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Spring 2014

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 200: Introduction To Literature
Ritual Death and Sacrifice

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.

Comparative Literature 200 is an introductory literature course composed of a selection of international works of varying genres and mediums. For the purpose of coherence, we will focus on a body of texts organized around the topic of ritual death and sacrifice. ’ Antigone. We will, then, move...

VLPA, W
A - 11695 Yasaman Naraghi T Th 12:30-14:20
SMI 115
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
A - 11696 Jacinthe Ahmed Assaad M W 09:30-11:20
PCAR 297
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
B - 11697 Russel Black T Th 09:30-11:20
SMI 407
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature
Gods, Humans, and Devils

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.

This is a writing course, but don’t let that mislead you into thinking that we will spend a whole lot of our time discussing the technical aspect of writing: how to formulate a thesis and develop paragraphs, how to integrate quotes and write commentaries on them, what is an appropriate format...

C, W
D - 11698 Lin Chen M W 10:30-12:20
SMI 107
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
E - 11699 Andrea Schmidt T Th 10:30-12:20
MGH 295
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
F - 11700 Boyechko, Richard R M W 11:30-13:20
MLR 316
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
G - 11701 Bertelsen, Megan C. T Th 11:30-13:20
SMI 107
C LIT 252: Introduction To Comparative Literature: Genres
Reading Literary Forms: The Novel

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

Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
VLPA
A - 11702 Leroy Searle MTWTh 13:30-14:20
KNE 220
C LIT 272: Perspectives On Film: Genre
American Nightmares: The History of the Horror Film, 1924-2014

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

This course examines the development of the horror genre in American cinema from the early 1920s to the early twenty-first century.  We will consider how the development of the horror film has been related to economic and structural changes in the film industry since the formation of Hollywood’s...

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
VLPA
A - 11707 Jennifer M. Bean MTWTh 10:30-12:20
KNE 220
C LIT 303: Theory Of Film: Genre
Black Contemporary Cinemas

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.

C Lit 303 - Black Contemporary Cinemas is open to AIS, AES, CHID, ENGL, GWSS, DRAMA students during Period 1 registration along with students in performance studies. No prior film analysis knowledge is necessary.

“Black Contemporary Cinemas” runs 4 days per week with M/W screening and T/R...

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA, W
A - 11716 Tamara Cooper MTWTh 13:30-15:20
SAV 162
C LIT 303: Theory Of Film: Genre
Film Noir

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.

The term film noir was coined in 1946 by a French film critic who, when viewing a number of recently imported American films (The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, Laura, and others), described them all as noir or “black,” referring not only to their stylistic features (deep shadows,...

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
B - 11717 Eric Ames MTWTh 11:30-13:20
THO 101
C LIT 313: History Of Film: 1989-Present

Addresses the latest trends in international filmmaking typically with an emphasis on world cinema and issues of globalization and diaspora. Sometimes taught in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival.

This course provides an introduction to recent developments in Hollywood, US independent, and world cinema. Topics may include the blockbuster, computer-generated imagery and animation, heritage cinema and literary adaptations, post-socialist cinema, new documentaries, low-budget movements like...

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 11718 James Tweedie M W 13:30-15:20
THO 101
C LIT 315: National Cinemas
South Asian Cinema

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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 11719 Sudhir Mahadevan M W
MGH
C LIT 323: Studies In The Literature Of Emerging Nations
Historical Fiction and Post/Colonialism in Southeast Asia and Africa

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.

What is the relationship between history and literature? What is the “nation” and how can its story be told? Who can tell it? The novels, short stories, and films in this course will be drawn from the Philippines, Indonesia, Algeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe, and Vietnam in order to discuss how the...

Literature Core
VLPA
A - 11720 William Arighi T Th 11:30-13:20
SMI 205
C LIT 360: Topics In Ancient And Medieval Literature
Love in Troy

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.

