Topics Works with Visual Materials/Film/Media

Studies in Drama

From ancient Troy, Greece, Rome, and Egypt to medieval England and France, the heroes, lovers, and villains of Shakespeare’s historical plays range widely across Europe and the Mediterranean—while speaking to…

Read More

Studies in Fiction

Is this the only possible world? Or are there ones free of white supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, and ecological devastation? What might it mean not just to imagine other possibilities…

Read More

The New Spain: 1977-Present

Deals with the vast changes in Spanish social, political and cultural life that have taken place since the death of Franco (1975). Topics include the transition to democracy, new freedom…

Read More

American Authors

What do writers who are mostly famous for their works of prose fiction have to say and how do they necessarily speak their minds differently when they’re writing essays instead…

Read More

Modern Drama

Words fail. —Samuel Beckett What does it mean to stage a play in a world where talk is cheap but also incendiary, where screens have come to dominate our lives…

Read More