Courses

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Immersive Poetics and Permeable Screens
AS.300.621 (01)

Victor Shklovsky claimed that the art exists “to return sensation to life, to make us feel objects, to make a stone feel stony.” This seminar examines various ways of understanding Shklovsky’s concept of ostranenie (“enstrangement”) across media (literature, art, cinema, and beyond) and in comparative perspective, considering the problematics of politics, philosophy, and aesthetic form. Students will be encouraged to present on texts in their own area of expertise over the course of the term.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.300.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.300.800 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/1
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ind Stdy-Field Exams
AS.300.801 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Historical Writing in the Middle Ages
AS.100.728 (01)

The course will begin with readings of literary and critical theory, as a preparation for the study of modes of historical writing in the Middle Ages. We will then read a sampling of medieval historiographical texts, beginning with Eusebius.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Independent Study
AS.300.800 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ind Stdy-Field Exams
AS.300.801 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/2
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Contemporaneity and Crisis
AS.215.718 (01)

How should one study contemporary literature and culture? Is “the contemporary” a period in and of itself? Does it require a distinct conceptual approach? This graduate seminar will examine various approaches that have emerged since Michel Foucault called his genealogies a “history of the present.” We will pay special attention to contemporary literature and culture’s most distinguishing feature today: crisis. Considering theories of crisis and “the contemporary” together, the course will explore how living in a time of overlapping crises—economic, political, social, cultural, environmental, and others—affects the way we interpret the world.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/18
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRAD-CAMS

Modernist Primitivism
AS.211.754 (01)

This course will explore the aesthetics and politics of primitivism in European modernity, focusing on the visual arts and literature in German and Yiddish, but looking at the wider European context, including France and Russia. We will begin with the backgrounds of primitivism in Romanticism, looking especially at its ethnographic and colonial sources. We will then focus on the presence of anthropological and ethnographic discourses within various registers of modernist thought, literature, and visual culture, with special attention to visual and literary primitivism. Our central concerns will include: the attempt to create a modernist aesthetics grounded in ethnography; the primitivist critique of modernity; the place of primitivism in the historical avant-garde; the development of the notion of “culture” in modernity; and the aesthetics of modern ethnic and national identity. Key thinkers, artists, and writers to be considered include Herder; Gauguin; Picasso; Wilhelm Worringer; Carl Einstein; Hannah Höch; and Emil Nolde.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/12
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM

Ariadne’s Threads: Metamorphosing Mythologies
AS.211.714 (01)

Abandoned by Theseus, Ariadne lamenting on the shore of Naxos embodies one of the most powerful tropes in literature and the arts. The fate of the heroine who helped Theseus out of the labyrinth became herself a thread (indeed, an inexhaustible series of threads) running across the ages and populating the imagination of poets, painters, composers. After exploring in detail the classical sources that canonized Ariadne’s myth (Catullus, Carmina, 64; Ovid, Heroides, 10) as well as references to the myth found in other classical authors (Homer, Hesiod, Pausanias, Plutarch, Propertius), we will turn to the reception of Ariadne in literature and music (Ariosto, Rinuccini-Monteverdi, Haydn, Nietzsche, Strauss-Von Hofmannsthal). The analysis of the various case studies will focus on the rhetorical and poetical devices used by poets and composers to reenact the vocal features of Ariadne’s lament.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/14
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

Ind Stdy-Field Exams
AS.300.801 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/2
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.300.803 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Literary Pedagogy
AS.300.805 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

In Study Field Exam
AS.300.809 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/2
  • PosTag(s): n/a

In Study Field Exam
AS.300.809 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.300.621 (01)Immersive Poetics and Permeable ScreensT 1:30PM - 3:50PMEakin Moss, AnneGilman 208
AS.300.800 (01)Independent StudyLisi, Leonardo 
AS.300.800 (04)Independent StudyMarrati, Paola 
AS.300.801 (01)Ind Stdy-Field ExamsMarrati, Paola 
AS.100.728 (01)Historical Writing in the Middle AgesTh 2:00PM - 4:00PMSpiegel, Gabrielle MGilman 314HIST-EUROPE
AS.300.800 (05)Independent StudyMarrati, Paola 
AS.300.801 (02)Ind Stdy-Field ExamsEakin Moss, Anne, Marrati, Paola 
AS.215.718 (01)Contemporaneity and CrisisT 1:00PM - 3:00PMSeguin, Becquer DGilman 479GRLL-ENGL, GRAD-CAMS
AS.211.754 (01)Modernist PrimitivismTh 12:00PM - 2:00PMSpinner, Samuel JacobGilman 479GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM
AS.211.714 (01)Ariadne’s Threads: Metamorphosing MythologiesTh 2:00PM - 4:00PMRefini, EugenioGilman 108GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.300.801 (03)Ind Stdy-Field ExamsLisi, Leonardo 
AS.300.803 (01)Dissertation ResearchLisi, Leonardo 
AS.300.805 (01)Literary PedagogyLisi, Leonardo 
AS.300.809 (02)In Study Field ExamLisi, Leonardo 
AS.300.809 (01)In Study Field ExamLisi, Leonardo