Max Cavitch


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fall 2021
Psychoanalysis and Autobiography (with Dr. Mark Moore)
Lives of the Death Drive (graduate seminar)


fall 2020-
spring 2021
on sabbatical
for the 2020-21 academic year


other courses taught 21st-Century Autobiography (First-Year Seminar)
American Autobiography
American Fiction and Memory
American Poetry

American Short Fiction to 1900
Americans in Paris
American Women Writers
Animal Studies: Representation, Critique, Engagement (graduate)
Atlanticisms (graduate proseminar)
Art, Addiction, and Modernity

Cinema and Psychoanalysis
Dissertation Workshop
Emily Dickinson at Large (First-Year Seminar)
Forming and Reforming American Literature: 1820-1860 (graduate)
Forms of Encounter
Futures of American Poetry (graduate)
Histories of Forgetting (graduate)
Introduction to Literature: Dangerous Writers
Introduction to Psychoanalysis: History, Theory, Practice (with Dr. Susan Adelman)
Literature of the Americas to 1900
Literatures of Psychoanalysis
Madness of American Literature (graduate)
Memory of Slavery (MLA proseminar)
Mourning and Sexuality in the English Elegy
Mourning and Sexuality in the English Elegy (graduate)
Mourning Literatures, Mourning Cultures
Narrativism and Historical Poetics: The Nineteenth Century (graduate)
Philadelphia Fire: Art and Politics in America from the Declaration of Independence to the MOVE Bombing (LPS Proseminar)
Poe and Popular Culture
Poetry and Pace in the Early U.S.
Queer Autobiography
Slavery and the Literary Imagination
Transatlantic Traffic: London, Philadelphia, and the World: 1666-1876
Transcendentalism in America
Undergraduate Honors Seminar
Whitman and Williams: Contact, Utopia (graduate, with Bob Perelman)
Worlds of English Poetry, 1660-1912