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Course Descriptions - Spring 2017

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Spring 2017


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
KNE 210 - SLN: 12304
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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:
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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
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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
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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.


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