and communities who perform and adapt them. Students learn the folklorist's methods of fieldwork (participant observation), ethnography, comparative analysis, and interpretation. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230; AWSpS.


MW
CDH - SLN: 11922 Course Website
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TT
MEB - SLN: 11923
Instructor: Katherine Morrow
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 10:30am - 12:20pm
MEB 250 - SLN: 11924
Instructor: Qian He
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 10:30am - 12:20pm
MEB 242 - SLN: 11925
Instructor: Slaven Svetinovic
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 11:30am - 1:20pm
MEB 243 - SLN: 11939
Instructor: Richard Boyechko
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 1:30pm - 3:20pm
THO 331 - SLN: 11941
Instructor: Douglas Anderson
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 3:30pm - 5:20pm
THO 231 - SLN: 11942
Instructor: Brad Gerhardt
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MTWTh 12:30pm - 1:20pm
THO 125 - SLN: 11943
Instructor: Barbara J Henry
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
LOW 102 - SLN: 11944
Instructor: Raimonda Modiano
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

This course will introduce students to concepts of gift and sacrifice, two foundational structures of exchange that have ruled economic, social and
religious life since the inception of culture.  Both raise fundamental questions about the constitution of communities by means of the binding
power of gratitude, or, more ominously, about sacrificial scapegoats.  As Mark Osteen wrote, the study of the gift touches on some of the most fundamental concerns that define our humanity: "freedom and autonomy, calculation and spontaneity, gratitude and generosity, risk and power."  The study of sacrifice in turn generates a series of unsettling questions: whether conceptions of the sacred are inextricably linked with violence; whether sacrificial rituals escalate rather than contain violence; whether recuperative economies that seek gain out of loss inevitably fuel sacrificial behavior; whether capital punishment is not in effect a contemporary version of ancient sacrificial rites; and whether communities
can ever escape the predicament of uniting against a designated scapegoat and resorting to sacrificial ideologies.  These and related questions will form the subject of this course which will focus on foundational texts in literature, anthropology, psychoanalysis and sociology and the
representation of gift and sacrifice in the Bible, folklore, literature and film. Texts include Marcel Mauss, The Gift; Sigmund Freud, Totem and TabooRené Girard, Violence and the Sacred; Aeschylus, Agamemnon; William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice and Shirley Jackson, The Lottery.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
CMU 226 - SLN: 11945
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
LOW 201 - SLN: 11946
Instructor: Jennifer E. Dubrow
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.) from the eighteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Umrao Jan Ada, a novel about a nineteenth-century courtesan, short stories by a variety of authors, and ghazal poetry. All works will be read in English translation. At the end of the course we will have a class musha'irah (poetry recitation), in which students will present their own original English ghazals.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
DEN 113 - SLN: 11949
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Novels and short stories, from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Discusses relationship of Western literary genres to an oral literary tradition, as well as issues like colonialism, gender relations, narrative technique, native and non-native languages.


TTh 1:30pm - 2:50pm
SIG 227 - SLN: 11950
Instructor: Annegret Oehme
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the ancient and medieval worlds across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 295 - SLN: 11951 Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the early modern world (approximately 1400-1800) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEN 212 - SLN: 11952
Instructor: Terri DeYoung
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
DEN 259 - SLN: 11954
Instructor: Olga Levaniouk
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Ancient and medieval epic and heroic poetry of Europe in English: the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; the Roland or a comparable work from the medieval oral tradition; pre-Greek forerunners, other Greco-Roman literary epics, and later medieval and Renaissance developments and adaptations of the genre. Choice of reading material varies according to instructor's preference. Offered: jointly with CLAS 424.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
PAR 206 - SLN: 22153
Instructor: Habiba Ibrahim

Offerings vary to cover topics such as individual theorists, theoretical movements, or the intersection of literary theory with other disciplines or arts (psychoanalysis, structuralism, ethics, aesthetics).


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
SMI 309 - SLN: 11959
Instructor: Laura Chrisman

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.


MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
PAR 306 - SLN: 11960
Instructor: Stephanie Clare

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
MUS 212 - SLN: 11961
Instructor: William R Streitberger

An examination of the theoretical and methodological issues attending the study of printed texts; training in bibliography and the history of the book from Gutenberg's hand press to the machine and periodical presses of the nineteen and twentieth centuries; and contemporary book art. Offered: jointly with ENGL 503.


