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For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. Keep in mind that future course listings are tentative and subject to change.

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 Paul Morton M W
JHN
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 Krystal, Barbara M W F 14:30-16:20
SAV 138
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 Patrick Zambianchi M W F 13:30-15:20
SAV 164
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 Jacinthe Ahmed Assaad T ThF 14:30-16:20
THO 101
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 Norma Kaminsky 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 Yasaman Naraghi M W F 12:30-14:20
MLR 316
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...

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.

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,...

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
VLPA
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.

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
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.

Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
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.

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
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
A - 11843 Jennifer M. Bean M W
SAV
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 Stephen Groening 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.

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
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.

Cinema Studies Core
VLPA
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...

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
C - 22101 Henry Staten T Th 09:30-11:20
DEN 212
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...

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
SAV
C LIT 397: Special Topics In Cinema Studies
Surveillance/Cinema/Reality TV

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

The introduction of visual technologies that record and reproduce two-dimensional moving images is key to a new form of disciplinary power. Through the use of these recording technologies, the practice of surveillance has aided the state in its quest to control its subjects and prevent criminal...

Cinema Studies Elective
I&S, VLPA
D - 23175 Stephen Groening MTWTh 13:30-15:20
SAV 156
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
MGH 248
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
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....

Cinema Studies Elective
VLPA
A - 11862 José Alaniz M W 09:30-11:20
DEN 206
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
MGH 082A
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
Gift, Sacrifice and the Rites of Literary Exchange: Coleridge and Wordsworth

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

       The literary relationship between Coleridge and Wordsworth constitutes a unique episode in literary history and has been the object of great fascination among critics and biographers, particularly in recent years.  As Thomas McFarland accurately states, Coleridge and Wordsworth “not only...

A - 11866 Raimonda Modiano M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 168
C LIT 570: The Novel: Theory And Practice
The Rhetoric of Fiction Revisited

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

This course takes its title from Wayne Booth’s groundbreaking study of narration, The Rhetoric of Fiction.  Distinguishing between narrator and implied author, Booth examines how novels use various types of narration (e.g. reliable/unreliable, personal/impersonal) rhetorically, to shape...

A - 22107 Shields, Juliet D 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 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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