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Course Descriptions - Autumn 2021

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Autumn 2021


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 231 - SLN: 12911 Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: C

A critical approach to film and/or media texts and a workshop on writing papers in English. Topics vary. Offered: AWSpS.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
GWN 301 - SLN: 23144
Instructor: Eric Ames
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.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
KNE 210 - SLN: 12916
Instructor: Yomi Braester
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies 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.


WF 10:30am - 12:20pm
MLR 316 - SLN: 12917
Instructor: José Alaniz
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.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12918
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Equivalency for 200-level CMS courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
CDH 139 - SLN: 12920
Instructor: Sarah Ross
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 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 231 - SLN: 12921
Instructor: Xin Peng
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media 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
CDH 135 - SLN: 12922
Instructor: Mal Ahern
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Study of new media histories and methodologies for research, with particular emphasis on new and emergent technologies such as the Internet and other digital forms. Specific media to be analyzed vary.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SMI 115 - SLN: 12923
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.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
PCAR 395 - SLN: 12924
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
* * - SLN: 22915
Instructor: Sasha Senderovich
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 231 - SLN: 12925
Instructor: Diana Flores Ruíz
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

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.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SMI 309 - SLN: 12926
Instructor: Warren Etheredge
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12927
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Equivalency for 300-level CMS courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
RAI 121 - SLN: 12929
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
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.


W 10:30am - 1:50pm
PDL B526 - SLN: 12932
Instructor: Eric Ames
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

Pedagogical approaches to cinema and media studies. Introduces teaching tools, technologies and modes of practice. Offered: AWSp.


M 10:30am - 1:50pm
SAV 141 - SLN: 12933
Instructor: Jennifer M. Bean
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

Assessment of processes through which film and/or media histories are constructed. Incorporates methodologies for retrieving and analyzing primary materials relevant to course subject matter. Content varies. Offered: AWSp.


T 11:30am - 1:20pm
MOR 230 - SLN: 12109
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
SAV 260 - SLN: 12114
Instructor: Guntis Smidchens
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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 10:30am - 12:20pm
CMU 243 - SLN: 12115
Instructor: Barbara Krystal
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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
MEB 243 - SLN: 12116
Instructor: Raja Althobaiti
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
THO 331 - SLN: 12124
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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
CDH 110B - SLN: 12126
Instructor: July Vine Oskar Hazard
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.


TTh 4:30pm - 6:20pm
SMI 211 - SLN: 22965
Instructor: Nektaria G. Klapaki
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.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12128
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

Equivalency for 200-level C LIT courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
RAI 121 - SLN: 12130
Instructor: Marianne Stecher-Hansen
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SMI 307 - SLN: 12131
Instructor: Caroline Simpson
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 10:30am - 12:20pm
CMU 226 - SLN: 12132
Instructor: Lauro Flores
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 1:30pm - 3:20pm
LOW 105 - SLN: 12133
Instructor: Lauro Flores
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.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
JHN 026 - SLN: 12135
Instructor: Joseph Marino
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Topics designated by individual instructors.


MF 11:30am - 12:50pm
W 11:30am - 12:20pm

SMI - SLN: 12136
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 9:30am - 11:50am
PAR 160 - SLN: 12137
Instructor: James Clauss
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.


MWF 8:30am - 9:20am
PCAR 192 - SLN: 12138
Instructor:
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
PAA A114 - SLN: 12139
Instructor: Galya Diment
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 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 139 - SLN: 12140
Instructor: Ileana Marin
Department Requirements Met: Elective for both Literature and Cinema
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Focuses on specific theoretical problems. Examines the relationship between text and image in a variety of art forms including poetry, novels, paintings, photography, essays, comic strips, film, and advertisement. Readings, in English, from a wide variety of national literatures.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12141
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

Equivalency for 300-level C LIT courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SAV 167 - SLN: 12142
Instructor: Aria Fani
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 331 - SLN: 12145
Instructor: Mary Childs
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the links between literature and other disciplines or art forms. Literature and history, literature and philosophy, literature and music, literature and the visual arts are all appropriate topics. Selection of focus depends on instructor.


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