Spring 2017


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
KNE 210 - SLN: 12304
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to study of film and/or television genre. Literary, mythic, and historic aspects of film and/or television genre. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 101 - SLN: 12313
Instructor: Eric Ames
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the history and significance of genre in film and/or television. May examine one or a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including, but not limited to, the western, melodrama, musical, thriller, sitcom, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
DEN 258 - SLN: 12318
Instructor: Tamara Cooper
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Provides an overview of key issues in the study of television. Explores what television is, what television does, and how television shapes our fundamental assumptions about space, time, image, and sound.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
SAV 155 - SLN: 12319
Instructor: Jennifer M. Bean
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Film history from its beginnings in the 1890s through the golden era of silent film in the 1920s. Topics include the invention of major film techniques, the creation of Hollywood and the studios, and movements such as expressionism, constructivism, and surrealism.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 058 - SLN: 12320
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Course Website
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Covers issues, problems, and themes in the history of televsion. Topic may include changes in television styles and representional forms, television's historical relationship with other media, transitions from broadcast to satellite through cable and digital distribution, and television's changing audiences.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
JHN 111 - SLN: 12321
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


MWF 2:00pm - 3:20pm
DEN 113 - SLN: 12322
Instructor: Edward Mack
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEN 258 - SLN: 12323
Instructor: Tamara Cooper
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core

Approaches film and related media as socially and politically engaged practice, with focus on screen media produced or received in "opposition" to dominant cultural and entertainment industry norms. Topics vary.


MWF 9:00am - 10:20am
CMU 228 - SLN: 12324
Instructor: Davinder L. Bhowmik
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SMI 211 - SLN: 12325
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Studies major East European film makers who left their countries at some point in their careers. Compares East European and Western production of those directors who worked partially in the West. Offered: jointly with SLAVIC 423.


MWF 9:30am - 11:20am
DEN 213 - SLN: 11706
Instructor: Qian He
Course Website
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 9:30am - 11:20am
DEN 113 - SLN: 11707
Instructor: Katherine Morrow
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SMI 405 - SLN: 11708
Instructor: Brad Gerhardt
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 251 - SLN: 11710
Instructor: Paul Morton
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 11:30am - 1:20pm
DEN 212 - SLN: 11711
Instructor: Yizhong Gu
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 11:30am - 1:20pm
CMU 243 - SLN: 11712
Instructor: Andrea Delgado
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SMI 309 - SLN: 11713
Instructor: Richard Boyechko
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TTh 1:30pm - 2:50pm
DEN 212 - SLN: 11715
Instructor: S. Kye Terrasi
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
MGH 228 - SLN: 11716
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Emphasizes connections between twentieth century literature of the United States and Canada and current literature of Latin America. Emphasizes that, despite obvious differences, much is shared in terms of culture and national sensibility across the two continents.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEM 112 - SLN: 11717
Instructor: Elizabeth Nolte
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Novels and short stories, from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Discusses relationship of Western literary genres to an oral literary tradition, as well as issues like colonialism, gender relations, narrative technique, native and non-native languages.


MTWTh 12:30pm - 1:20pm
THO 119 - SLN: 11718
Instructor: Lars Bennett Jenner
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Survey of verbal, customary, and material folk traditions in ethnic context. Theories of ethnic folklore research applied to the traditions of American communities of Scandinavian, Baltic, or other European ancestry. Offered: jointly with SCAND 334.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
SMI 307 - SLN: 11719
Instructor: Gary Handwerk
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
SMI 307 - SLN: 11719
Instructor: Gary Handwerk
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 102 - SLN: 11720
Instructor: Galya Diment
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEN 213 - SLN: 11721
Instructor:
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
MGH 085 - SLN: 11725
Instructor: Monika Kaup
Course Website

Offerings vary to cover topics such as individual theorists, theoretical movements, or the intersection of literary theory with other disciplines or arts (psychoanalysis, structuralism, ethics, aesthetics).


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 111 - SLN: 11726
Instructor: Leroy Searle
Course Website

Offerings vary to cover topics such as individual theorists, theoretical movements, or the intersection of literary theory with other disciplines or arts (psychoanalysis, structuralism, ethics, aesthetics).


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
DEN 110 - SLN: 11727
Instructor: Alys E. Weinbaum

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SIG 229 - SLN: 11728
Instructor: Olivia N Gunn

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.


Summer 2017 A-term


MTWTh 11:30am - 1:30pm
SWS 038 - SLN: 10830
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the history and significance of genre in film and/or television. May examine one or a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including, but not limited to, the western, melodrama, musical, thriller, sitcom, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.


MTWTh 10:50am - 1:00pm
EXED 110 - SLN: 10831
Instructor: Tamara Cooper
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Covers the vast changes in filmmaking since 1960. Topics include the continuing influence of the French New Wave, the New German Cinema of the 70s and the "New Hollywood" of the 70s, American independent film of the 80s, and the resurgence of Chinese filmmaking since 1980.


MTThF 1:30pm - 3:20pm
PDL C242 - SLN: 10833
Instructor: Claudio Mazzola
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


MTWTh 3:30pm - 5:40pm
MEB 235 - SLN: 10835
Instructor: Yuta Kaminishi
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


MTWTh 12:00pm - 2:10pm
RAI 107 - SLN: 10618
Instructor: Douglas Anderson
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MTWTh 9:10am - 11:10am
DEM 002 - SLN: 10620
Instructor: Richard Boyechko
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MTWTh 10:20am - 12:30pm
LOW 116 - SLN: 10621
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA, W

Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.


