Stephen M. Best

Stephen M. Best

Associate Professor; affiliated faculty member in the Department of Film and Media; member of the Critical Theory designated emphasis

Wheeler Hall, room 404
Wednesday, 2:30-4:30, by appointment - sign up at https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/iptos
sbest@berkeley.edu

Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2019

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture: The Novel and the Idea of Black Culture

190/3

Research Seminar: James / Baldwin

fall, 2018

173/1

The Language and Literature of Films: The Film Essay: James Baldwin, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag

spring, 2018

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture: The African-American Essay

250/5

Research Seminar: Black Abstraction

fall, 2017

173/1

The Language and Literature of Films: The Film Essay: Cinema, the Minoritized Subject, and the Practice of Writing

173/101 -- discussion section

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190/10

Research Seminar: Suspicious Mind

spring, 2017

246J/1

Graduate Pro-seminar: American Literature, 1855 to 1900

fall, 2016

190/8

Research Seminar: James / Baldwin

spring, 2016

133B/1

African American Literature and Culture Since 1917: The African American Essay

250/2

Research Seminar: The Limits of Historicism

spring, 2015

250/1

Research Seminar

fall, 2014

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

190/8

Research Seminar: Dialect Literature

spring, 2014

246J/1

American Literature, 1855 to 1900

fall, 2013

190/8

Research Seminar: Suspicious Mind

fall, 2011

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

250/3

Research Seminar: The Recovery Imperative

spring, 2011

190/12

Research Seminar: "Rotten English"--on contemporary dialect literature

246J/1

American Literature, 1855 to 1900

spring, 2010

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

190/6

Research Seminar: Black Rhetoric: From Douglass to Obama

spring, 2009

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Orality and Black Literature

203/7

Graduate Readings: Narrative and Middle Passage

Fall, 2008

130D/1

American Literature: American Literature: 1900-1945

200/1

Graduate Course: Problems in the Study of Literature

Fall, 2005

133A/1

Upper Division Coursework: African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

246J/1

Graduate Pro-seminar: American Literature, 1855 to 1900

Spring, 2005

130D/1

Upper Division Coursework: American Literature: 1900-1945

246J/1

Graduate Pro-seminar: American Literature, 1855 to 1900