COMPLIT 492 - Comparative Literary Theory
Section: 001 Intro to Theory & Criticism Introduction to Theory and Criticism
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Junior standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This seminar is designed to introduce Comp Lit concentrators, and other interested students, to some critical terms used in contemporary literary theory and criticism, that are of importance to the comparative study of literature. Lentricchia & McLaughlin’s anthology, Critical Terms for Literary Study (2nd ed.), will serve as our basic, companion book, for the discussion of critical key-terms, such as “Representation,” “Discourse,” “ Narrative,” “Author,” “Ideology,” “Gender,” “Desire,” etc. In addition, we will watch some movies, read some literary texts, and discuss a selection of twentieth century theoretical pieces that compliment and illuminate the chapters chosen from Critical Terms. These selections (from The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, 2001) might be assigned on an ad hoc basis, depending on the needs of class discussions, and on the individual research plans, toward the writing of a final seminar paper.

COMPLIT 492 - Comparative Literary Theory
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001 (SEM)
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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