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Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 250: Introduction To Comparative Literature: Literature And Culture
Modern European Jewish Thought and Writing

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.

What does it mean to seek equal status as a citizen when the primary marker of one’s minority status and identity, that of being Jewish, is indicative of a dream to return to Zion? How does one demand of the other, the Jew, that (s)he become German, French or English when the very notion of such...

I&S, VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11830 Block, Richard M W F 10:30-11:20
RAI 121
C LIT 252: Introduction To Comparative Literature: Genres

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

VLPA, W
Autumn 2014 A - 11832 Míċeál Vaughan T Th 09:30-11:20
MLR 316

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Acts of violence and mysterious motives have fascinated cinema audiences for more than a century. This introduction-to-film course gives you a set of tools for investigating and writing about the cinema. Directors to be discussed include such notables as Fritz Lang, Carl Dreyer, Billy Wilder,...

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11833 Eric Ames
Andrew Nestingen
M W
KNE
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AA - 11834 F 10:30-11:20
SMI 304
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AB - 11835 F 10:30-11:20
MGH 241
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AC - 11836 F 11:30-12:20
SAV 264
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AD - 11837 F 12:30-13:20
SAV 264
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AE - 11838 F 12:30-13:20
SMI 102
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AF - 11839 F 13:30-14:20
SAV 264
C LIT 270: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.

Autumn 2014 AG - 11840 F 13:30-14:20
SMI 304

Cinema Studies Core

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 301: Theory Of Film: Analysis

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.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11842 Sudhir Mahadevan MTWTh 11:30-13:20
MGH 284
C LIT 302: Theory Of Film: Critical Concepts

Overview of the main conceptual problems in film criticism such as: "What is a film?", "What is the relationship between film and reality?", "Does a film have a language?", "What is the connection between image and sound?" Follows a historical timeline within five individual sections.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11843 Tamara Cooper MTWTh 15:30-17:20
SIG 134
C LIT 303: Theory Of Film: Genre

Introduction to the history and significance of film genres from the early days of film to the present. Examines a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including western, melodrama, musical, thriller, road odyssey, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11844 Tamara Cooper MTWTh 13:30-15:20
SAV 156
C LIT 311: History Of Film: 1930-1959

Film history from the introduction of sound through the late 1950s. Focuses mostly on the golden age of the Hollywood studios and on alternative developments after World War II in Italy (Neo-Realism), France (the New Wave), and Japan.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11845 Sudhir Mahadevan MTWTh 15:30-17:20
MGH 287
C LIT 315: National Cinemas

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.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 B - 11847 Mazzola, Claudio M
SMI
C LIT 315: National Cinemas

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.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 C - 11848 Cynthia Steele T Th 13:30-15:20
MGH 251
C LIT 315: National Cinemas
The Films of Naruse Mikio

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.

Naruse Mikio (1905-1969), along with Ozu Yasujiro, Kurosawa Akira, and Mizoguchi Kenji, was one of the great directors working in Japanese
cinema, though he is less known in the United States than these peers. Born into straightened circumstances, Naruse remained focused on the
plight...

VLPA
Autumn 2014 D - 11849 Edward Mack T Th 11:30-13:20
MLR 316

Literature Core

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 320: Studies In European Literature

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.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 C - 22101 Henry Staten T Th 09:30-11:20
DEN 212

Cinema Studies Elective

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 397: Special Topics In Cinema Studies
Cinema of Roman Polanski

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

The films of Roman Polanski have attracted a world-wide audience and made him one of the most well known and best regarded contemporary directors. His acclaim spans from the early films of the 1950s, such as <Two Men and a Wardrobe> (1958)—directed while he was a student—to 2002’s <The...

I&S, VLPA
Autumn 2014 B - 11854 Gordana Crnkovic T Th 14:30-16:20
MUE 153
C LIT 397: Special Topics In Cinema Studies

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

I&S, VLPA
Autumn 2014 C - 11855 Jennifer M. Bean M W
MGH
C LIT 497: Special Topics In Cinema Studies
Disability in Russian Cinema

Varying topics in cinema studies. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.

What is “disability”? What is “health”? What is “normal”? What is a “body”? The course will first examine how these questions have historically been answered in US culture, as reflected in film. We will discuss and critique Disability Theory and the cinematic representation of the disabled....

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11862 José Alaniz M W 09:30-11:20
DEN 206

Capstone for both Literature and Cinema

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 400: Introduction To Theory And Criticism

A selection of major theoretical statements in the history of literary theory and criticism, with texts drawn from such fields as literary studies, aesthetic theory, film studies, philosophy, and cultural studies.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11856 James Tweedie M W 11:30-13:20
MGH 248

Literature Elective

Course Term Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 410: Studies In Literary History

Introduction to a major figure or movement associated with the development of literary history. Through the study of one aspect of literary history students gain a thorough understanding of a particular point of view, while exploring the breadth of contemporary approaches to literature.

VLPA
Autumn 2014 A - 11858 Gary Handwerk M W 13:30-15:20
SMI 307