From Homer’s Iliad to Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida (and beyond) the siege of Troy has been treated as the result of and the background for a number of love stories.  In the European Middle Ages, the story of Troilus and Cressida, a late invention, came in for particularly interesting...

Literature Core
VLPA, W
A - 11721 Míċeál Vaughan T Th 09:30-11:20
CDH 139
C LIT 396: Special Studies In Comparative Literature
The Comics Get Real: Non-Fiction in Graphic Narrative

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.

Traditionally, readers have not seen fit to associate comics with such “serious” genres as autobiography, memoir and war reportage. But in resisting its ghettoization as a mere “children’s medium” and in a bid for cultural/literary legitimacy, comic art over the last 40 years has produced...

Literature Elective
VLPA
A - 11722 José Alaniz T Th 13:30-15:20
CMU 120
C LIT 396: Special Studies In Comparative Literature

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.

This course will deal with the major Russian and American novels of Vladimir Nabokov: The Defense (or Luzhin's Defense), Despair, Pnin, and Lolita.

Cross-listed with RUSS 240

All readings and discussions are in English.  No prerequisites.  Optional writing credit.

Literature Elective
VLPA
B - 20330 Diment, Galya M W 12:30-14:20
MOR 220
C LIT 424: The Epic Tradition

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.

Literature Elective
VLPA
A - 11723 Levaniouk, Olga T Th 14:30-16:20
LOW 117
C LIT 441: Literature And The Holocaust
Literature And The Holocaust

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. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 441.

By examining fiction, poetry, memoirs, diaries, monuments, film, and aspects of popular culture, this course will explore literary responses to the Nazi Holocaust. How has literature imagined and reacted to the persecution of Jews and other marginalized groups – including Gypsies, homosexuals,...

Literature Elective
VLPA
A - 11724 Naomi Sokoloff M W 10:30-12:20
SAV 168
C LIT 474: Scandinavian Autuers

Studies the body of work of Scandinavia's auteur filmmakers. Introduces the theory and history of auteur cinema, with special attention to Scandinavian filmmakers' contribution. Offered: jointly with SCAND 470; AWSp.

VLPA
A - 11725 Nestingen, Andrew M W 11:30-13:20
SAV 140
C LIT 496: Special Studies In Comparative Literature
Folktales Along the Silk Road

Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.

w/ NEAR E 496/596

The course will introduce folktales from Mongolia, at the eastern end of the Silk Road, and proceeding westwards, we will get acquainted with Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Turkmen and Turkish folktales.  After discussing the various types of folktales and their...

Literature Elective
VLPA
A - 20756 Cirtautas, Ilse D
Ilse Cirtautas
M W 13:30-14:50
DEN 302
C LIT 497: Special Topics In Cinema Studies
Documentary Cinemas: Struggles for Representation

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

“Documentary: Struggles for Representation” runs 4 days per week with M/W screening and T/R lecture. While students are responsible for watching both films each week, they are welcome to locate streaming versions to make viewing easier.  Many of the films are available on either Netflix or Hulu...

Cinema Studies Elective
VLPA, W
A - 11729 Tamara Cooper MTWTh 15:30-17:20
MLR 316
C LIT 501: The Theory Of Literature II: History Of Literature
Poems in the Classical Tradition: translation, transformation, transcendence

An exploration of topics of literary history such as periods, traditions, the writing of literary history, and literary history in contrast to other histories.

A graduate seminar course designed to explore, test and tweak ideas of ‘Classical Tradition’ through comparative case studies in ancient and modern poetic practice.  My ‘home’ field of Latin literature has always been constituted by its relationships with other languages and traditions: for...

A - 11730 Hinds, Stephen E. T Th 16:00-17:50
DEN 210
C LIT 535: Cultural Criticism And Ideology Critique II
Race, Sex & Transgression in Contemporary Black Lit

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

Despite being enshrined and canonized for postures of resistance and its counter-hegemonic poetics and politics, much African-American thought and writing has also functioned to police its own borders, often in the name of racial solidarity. This self-policing has often manifest in a silent but...