Summer 2017 B-term


TWThF 1:10pm - 3:20pm
JHN 022 - SLN: 14490
Instructor: Jose Antonio Lucero
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA, W

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


MTWThF 9:10am - 11:20am
CLK 316 - SLN: 10617
Instructor: Guntis Smidchens
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Folkloristics combines the methods and ideas of Literature Studies and Anthropology. Folktales (fairy tales), legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, customs and other forms of traditional culture are studied together with the living people and communities who perform and adapt them. Students learn the folklorist's methods of fieldwork (participant observation), ethnography, comparative analysis, and interpretation. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230; AWSpS.


Summer 2017 Full-term


MW 1:10pm - 3:20pm
SMI 407 - SLN: 10832
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


Autumn 2017


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
KNE 220 - SLN: 12743
Instructor: James Tweedie
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 295 - SLN: 12744
Instructor: Cooper T. S
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: DIV, I&S, VLPA

An introduction to the study of visual texts such as film, television, comics, or digital media. Focus on the representation of cultural differences including, but not limited to, sexuality, gender, ability, and race. Topics vary.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
ARC 160 - SLN: 12745
Instructor: Jennifer M. Bean
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the analysis of film. Covers major aspects of cinematic form: mise en scene, framing and camera movement, editing, and sound and color. Considers how these elements are organized in traditional cinematic narrative and in alternative approaches.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
CDH 139 - SLN: 23321
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the history and significance of genre in film and/or television. May examine one or a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including, but not limited to, the western, melodrama, musical, thriller, sitcom, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.


TThF 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEN 113 - SLN: 12747
Instructor: Terri DeYoung
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


M
SAV - SLN: 12748
Instructor: Claudio Mazzola
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SIG 228 - SLN: 12749
Instructor: Cooper T. S
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core

Approaches film and related media as socially and politically engaged practice, with focus on screen media produced or received in "opposition" to dominant cultural and entertainment industry norms. Topics vary.


MWF 12:30pm - 1:50pm
SAV 155 - SLN: 22946
Instructor: Davinder L Bhowmik
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
GWN 201 - SLN: 12751
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


T 12:30pm - 2:20pm
GWN 301 - SLN: 12001
Instructor: Eric Ames
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Reading, understanding, and enjoying literature from various countries, in different forms of expression (e.g., dramatic, lyric, narrative, rhetorical) and of representative periods. Emphasis on the comparative study of themes and motifs common to many literatures of the world.


TTh 1:30pm - 2:50pm
GLD 322 - SLN: 12006
Instructor: Jason Groves
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Introduces the rich and complex relationship between science and literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. Students examine selected literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, considering ways in which literature and science can be viewed as forms of imaginative activity.


MWF 9:30am - 11:20am
CMU 243 - SLN: 12010
Instructor: Yasaman Naraghi
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 9:30am - 11:20am
THO 202 - SLN: 12011
Instructor: Brad Gerhardt
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 11:30am - 1:20pm
MGH 284 - SLN: 12014
Instructor: Andrea Delgado
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
SMI 404 - SLN: 12017
Instructor: José Alaniz
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
MGH 287 - SLN: 12019
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating genres such as sci-fi, detective fiction, romance, love, poetry, and comedy. Draws from world literature.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
SAV 130 - SLN: 12022
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Examines fiction, poetry, memoir, diaries, monuments, film, and pop culture from several languages and cultural milieus, with emphases on English and Hebrew. Topics include survivor testimony, shaping of collective memory, the second generation, Holocaust education and children's literature, gender and the Holocaust, and fantasy and humor as responses to catastrophe. May not be taken for credit if credit earned in NEAR E 441. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 318.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 304 - SLN: 23261
Instructor: Henry J Staten
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


MWF
SMI - SLN: 12025
Instructor: Ellwood Wiggins
Department Requirements Met: Elective for both Literature and Cinema
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

The film as an art form, with particular reference to the literary dimension of film and to the interaction of literature with the other artistic media employed in the form. Films are shown as an integral part of the course. Content varies.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SAV 132 - SLN: 23196
Instructor: Leroy Searle
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the modern world (approximately 1800-present) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
CMU B006 - SLN: 12029
Instructor: Olga Levaniouk
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Ancient and medieval epic and heroic poetry of Europe in English: the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; the Roland or a comparable work from the medieval oral tradition; pre-Greek forerunners, other Greco-Roman literary epics, and later medieval and Renaissance developments and adaptations of the genre. Choice of reading material varies according to instructor's preference. Offered: jointly with CLAS 424.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 107 - SLN: 12034
Instructor: Katherine Cummings

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.


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