B - 11732 Chude-Sokei, Louis O
Louis Chude-Sokei
T Th 17:30-19:20
SAV 158
C LIT 549: Twentieth-Century Literature
Introduction to American modernisms

Selected movements, schools, and trends of significance in twentieth-century literature of Europe and Americas. Symbolism, surrealism, dada, expressionism, neorealism, existentialism, nouveau roman, and absurd may be considered. Texts in English, French, and German figure most prominently, but Spanish, Italian, Russian, and other materials may be examined. Content and emphasis vary.

A graduate survey of (the period of) American literary modernisms (1900 to WW II), with an emphasis on fiction, placing representative works in relation to literary culture and social context. Topics covered include nationalism, migration, race, gender, and the impact of the visual arts on...

A - 20649 Monika Kaup T Th 15:30-17:20
MGH 278
C LIT 570: The Novel: Theory And Practice
Literature and Love, East and West

Study of the novel as a genre, examining two or more novels of varying national literatures. Course content varies.

C LIT 570 A, ENGL 550 A, SLAV 490 A
Prof. Gordana Crnkovic

Inspired by Mikhail Bakhtin’s claim that relations between people cannot be governed by general rules and theories, but only worked out differently in every specific situation with the help of what Bakhtin calls “literary...

A - 11733 Gordana Crnkovic M W 12:30-14:20
SMI 107
C LIT 574: Scandinavian Auteurs

Seminar on auteur filmmakers in Scandinavian cinema, studying specific auteurs' bodies of work, theories of auteur cinema, and the history of auteurism in Scandinavian cinema. Offered: jointly with SCAND 570; AWSp.

VLPA
A - 11734 Nestingen, Andrew M W 11:30-13:20
SAV 169
C LIT 590: Master Of Arts Essay

Research and writing project under the supervision of a faculty member.

A - 11735 to be arranged -
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C LIT 596: Special Studies In Comparative Literature
Hispanic Women Writers and Directors

Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.

In addition to examining three general anthologies of short stories from Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic US, we will read a collection of short stories by Jewish Latin American women authors, a testimonial novel by a former political prisoner in Argentina, and a novel and film by...

A - 11736 Cynthia Steele M W 11:30-13:20
CMU 226
C LIT 596: Special Studies In Comparative Literature
Readings in Film and Media Studies

Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.

This course will provide an introduction to contemporary media studies. Within this broad and expanding field, we will focus in particular on the relationship between historical and emerging media forms or what Siegfried Zielinski calls the “deep time of the media.” Readings may include work by...

B - 11737 James Tweedie Th 13:30-16:20
PAR 310
C LIT 596: Special Studies In Comparative Literature

Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.

C - 11738 Remley, Paul G M W 11:30-13:20
PAR 306
C LIT 596: Special Studies In Comparative Literature
Kojève's Legacy

Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty. Course content varies.

 

Kojève's Legacy -- During the years 1933-1939, the French philosopher Alexandre Kojève gave a series of lectures on Hegel that were to exert a deep influence on the French intellectual elite of the time. Although Kojève's anthropological interpretation of the ...

D - 11739 Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen M W F 15:30-17:20
SAV 167
C LIT 599: Special Seminar Or Conference

Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.

A - 11740 to be arranged -
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C LIT 599: Special Seminar Or Conference
Reading Affect

Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.

This one-credit course is designed as a short introduction to academic literary studies of affect.  It is framed by the question of how we might rethink our practice as scholars of literature to take our scholarship public.  Several recently published...

D - 20664 Woodward, Kathleen T 10:30-12:20
CMU 202
C LIT 600: Independent Study Or Research
Catalog description not available.
A - 11743 to be arranged -
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Summer 2014 A-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
A - 10611 MTWTh 10:20-12:30
CMU 326
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 10613 Sudhir Mahadevan MTWTh 13:10-15:20
PCAR 290
C LIT 312: History Of Film: 1960 - 1988

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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 10614 Tamara Cooper MTWTh 10:50-13:00
THO 101
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 10615 Cynthia Steele MTWTh 13:10-15:20
THO 101
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
C - 10617 Mazzola, Claudio MT ThF 14:20-16:30
SIG 134
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.

Literature Core
VLPA
B - 10619 MTWTh 09:40-11:50
SMI 205
C LIT 397: Special Topics In Cinema Studies

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

Cinema Studies Elective
I&S, VLPA
C - 10621 Tom Colonnese MTWTh 10:20-12:20
SIG 134

Summer 2014 B-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 200: Introduction To Literature

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.

VLPA
A - 10609 MTWTh 09:10-11:10
MLR 301
C LIT 230: Introduction To Folklore Studies

Comprehensive overview of the field of folkloristics, focusing on verbal genres, customs, belief, and material culture. Particular attention to the issues of community, identity, and ethnicity. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230.

I&S, VLPA
A - 10610 Smidchens, Guntis I. M W F
DEN
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
B - 10612 MTWTh 10:20-12:30
CMU 326
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
B - 10616 Tamara Cooper MTWTh 13:10-15:20
THO 101
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.

Literature Core
VLPA
A - 10618 Henry Staten MTWTh 12:00-14:10
THO 119
C LIT 371: Literature And The Visual Arts

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.

Elective for both Literature and Cinema
VLPA
A - 10620 José Alaniz T T
MEB

Summer 2014 Full-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 490: Directed Study Or Research

Individual study of topics in comparative literature by arrangement with the instructor and the Comparative Literature office.

A - 10622 to be arranged -
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C LIT 491: Internship

Supervised experience in local businesses and other agencies. Open to upper-division comparative literature and cinema studies majors. Recommended: 25 credits of C LIT courses.

A - 10623 to be arranged -
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C LIT 495: Honors Thesis

Preparation of an Honors thesis under the direction and supervision of a faculty member.

VLPA Honors
A - 10624 to be arranged -
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C LIT 590: Master Of Arts Essay

Research and writing project under the supervision of a faculty member.

A - 10625 to be arranged -
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C LIT 599: Special Seminar Or Conference

Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.

A - 10626 to be arranged -
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C LIT 600: Independent Study Or Research
Catalog description not available.
A - 10627 to be arranged -
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C LIT 700: Master's Thesis
Catalog description not available.
A - 10628 to be arranged -
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C LIT 800: Doctoral Dissertation
Catalog description not available.
A - 10629 to be arranged -
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Autumn 2014

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
C LIT 230: Introduction To Folklore Studies

Comprehensive overview of the field of folkloristics, focusing on verbal genres, customs, belief, and material culture. Particular attention to the issues of community, identity, and ethnicity. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230.

I&S, VLPA
A - 11821 Smidchens, Guntis I. MTWThF 12:30-13:20
SAV 260
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
A - 11822 MTWThF 08:30-09:20
THO 231
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
B - 11823 MTWThF 09:30-10:20
THO 231
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
C - 11824 M W F 13:30-14:20
THO 235
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
E - 11825 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
* *
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
F - 11826 M W F 11:30-13:20
MGH 288
C LIT 240: Writing In Comparative Literature

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.

C, W
H - 11827 M W F 12:30-14:20
MLR 316
C LIT 250: Introduction To Comparative Literature: Literature And Culture

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.

Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
I&S, VLPA
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.

Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
VLPA, W
A - 11832 Míċeál Vaughan T Th 09:30-11:20
MLR 316
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
VLPA
A - 11833 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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
AB - 11835 F 10:30-11:20
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
AC - 11836 F 11:30-12:20
RAI 121
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
AG - 11840 F 13:30-14:20
SMI 304
C LIT 300: Introduction To Comparative Literature: Forms, Genres, History

Provides an introduction to comparative literary study which examines how literary forms and genres shape our reading of texts; how these forms and genres change over time; and how literary forms and genres manifest themselves in different cultural traditions. Includes theoretical readings and substantial writing.

VLPA, W
A - 11841 Henry Staten M W 13:30-15:20
SMI 115
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 11842 Sudhir Mahadevan MTWTh 11:30-13:20
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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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 11843 MTWTh 09:30-11:20
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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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 11844 MTWTh 13:30-15:20
MUS 223
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
B - 11847 Mazzola, Claudio M
SIG
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
C - 11848 Cynthia Steele T Th 13:30-15:20
MGH 251
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
D - 11849 Edward Mack T Th 11:30-13:20
MLR 316
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.

Literature Core
VLPA
B - 11851 M W F 14:30-15:50
CMU 228
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.

Literature Core
VLPA
C - 22101 T Th 09:30-11:20
DEN 212
C LIT 397: Special Topics In Cinema Studies

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

Cinema Studies Elective
I&S, VLPA
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.

Cinema Studies Elective
I&S, VLPA
C - 11855 Jennifer M. Bean M W
MGH
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.

Capstone for both Literature and Cinema
VLPA
A - 11856 James Tweedie M W 11:30-13:20
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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.

Literature Elective
VLPA
A - 11858 Gary Handwerk M W 13:30-15:20
SMI 307
C LIT 490: Directed Study Or Research

Individual study of topics in comparative literature by arrangement with the instructor and the Comparative Literature office.

A - 11859 to be arranged -
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C LIT 491: Internship

Supervised experience in local businesses and other agencies. Open to upper-division comparative literature and cinema studies majors. Recommended: 25 credits of C LIT courses.

A - 11860 to be arranged -
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C LIT 495: Honors Thesis

Preparation of an Honors thesis under the direction and supervision of a faculty member.

VLPA Honors
A - 11861 to be arranged -
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C LIT 497: Special Topics In Cinema Studies

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

Cinema Studies Elective
VLPA
A - 11862 José Alaniz M W 09:30-11:20
DEN 206
C LIT 497: Special Topics In Cinema Studies

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

Cinema Studies Elective
VLPA
B - 11863 MTWTh 11:30-13:20
* *
C LIT 509: History Of Literary Criticism And Theory III

Literary criticism and theory from Kant's Critique of Judgment to the mid-twentieth century and the work of Northrop Frye. Offered: jointly with ENGL 509.

A - 11864 Leroy Searle T Th 11:30-13:20
SAV 169
C LIT 520: Methods And Issues In Cinema And Media Studies

Provides a basic grounding in the theory, history, and criticism of film and media studies, and introduces central debates, topics, and methods in the field.

A - 11865 James Tweedie T Th 13:30-15:20
CMU 218D
C LIT 548: Studies In Nineteenth-Century Literature

Examination of various trends in nineteenth century literature including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Symbolism.

A - 11866 Leroy Searle M W 11:30-13:20
SAV 169
C LIT 570: The Novel: Theory And Practice

Study of the novel as a genre, examining two or more novels of varying national literatures. Course content varies.

A - 22107 T Th 13:30-15:20
LOW 116
C LIT 590: Master Of Arts Essay

Research and writing project under the supervision of a faculty member.

A - 11867 to be arranged -
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C LIT 599: Special Seminar Or Conference

Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.

A - 11868 to be arranged -
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C LIT 599: Special Seminar Or Conference

Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.

B - 11869 to be arranged -
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C LIT 599: Special Seminar Or Conference

Group seminars or individual conferences scheduled to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of graduate program adviser.

C - 11870 F 15:30-17:20
SAV 141
C LIT 600: Independent Study Or Research
Catalog description not available.
A - 11871 to be arranged -
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C LIT 700: Master's Thesis
Catalog description not available.
A - 11872 to be arranged -
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C LIT 800: Doctoral Dissertation
Catalog description not available.
A - 11873 to be arranged -
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